About Us

Dependable Service Hydraulic was founded in 2012 with a vision of reliable community centered Hydraulic repair service committed to the customer, local community, and the family. It all started with Dave in a truck traveling to customer locations. The business has grown to include a fully equipped repair facility located in Monico while still providing on site service.


Dave Schneider founder of Dependable Service Hydraulic.

Dave cares deeply about the community spending over 15 years leading Boy Scouts and currently is a Volunteer Firefighter in Monico and sits on the Monico Town Board. He founded DSH after working in the industry since 1983. Out of high school he got his associate degree in automotive technology from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, MI and then has continued work since. He has extensive experience with Ariel Lift, Construction equipment, Dump truck fabrication, Concrete pumping trucks, and forklifts. He also is:

  • IFPS certified
  • 11 years Terex Factory trainer
  • Teupen service trained
  • 34 years Road Service Technician
  • Expertise in troubleshooting hydraulic and mechanical problems


Paula Schneider co-founder because she is Dave’s wife.

Most of her education and experience is in teaching Junior High science (20 years teaching full-time) but has 35 years of accumulated knowledge of the hydraulic repair industry by being married to Dave since 1985. In 2018 she retired from teaching to be the office manager of the business. Her experience in raising four children and dealing with countless junior high students has enabled her to run an efficient office for Dependable Service Hydraulic.


Donald Schneider, son of Dave and Paula, came onto the team after serving for 9 years in the US Navy. He has experience working on Mack Trucks. Trained in Teupen Service. He is our company expert on Teupen lifts, having totally rebuilt several lifts in the last year. Don has always had a uncanny ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems.


Steve Cote joined in 2018 after 30 years repairing John Deere equipment in Monico. He is the company expert on all John Deere equipment. He is a great addition with his no-nonsense work ethic and hydraulic and mechanical experience. Steve works at DSH and loves his farming.