Meet The Team
Thomas M started with Chumbley’s in the fall of 2018. Moving from Des Monies to Indianola for his new job and bringing along his beloved Mini Cooper and two Motorcycles. Like others who work at Chumbley's, Thomas too had his fill of the big city dealers and now enjoys a much more personal connection to the customers. If funds were unlimited, he would add a 97 Dodge Viper GTS to his fuel burning stable of fun.
Always in a good mode and happy to help, Mike G. is a lifelong Warren Co resident who recently retired from working for Warren Co Road Dept. Mike performs several duties at Chumbley’s, anything from shutting customers to home or work, to tiding up the facility, and running after that much-needed part to complete the job in a timely manner. Mike and his wife Denise have two boys, and in his off time, you will find Mike enjoying a good book, or maybe out mushroom hunting when in season.
Cody M started his automotive career with a Metro Des Moines dealer and like many of us did not care for the way they did business and treated customers. He came to Chumbley’s in the summer of 2018 and has blossomed to be a very thorough quality conscious tech. He holds one ASE Cert and plans to get 8 as he is able. Not married ...yet, he and his lady Emmie enjoy the company of a couple wild and crazy Turtles.
Josh and his bride Tonya stay very busy with an acreage, two wonderful dogs, lots of families, a Modified Dirt track race car, and a couple of full modified high horsepower Pulling Trucks. Never a dull moment to be had! Josh holds 8 ASE Certifications. He is pretty much the “Go to Guy” to get it done! And a 69 Chevy Chevelle would be his car collector of choice.
At work or during his off time, Zac R is very happy to be tinkering with anything with a motor. Zac holds certifications in Maintenance, Brakes, Steering & Suspension. His dream car would be to drive a Formula One car, Zac like to go fast! In his off time, he is currently working on a vintage 240Z V8 conversion. Nichole and Zac have two fur babies.
Tim, Laura and two kids, Chase, and Piper Davison are lifelong Indianola Residents. Tim’s parents operated a Standard Oil Service Station from 1950 to 1983. His Grandfather operated a Garage filling station on Hwy 69 in northern Clark Co during the Great Depression. Laura’s parents operated the Cottage Inn / Maid-Rite restaurant in town for 30 years. Tim Purchased 50% of Chumbley & Jones Oil Co in 1999 and then in 2004 purchased the other 50 to make a full 100 % ownership. Over the years, Chumbley’s Team has learned to focus on what we do best, and that is just auto service & repair. Letting go of services like farm fuel deliveries, and retail fuel sales. Chumbley’s still have a tow truck, but no longer offer 24hour service. We started with 3 bays, adding 3 more for a total of 6 in 2008. Then in 2015, we leased 2 more bays off-site, and now are adding a second shop bringing the total to 10 bays and a staff of 10. Tim’s dream collector car would be about any “Mid-Year” C2 Corvette, but esp. The 1963 Split Window Coupe. Thank you for reading up on who it is you are doing business with. We feel it is important for you to know.
Larry M and his wife Chris have one daughter and 2 dogs. Larry holds a degree in applied automotive science, and he brings 30+ years of experience to our shop. Probably the most cold-blooded person I know. If we let him, I am sure he never turn the shop furans off. For fun & entertainment, Larry enjoys fishing in his pond on his acreage and traveling the MWPA circuit with his 81 Chevy Pulling Truck.
Cordell H came to us from multiple years for GM dealers. He holds an Associate degree in Automotive Applied Science as well as is GM Certified in several areas. Cordell enjoys Dirt Circle Track racing in his off time. He and his wife Amber enjoy two kids Lana & Layne, and their furry kids - 3 dogs and 1 cat. Like every red-blooded American boy, his Dream Car is about any year of Chevy Chevelle.
Keegan Niccum is our shop manager/lead service advisor. His Dream car is his 1997 Mustang Cobra that owns, and he loves to drive when is not busy with his 3 stinks’n cute kids. For downtime Keegan enjoys being outdoors fishing with kids, cutting firewood, or maybe Deer or Turkey Hunting along with his wife Jerrica. Their family enjoys a Golden-doodle Puppy named Stella. Keegan holds certifications of ASE, AAM & AMAM and from the Elite Masters Program.
Considered the Queen Bee of Chumbleys, as Jackie started with Chumbley’s back in 1998. So this makes her the senior employee. Jackie lives just outside of Lacona with her husband Dave and their Yorkie “Minnie”. In her off time, she enjoys camping & boating with friends & family.
Evan retired from the USA Olympic Curling & Dart Team in the early ’70s. Moving from L.A to Indianola to start a family. He and his Lady Mandy have been blessed with three wonderful girls. Looking for just not the average Golden Retriever Pet, they enjoy a Lama named “Bill”. Never a “dull’ moment with 3 young girls, but in spare time Evan will be in the garage “lowering” (Bagging) / modifying suspension on vintage Ford Trucks... or he can be found hand digging a new swimming pool, re-roofing the house, laying a brick driveway the list goes on...