An Auto Shop that Loves People


Mark Laudenslager founded LT Automotive in 1995 to do business his way. You see, Mark’s a people person—he loves working with his employees and getting to know his customers. With his own shop, he can pass on his knowledge to the next generation of Reno mechanics and make a real difference in a city he loves.

Get to Know Our Crew

The crew at LT Automotive works hard and appreciates value, which we pass on to our customers. In this way, we believe we keep other shops honest. We also work as a team—each of us has unique skills that we share with each other to improve our shop as a whole. Take a moment to get to know our crew, and contact us to learn more about our services.

Mark Laudenslager, Owner

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. He got his start with exhaust work, mastering the skills required to create high-quality exhaust systems for all types of vehicles. After many years of working for other shops, Mark’s inner-entrepreneur decided he should start his own business, and Mark founded LT Mufflers & Brakes in 1995. He changed the name to LT Automotive in 2011 to reflect the shop’s ability to perform all types of maintenance and repairs. Mark has always held very high standards for workmanship and customer service. This insistence on excellence has contributed to his long success through times of feast as well as famine.

Over the years, Mark has gotten together with other Reno NAPA auto care centers and donated cars to needy families. He also gives back to the community by supporting the VFW, local high schools, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, and the local fire and police departments’ food and injured members funds. In addition, he’s been a member of the local BNI chapter.

Mark and his wife, Cindy, have two boys and enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and trying new restaurants in Reno.

Richard Burr, Technician

Rich has been working in the auto repair industry for over 15 years. He specializes in automotive diagnostics, European vehicle repair, and 4-wheel drive and diesel trucks. A real outdoorsman, in his free time, Rich enjoys snowmobiling, motorcycling, off-roading, and camping.

Devin Ellis, Technician

Devin is the exhaust expert at LT Automotive. He is the youngest man on our team, but he has proven that age and knowledge are not always relative. He started working on vehicles at the age of 16, and continues to expand his skillset. He enjoys spending time outdoors, snowboarding, camping, fishing, and spending time with friends.

Chris Debell, Technician

Chris is a master tech with over 30 years of experience in the auto repair industry. His equal strength in complete diagnostics and repairs makes him a huge asset to LT Automotive. In his free time, Chris enjoys hunting and camping with his wife and three boys.

Bruce Kelley, Service Writer

Bruce is LT Automotive’s service writer. He has more than 35 years of experience working as a service writer in the tire industry as well as general auto repair. When he’s not helping our customers, Bruce loves traveling with his wife and spending time with his kids. He also enjoys hunting, camping, and boating.