The Dream Team
Doug Klein - Owner
Doug is the owner of American Dream Machines. Like most men in their 40's going through a mid-life crisis and buying American Muscle cars, Doug went though a major mid-life crisis and had to buy 50 cars and open American Dream Machines.
Julie Klein - The Real Boss
"The Real Boss," Julie is involved in the business to make sure her husband is going to make a profit someday and isn't just frivolously buying cars to play with. She watches the money like a hawk and helps with all of the paperwork and makes sure the staff is happy and well fed.
Major Tom is the General Manager and is in charge of ground control. He makes sure customers are happy with 40 & 50 year old cars and that's not an easy job to do.
Nancy comes from an automotive and customer service background. Don't let the smile fool you. She'll make sure the cars are getting done and the customers are happy one way or another.
She is a hardworking, always smiling, Iowa farm girl. She goes out of her way to make sure all customers, visitors, and staff are happy with their experience at American Dream Machines.
Our local Camaro/Chevelle Guru, he rarely misses a detail with our machines. Being retired military, he helps keep our troops in line getting cars done.
Mike's first job was in a lawnmower shop, then he moved up to cars. Working most of his life in the auto industry he says this was his dream job working on the classic cars he loves so much. The love of his life has been married to him for over 40 years now.
He has been involved in every aspect of cars for his entire life. This family man is resourceful and knowledgeable making him the ideal Parts Manager.
"The Detail Machine." Fikret came to the shop from Bosnia where he was a very successful business man before having to leave the country for safety reasons. Fikret has never worked in the automotive industry but he is the hardest working guy in the shop and has a natural art for bringing out the best in cars.
A California guy living the Iowa dream. He is a hard working family man who helps with every aspect of the business, from buffing to building maintenance.
As a part of the detail restoration team, he is a cleaning specialist and is an incredible team player.
He has the dirtiest job in the place but has the most positive attitude. He power washes 50 years of dirt and grime which is so important and he does it with a smile.
He came out of retirement to work with us and for the love of cars. He lives and breathes making the cars beautiful and spends 8 hours a day with a buffer in his hands.
He has boundless energy and a willingness to chip in whenever and wherever he is needed. With an eye to detail and being a multi-tasker, he is a great addition to the detail restoration team.
He lives and breathes in the famous Car Heaven professional photo room. He creates photographs and video to showcase the rolling works of art at ADM.