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Sales

Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
402 Reviews
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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
170 Reviews
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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
159 Reviews
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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
110 Reviews
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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
65 Reviews
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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
61 Reviews
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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
54 Reviews
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

Product & Technology Consultant
32 Reviews
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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant
26 Reviews
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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

Product & Technology Consultant
24 Reviews
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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

Online Product Associate
22 Reviews
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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

Product & Technology Consultant
15 Reviews
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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

Online Product Associate
3 Reviews
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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
3 Reviews
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Service

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
124 Reviews
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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
113 Reviews
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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
47 Reviews
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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

Service Consultant
5 Reviews
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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
2 Reviews
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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
1 Review
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Management

Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
82 Reviews
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Finance

Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager

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Parts

Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
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Glenda Morris

Glenda Morris

Parts Specialist
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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 14 years 9 months
Industry Experience 14 years 9 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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Jul 07, 2021

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Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional,...

Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy. He makes purchasing a vehicle extremely easy and stress free. His customer service is excellent! He goes above and beyond to make sure that you get the right vehicle at a great price.

Jul 07, 2021

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Elijah was a great asset in helping me purchase my new...

Elijah was a great asset in helping me purchase my new vehicle. He was able to make it a very easy and fair process for myself being a first time car buyer.

Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

Jun 29, 2021

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Everyone at Kia Country of Charleston did a great job...

Everyone at Kia Country of Charleston did a great job making my purchase of a new 2021 Kia Soul S a pleasurable experience.

Jun 20, 2021

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He was very professional and very helpful and honest ,...

He was very professional and very helpful and honest , loved his service he gave ! Great salesman . I will be referring him to a friend asap

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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 14 years 3 months
Industry Experience 16 years 10 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. and I am a fan of college and professional football and am an avid snow skier.
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Jul 31, 2021

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Top notch experience. Tough to find a Kia Telluride these...

Top notch experience. Tough to find a Kia Telluride these days and Kia Country had just the one I was looking for. Thanks for everything Norm

Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

Jul 30, 2021

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I called to find a Sorento Hybrid and talked to Norm who...

I called to find a Sorento Hybrid and talked to Norm who was awesome. He had so much information about the car and told me when I could pick it up. His customer Service is amazing.

Jul 29, 2021

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Respectful service. All around good dealership. Had a...

Respectful service. All around good dealership. Had a great experience with Norm. Was true to his word and honest from the start to finish. Great experience.

Jul 29, 2021

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Norm at Kia Country of Charleston went above and beyond...

Norm at Kia Country of Charleston went above and beyond when helping me purchase my new car. He was knowledgeable and personable, walking me through each step to make sure I got exactly what I wanted and needed. I would highly recommend Norm and Kia Country of Charleston to anyone looking to buy a new car.

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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 7 years 1 months
Industry Experience 7 years 1 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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Jul 20, 2021

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Great customer service! Tony helped make the experience...

Great customer service! Tony helped make the experience simple and provided assistance after our purchase. I would recommend Kia Country to our friends and family.

Jul 20, 2021

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Tony and Kia Country made buying so simple! It was a...

Tony and Kia Country made buying so simple! It was a complete breeze buying our new Carnival with Tony and Kia Country! Everything was so easy and fast. We love our new vehicle.

Jun 29, 2021

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Tony was an absolute pleasure! Knowledgeable, pleasant...

Tony was an absolute pleasure! Knowledgeable, pleasant and genuine. Was the best experience I've ever had at a car dealership!

Jun 28, 2021

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Tony is an honest man. He won’t talk you into anything,...

Tony is an honest man. He won’t talk you into anything, unless it’s a great deal. He is very polite and patient. He wants to work with you. He’ll point you to the car you want. He also tries his best to keep the car in the price range you’re interested in. He’s very easy to work with.

Jun 01, 2021

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Tony helped us in more than expected I’m well satisfied...

Tony helped us in more than expected I’m well satisfied with Tony Washington he’s the best salesman there thank you Tony for everything

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 15 years 3 months
Industry Experience 36 years 5 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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Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

Jul 28, 2021

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Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars...

Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars from him, and I’ve sent a number of my friends. He’s honest and accommodating and I trust him. An absolute gem in the auto sales business! Can’t recommend him enough! Kia Country is a great place to work with overall. I’ve always had my kias serviced there and feel like their service department is also honest, straightforward, and conservative with their recommendations. Kia Country is the best dealer in the Lowcountry in all areas. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Jul 07, 2021

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Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional,...

Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy. He makes purchasing a vehicle extremely easy and stress free. His customer service is excellent! He goes above and beyond to make sure that you get the right vehicle at a great price.

Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 15 years 7 months
Industry Experience 17 years 8 months
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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Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

Jul 28, 2021

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Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars...

Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars from him, and I’ve sent a number of my friends. He’s honest and accommodating and I trust him. An absolute gem in the auto sales business! Can’t recommend him enough! Kia Country is a great place to work with overall. I’ve always had my kias serviced there and feel like their service department is also honest, straightforward, and conservative with their recommendations. Kia Country is the best dealer in the Lowcountry in all areas. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

May 29, 2021

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We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to...

We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to home, but we ALWAYS drive across town for the friendly and helpful staff. We purchased a barely used Kia Sorento over 5 years ago, and when we recently brought it in for some routine service, we decided to browse cars for my teenager who will be licensed next month. I never expected to be purchasing that day, but we got an amazing deal on a used Kia Forte! Norm stepped in when the first sales agent got tied up with a returning customer, and went to extra efforts to wrap up the paperwork quickly, even though it was a very BUSY morning in sales. He arranged some necessary service and extra detailing to make the car perfect, and then delivered it to our home later that week. You won’t find better customer service anywhere else!

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
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Dealership Experience 3 years 8 months
Industry Experience 11 years
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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Jun 15, 2021

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Jimmy is friendly, courteous, and polite. Jimmy was...

Jimmy is friendly, courteous, and polite. Jimmy was relatively new when we first met in Feb. If he didn't have an answer to our questions he quickly found the answer. Several visits later we ordered a Telluride. Jimmy kept us apprised of the arrival date. We closed the deal 3 months later. Service was terrific. Zola in finance was terrific with the paperwork. Everyone made us feel like family. Thanks Jimmy and the Kia Team!

Jun 06, 2021

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The Best Experience EVER!!From the beginning to the end...

The Best Experience EVER!! From the beginning to the end of the process had been the BEST customer service I have EVER received while purchasing a new vehicle! My salesman Elijah was absolutely fantastic, patient and understanding through the process while locating the exact vehicle that I wanted and a BIG SHOUTOUT goes to The Sales Manager Adam Richey is helping get me where I wanted to be as far as payment and going above and beyond in locating and delivering my vehicle to me. They have just earned a customer for life!

May 24, 2021

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What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we...

What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we expected from a sales Associate, as well as the rest of Kia Country’s staff. A-plus rating from me. Thanks again Dan

Apr 24, 2021

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These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable,...

These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable, respectful and very fast with the service they provided. All my questions was answered honestly and in a timely matter.

Apr 19, 2021

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Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use...

Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use this dealer after less than stellar service from our local kia dealer. Simply awesome

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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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Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

Jul 28, 2021

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We had the best car buying experience! Everyone was...

We had the best car buying experience! Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. We are very satisfied with our new KIA. I will tell all my friends.

Jul 07, 2021

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Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional,...

Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy. He makes purchasing a vehicle extremely easy and stress free. His customer service is excellent! He goes above and beyond to make sure that you get the right vehicle at a great price.

Jun 29, 2021

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Everyone at Kia Country of Charleston did a great job...

Everyone at Kia Country of Charleston did a great job making my purchase of a new 2021 Kia Soul S a pleasurable experience.

Jun 25, 2021

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Caleb was so responsive and extremely customer...

Caleb was so responsive and extremely customer oriented!!! He greeted us quickly, was very friendly, valued our time, and was very knowledgeable!!!

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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
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Industry Experience 16 years 8 months
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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Jun 20, 2021

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Excellent customer service, helped us find the vehicle...

Excellent customer service, helped us find the vehicle with everything we wanted. Knowledgeable, smart! Highly recommend doing business with these great group of guys. Thanks for the new car!

Jun 11, 2021

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Jason a sales manager and his staff are awesome! Easy to...

Jason a sales manager and his staff are awesome! Easy to work with, they communicated about what I should expect and what they would do.

Apr 19, 2021

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Tony was the most patient and most informative sales...

Tony was the most patient and most informative sales person I ever had. He made the process so easy and painless along with the entire staff at Kia country including Jason Leming.

Mar 10, 2021

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Bill was excellent to deal with. It was a great...

Bill was excellent to deal with. It was a great experience dealing with your company he was very honest and very friendly to work with. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. We have bought 5 cars from them and will continue to in the future. Bill is Awesome to deal with.

Mar 02, 2021

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Excellent dealership. Jimmy was fantastic. Both were...

Excellent dealership. Jimmy was fantastic. Both were direct and straight to the point. They didn't play games, they didn't mess around, they just sold me a car at a great price. I'd highly recommend both!

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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
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Dealership Experience 4 years 1 months
Industry Experience 4 years 1 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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Jul 15, 2021

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We had a really pleasant experience at this dealership,...

