About Us

WAKEMAN EQUIPMENT is committed to providing our customers with only the best in equipment and services.  With over 30 years of collision repair experience, including hands-on repair and shop management, we recognize the challenges and opportunities facing body shops today.  Wakeman Equipment has learned first-hand what shop owners need to become more profitable and choosing the best product to help them achieve their goals.  Our Sales, Service and Office teams work together to respond to your equipment needs and service requests.

Our President

Don Wakeman
Don Wakeman – Don organized Wakeman Equipment back in 1992.   Over the past years he has been ultimately responsible for expanding our current customer database between Garmat and Car-O-Liner sales.     He began his collision industry career as a body shop technician.   That experience has given him further insight into the workings of a body shop.  He enjoys working with customers to design the most efficient equipment layout to maximize space and increase productivity.


Sales Representatives

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Chris Cooling – Sales Territory:  Southern Wisconsin, Iowa and Northern Illinois for Garmat and Car-O-Liner sales.    Chris joined Wakeman Equipment in March of 2014.   Car-O-Liner I-CAR certified instructor 

Scott Hausauer
Scott Hausauer – Sales Territory:  Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the UP of Michigan for Garmat and Car-O-Liner sales.   Scott joined Wakeman Equipment in September of 2012. Car-O-Liner I-CAR certified instructor 


Service Technicians

Our Service Technicians respond to our customer’s service requests with fully stocked vans.    If you need a filter change, mechanical inspection, technical question – our technicians are here to help.

Rich Holland (“R2”)  – R2, the newest addition to our service team started with us in February of 2014.  Prior to joining Wakeman Equipment he was a builder for 10 years, building Garmat Paint booths around the area. Garmat Certified Technician

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Joel Kendell – Joel has been responding to our customers’ service requests since January of 1999.    His experience is invaluable – from service and installations to fire-up and utility/contractor questions.  Garmat Certified Technician

Office Staff

Gila Katz
Gila Reiser – Car-O-Liner Sales Representative, Service Agreements, Filter Sales and Marketing.   Gila is the newest member of our team and joined us in June of 2014. With her previous experience and increased product and customer knowledge we have been able to  move forward positively impacting the market.  She enjoys working with our customers fulfilling their requests.

Rachel Linski
Rachel Linski –  Receptionist and Accounts Receivables/Payables.   When you call our office, you will be greeted by her friendly voice.   She is happy to assist you with any billing questions, service concerns or just tracking down any one of us.

Sue Maurer
Sue Maurer – Garmat Sales Coordinator and Office Manager.  Sue has been with Wakeman Equipment since 1997, her experience and knowledge is priceless.  At one time or another she has worked with our entire customer base.