Our Owner and Founder

Don Wakeman



Don organized Wakeman Equipment back in 1992. For the last thirty years he has been primarily responsible for expanding both Garmat and Car-O-Liner sales in our territory. Don began his career in the collision industry as a body shop technician giving him the first hand knowledge needed to service our customers and meet their equipment needs., Don enjoys working with our customers to design the most efficient equipment layout to maximize their space and increase productivity. 

Our Sales Team


Chris Cooling

Sales Territory:  Southern Wisconsin, Iowa and Northern Illinois. Chris joined Wakeman Equipment in 2014.                                                I-CAR certified instructor 


James Gregait

Sales Territory: Southern Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northern Illinois James started with Wakeman Equipment in  2019.

I-CAR certified instructor 


Scott Hausauer

Sales Territory:  Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the UP of Michigan. Scott joined Wakeman Equipment in 2012.                 I-CAR certified instructor 

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Trent Johnson

Sales Territory:  Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas.  Trent joined Wakeman Equipment in 2021.                           I-CAR certified technician

Our Service Team


Tony Schallitz

Tony, our lead technician, has been with Wakeman Equipment since 2018 and serves customer sites primarily in Wisconsin and Illinois. Tony came to us with extensive experience working with Car-O-Liner and Garmat products. Garmat Certified Technician  Car-O-Liner Certified Technician, and I-Car Certified Training 

Tyler Tuttle

Tyler joined Wakeman Equipment in 2021 as a Service Technician and will be servicing  primarily Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Tyler has a great set of mechanical knowledge and is excited to learn more. Car-O-Liner Certified Technician in Training, Garmat Technician in Training

Our Office Team


Patty Schwendtner

Office Manager and Garmat Sales Coordinator 

Patty started with Wakeman Equipment in 2020 bringing more than 25 years of office and accounting experience.  In addition to office management and accounting Patty coordinates Garmat Sales

Mary Russell

Service Coordinator

Mary joined Wakeman Equipment in 2021 and handles service coordination and Garmat parts. Mary brought with her over 10 years of experience in service coordination and customer service.


Karen Jain

Administrative Specialist and   Car-O-Liner Sales Coordinator

Karen joined Wakeman Equipment in 2019 .In addition to administrative support and Car-O-Liner sales Coordination Karen works with our social media and marketing presence and Garmat Service Agreements. 

Get in Contact

TEL 800-434-0123



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