About Us

The roots of North Bridge Auto Plaza stretch back over 50 years, when Adrian Linnes, the grandfather of owners Joe Smith and Jeff Zoller purchased the Chrysler, Plymouth, Valiant, and Imperial auto dealership in Albert Lea from Seliger Motor Co to become Linnes-Weiler Motors.

From that moment on, cars have been in the bloodline of the North Bridge Auto Plaza owners. Although Linnes-Weiler was eventually sold, Jeff’s father, Charles Zoller, founded Ace Auto Sales in Albert Lea in 1982. Ace Auto was where Jeff got his start in the automotive business, becoming a partner when they moved from their location on East Main St to Bridge Ave in Albert Lea.

Meanwhile, Joe was advancing his career as an automotive technician, starting as diesel tech at Trail’s Travel Center and eventually becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician, working for the local Chevy dealer in Albert Lea for over a decade. Specializing in diagnosing and repairing Chevy diesels, Joe has become a resource for auto dealers and owners alike throughout the midwest region.

After decades acquiring knowledge and experience in their respective fields, Joe and Jeff combined their talents to found North Bridge Auto Plaza.

Jeff Zoller and Joe Smith

Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to serving you,

Jeff Zoller & Joe Smith
Co-owners, North Bridge Auto Plaza