In a small town a person’s reputation carries more weight than just about anything, and it’s no different for a business. We want to look our neighbors in the eye and know that we have done our best to help them. We pride ourselves in running this business with honesty and integrity, which is why we have so many customers who have become friends and who refer their friends. We don’t charge for work that doesn’t need to be done just to boost our bottom line. Your satisfaction and continued loyalty are far more important to us.
This has been our commitment to our customers for over 40 years–ever since Fred and Betty Beussink opened Beussink Automatic Transmission Service in their one-car garage when they first moved back to Leopold, Missouri, in 1973. In 1989 they built our current 5-bay building. It is located at the corner of N Highway and the entrance into Leopold, which is right beside the KC Hall and ball field along N Highway.
Today Beussink Transmission & Repair is still owned by an honest husband-and-wife team. The current owner, Mike Vandeven, came to work for Beussink’s in 1999 and soon after began rebuilding transmissions. With the encouragement and blessing of the Beussink family, Mike and his wife, Alicia, purchased the business from the Beussinks on September 1, 2011. With the cooperation and support of Fred and Betty Beussink, it was a smooth transition without a single day of work missed. With the same workers, it was an easy decision for Mike to continue to honor the warranties that were provided with the repairs made under the ownership of Fred and Betty Beussink. In fact, he believed in the quality of work so much that he increased the standard warranty to 2 years, 24,000 miles.
Mike and Alicia take pride in the relationships they have developed and will minimize the time you are without your vehicle as much as humanly possible. That is why people come to Beussink’s from all over Southeast Missouri and Western Illinois. They have learned—just as you will—that finding an honest, affordable mechanic is well worth the drive!
“Go to Beussink’s in Leopold. They do business the right way the first time, and the results are totally worth the drive!”
Rebekah Howell, Marble Hill, MO