Owner Jeremy Thomas has had a great passion for cars since he was a child. Jeremy has experience in the automotive industry with over 27 years in the business, including time spent as a manager for both General Motors and Ford franchise dealerships.
Chief Financial Officer
Mandy Ternes was born in Mankato and has been here ever since. She received her Accounting Degree from South Central College. Mandy has been working in the Automotive Accounting industry for over 18 years and has experience in all aspects of the “Dealership world”. When she is not crunching numbers she enjoys spending time with her family.
Born during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Jeff Kuchenbecker was destined to be a motorcycle fanatic. He had his first motorcycle ride with his dad at the young age of 18 months. Harley Davidson is in his blood. Jeff proclaims himself as a Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of none. His work experience ranges from being a culinary professional, Bar and Restaurant manager, Account Manager for Miller Lite, Motorcycle Sales Professional for Harley Davidson and a little of everything in between. Customer service is his strong point along with being able to carry on a conversation with anyone. When he is not thinking motorcycles and cars, Jeff likes to compete throwing darts, watching the Minnesota Gophers win a sporting event (this is a dedicated fan because it doesn’t happen too often), riding atv’s, and going to several live music concerts throughout the year. Stop in and say hi he likes to hear everyone’s story or maybe even a quick joke.
Phillip enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors with his family and friends. Detailing cars is just the beginning; with time and effort he aspires to make a career that he is passionate about.
Originally from Arlington, MN. I have been around vehicles, repair facilities, and part stores my entire life. After my deployment to Iraq in 2009-10, I finished out my time with the service at the same time my wife joined the Navy. I originally got my start in the car business in Burlington, Washington as a sales associate where after 4 years we moved back home to Minnesota. Once home, I have been in the service departments of Chevrolet dealerships both as a Service Advisor and then Service Manager. When not at Unique, I can be found at home with my wife, daughter, and 2 dogs on the deck enjoying some BBQ, sprint car racing at dirt tracks, or a Minnesota Wild game with the family.
Dan has had a love of cars all his life, spending the last 33 years in the new car business. He now looks forward to the opportunity of selling classic cars and keeping his passion for cars alive! He and his wife, Cindy, live in St. Peter and have 3 amazing daughters and 3 fantastic grandchildren. His hobbies -- besides the grandkids-- include building things, being on the pontoon, and convertible rides. Let's Drive Something Unique!
Enjoys selling cars and ice fishing.
Born and raised in Mankato I graduated from Mankato East and South Central College with a degree in Sales and Marketing Management. With 3 decades of Sales and Management experience and 8 years in the automotive customization business and a lifelong love of cars, this is like working in a grown man's toy store. In my free time my son and I frequent many of the car shows in Southern MN. and the Twin Cities or the family can be found camping.
Dylan has grown up in the family business of car sales. Growing up with the climb of social media, learning from experience, and being around the platforms has given him a coverall of knowledge. He always gravitated towards YouTube and learned Adobe Premiere and Photoshop to further his impact on the platform. He is also the creator of the YouTube series After Hours, a sit-down interview-esque show, and AH: Round Table (a spinoff podcast). #DriveSomethingUnique
Jay Andersen has nearly 22 years experience in sales with his last 19 years being spent in the automotive industry. He is a mustang fanatic with Saleen’s and Shelby’s being his favorite. Since he started his career at Unique he finds himself growing a passion for “old originals” as well as street rods. For thousands of inventory videos, Jay has been the voice for almost every walkaround we have had run through the shop. Jay says stop in and see him anytime.
Pat Radunz has a passion for anything with a motor. He has over 20 years experience in the automotive repair industry working in a variety of different shops in the Mankato area. Pat lives in Amboy and has three children. He spends his spare time racing super cross with his children and going to car shows. He appreciates classic cars.
Grew up in Minnesota, pursued a career in Automotive Service for high end sports cars. Attended UTI and the Porsche program. Worked with Porsche for a few years in Dallas, TX. Moved back home to Minnesota to start a family. Wyatt has always had a love for classic and muscle cars. Being in the car business for 9 years and counting, he enjoys bringing peoples dreams alive with builds and restorations. He also enjoys spending time with his 3 year old, hockey, and football!
Roger "Stretch" Veldhuisen
Being from St. Cloud area originally, I have been in the auto business for 27 years; some time spent as a machinist for a few years. But the auto biz is where I returned, mostly front end suspensino and an alignment specialist. Now working with very unique cars, I enjoy the fact that I can work on a wide range of some very nice and unique cars. My spare time is with family, wife, and 3 kids as well as fishing on the lake and being outdoors.
My father was an auto mechanic so I have been around cars my entire life. My work history is 40+ years in the motorcycle industry at the retail level and then for a manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the US and numerous countries all related to the motorcycle industry. After retiring I needed something to fill my time, I was introduced to Unique Classic Cars and it just seemed to be a good fit for me. I fill most of my days working on eBay listing and shipping parts. An occasional road trip comes along to pick up or deliver cars. It is great to see the staff at Unique working together to grow the business. I am honored to be a part of the Unique Classic Cars team.
Dennis "Derm" Stankey
Dennis started working on cars before he could legally drive and hasn't stopped since. He has nearly 50 years of experience in the automotive industry. He spends his free time traveling, working on his hobby tractors, and spending time with friends and family. He has five daughters, one son, and nine grandchildren. He grew up near Janesville, MN and still lives on the same property with his wife. Derm enjoys working for Unique because he has always had a passion for working on older vehicles.
Originally from New Ulm, MN, I've had a passion for cars since I was a kid. Graduating from South Central College in 2015, I have held various positions in the automotive industry since 2012. In my free time I like to work on my project cars, go to car shows, practice photography, and play video games.
Brady was born and raised in Mankato. Growing up, cars have been a getaway and has had a love for them ever since. Brady enjoys pohotgraphy as a side hobby and even takes photos of cars as a side job. He also enjoys gaming & hanging out with friends outside of work. Detailing is just the start; as time goes on, he aspires to have a career in car photography and detailing.
Isabell "Izzie" Schmidt
Car Billing/Title Clerk
I have been involved with cars since high school. My first project was a 1955 Chevrolet 2dr Post. Then I bought a 1957 Ford Pickup in a junkyard and went crazy with it: Sunburst Rose paint, tuck and roll interior, dodge lancer spinners, always liked trucks. I have also owned Corvettes since 1972. Jay talked me into a Boss 302 so the Corvette has to share garage space. I also raced sports cars for 10 years at BIR and Elkhart Lake. For the last 5 years I have been working at Unique after retiring from Kato Engineering. I enjoyed working on cars for years and now I work with cars again! I deliver and pickup cars for consignemnet and detail as well!
Alaina is from Lake Crystal and just recently purchased a house in Madison Lake. She received her Associates degree in Human Resources from Rasmussen University - Mankato. Alaina is kept busy outside of work with her two kids. When she does get some free time she loves being with her family and going out to the lake.
Kara has been a Minne”SNOW” tan her entire life & loves all 4 seasons but would happily take 6 months of Autumn each year! She is a proud mom of 2, now adult kiddos, Haley and Dillon. Favorite pastimes include throwing darts, reading, swimming, snorkeling, concert going or simply listening to music & having cocktails with friends/family. She loves being a part of a well-oiled machine and finally feels she may have found where she belongs amongst such a fun and hardworking group! She is driven to provide the best service and experience for each and every customer she works with to coordinate the transport of their dream vehicle. Although not a collector herself, Kara finds enjoyment in not only working in a breathtaking showroom but in learning about the history and special characteristics of each and every classic!
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