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

ASE Certified Technician. 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!

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.

Kyle Steege

Kyle Steege

Associate since 2019

Kyle started with us like many of the young people who have begun their work journey with us. Unsettled and unsure about a path. Living a bit disorganized but with an evident sincerity and desire to learn, over the last year and a half he has blossomed into a dedicated worker and craftsman in deep cleaning and detailing vehicles. Now enrolled in the pre-Apprentice collision training program he is expanding his knowledge even further. The compliments we receive on his thoroughness and meticulous care for your vehicle is worth sampling! And Kent has learned to appreciate his enthusiasm…even as he’s worked hard to get that hat facing forward -?? Glad to have you a part of our team Kyle.

Yue Phang Lee

Yue Phang Lee

Associate since 2020

"Lee” as he desires to be called is the most recent in our long line of Youth Apprentice students we have had come thru our facility on the educational and workforce development journey. We are proud that not only have many of our technicians started in this program, but that we have helped numerous other students who remain in this industry around the community, region and state get their start this way. Our team loves to mentor students, and Lee has been excellently tutored thru much of his senior year here by Tou Her. This last year for students has been particularly tough due to the pandemic, but these relationships help any young person stay grounded in their education by reinforcing the importance of the educational pathway. Especially for students who learn well in hands on curriculum.

Enjoy your continued journey Lee !

Tyler Hintze

Tyler Hintze

Associate since 2020

Tyler joined our team while attending NTC in the entrepreneurial marketing/development program. As sometimes happens, he came referred to us from an existing associate and he has been an excellent addition. Joining our team in the detail/deep cleaning arena he has been focused, reliable, and committed to making your vehicles smiles "shine”!

Not yet sure how long our journeys will coincide, but he certainly has been a great asset here in 2020

Thanks Tyler!

Zach Helvy

Zach Helvy

Associate since 2021

Ok – height is something that you just cannot teach. And Kent doesn’t have too many folks he’s hired over the years that he literally has to look "up” to, but Zach is certainly one! Add in that Zach is a graduate of Universal Technical Institute with a degree in Automotive Technology and an extremely hard worker and it makes for a perfect new hire.

Welcome to our team Zach. And don’t tell Kent if he’s got gray hairs on top of his head when you are standing next to him!

Tim Stephan

Tim Stephan

Associate since 2020

High school friendships often blossom into longer lasting relationships. That's Tim's pathway into Olson Tire's family. He was a Newman High School classmate of the Olson boys here in Wausau. Tim is one of six hard working young men in his family, and we are pleased that he has started on a technician training pathway woth our companies. Personable, with a quick smile and a strong work ethic, he brings those great mid-western values to work with him every day.

Welcome to the journey and our team Tim!

Sam Maegli

Sam Maegli

Associate since 2020

Boy oh Boy – Sam’s FUN to be around. Hired here to help us provide your vehicles with a quality and dedicated free courtesy wash, Sam EXCELS at caring about your vehicle. He knows about every type, make and model. He LOVES to come to work. He brings a smile to our faces no matter how stressful a day we are having. Sometimes we all just need to "stop and smell the roses” as a famous singer once said….and for us that’s what happens when Sam shows up for work.

Say Hi if you see him. He’ll love to tell you about your car or truck he washed – and I guarantee that you too will walk away with a smile! Great to have Sam as a part of "The Happy Car” place!

Sam- thanks for being you!

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