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Sales

Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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379 Reviews
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Justin Bimonte

Justin Bimonte

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
173 Reviews
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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
146 Reviews
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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
135 Reviews
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Bill Dockendorf

Bill Dockendorf

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
121 Reviews
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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
100 Reviews
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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
60 Reviews
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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
51 Reviews
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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
48 Reviews
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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

Product & Technology Consultant
28 Reviews
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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager
8 Reviews
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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
1 Review
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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

Product & Technology Consultant
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

Product & Technology Consultant
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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

Online Product Associate
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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

Online Product Associate
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Service

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
119 Reviews
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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
108 Reviews
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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
44 Reviews
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Craig Bellamy

Craig Bellamy

Service Consultant
6 Reviews
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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
1 Review
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Management

Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
71 Reviews
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Parts

Disco Drayton

Disco Drayton

Parts Specialist
2 Reviews
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Tim Pilgrim

Tim Pilgrim

Parts Specialist
2 Reviews
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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant

379 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 14 years 1 months
Industry Experience 14 years 1 months
I have been in the car business for over ten years, ALL of them at Kia Country. Kia Elite Platinum Certified, I am one of the top 50 salesmen in the country, helping more people into new vehicles in the Low Country than anyone else. I will use my drive and determination to get you the best deal in the easiest and most convenient way possible. When not working, I'm spending time with my wife and four kids. Veteran, U.S Army, U.S. Marines
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Nov 08, 2020

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I recently leased my second vehicle from Elijah. His...

I recently leased my second vehicle from Elijah. His quiet professional attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. He makes leasing a car enjoyable.

Oct 27, 2020

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So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts...

So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts always give great service and advice. This is my second time purchasing from Kia Country and I'll drive the extra distance to use them for service and purchasing. Elijah Tucker once again was exceptional in helping me choose the best new car for my lifestyle. It's comforting having a company with people you can trust to do good fair business and provide A+ service.

Oct 07, 2020

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Elijah Tucker was wonderful to work with and...

Elijah Tucker was wonderful to work with and knowledgeable about the automobile I purchased. He answered all of my questions. I received a good deal.

Sep 25, 2020

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Elijah Tucker did everything I asked. Have been buying...

Elijah Tucker did everything I asked. Have been buying cars from Kia County for 8 years this is the 5th one. Will continue to buy from Kia County

Sep 25, 2020

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Elijah was great to work with. Was able to get me in what...

Elijah was great to work with. Was able to get me in what I wanted at the price I wanted to pay. I really enjoyed the customer service.

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Justin Bimonte

Justin Bimonte

Product & Technology Consultant

173 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 2 years 4 months
Industry Experience 7 years
I enjoy helping people and I like cars so this was the perfect career choice. Look for my Pre-owned Pick of the Week featured videos on Kia Country's Facebook and YouTube channels. When I'm not working, you can find me playing league basketball and softball.
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Nov 27, 2020

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Absolutely amazing experience!!! Justin made the buying...

Absolutely amazing experience!!! Justin made the buying process so easy!! I’m so in love already with my new Telluride!!! Highly recommend him for any future purchases!

Nov 15, 2020

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Justin helped me get my first car! It was a great...

Justin helped me get my first car! It was a great experience and so glad he was able to help me and get me out of there quick!

Oct 31, 2020

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Everything from the setup of the appointment to driving...

Everything from the setup of the appointment to driving off the lot went smooth and easy. Justin was attentive to our needs and worked with us on price to be where we needed to be. Couldn’t be more pleased with the whole process and will be our first choice in future car purchases.

Oct 29, 2020

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Another terrific experience with Justine!When my...

Another terrific experience with Justine! When my beautiful 2020 Kia Optima EX was totaled in a car accident, I headed right back to Kia Country as I wanted another reliable car with a great warranty. Justine made my purchase process decision easy as he is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I closed on a 2021 K5 EX with the premium package in Everlasting Silver ... and this time, financed with Kia Motors. Zola made that process quick and easy. I love my new car ... it’s gorgeous, uber comfy and the ride is smooth. I’m happy!

Oct 28, 2020

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This is the third vehicle I’ve purchased from Justin in...

