Our Team

Linke's highly trained, certified and friendly staff consists of 3rd and 4th generation family members and talented,

local auto body technicians and painters.

Rick Linke

Part Owner, Manager – The Big Guy! 

Rick started at Linke’s here when he was just 7 years old. Sweeping floors, washing cars and learning all there is to learn about the industry. He moved up the scale doing alignments, suspension and tires. Now after 40 years of working under a car, he now looks over all that goes on here at Linke’s Body Shop. Rick is the 3rd generation of Linke’s.

Nicky Linke

Office Manager

Nicky is the face of Linke’s Body Shop. Answering phones, bookkeeping, and insurance coordinator. Nicky is often the first person you see when you come to Linke’s and the last person you see when you pick up your finished vehicle.

Charles Mack

Certified Auto Body Technician

In June of 2008 Charles joined Linke’s Body Shop. He is Linke’s in-house MacGyver. Charles started his career in collision repair in 1981.

Dirk Olson

Certified Auto Body Technician

Dirk began the process of crafting his collision repair skills and knowledge in 1981 when he started in the industry. Dirk joined Linke’s Body Shop in 1998.

James Morris

Certified Auto Body Technician

James has many years of knowledge and experience in the collision repair industry since he started working in the industry in 1973. He joined Linke’s Body Shop team in December 2014.

John Dahlgren

Auto Body Technician

John started in July 2019 with the shop to begin his career in collision repair. John has worked as a certified mechanic since 1996.

Michael Linke

Certified Auto Body Technician, Painter, Estimator

After spending years in the shop after school and during holidays, Michael started working full time at the shop in 2012. Michael went to college for collision repair at Alpena Community College. Michael and his younger brother Rudy are the 4th generation of Linke’s Body Shop.

Rudy Linke

Certified Painter

Rudy has completed a 2-year course in just one year at Lansing Community College for collision repair & paint. He has spent a lot of time at the shop, after school and during holidays, learning the industry. Rudy and his older brother Michael are the 4th generation of Linke’s Body Shop. Rudy started working full time at the shop in 2016.

Steve Edgington

Certified Painter

Steve has been with Linke’s since October 2006. He started his career at the shop as a jack of all trades. Steve has grown throughout the years and is now one of Linke’s talented certified painters.

Nathan Fitch

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Taylor Linke

Bookkeeper

Taylor works in the front office with Nicky as a bookkeeper. She joined Linke’s Body Shop in December of 2020. Taylor assists in greeting customers, answering phones, insurance coordinations and handles the accounting.