Meet Midway Monday: Brian Yendra, Reconditioning Manager
It’s #MeetMidwayMonday! As we celebrate Midway being in business for 30 years in Kearney this week, we want to introduce you to an employee who has been with Midway since the beginning, Brian Yendra, our Reconditioning Manger.
Have you worked with Brian? Has he helped you get your vehicle repaired? We want to hear from you in the comments!
Question 1: How long have you worked at Midway? What do you do?
Brian: I’ve worked at Midway for 30 years. I have 37 years of auto industry experience. I spent 23 years as a Technician, 5 years as a Service Advisor and have been the Reconditioning Manger for 2 years.
I started at Midway one month after it opened. We were originally located where King’s Buffet is currently. We had six bays with three technicians. The clean-up bay was in the middle of the shop and when the techs needed to get in or out, we had to wait for the clean up guys to move the vehicles they were working on.
Question 2: What’s your favorite vehicle on the lot?
Question 3: What do you do in your free time?
Brian: I enjoy handgun and rifle target shooting. I also like to tinker on cars. I build engines for race cars when I can. I also like to spend time with my grandkids in West Virginia and Colorado.
Question 4: What do you drive? What’s your dream car?
Brian: My current good vehicle is a 2006 Chevy Avalanche that I really like to travel in. I don’t have a dream car, but I would love a dream shop then build by dream cars and trucks.
Question 5: What do you like best about working at Midway?
Brian: The people are great to work with. The company has given my opportunities to move around when I decided I didn’t want to be a technician any longer. The managers and owners cared about me, so they found other places for me to contribute to the business.
Question 6: What makes Midway Reconditioning different from other shops in the area?
Brian: The quality of work is second to none!
Question 7: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Brian: I worked in a vineyard a few years ago in my spare time. I learned about grapes and wine so I could educate customers. I also helped cook five course dinners on weekends. Trying different wines and restaurants has now become a hobby of mine.
Have you worked with Brian? Have questions? Leave your questions or comments below!