Meet the Team

The Owners

Passionate about fair, friendly customer service, owners Ben & Wendi Gatewood are long term residents of the Tri-Cities area and have been in the automotive service business since 1998. 

With four children at home, Ben and Wendi are very possibly the busiest auto repair shop owners and parents in the industry!  Ben is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Mechanic who has been with Meyers Auto Tech since late 2000, eventually taking over daily shop operations in 2014.

It truly has been my pleasure helping you with your automotive needs here at Meyers Auto Tech.  Automotive service has been my passion for as long as I can remember, and I look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come!

Ben

Our auto Mechanics

Ray

Ray, our service manager. He has had a love of cars ever since he can remember. His family was always collecting or restoring classic cars and that’s what got him hooked. Ray, his wife and their 3 kids. Enjoy the great Columbia and Snake rivers on their boat. He loves working on their property. They have several large animals they raise. Ray is a passionate cheese head (Greenbay Packer fan). He is also pretty good at poker. I would not bet against him!!!

Edwin

Edwin has been in the automotive industry for about 8 years. His family has been around all things that are piston-powered for a long time. From big rigs to Hellcats, he has almost seen it all. He started as a tire and lube tech. He found his passion in customer service. He enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter. Edwin also enjoys yard work and anything sports.

Cody

Cody is our lead tech. His attention to detail and strong desire for quality work are a few of his many traits. His automotive interest started at a young age from his mom. Cody’s married and they have 3 beautiful daughters. When Cody is not serving our customers. He is at home playing with his daughters. Cody also enjoys building custom computers and watching his favorite football team, Seahawks.

Chris

has had a personal love of cars for a long time. This love drove him to complete an AA degree in automotive technologies. He has been a tech for about 3 years now. But he has been working on cars much longer than that. Chris puts a lot of time into building his Sentra. He also enjoys soccer and hanging out with friends. Chris loves to Auto-Cross and race at the Hermiston Raceway.

Donavan

Donavan came to us as a tech from Alaska. He lived there for several years before moving back to family in Oregon. Donavan started his automotive career working on old Mustangs as a hobby. This has led to 20 years of vast automotive experience.

In Donavan’s free time. You can find him playing and hiking along the river with his brother, niece, and nephew.

Matt

Matt and his wife moved to Tri-Cities in early 2021. He has had a love of cars for a long time. His mechanic career started in 2013 as a lube tech. He has since shown great skill and a desire to learn more. He is currently in the iTac apprenticeship program. Well on his way to becoming a journeyman tech. Matt and his wife enjoy camping, hiking, and kayaking with their 3 children. They are also drivers of the Meyers Auto Tech demo car!!