An Auto Repair Shop with a Rich History in Wichita

L&M Auto Repair first opened its doors in 1967 as a general auto repair facility under Leon (“L”) and Marge (“M”) Woods, who called the shop L&M Shocks & Trailer Hitches. The Woods family provided excellent automotive services to the Wichita community for nearly three decades, until they decided to retire. They sold the shop to Howard and Betty Marquis in 1995. Howard had worked in the shop since its opening, and he and Betty continued L&M’s tradition of offering quality auto repair to Wichita drivers.

By continuing a tradition of auto repair excellence, we’re moving the past into the present.

Caleb Shrout came on the scene about 20 years ago, when he started working for Howard as a teenager. His passion for vehicles started at a very young age, with his first real “build”—a 1954 F100, which he not only still has, but continues to use as his daily driver! While on summer breaks from college, Caleb continued to work for L&M, and during the school months, he would fix vehicles for other students in the parking lot on campus. He called his business 5ive 4 Auto after his beloved 1954 F100.

Toward the end of college, Caleb realized he wanted to give running his own automotive business a shot, and his passion for vehicles was (and continues to be) the driving force to make that happen! After earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and marrying his wife, Erin, the couple moved back to Wichita to buy L&M. (Howard was very happy to pass on the shop, knowing it would be in good hands. And he could finally retire!) On September 20, 2006, Caleb’s dream became a reality when the Shrout family became L&M’s sole owners.

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Fun Fact

We mentioned Caleb drives a 1954 F100 he restored himself. Well, before Caleb and Erin got married, he wanted to share with her his love of hot rods, so he built her a 1948 Plymouth Deluxe. Erin uses the Deluxe as her daily driver, toting kids to school, lessons, and extra-curricular activities. She gets a lot of interested looks wherever she goes!

Our Mission at L&M Auto Repair

Here at L&M Auto Repair, we strive to provide honest, quality repairs done right the first time. Open since 1967, we care about our community, our customers, and giving them a safe, reliable vehicle they can trust.

Meet Our Auto Repair Team

At L&M Auto Repair, we work together as a team to deliver the best customer service, repairs, and final product to you when you bring your vehicles to our shop. We stand by our work, and always do what we say we will.

  • Caleb
    CalebOwner

    Caleb grew up in a close-knit, military family that lived all over the country. (In fact, one thing that stayed with him wherever they went was his love of cars.) Since the age of 15, Caleb has been building and tinkering with his own personal hot rod, a 1954 F100—a passion that lives on till this day. As the owner of L&M Auto Repair (for 10 years and counting), Caleb has expanded the shop from a 5-bay garage to an 8-bay facility with a beautiful, family-friendly waiting room. He now has 20 years of experience diagnosing tough issues, and working with customers to meet their vehicle needs.

  • Erin
    ErinOffice Manager, Marketing & PR

    Erin was born in Olathe, KS, but moved to Wichita when she and Caleb got married. She has always managed the shop's finances and assisted with office tasks. Erin brings a strong energy to the shop, and helps Caleb dream big and put actions into place to make those dreams become a reality. Her focus is marketing and advertising to reach new customers and keep current customers coming back.

  • Devin Service Adivsor
    DevinService Manager
    With over 24 years of experience in the automotive industry, Devin loves being a service advisor and working hard to take care of each customer. He works every day to keep customers safe, and in reliable vehicles. When not a work, Devin can be found spending his spare time with his family watching football, baseball and volleyball. If given the opportunity to go on a dream vacation, Devin would travel to Rome and explore all the sites. He has a soft spot for his 2 dogs, Puppers and Bentley. Two of his hidden talents are painting cars and playing pool. His favorite restaurant to visit Abuelos – he loves Mexican food! If he could meet anyone dead or alive, he would love to meet Nicholas Cage. Devin has brought a strong energy to the front sales team, and we love having him on board!
  • RyanService Advisor
    Ryan joins the L&M team with over 20 years experience in the automotive industry. He comes with both a service advisor background and a technician background, and truly loves working around vehicles. In Ryan’s spare time, you can find him doing anything outdoors – hiking, golfing, off roading or riding ATVs, and spending time with his dog Jack. If he could go on his dream vacation, it would be to Europe with his wife. Ryan loves well done pepperoni pizza, and going out to P.F. Chang’s. Given the opportunity to own his dream car, it would be a Bugatti. Ryan loves to be a problem solver, to help customers be heard, and to get their vehicles through the repair process smoothly!
  • Kaden Service Technician
    KadenService Technician

    Kaden has been a service technician for 5 years, and loves repairing vehicles each day he comes to work. He is a great member of our service team. Some of his favorite restaurants are Cheddars and Old Chicago. His favorite pizza is pepperoni, and he likes playing video games during his free time. He has an American Pitbull, Ace, that has black and white fur, and he loves Ace a lot. If Kaden could choose to drive any vehicle, it would be a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 Texas Edition. One thing you may not know about him is that he is Hawaiian. If Kaden was gifted his dream vacation, it would be to either Fiji or Dubai. He has a strong passion for continuing to learn and grow in the automotive industry, and we are lucky to have him on our team!

