The Harley-Davidson legacy and tradition is unmatched by any other brand in the industry. The same legacy and tradition is resonated by the Brandt name. Established in 1949, Waldo Brandt instilled an exceptional level of customer service and attention to detail, that stands apart from any other dealership in the nation. Waldo was tried and true American-made, serving in the Air Force in World War II. He had an immense passion for the Harley-Davidson brand, and was also a skilled and talented mechanic. He knew motorcycles from the inside out, and there wasn’t a day that you didn’t find him wrenching alongside his techs in the service department. He loved to work, day and day out. Waldo passed away in 1988, but his memory is far from forgotten. Following closely in his father’s footsteps, Mike Brandt is the sole owner of both Brandt’s H-D and Brandt’s I-69 H-D, and carrieson the Brandt traditions to this day.
Although the Harley-Davidson brand has come a long, long way since 1949, the Brandt family holds on to the legacies left from both Waldo, and his late son, Steve Brandt. Steve was the eldest of the three sons of Waldo & Dorothy Brandt, and was a part of the business from the early days of his childhood, right up until his unfortunate death in July of 2010. Steve had a personality and generosity unlike anyone you’ve ever met. Whether you were a perfect stranger or an old friend, Steve enjoyed a great conversation, and of course, a great cigar. He was an incredibly charitable man, was actively involved in many community projects, and was more than willing to go the extra mile to help people out in any way he could. Steve had a great passion for life and an absolute
love for Harley-Davidson, and that radiated in everything he did. From free customer appreciation concerts, to charity golf outings, Steve was always looking to give back, and share his enthusiasm with everyone that crossed his path.
MIKE "Mr. Wrench" BRANDT
has gained much notoriety among his peers in the industry for his both his mechanical skill as well as the great success of Brandt's Harley-Davidson. Mike is the sole owner of the dealership, and is very proud to carry on the Brandt family business that began in 1949, leading the dealership to the prestigious Gold Bar & Shield Award in 2008, 2009, & 2010. He has seen the Harley-Davidson Company grow exponentially over his 40+ years of experience, and knows motorcycles inside and out. Mike is also an talented bike builder, and has created some amazing bikes over the years. You will see him turning wrenches in the service department almost every day of the week, but he also enjoys kicking back with his other half, Leila, and his grandchildren, Tyler & Kirstyn. Just recently, Mike has opened a beautiful golf course, The Waldo, named after his father. If Mike isn't turning wrenches, chances are you'll find him out on the course shooting a couple rounds!
is the Brandt's H-D's General Manager and oversees the general operations of the shop. He knows the dealership operations, top to bottom. He lives near Macy with his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Bailey and Peyton. He enjoys riding his father's 1986 FLHT, which was purchased at Brandt's HD in 1994. If you have any questions about the dealership, Sean will be happy to assist you.
has been working at the dealership for 8 years, and is the Office Manager. She is in charge of advertising, payables, and planning the various rides, concerts, and events that the dealership holds throughout the year. She attended Indiana University-South Bend and Manchester College. In her spare time, she enjoys music, coaching basketball, and of course, riding her 2003 Screamin' Eagle Deuce. If you have any questions regarding Brandt's events, just give her a call!
MIKE "Roady" RODENBECK
works in the Parts Department. Roady has ridden Harley-Davidson® motorcycles for over 35 years and has 25 years of sales experience. He really enjoys riding his 2002 Road Glide. Roady has received formal training at H-D University with a background in computer analysis and operation. Mike is the backbone of the custom parts department and specializes in parts research, performance, and detailing. He guarantees he will find that "special something" you are looking for!
"Deano" is a Wabash native and has been a part of the Sales Department for many years. He is proud of his sports background and attended Ball State University. He loves spending time on his 2008 custom Street Glide and has special interest in older, classic cars when he’s away from the shop. If you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned bike, Dean will help you find what you need!
heads up the Financing at the dealership. Bob is a Peru native and lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. He has been in the finance business for over 20 years and really enjoys what he does. He is the owner of a 2012 V-Rod, a 2002 Road King Classic and a 2007 Electra Glide.
is the Sales Manager here at Brandt's. If you're in the market for a new or pre-owned bike, Stacy can find exactly what you're looking for. With a lengthy experience in sales and finance, he's extremely knowledgeable and is always looking out for what's best for the customer. Outside of the dealership, Stacy and his wife Robin love to ride their 2010 Road Glide Custom, and spend quality time their children.
is part time Salesman, part time Parts and full time Harley-Davidson®. Dave retired from Chrysler after 33 years and has been on a Harley® for at least that many years. Dave's significant other swears he helped put the Brandt boys through school with all the bikes he's purchased from Waldo Brandt over the years. He enjoys spending time with his 4 kids, all his grandchildren, and cruising on his ’06 Street Glide. Dave's at the shop from 10:00 to 3:30 most of the time. He definitely is an asset when dealing with customers. He knows his bikes and loves to talk shop.
is a graduate of MMI in Orlando, Florida and is a Master Technician. He specializes in Screamin’ Eagle race tuners and is our DynoJet expert! Jason looks forward to helping you get the best performance and most horsepower out of your bike. Jason lives in Rochester with his wife and two sons. He recently finished building ’96 Custom Fat Boy and enjoys riding whenever he gets a chance. Jason would be more than happy to get your ride ready for Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter!
graduated high school from Lewis Cass in Walton, Indiana. He is an excellent technician is known for his attention to detail, and making sure everything is done right. Matt enjoys riding 1991 XL and playing pool when he’s away from the shop. Be sure to stop in and say hello, and grab a cup of our Biker Brew coffee while Matt services your bike.
works in our Motorclothes department. She has two children, Brook and Branden, one grandson, Tyler and also has a granddaughter, Kirstyn. She loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys getting out on the road with Mike (Mr. Wrench) on her ‘99 Night Train.
has been a Harley rider since he was 12 years of age. He bought his first Harley® from Waldo in 1968. Greg is a devoted family man with a beautiful wife and 6 children. Greg takes care of the supervision and maintenance of Brandt's interior and exterior. Greg also oversees all vehicle pick-ups and deliveries. He supervises the bike detail department. If your vehicle needs cleaning come see Greg. Greg currently rides a black ’06 Dyna Super Glide, a 2001 Fat Boy, and has a 1977 XLH® which was shown in a major motorcycle magazine in 1994.
is a Master level technician and has been a great tool to the service department. Nate rides a 1997 Dyna Wide Glide, and loves to get out on the road every chance he gets. He also enjoys hunting, being outdoors, and riding four-wheelers.
works in the Motorclothes department, and is here to help with anything you need! She enjoys spending time with her husband, Kent, and her four daughters.
is one of our valuable technicians in the service department. Joel really enjoys working on bikes, and spending time with his wife and children.
Brandt's Harley-Davidson® is conveniently located near the areas of Richvalley, Wabash, Lagro, Roann, Pettysville, Andrews, Linolnville and Peru.