About Us

Olson Tire & Auto Service is a company founded in 1987 based on the principles of providing legendary and exemplary service and products to the automotive and light truck marketplace in central Wisconsin.

Our History

Olson Tire & Auto Service is a company founded in 1987 based on the principles of providing legendary and exemplary service and products to the automotive and light truck marketplace in central Wisconsin. Established in downtown Wausau and adjacent to the courthouse, we have celebrated and participated in the development and uniqueness of this wonderful community.

Our services have expanded as well. We now boast the most ASE Master technicians with L1 Advanced Engine Performance Diagnostics in the area. We offer services for any make, model, year or style of vehicle. We have the most current technology and are completely computerized for records, access and repairs. Our team is also committed to our philosophy we’ve grown so proud of…the Happy Car Place.

For us, it’s not just a marketing line; it’s our way of providing for you and all the vehicles you drive. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate that!

Our entire team is at your service

Kent Olson

Kent Olson

Associate since 1987

Kent is the President and owner of Olson Tire & Auto Service, Inc.
Kent is the inspiration and visionary that hurdles the company forward. His unfailing commitment to the industry, his associates, and the community are matched only by his love for his family. Kim & Kent have two sons, Evan & Aaron.

Kim Olson

Kim Olson

Associate since 1988

Kim is Kent's wife and the backbone of the company. She handles the office aspects of the business, keeping the books in order. She also is one of the emotional keys to the company by providing Kent with the stability he needs to commit the time & energy to our business and his volunteerism. She has brought her special bond with children to bear by befriending all of our associates little ones and sharing their wonderful fascination.

Dylan Thompson

Dylan Thompson

Associate since 2005

ASE Certified Parts & Service Consultant. Dylan came to us as a parts room specialist and since then has expanded those abilities to include being both an ASE certified parts and service consultant. He is truly adept at locating those hard to find parts so our technicians can serve you. He is developing a great knowledge base for all aspects of the tire & service business and is one of our strongest leaders for our team. He is truly committed to legendary customer service.

Josh Spencer

Josh Spencer

Associate since 2018

We welcomed Josh to our management group in 2018. Filled with bountiful charisma and enthusiasm he has meshed tremendously with our existing guest services team. He has a great sense of humor and wants to work hard to exceed guests’ expectations. We are excited that Josh, his wife Danielle and son Mason joined our team and share all their knowledge and experience with us.

Evan Olson

Evan Olson

Associate since 2009

ASE Certified Service Consultant. Easily the toughest position in any company is being the boss's kid. Evan has developed a real camaraderie with the guys. A natural for customer service, we hope to provide him with enough experience to supplement those skills while he attends college. He graduated from Newman Catholic High school in 2011. Kent and Kim are proud of the kindness, sincerity, honesty and compassion that he demonstrates on a daily basis.

Aaron Olson

Aaron Olson

Associate since 2012

Kent & Kim's youngest son, Aaron has been working here since his sophomore year in high school. Bright, engaging, and energetic, he makes our operation a true "family” business. Having graduated from Newman High school, he first studied here at University of Wisconsin before attending UW at Madison. His focus has been on the business side of our operation. Accomplished golfer, Aaron makes our Olson Tire team shine both on the front lines & on the course!

Marty Hille

Marty Hille

Associate since 1991

ASE Certified Technician. Marty has been with Olson Tire & Auto since January 15, 1991, and in all these years has not missed a single day of work!! Marty is married to a wonderful woman, Karen, and enjoys camping and restoring his classic Ford Galaxie 500. His great laugh and sense of humor keep us all smiling. An ASE certified technician in several areas, Marty's strength is being one of the best alignment technicians in the area.

Jon Salzman

Jon Salzman

Associate since 1999

ASE Master Certified Technician & L1 Engine Performance Specialist. Jon is a technical mastermind. His knowledge of all things electrical helps him truly excel as a technician. He is one of our real leaders in technology and teamwork. Jon is an ASE Master Technician and L1 Engine Performance Specialist and a great mentor for the younger technicians. In fact, he has recently expanded his mentoring to include some adjunct faculty work at Northcentral Technical College.

Boyd Kelley

Boyd Kelley

Associate since 2006

ASE Certified Technician. Starting as a youth apprentice in his junior year of high school, Boyd excelled learning valuable work skills in that fabulous program. Continuing his education at NTC he achieved his certification and became one of our young fabulous technicians. A true "gear head" knowing all things mechanical he has become one of the great success stories of trade school education. Boyd shares his tremendous wit and quick smile.