This is the third vehicle I’ve purchased from Justin in just over a year and since this is my second vehicle he personally drove the 80 miles to pick me up and bring me to pick up the vehicle which made it very convenient and it allowed me to get a great deal towards the end of the model year.

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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 13 years 7 months
Industry Experience 16 years 2 months
I have been in the car business for a total of 15yrs, 12 of which have been with Kia. I always try to listen to my customers so that I can put them in the car that fits not only their needs, but their budget as well. When not at the dealership, I'm spending time with my wife Leah and my german shepherd, Kinder. I am a fan of college and professional football and am an avid snow skier.
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Aug 22, 2020

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This was, simply put, the easiest car buying experience...

This was, simply put, the easiest car buying experience I've ever had. Norm was awesome! Knowledgeable, friendly. He listened to my needs and met them 100%. He never pressured me to buy something I didn't need. I am extremely happy with my Seltos and will definitely recommend Norm to anyone looking to buy a vehicle.

Aug 18, 2020

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My experience with Kia Country of Charleston has been...

My experience with Kia Country of Charleston has been great, literally from start to finish. They are not pushy and rushing you to come in and buy, which made for a more relaxed feel when coming in. Norm L'Heureux was a miracle worker. I came in wanting an upgraded version of my Kia Optima for a price that I could afford and he made it happen for me! He listened and was very understanding. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. He will not steer you wrong! Very trustworthy and will do everything he can to fulfil whatever you're needing/wanting in a vehicle.

Aug 06, 2020

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Great Dealership! The service there is great and the...

Great Dealership! The service there is great and the quality of the vehicle we purchased is fantastic! Norm and Tim were both extremely professional and answered all of the questions we asked! I Look forward to shopping at Kia country again!

Dec 02, 2019

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Norm was excellent. He listened to what I wanted and...

Norm was excellent. He listened to what I wanted and help me make the best decision with the best rate. I definitely will be recommend him.

Nov 27, 2019

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A good experience!

We had done a fair amount of online research (on Kias and other makes) prior to visiting Kia Country. We had also visited other dealers of other makes. What sold us on buying the Kia Soul and buying it from Kia Country was the low key but involved approach of the people we met with there. Colby Kephart got things off to a good start and Norm L'Heureux and Adam Richey put together a deal that made sense for us. We drove out of there comfortable with the car, with the deal and with the people we had worked with.

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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 6 years 5 months
Industry Experience 6 years 5 months
I was born and raised in Charleston. I enjoy connecting with my customers and meeting new people. When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with friends and family, cook, listen to music and sightsee. U.S. Army veteran.
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Oct 02, 2020

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Tony really made the purchasing easy for me and my...

Tony really made the purchasing easy for me and my family. I really appreciate the help and would be giving his card to my friends and family.

Jul 22, 2020

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Mr Bill is so freaking awesome and he was so patient with...

Mr Bill is so freaking awesome and he was so patient with me. I was in a bad accident and he took me under his wing and fixed my problem. Mr. Bill got me exactly what I wanted and He had the best advice. Thank you Mr Bill and the great folks at Kia Charleston. I am pleased with my purchase.

Jun 23, 2020

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Elijah is the most honest truthful salesman you will ever...

Elijah is the most honest truthful salesman you will ever meet! Got a certified pre-owned 2017 Kia Sportage! They have my business for life!

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Feb 16, 2020

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Tony is a great car salesman! No high pressure but he...

Tony is a great car salesman! No high pressure but he quickly understood exactly what I was interested in. He promptly and courteously handled the entire experience of purchasing a new Telluride!

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Bill Dockendorf

Bill Dockendorf

Product & Technology Consultant

121 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 2 years 1 months
My wife is a native a Charlestonian. We moved here 17 years ago and I've been selling cars ever since. I like people and like to see people get a good deal. Car salesmen sometimes have a horrid reputation and it's my goal to change that. I have served many local families and multiple generations within the same family by building trust.
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Nov 25, 2020

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Bill was amazing. The best car buying experience to date,...

Bill was amazing. The best car buying experience to date, and I hate buying cars. Bill was helpful, knowledgable and so easy to talk to. Process was seamless.

