Our Team

Advanced technology, old-fashioned service.

Jim Hofker


Jim has been a part of Hofker Automotive since he was 13, when he helped his dad in the shop after school each day. After graduating, and becoming ASE Certified, he became the wheel alignment guru and helped with managing the shop. Learning the business from the ground up, he continues to offer top level customer service, combined with the advanced technology necessary to repair and service individual and commercial vehicles. When he is not at work, Jim is typically at home enjoying (and mowing) his acreage, watching college sports, especially the Huskers, and spending time with family.

Joe Walker


Joe has been with Hofker Automotive since October, 1980. An ASE Certified Technician, Joe has been the go-to guy for working on client’s import model cars and is very skilled with engine diagnostics. Joe enjoys his spare time hunting deer, and in the warmer months he and his wife Jodi take the camper and head out of town to enjoy time together with their family.

Sherry Hofker

Owner/Business Manager

Sherry keeps the business running (and the bills paid) from behind the scene. Working from home allowed her to be more involved in their 4 children’s activities and now frees up time to be with her grandchildren. When she has free time, she enjoys being at their country home tackling an endless “to-do” list, reading a good book, sewing, and spending time with family.

Patrick Kempkes


Patrick joined the Hofker Automotive team in October 2018, after working at an independent repair shop in rural Nebraska. A graduate of SCC Milford with an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology, Patrick is a wheel alignment specialist and he skillfully takes on any repair job that comes in. Patrick and his wife Hope were married in October, 2019, and live in Waverly with their two Labrador retrievers. In their free time, Patrick and Hope enjoy spending time at the race track, tractor pulls, and any place their camper takes them.