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About Messenger Motorworks

The only aftermarket crew you’ll ever need.

We are Messenger Motorworks. Born during the viral pandemic that none of us will ever forget, the company was founded in late 2020 to serve as the foundation to purchase the assets and goodwill of Auto Trim & Sign and bring that long-standing local staple into the future. 

We want to be the Quad Cities’ elite aftermarket installer. To that end, we’re working hard to develop our environment, processes, and methods to meet the high standard anyone should expect from a premium shop. 

Messenger Motorworks is committed to a culture of kindness, respect, growth, and accountability both internally and in how we interact with our customers. 

Join our movement.

Joe Messenger



Joe is a lifelong auto enthusiast who has been following the industry since childhood. He built his first engine at age 16 and has been modifying and repairing cars non-stop since. It was only recently that he decided to earn a living with his passion, after a successful career in packaging as an engineer and manager. Joe loves collaboration and believes everyone in a team has crucial roles to play – and that culture is everything.

He is happily and enthusiastically married with two boys. His free time is spent chasing after the boys, out on the town with the wife, working on his own cars, or building up Messenger Motorworks.

While Joe respects all makes and models, his heart mostly lies with Alfa Romeo, Saab, and Porsche.

Annette Bartemeyer

Office Manager, Graphics Professional


Bio coming soon.

Chad Wild

Tint Lead, Pro Installer


Bio coming soon.

Acknowledging the past.

For decades, Auto Trim and Sign was a staple of the aftermarket community in the Quad Cities, providing quality products and service time and time again over the years. This is a new chapter for AT&S, and a chance to build on the legacy of honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm it has always presented.

About us and our employees.