Unique Specialty & Classics
1000 S Victory Dr
Mankato, MN 56001



Jeremy Thomas, Owner/President

Owner Jeremy Thomas has had a great passion for cars since he was a child.  Jeremy has experience in the automotive industry with over 27 years in the business, including time spent as a manager for both General Motors and Ford franchise dealerships.

Mandy Schilling, Controller  

Mandy Schilling was born in Mankato and has been here ever since.  She received her Accounting Degree from South Central College.  Mandy has been working in the Automotive Accounting industry for over 18 years and has experience in all aspects of the “Dealership world”.  When she is not crunching numbers she enjoys spending time with her family.

Jay Andersen, Sales Consultant  

Jay Andersen has nearly 22 years experience in sales with his last 19 years being spent in the automotive industry.  He is a mustang fanatic with Saleen’s and Shelby’s being his favorite.  Since he started his career at Unique he finds himself growing a passion for “old originals” as well as street rods.  Jay says stop in and see him anytime.  

Jeff Kuchenbecker, Sales Consultant

Born during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Jeff Kuchenbecker was destined to be a motorcycle fanatic. He had his first motorcycle ride with his dad at the young age of 18 months. Harley Davidson is in his blood. Jeff proclaims himself as a Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of none. His work experience ranges from being a culinary professional, Bar and Restaurant manager, Account Manager for Miller Lite, Motorcycle Sales Professional for Harley Davidson and a little of everything in between. Customer service is his strong point along with being able to carry on a conversation with anyone. When he is not thinking motorcycles and cars, Jeff likes to compete throwing darts, watching the Minnesota Gophers win a sporting event (this is a dedicated fan because it doesn’t happen too often), riding atv’s, and going to several live music concerts throughout the year. Stop in and say hi he likes to hear everyone’s story or maybe even a quick joke.    

Landon Thomas, Sales Consultant  

After working in heavy construction for nearly 20 years, Landon finally decided to follow a draem he has had since he was young; to work with his brother at a dealership.  Even better that is is a classic car dealership.  Landon loves classic cars whether they are fully restored or have been sitting in a barn for years.  They all have a great story and interesting history.  He enjoys fishing and spending time with his three boys.

Aaron Hoehn, Service Advisor

Aaron has liked classic cars for as long as he can remember.  His parent's think it started when they brought him home from the hospital in his dad's 1972 Duster 340.  When he got the opportunity to start working at Unique, he remembers looking at all the cars in the showroom and being so excited to get to work with "These every day!"  The most rewarding part of his job is hearing the excitement in a customer's voice when they are telling him about their car that they want us to bring back to life.  

Pat Radunz, Technician  

Pat Radunz has a passion for anything with a motor.  He has over 20 years experience in the automotive repair industry working in a variety of different shops in the Mankato area.  Pat lives in Amboy and has three children.  He spends his spare time racing super cross with his children and going to car shows.  He appreciates classic cars.  

Rich Schultz, Technician

Rich has been working in the automotive repair industry for over 20 years and still loves it.  It's never a bad day when he gets to work on vehicles.  Especially unique and classic vehicles.  He also enjoys camping, fishing and having bonfires while spending time with his family.  

Clint King, Technician  

Clint has liked old cars since he was little.  He started taking apart lawnmowers, go-carts, mini bikes and cars when he was five.  Clint owned his own shop for five years in Janesville.  He owns a 1954 Desoto Fire Dome Coupe that he really enjoys fixing it up.  Unique has been the best job he has ever had.  

Mike Heinen, Parts

Mike got into cars around age 7.  His brother had a 1934 Ford Hotrod and that hooked him on cars.  His first car at age 14 was a 1957 Chevy 2dr.  He has been featured in 30+ magazines, including Hot Rod, Gasser Wars, and Mobilia for either his collections of parts for collector vehicles or for his vehicles.  He currently owns three classics, a 1968 Chevy Camaro SSRS 396 Camaro, a 1980 Chevy Corvette, and a 1955 Chevy 2dr.  

Dave Lukes, Detailer  

Dave got his love for classic cars from his dad and grandpa.  His grandpa owned a salvage yard in New Prague, where he got most of his experience.  His first car was a 1971 Chevy Chevelle.  Since that car, he has owned several classics with his favorite being a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS LS6.  He enjoys the opportunity to drive and polish these cars up.