Hello and welcome to West End Auto!

We’re Dennis and Karol Vander Horst, owners of West End Auto. We purchased Willy’s Auto in 2005 from Dennis’s parents, Willy and Linda Vander Horst, who had owned the shop since 1986. When we purchased it, we changed the name of the business to reflect how the people in town referred to our shop as “The West End.”

dennis-vander-horst-patth-fixing-car-in-honduras-west-end-autoDennis is an ASE Master Technician with over 30 years experience and takes classes every month to stay current with all of today’s technology. He is a lifelong resident of Pella and president of a non-profit organization called PATTH—Pella Area Teams to Honduras—and has led mission trips to Honduras, where he also works on cars. Dennis has also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board and as a deacon at church. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and landscaping.

Karol is the Office Manager and does Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, volunteering with various organizations in the area and spending time with family and friends.

Together we enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family, being active in our community, and supporting the Chamber of Commerce, area sports teams, churches and schools.

Stop by and see us at West End Auto at 1400 Washington Street in Pella, Iowa!

Our Staff


Jeff Vander Wert

Service Manager


Rod Logue



Jason Zylstra