Nov 14, 2020

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Bill was extremely helpful, kind, and patient. We toured...

Bill was extremely helpful, kind, and patient. We toured many vehicle models, and Bill was very knowledgeable about the variety of vehicles and packages included. Bill also made sure that I was aware of all of my new car’s features. I would highly recommend Bill all new clients!

Nov 14, 2020

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Absolutely Awesome experience, got the vehicle I was...

Absolutely Awesome experience, got the vehicle I was looking at, and Bill was absolutely great, listened to everything, answered all questions and the paperwork was a breeze. I’d definitely recommend this dealership to anyone

Nov 12, 2020

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Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great...

Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great experience buying a car with him and kia country of Charleston. I highly recommend buying or leaving a car with them

Nov 09, 2020

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Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out...

Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out of our car, already defensive since we had a not so perfect experience with our last new car (and lets face it, who loves the assumed pressure of buying a car?), Bill approached with a big smile and a friendly greeting and NO PRESSURE AT ALL!!!! He pointed out the used cars we originally asked about without pushing us directly to a new car. He left us alone to look over the lot and took our trade-in for appraisal. He then met us in the parking lot and answered all of our questions. We went on a test drive and fell in love with the Sportage. No negativity going back and forth over final price and or "selling you the Brooklyn bridge" at the end, in finance, with unnecessary pricy warrantees. Overall experience was amazing!! If you know you want a Kia go see Bill Dockendorf at Kia Country of Charleston! Even if you dont want the Kia they have a nice selection of used vehicles of other makes and models! Great Experience! Will definitely recommend all of them and will go back when we are ready for our next car.

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 14 years 7 months
Industry Experience 35 years 9 months
My automotive experience includes parts, service and body shop work. These experiences have provided me with the knowledge to make your service and parts visit as smooth and informative as possible. Customer satisfaction is my top priority. Personally, my wife and I enjoy riding our Harleys, visiting the mountains and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
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Oct 27, 2020

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So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts...

So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts always give great service and advice. This is my second time purchasing from Kia Country and I'll drive the extra distance to use them for service and purchasing. Elijah Tucker once again was exceptional in helping me choose the best new car for my lifestyle. It's comforting having a company with people you can trust to do good fair business and provide A+ service.

Jun 26, 2020

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Just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in...

Just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in taking care of my issues yesterday. I appreciate your kindness and professionalism. Mitch you are truly an asset to Kia.

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

Nov 27, 2019

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Thank You Norm! for making what could've been a miserable...

Thank You Norm! for making what could've been a miserable experience bearable. Our 4th Kia, absolutely no pressure, love this dealership, salesmen & service department.

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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 14 years 11 months
Industry Experience 17 years
I have been with Kia since 2006. I enjoy helping customers and seeing them leave the dealership happy and with a smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my pets, going to the beach, and traveling.
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Aug 19, 2020

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Chelsea Rowlands was expedient in answering my emails...

Chelsea Rowlands was expedient in answering my emails regarding questions I had and the scheduling service for both on my Kia's! She is always GREAT!!!

Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

Dec 28, 2019

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This was my second experience with Kia Country of...

This was my second experience with Kia Country of Charleston and Tony Washington. He is engaging, friendly, and even keeled. Negotiated back and forth for a fair price and deal for a used Kia Soul. Easy to refer Tony, and I will plan to use him for my next Kia purchase. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Kia. Market reports are super favorable to Kia’s and the test drive take matches the experts advice in head to head competition.

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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
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Dealership Experience 3 years
Industry Experience 10 years 4 months
I started working in sales and finance management at a Kia Dealership in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010. I joined Kia Country of Charleston in January of 2018 as the General Sales Manager. I enjoy helping people get great deals on great cars, new or used! I take pride in what I do and emphasize attention to detail and great customer service to my sales people. I understand that customers can buy cars at numerous places, my job is to make customers shopping and purchasing process as convenient as possible. I care more about making customers happy than I do about making a lot of money on a car deal. The car business is gratifying to me because I am in a position to change peoples lives for the better on a daily basis. Even though I'm busy most of the time as the GSM, I love to get out and help customers one on one. It all comes down to one simple rule; Treat others as you wish to be treated! That's why you should come to Kia Country when you look to purchase your next vehicle!
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Nov 09, 2020

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Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out...

Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out of our car, already defensive since we had a not so perfect experience with our last new car (and lets face it, who loves the assumed pressure of buying a car?), Bill approached with a big smile and a friendly greeting and NO PRESSURE AT ALL!!!! He pointed out the used cars we originally asked about without pushing us directly to a new car. He left us alone to look over the lot and took our trade-in for appraisal. He then met us in the parking lot and answered all of our questions. We went on a test drive and fell in love with the Sportage. No negativity going back and forth over final price and or "selling you the Brooklyn bridge" at the end, in finance, with unnecessary pricy warrantees. Overall experience was amazing!! If you know you want a Kia go see Bill Dockendorf at Kia Country of Charleston! Even if you dont want the Kia they have a nice selection of used vehicles of other makes and models! Great Experience! Will definitely recommend all of them and will go back when we are ready for our next car.

Oct 28, 2020

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Omg Justin was the best ever. Answered all questions and...

Omg Justin was the best ever. Answered all questions and sent us off with a smile. Go to Kia and ask for Justin great guy.

Jul 31, 2020

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Justin was very knowledgeable about the vehicles and went...

Justin was very knowledgeable about the vehicles and went out of his way to ensure he made you feel like the top priority. Sales staff was very energetic and easy to work with. No sales pressure!!!! Best car buying experience I’ve had!!

Jul 30, 2020

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My husband and I have looked for a vehicle now for a year...

My husband and I have looked for a vehicle now for a year and been to many dealerships and had awful stressful experiences. Justin and Adam were amazing people with great personalities and really made the whole process so much more enjoyable and actually thrilling to get that new car!! I would highly recommend them both to anyone looking for a new vehicle whether you are a Kia fan or not. You will be!

Jul 29, 2020

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I put off buying a new car for two months because I hate...

I put off buying a new car for two months because I hate dealing with car salespeople. Did a lot of research and decided on a Kia. Bill Dockendorf and Adam Richey were a pleasure to deal with. I felt no pressure, and got an honest vibe. Drove away with a Soul at a price that I couldn’t pass up. I love my new car. I would definitely buy a car from them again, but with the Kia reliability and warranty, I’m set for a long time. After the other dealers I have dealt with, I really can’t say enough good things about my experience with Kia Country. This is the first time I have ever written a review on a car dealer.

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Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
With over 20 years in the car business, half of those with KIA, I have held every position in the dealership from detailer and technician to GM. My experience affords me the ability to make your experience as enjoyable and smooth as possible. Boating, golfing, and my dog, Molly, round out my free time.
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Nov 12, 2020

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Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great...

Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great experience buying a car with him and kia country of Charleston. I highly recommend buying or leaving a car with them

Sep 22, 2020

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EVERYONE at this dealership is top notch. They all guided...

EVERYONE at this dealership is top notch. They all guided me in making the right used car purchase. This is my 2nd car purchased here

Aug 12, 2020

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Bill and Steve at Kia Country are awesome. Very honest...

Bill and Steve at Kia Country are awesome. Very honest and integrity! Great deal on a new car. I’m also impressed with the way they support the Veteran community.

Jun 27, 2020

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Everyone at Kia Country was AMAZING! Justin helped me out...

Everyone at Kia Country was AMAZING! Justin helped me out to find the perfect car for me and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much Justin, and everyone at Kia Country!!

May 01, 2020

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Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a...

Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a perfect car for me! The team of guys make car buying so simple and fast! After 6 months of searching I finally found exactly what I wanted!

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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
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Industry Experience 16 years
I have worked in the automotive industry since 2005 as a Product Specialist, Sales Manager and Finance Manager. What I enjoy most is meeting new people every day and helping them secure a loan that makes good financial sense for them. I am Charleston born and bred. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, golf, boating, and traveling.
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Nov 12, 2020

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Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great...

Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great experience buying a car with him and kia country of Charleston. I highly recommend buying or leaving a car with them

Oct 27, 2020

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The team here at Kia Country of Charleston is amazing and...

