“Axleboy Offroad Let’s Talk About Your Rig”

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The Team

Scott Carline

Scott has been the owner of Axleboy Offroad Performance since April 2004. Before that, he worked in independent automotive shops from 1988-96 and then spent ten years as a Jeep dealer technician and shop foreman. So, he knows his stuff!

Scott’s average day finds him waking up to a cup of his favorite coffee with three Jeeps in the driveway, and then he heads off to the shop to review emails and consultation requests. He typically starts off the workday on Axleboy Values, “Making sure I have a clear vision of what we are and how the entire client experience should look.” He prioritizes his team and makes the morning rounds, focusing on their personal and general life events and happenings. As the morning rush slows down, he starts his work on Jeep designs and client consultations. He says, “I don’t get as much time in the shop as I might enjoy, but in return, I have made it a point to wear flip flops or sandals to work multiple times a week.” Afternoons usually find Scott working on typical business operations like financials, employee benefits, and vendor negotiations.

Scott’s favorite part of his job is seeing the excitement in a client’s eyes as he and the team work through planning and building their dream vehicle. He says, “I like to interpret their vision and put on a blank canvas with a new Jeep. I literally could talk about Jeeps, Jeep people, and the lifestyle all day.”
In his downtime, Scott (probably not surprisingly) spends a lot of time in a Jeep, on and off road. His wife and kids usually join the Jeeping trips, making it a whole-family experience. “Some parents say they have their own soccer or baseball team,” he says. “I have my own Jeep-a-van on the trails. I’d choose a campfire and the woods over stress and city life any day of the week.”

Scott is married to Paula, and they have a son, Tommy, and daughters Bailey and Katie, as well as their dog Rubicon. Tommy and Katie are very active in the daily business, and Bailey lends a hand at events and presentations.

David Meyer

David is the General Manager of Axleboy Offroad Performance and oversees the shop’s day-to-day operations. Before joining our team in November 2019, he served as a business coach for St. Louis Area organizations for eight years. During this time, he developed a relationship with Scott and was brought on board to provide some temporary help at the shop. Luckily, he was the perfect fit and has been a part of our team ever since. David’s favorite part of the job is the excitement of turning dreams into reality. He loves seeing the happiness on clients’ faces when they get their off-road vehicle back, and he takes pride in helping others pursue a hobby in off-roading. He also enjoys seeing all of the new products and innovations within the industry.

David describes himself as a pretty laid-back guy and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids when he’s not at the shop. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Tommy Carline

Tommy is a lifelong Jeep enthusiast, and he grew up helping around the shop. He’s watched AxleBoy grow from his dad, Scott, working on Jeeps in their home’s garage after he got off work into the 14-bay shop it is today. He started as a kid by helping Scott work on Jeeps and cleaning up after him to doing what he does now, building customers’ dream Jeeps.

Tommy starts the average day managing emails and voicemails from customers and checking in vehicles that were dropped off overnight. He works on proposals throughout the day, updates customers on their vehicles, and writes up service tickets. He also helps our customers find exactly what they want so they can build their dream Jeeps. Then he sources the parts and gets their Jeeps in the shop. He says the best part of the job is “When the customer can pick up their Jeep and it’s completely transformed.”

Tommy lives in Saint Charles with a snake, three cats, and a bearded dragon. He spends his free time with family and friends as well as building his own dream Jeep.

Katie Carline

Katie has been surrounded by Jeeps the majority of her life and is a Jeep enthusiast, much like her dad, Scott, and brother, Tommy. Growing up around the shop, she always helped out any way she could, and in 2018 she assumed the role of Marketing Manager. As the Marketing Manager, Katie is responsible for managing Axleboy’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites.

In addition to being the Marketing Manager, she is also studying Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her favorite part of work is taking the before and after shots and seeing the transformation of the vehicles into something unique and personal. On the weekends, she can be found out on the trails Jeeping with her family or out of town at off-roading events across the country.

Bob Bestgen

Bob joined Axleboy in September 2021 and currently serves as our Service Manager. After a long career in hospitality and food service management, he decided it was time to change scenery and wanted to join our team after hearing about us through the Jeeping community several years ago. We consider him the nucleus of the operation, as Bob acts as the liaison between the front desk, service writers, technicians, and the parts department.

His favorite part of work is seeing the various types and ages of vehicles we service. In his free time, he enjoys taking his two sons camping and hiking.

Margaret Curran

Margaret joined Axleboy in January 2020 and currently serves as our Parts Manager. Before joining our team, she served in the United States Navy for four years and was stationed on an aircraft carrier that traveled around the world. Her favorite part of work is the culture and seeing the part orders coming in, packaging them all together, and creating unique builds that fulfill the customer's dreams.

Margaret's interest in offroading began when she got her first Jeep in 2017. We were actually the ones that lifted her Jeep while she was still serving in the Navy, and she has been a close friend ever since. While she's not at work, she enjoys offroading in her Jeep, hiking with her dog, and riding horses.

Steve Turvey

Steve joined Axleboy in November 2020 and currently serves as Service Writer. Before joining our team, he spent time in the sales departments of both Carshield and Charter Communications. However, he never felt a true sense of purpose within those roles. He finally found it when he joined Axleboy, saying we have a mission he can get behind. Steve has had a passion for the automotive industry since he was young and was able to turn his lifelong hobby into a career with his current role. His favorite part of the job is being able to take an idea from the paper to the trails.

While Steve’s background is rooted in turbo cars, his interest in off-road vehicles has grown exponentially since joining Axleboy. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Business Management. During his free time, he can be found improving his grilling skills, working on his Saab, and spending time with his son.