  • CodyService Technician

    Cody has been an automotive service technician for over 10 years. He works hard every day to diagnose and repair vehicles to keep customers safe. Cody is an animal lover – he has 2 dogs and 3 cats. In his spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles. If he could go on his dream vacation, it would be to Scotland. Cody loves learning about vehicles and all the moving parts. If he could build any vehicle, it would be a mid 60s Indy car that is street legal. Two of his favorite restaurants are Olive Garden and Pizza Hut – his favorite pizza is thin crust, Canadian bacon with white sauce. If Cody could meet any person, he would love to sit down with Chip Foose and talk cars. Cody is a great addition to the team at L&M, and he would love to help make sure your vehicle is in tip top condition!

  • KevinService Technician

    Kevin has been a professional technician for almost 30 years, and comes to L&M with so much knowledge. When he was young, he grew up on a farm, started helping fix cars, and realized he was a natural at it. Kevin’s dream vehicle to build would be a 1968 C10. If he could go out and buy any brand new vehicle, it would be a 2021 Silverado. If he could take any vacation, he would travel to Mars! Kevin is an easy going guy, and always willing to help anyone out, which is a quality we love in him. When he orders a pizza, his go to choice is a supreme pizza. In his free time, Kevin enjoys working on his red 1972 Nova. Once a year he participates in Hot Rod Drag Week and enjoys every minute of it. Kevin works hard to accurately test and correctly diagnose each vehicle he sees at L&M, so that customer can trust their vehicle to get them safely wherever they are going. We are thankful to have him on the team!

  • Edryan Service Lube Technician
    EdryanService Lube Technician

    Edryan is our resident lube technician, and helps anyone on the team that is needing support as well. He has been apart of our team for about a year, and continues to grow as a technician. If he could choose any vehicle to own and drive, it would be a 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata. During his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, creating music, and playing video games. If Edryan could meet anyone dead or alive, he would love to meet Bob Marley. Two things you may not know about him, are that he is fluent in Spanish, and can bend his elbows back farther than most people can! His favorite pizza is hand tossed, with white garlic parmesan sauce, and with chicken and bacon. Edryan also loves animals as he has 2 dogs, a patterjack terrier and a corgi and beagle mix. We love having Edryan on the team, and look forward to him learning and growing in the automotive service field!


  • AuburnShop Helper

    Auburn is known to the L&M team as “Cowboy” – he wears his cowboy boots to work everyday. He is a “jack of all trades,” and does anything and everything he can to help the team out. We love having him on the team because he has a big heart and really cares about everyone. In his free time, he loves to ride four wheelers, go dancing, and he’s even been known to participate in bull riding! If he could go on his dream vacation, he would travel to England. Auburn’s dream vehicle to own and drive would be a 1938 Roadster. His favorite pizza is stuffed crust supreme pizza. Auburn helps keep everyone organized and efficient – he is a great addition to the team.


  • Rich - Service Advisor
    RichService Advisor

    Rich comes to us with over 15 years experience in the automotive industry, and he has a passion for cars and taking care of customers. He always has a smile on his face, and loves meeting new people. Rich is also a parts specialist. If he could meet anyone dead or alive, he would love to meet Stan Lee because Rich owns over 6,000 comic books! His dream vehicle to own and drive would be a Corvette Z06. If he could travel anywhere in the world, he would go to Castle Bran (Dracula’s castle) in Romania. Rich loves animals, and has a long haired chihuahua that loves him back. During his down time from work, he loves football and boxing. If you want to meet a guy that goes above and beyond, always has a good attitude, and cares about your safety in your vehicle, come meet Rich and say hello!

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    This Could Be You!Your Position

    We are looking for experienced Automotive Technicians and Service Writers. Click here to apply!

    What kind of team member we seek:

    • GREAT attitude
    • Motivated and hard working
    • Team player Knowledgeable, but willing to learn more and be taught
    • On time to work
    • Driver's License and insurable