The team here at Kia Country of Charleston is amazing and always provide a great experience. Whether its buying new cars from them or selling my cars to them, the have always been very on point honest and up front and have always given me really good deals. Please go see these guys if you are looking to buy sell or trade. I highly recommend the team here.

Oct 17, 2020

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had a great experience with Justin and the whole team,...

had a great experience with Justin and the whole team, extremely professional and knowledgeable about there products, it was so fast and painless.... i will recommend Justin and Jason anytime.

Jul 30, 2020

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Justin & Jason were awesome to work with. They were very...

Justin & Jason were awesome to work with. They were very accommodating & made this car buying experience top notch in our book!!! We will be back!!!

Jul 30, 2020

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Very professional very knowledgeable so helpful and we...

Very professional very knowledgeable so helpful and we were so satisfied with all the help From our trade in to lease Bill was the best

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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
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Dealership Experience 3 years 5 months
Industry Experience 3 years 5 months
I’m originally from Minnesota. I’m new to Charleston and new to sales, but very excited about joining the Kia team. I’ve always loved cars and people so it is the ideal fit for me. I’m a huge Vikings fan, love going to the beach and watching movies.
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Nov 09, 2020

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Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out...

Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out of our car, already defensive since we had a not so perfect experience with our last new car (and lets face it, who loves the assumed pressure of buying a car?), Bill approached with a big smile and a friendly greeting and NO PRESSURE AT ALL!!!! He pointed out the used cars we originally asked about without pushing us directly to a new car. He left us alone to look over the lot and took our trade-in for appraisal. He then met us in the parking lot and answered all of our questions. We went on a test drive and fell in love with the Sportage. No negativity going back and forth over final price and or "selling you the Brooklyn bridge" at the end, in finance, with unnecessary pricy warrantees. Overall experience was amazing!! If you know you want a Kia go see Bill Dockendorf at Kia Country of Charleston! Even if you dont want the Kia they have a nice selection of used vehicles of other makes and models! Great Experience! Will definitely recommend all of them and will go back when we are ready for our next car.

Oct 27, 2020

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Bill was great. He helped us really understand all...

Bill was great. He helped us really understand all aspects of the Telluride we purchased helping us make an informed decision. Even after our purchase we are very happy with the car and Bill’s follow up making sure we are happy with our car. During the process of us picking up our car Bill and the Kia Country team could not have been more helpful. Overall a great buying experience with no pressure just information that helped us make our decision.

Oct 07, 2020

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Elijah Tucker was wonderful to work with and...

Elijah Tucker was wonderful to work with and knowledgeable about the automobile I purchased. He answered all of my questions. I received a good deal.

Sep 21, 2020

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This was the first time that I gave purchased a car and...

This was the first time that I gave purchased a car and not felt humiliated and used. The salesperson was pleasant and honest, as was his manager. Overall, it was a pleasurable experience.

Sep 10, 2020

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I was quoted a price on a new Sorento online. After...

I was quoted a price on a new Sorento online. After several back and forth emails confirming that the vehicle was what I was looking for we drove to the dealership (over 50 miles) to view and test drive. The salesperson was fine everything progressed until she a returned from the sales manager with a price that was thousand more than I had been quoted. I provided her with a copy of the emails. She again went to the sales manager and returned saying it was a different vehicle. By now I was ready to leave however they continued to hold my keys. The sales manager came over and informed me that even though it was their mistake they would not honor the quoted price. When I said "fine give me my keys and we will leave" he became extremely rude and somewhat agitated that I would not take the vehicle for two thousand more than I was quoted. Needless to say this was the worst experience with an auto dealership that I have ever encountered in my 71 years. Bait and switch has never been acceptable but that is what this guy was xxxx bent to do. Kia Country, never again.

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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

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Dealership Experience 6 years 10 months
Industry Experience 6 years 10 months
I relocated to Charleston from Massachusetts, but I am a native of Bennington, Vermont. I worked as a silversmith for 38 years. After I retired, I started working in car sales because I actually like working with customers. I also enjoy woodworking, skiing, and spending time with my two children and four grandchildren.
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Nov 12, 2020

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Tim was very laid back. I appreciate Tim not being over...