Carl Lang

Carl Lang

Associate since 2007

ASE Master Certified Technician & L1 Engine Performance Specialist. Carl is a hard working and talented technician. With him on board we now boast a stable of ASE Master Technicians with L1 Advanced Engine Performance Diagnostic Certifications. He has been committed to advanced technical training over the years and has our teams' largest toolbox. His recent addition to his life is a brand new baby boy named Braxton. Congratulations Carl!

Tyler Bergeson

Tyler Bergeson

Associate since 2007

ASE Certified Technician. Tyler is one of our graduates from NTC in the automotive technician degree program. Tyler is also an ASE certified technician and also recently became a new father! Congratulations to him and to his wife Dani on the birth of their new baby girl Maddie. Tyler's knowledge and skills have grown tremendously since he began his employment with us and he continues to demonstrate true professionalism and personal growth.

Tyson Krause

Tyson Krause

Associate since 2011

ASE Certified Technician. Tyson came to us via the Youth Apprentice program as our first student from Merrill. Tyson has been identified by ALL my staff as having a fantastic, innate sense of all things mechanical. We are pleased to have assisted him in continuing his education at the technical college. He completed his degree in the spring of 2014. Courteous, engaging and quick with a smile, we are pleased we took an extra chance to gain another great associate.

Tou Fue Her

Tou Fue Her

Associate since 2013

ASE Certified Technician. Tou is another of our graduates of Northcentral Technical College. We are so pleased to have him and to have and support a great program like NTC as part of this community. Tou speaks four different languages pretty fluently – a real tribute to his thirst for knowledge. His skills have already been noticed by our lead technicians and mentors. We are expecting great things from him as he continues to grow with us.

Kyle Ullenbrauck

Kyle Ullenbrauck

Associate since 2014

ASE Certified Technician. Kyle began his youth apprenticeship with us with an impressive interview. In the spring interviews at North Central Technical College he wowed both Kent & the other interviewer with his energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to take on the tasks. We have very high hopes for Kyle and his future with us. He has demonstrated tremendous growth in his early mentoring and we are confident we have met another future star in this industry.

Nathan Kloth

Nathan Kloth

Associate since 2014

ASE Certified Technician. Nathan continues the trend we have established of finding and hiring NTC graduates for our business. A young man anxious to learn, he has a bustling family. Along with his wife they have four captivating young children. Their house is always full of energy and excitement. Nathan seems to have great resolve to improve not only himself, but the families opportunities.

Alex Thao

Alex Thao

Associate since 2017

Alex is our newest hire in a long line of support for the youth apprenticeship program. While a senior at Wausau East High School, Alex received curriculum delivery there and worksite experience here, he demonstrated tremendous growth. We are excited to see him follow some of these other apprentices who have so successfully participated in this program. A quick wit, great smile and voracious appetite are some of his key characteristics!

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Associate since 2018

Ryan joined us in the summer of 2018. His claim to fame is he is the first associate hired that Kent has ever had to look up too…literally! At 6’7” Ryan has the bearing of a gentle giant. His down-home humor, hearty laugh, and willingness to engage anyone in a conversation are an excellent addition to our team. Attending the auto technician program at NTC, he is on a pathway we have supported before to grow both our workforce and their individual career paths. Welcome Ryan!

Steve Gilbertson

Steve Gilbertson

Associate since 2018

When you want your baby to shine- Steve's your man. He has so much expertise in detailing and caring for vehicles appearances. A true magician in making every vehicle look its best, he's been a Godsend to our detailing business. He's got a great golf game, and an engaging laugh. We enjoy having Steve take care of our guests' vehicles, from our courtesy wash all the way to our best deep clean. Give us a try and you and your car will be even "Happier".

Tom Wrysinski

Tom Wrysinski

Associate since 2015

Tom is one of a kind. An endearing man with a great family whom we have watched grow from when they were kids, we have truly been blessed to have both Tom & Ruth in our lives – first as our guests, and now as a team member. A regular treat is Tom showing up on Tuesday mornings with Panera Bagels for the whole gang. What a great big heart, champion to his church, and a gift to our whole community.

Goodyear Tire & Service Network

Tire and Service Network

Olson Tire And Auto Service is proud to be a part of the Goodyear Tire & Service Network, providing professional service and offering a nationwide limited warranty for an extensive list of services, so you can feel confident when choosing us for all your vehicle’s service needs.

The Tire & Service Network Promise

  • We promise that our work will be performed to high professional standards.
  • We promise to explain the cost and need for any repair we recommend.
  • We promise to protect your rights with a nationwide limited warranty.

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