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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 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 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.



Aspen started working right away at 8 weeks old. She loves to greet every customer that walks through the door. Aspen is an avid outdoor enthusiast, so some days she skips work. 

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Taylor Linke joined the body shop in December of 2020. Taylor graduated from Manistee High School and proceeded to get her bachelor's degree in accounting from Davenport University. Taylor has been a participant in Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program. As a lifelong resident, Taylor continues to reside in Manistee with her family.

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Michael Linke is part of the fourth generation at Linke’s Body Shop. Following graduation from Manistee High School and Alpena Community College for collision repair, Michael began working as a certified painter and certified auto body technician. Michael is now the shop foreman and estimator.  As a lifelong resident, Michael is an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as a board member of the Manistee County Sport Fishing Association and regularly volunteers for Tightlines for Troops. Michael resides in Manistee with his family.

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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 joined the body shop in October of 2004 at an entry level position. Throughout the years with drive and enthusiasm, Steven has become one of our very talented certified painter. Steven enjoys a quiet private life in Manistee County with his family.

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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.



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

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