Tim was very laid back. I appreciate Tim not being over bearing. He allowed us to ask questions and even walked the lot with us, just to make sure we covered all the inventory in our "need list" on a vehicle. We took overnight to decide if we satisfied with our vehicle we chose. He even brought the paperwork to my office for me to sign. I used my bank for financing. So I didn't have interaction with the dealership itself....finance, etc... The transaction went smoothly and seemed a little too flawless, since it went so smoothly. 1,2,3 easy. Ask for Tim Leray when you go to Kia on Savannah Highway.

Aug 06, 2020

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Great Dealership! The service there is great and the...

Great Dealership! The service there is great and the quality of the vehicle we purchased is fantastic! Norm and Tim were both extremely professional and answered all of the questions we asked! I Look forward to shopping at Kia country again!

Jul 22, 2020

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Mr Bill is so freaking awesome and he was so patient with...

Mr Bill is so freaking awesome and he was so patient with me. I was in a bad accident and he took me under his wing and fixed my problem. Mr. Bill got me exactly what I wanted and He had the best advice. Thank you Mr Bill and the great folks at Kia Charleston. I am pleased with my purchase.

Mar 15, 2020

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This past weekend my fiancé and I were traveling from PA...

This past weekend my fiancé and I were traveling from PA to GA when our car broke down. The car needed repairs that was going to require several days for the parts to arrive, since we were on a vacation away from home and at that time had lost two days already we decided our best option would be to trade our car in on a new one. We first went to another dealer who treated us awful. After our first experience we came to Kia Country and from the moment we arrived we were treated so well by everyone. We explained our situation and that we needed an AWD vehicle (since we are from PA) and they quickly found the vehicle that would work best for us and had us on a test drive. When it came to talking price they didn’t mess around with us and play games, they gave us an amazing deal and were beyond fair with our trade. The entire process was so easy and smooth. I can’t say enough how much it meant to be treated fairly after the awful start to the vacation that we had. Mike Brand, Jason Leming and Tim Leary were all amazing!! With how amazing this experience was I would seriously consider driving from PA to SC just to buy my next vehicle with this group. Thank you all so much.

Dec 10, 2019

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Tim and Tony did a great job with assisting me with the...

Tim and Tony did a great job with assisting me with the purchase of my Telluride SX. I would recommend Kia Country of Charleston as a preferred dealership.

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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 5 years 10 months
Industry Experience 30 years 5 months
Tim offers twenty years of experience in parts and service to our customers who always come first. “First and foremost, I like helping people. I enjoy the relationships we have with our customers. There are so many places that they could go, and it means a lot that they bring their cars here to be serviced. I work hard to make certain that everything is done to their satisfaction and that they leave with a smile on their face.” In his spare time, Tim enjoys weightlifting, traveling and helping others.
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Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

Jun 13, 2020

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Bill is the man. Took care of what I was looking for a...

Bill is the man. Took care of what I was looking for a nothing else. Kept in contact during the entire sales process. Thanks a bunch

May 01, 2020

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Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a...

Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a perfect car for me! The team of guys make car buying so simple and fast! After 6 months of searching I finally found exactly what I wanted!

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

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Dealership Experience 2 years 7 months
Industry Experience 13 years 7 months
I've been selling cars for 15 years. I'm a people person who enjoys helping people. I've also served in the Army and as a firefighter. I'm happily married with nine grandchildren. I've lived in Charleston since 1965.
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Oct 05, 2020

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We had a great experience with Justin Bimonte. He never...

We had a great experience with Justin Bimonte. He never stopped searching for the right car for us, and he found it. It was our son's first car, and Justin knew we needed it to be reliable, affordable, and clean....and all on our budget. He even came in on his day off to finish the paperwork. He was really patient with our questions and answered them all. Very hard working. Great experience, great guy. Thank you, Justin!

Aug 08, 2020

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Frank was excellent. He listen to what I was looking for,...

Frank was excellent. He listen to what I was looking for, Showed me several cars and was able to get me in a new Kia with the payment I was looking for.Mike in finance and Andy were great also.

