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

    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.

  • Mychal
    MychalService Technician

    Mychal has been on the team at L&M for a few years and is ASE certified. He has been working on cars for about 16 years. If he could own any vehicle, it would be a 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR-R-34. With a big passion for learning, Mychal enjoys researching topics he is interested in and soaking up as much information as possible. His dream vacation would be to do a backpack trip through Europe. If you sat down to eat pizza with him, he would choose meat lovers because he says veggies are over rated. We love having Mychal on the team!

  • Larry
    LarryService Technician

    Larry has been fixing cars professionally for over 8 years and is ASE master certified. His specialty is European and Asian vehicles and hybrids. He loves being a mechanic because it is an escape from reality for him to build or fix something that was broken and to feel the success of making a car run perfectly. A cool fact about Larry is that he has raced Farmtruck from the 405 – he said it was an amazing experience. He has two dogs, Maggie and Longhorn, and loves eating Hawaiian pizza. If he could choose any vehicle to drive it would be a 1987 Buick GNX.

  • Devin Service Adivsor
    DevinService Adivsor

    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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • ChrisService Technician
    Chris has been a service technician for over 33 years, and is very skilled at diagnosing and repairing vehicles. He is a family man, and loves spending time with his wife and children. Chris also has two dogs that he loves – Oliver, a Great Dane/Mastiff Mix, and Inka, a Great Dane. If he could go on his dream vacation, he would go to Hawaii. Chris’s favorite pizza is German pie pizza, and his favorite restaurants are Firebirds and Ziggy’s Pizza. His love of cars comes from always being interested in them and how they work. If he could build any vehicle, it would be a 1967 Chevy II. Chris is a valued addition to our team here at L&M.
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    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