Aug 04, 2020

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Frank Classen has a lot of class!

I just bought a used Pathfinder for Kia Country. I could not have done it without the help of Frank Classen. He guided me throughout all the steps I needed to take to trade in my vehicle for a Nissan Pathfinder. I was not prepared with all my documents and such. But he made it all work out without any hassle. If you need to buy a new or used car, you need to see Frank Classen.

May 14, 2020

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Probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had. We...

Probably one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had. We came to a deal on a truck but they said they close at 7pm and couldn’t complete the paperwork until the next day so I put a deposit down. Then they called me the next morning and told me they sold the truck the next day without calling me first. Would not recommend giving your business to this company.

Mar 05, 2020

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Finally! Car buying a pleasant experience!

I recently purchased a Kia Telluride at this dealership. Upon arriving, I met Frank Classen who was my sales professional. He asked all the right questions regarding my needs in a vehicle. He was knowledgeable and professional and had a low-key, no pressure approach which I much appreciated. He gave me all the information I needed in order to make a decision on the purchase. He was kind and respectful of my time. I have already referred him to several of my friends, and will definitely come back to him when I purchase my next car. Andy Bittner gave an excellent tutorial on how to operate all the bells and whistles on vehicle - he did a great job! Adam Richey worked with me on the paperwork via email and telephone so I did not have to come back until I was ready to pick up the car. I met with Jeremy Wilson and got through the financing part of it without a hitch within about 10 - 15 minutes, and in no time I was on my way. I have never liked the process of purchasing a vehicle, but these gentlemen made it enjoyable!

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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager
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Dealership Experience 8 months
Industry Experience 12 years
I recently moved to Charleston and I absolutely LOVE it. I served in the Navy for four years and have worked in the car business since 2007, ten of those years as a Finance Manager. At the end of the day, I like helping people and I think I'm good at understanding what they want. Nothing is more fun than helping someone get their first car. I have two daughters, one in law school and one in graduate school.
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Nov 14, 2020

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Absolutely Awesome experience, got the vehicle I was...

Absolutely Awesome experience, got the vehicle I was looking at, and Bill was absolutely great, listened to everything, answered all questions and the paperwork was a breeze. I’d definitely recommend this dealership to anyone

Nov 09, 2020

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Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out...

Bill was the first person we encountered once we got out of our car, already defensive since we had a not so perfect experience with our last new car (and lets face it, who loves the assumed pressure of buying a car?), Bill approached with a big smile and a friendly greeting and NO PRESSURE AT ALL!!!! He pointed out the used cars we originally asked about without pushing us directly to a new car. He left us alone to look over the lot and took our trade-in for appraisal. He then met us in the parking lot and answered all of our questions. We went on a test drive and fell in love with the Sportage. No negativity going back and forth over final price and or "selling you the Brooklyn bridge" at the end, in finance, with unnecessary pricy warrantees. Overall experience was amazing!! If you know you want a Kia go see Bill Dockendorf at Kia Country of Charleston! Even if you dont want the Kia they have a nice selection of used vehicles of other makes and models! Great Experience! Will definitely recommend all of them and will go back when we are ready for our next car.

Oct 29, 2020

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Another terrific experience with Justine!When my...

Another terrific experience with Justine! When my beautiful 2020 Kia Optima EX was totaled in a car accident, I headed right back to Kia Country as I wanted another reliable car with a great warranty. Justine made my purchase process decision easy as he is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I closed on a 2021 K5 EX with the premium package in Everlasting Silver ... and this time, financed with Kia Motors. Zola made that process quick and easy. I love my new car ... it’s gorgeous, uber comfy and the ride is smooth. I’m happy!

Oct 28, 2020

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This is the third vehicle I’ve purchased from Justin in...

This is the third vehicle I’ve purchased from Justin in just over a year and since this is my second vehicle he personally drove the 80 miles to pick me up and bring me to pick up the vehicle which made it very convenient and it allowed me to get a great deal towards the end of the model year.

Oct 28, 2020

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Friendly service and was dedicated to getting us the best...

Friendly service and was dedicated to getting us the best deal possible! He made sure we were aware of all costs involved and that we would be 100% satisfied with our purchase.

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Craig Bellamy

Craig Bellamy

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 1 years 2 months
Industry Experience 8 years 11 months
Craig managed independent shops for eight years before joining our team. He “loves solving problems that customers have.” Craig’s passions include motorcycles, woodworking, and outdoor recreation.
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Sep 21, 2020

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Bill was great. He was very helpful and friendly. The...

Bill was great. He was very helpful and friendly. The entire staff was very helpful. We are very excited about our new purchase. Will definitely return to Kia Country.

Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

Mar 02, 2020

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Mr. Tucker was available, attentive, awash with knowledge!

Personal attention, knowledgeable helpful staff working in a team effort to serve customers? What a concept, Great job all! We love Kia Country of Charleston.

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

Jan 26, 2020

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I had a wonderful salesman. Justin Bimonte is excellent...

I had a wonderful salesman. Justin Bimonte is excellent at his job. Couldn't have had a better experience anywhere else. Thank you Justin Bimonte

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Disco Drayton

Disco Drayton

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 14 years
With more than 13 years automotive parts experience, Dicso is a great addition to our team. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring old cars, circle track drag racing and cooking.
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Jul 21, 2020

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The biggest shout out to Justin for helping me find the...

The biggest shout out to Justin for helping me find the perfect vehicle for me and my family. We are so appreciative. We needed a rest dependable vehicle and you more than delivered. The best car buying experience I’ve ever had. If I could rate Justin at a 10/10 he would be a 20/10. So knowledgeable about the vehicles we looked at and he knew what I needed more than I did. We are so thankful for everything.

Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

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Tim Pilgrim

Tim Pilgrim

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 8 years
Industry Experience 15 years
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Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

Jan 26, 2020

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I had a wonderful salesman. Justin Bimonte is excellent...

I had a wonderful salesman. Justin Bimonte is excellent at his job. Couldn't have had a better experience anywhere else. Thank you Justin Bimonte

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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
Dealership Experience 8 months
Industry Experience 40 years 3 months
EG grew up repairing and racing cars. His father ran the Industrial Technology Center at Trident Technical College and owned his own auto repair shop. He worked for his father before he went to Trident to study auto body repair. "Service before self is what drives me. I really enjoy making customers happy. It's the only reason I do this. Hopefully, people leave with a smile on their face."
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Sep 08, 2020

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Quick, easy, excellent service. The 90 day inspection...

Quick, easy, excellent service. The 90 day inspection scheduled before leaving. Everything was explained about the features of the SUV. Questions were answered to my satisfaction.

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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 1 years 6 months
Industry Experience 3 years 3 months
I lived my entire life in Georgia and moved to Charleston two years ago. I sell cars with integrity and want to dispel the perception of the "sleazy car salesman." When a customer leaves happy with the car that they purchased and the service they received, then I am satisfied. I enjoy sports and play video games in my spare time.
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Oct 26, 2019

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Helped My Mama

Thank you guys so much for helping my mom get into a car that she likes and can afford. You both were unbelievably kind and patient with us. Thanks for making a possibly stressful situation such a great experience!

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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 4 months
Industry Experience 4 months
I'm born and raised in Charleston. I'm new to the car business and excited to teach you everything I'm learning! I have spent most of my career in service & hospitality because I love talking to people and I look forward to helping you find the right car. My hobbies include cooking, nutrition, and movies.
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

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Dealership Experience 4 months
Industry Experience 6 years 4 months
I was born, raised and homeschooled in Charleston. I've been selling cars for six years and I enjoy helping people make the second biggest purchase of their lifetime. My hobbies include music; I play several string instruments, dogs and going tubing.
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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

Online Product Associate
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Dealership Experience 3 months
Industry Experience 3 years
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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

Online Product Associate
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Dealership Experience 3 months
Industry Experience 6 years
I have been selling cars since 2015. I'm from Cincinnati. A colleague moved to Charleston and convinced me to move here sight unseen. It actually wasn't too difficult--warmer weather, beaches and one of the top ten disc golf courses in the country. Guess what my hobby is? I love selling cars and putting excitement into a somewhat dull process.
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