We had a really pleasant experience at this dealership, we would happily reccomend them. The salespeople were friendly, not pushy and did their best to make sure you were comfortable.

Jul 14, 2021

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Caleb was extremely helpful and made the process quick...

Caleb was extremely helpful and made the process quick and seamless. He managed to get me exactly what I wanted at a price I could afford.

Jun 20, 2021

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Excellent customer service, helped us find the vehicle...

Excellent customer service, helped us find the vehicle with everything we wanted. Knowledgeable, smart! Highly recommend doing business with these great group of guys. Thanks for the new car!

Jun 11, 2021

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Jason a sales manager and his staff are awesome! Easy to...

Jason a sales manager and his staff are awesome! Easy to work with, they communicated about what I should expect and what they would do.

Apr 27, 2021

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Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy...

Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy that treats people right. Adam always does a great job finding the necessary lenders to get acceptable payments.

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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 7 years 6 months
Industry Experience 7 years 6 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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Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

May 31, 2021

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We want to thank Kia Country of Charleston and Tim LeRay...

We want to thank Kia Country of Charleston and Tim LeRay for facilitating the sale of our daughters first car (Optima) . The process was smooth and professional. Tim went the extra mile coordinating with us in Washington State and our daughter in Charleston to complete the process in 24 hrs . Exceptional Customer Service !

May 24, 2021

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What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we...

What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we expected from a sales Associate, as well as the rest of Kia Country’s staff. A-plus rating from me. Thanks again Dan

Mar 24, 2021

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Tim was very helpful with the purchase of our daughter's...

Tim was very helpful with the purchase of our daughter's KIA Forte. He was very thorough and made the process go smooth and easy

Feb 04, 2021

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I have purchased two cars previously from Tim LeRay at...

I have purchased two cars previously from Tim LeRay at Kia Country Charleston, SC. As always he had my best interests at heart no run around, or pressure sales techniques. He understands that my time is valuable and treated me accordingly with respect and professionalism. With that in mind I reached out to him for my next purchase. I went home with the vehicle I wanted at a fair price. Thanks again Tim!

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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 6 years 6 months
Industry Experience 31 years 1 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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Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

May 29, 2021

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We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to...

We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to home, but we ALWAYS drive across town for the friendly and helpful staff. We purchased a barely used Kia Sorento over 5 years ago, and when we recently brought it in for some routine service, we decided to browse cars for my teenager who will be licensed next month. I never expected to be purchasing that day, but we got an amazing deal on a used Kia Forte! Norm stepped in when the first sales agent got tied up with a returning customer, and went to extra efforts to wrap up the paperwork quickly, even though it was a very BUSY morning in sales. He arranged some necessary service and extra detailing to make the car perfect, and then delivered it to our home later that week. You won’t find better customer service anywhere else!

Nov 27, 2020

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Horrible service. I couldn't even get my tire patched...

Horrible service. I couldn't even get my tire patched correctly. Waste of my time. Lost my business after that treatment. They decided to patch my tire then told me two weeks later after it was still leaking that it was because of the original damage. Why would you patch something that was that damaged then? You wasted my time and wouldn't compensate me for that. Treated like I was child.

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

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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager

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Dealership Experience 1 years 4 months
Industry Experience 12 years 8 months
I moved to Charleston in 2020 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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Jul 30, 2021

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Good. Fastest I have ever been in and out of a dealership...

Good. Fastest I have ever been in and out of a dealership Caleb was friendly and knowledgeable I gave caleb 5 stars what more do you want

Jul 28, 2021

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Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars...

Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars from him, and I’ve sent a number of my friends. He’s honest and accommodating and I trust him. An absolute gem in the auto sales business! Can’t recommend him enough! Kia Country is a great place to work with overall. I’ve always had my kias serviced there and feel like their service department is also honest, straightforward, and conservative with their recommendations. Kia Country is the best dealer in the Lowcountry in all areas. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Jul 28, 2021

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The staff was very friendly.We Had a great experience....

The staff was very friendly.We Had a great experience. Caleb helped me find just what i was looking for. I Love my new car!

Jul 28, 2021

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We had the best car buying experience! Everyone was...

We had the best car buying experience! Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. We are very satisfied with our new KIA. I will tell all my friends.

Jul 26, 2021

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Dealership is kept pristine. Due to the times, Covid,...

Dealership is kept pristine. Due to the times, Covid, there are very few new models for display. Our sales rep, Jimmy Walker, was outstanding. He offered good advice, which we followed. He called with information on a regular basis. Once the car was ordered Jimmy followed up with current information. The car was delivered early and Jimmy was well prepared to demonstrate and educate. I am very pleased with Jimmy Walker as well as the finance person, Zola Gearding. Everyone I came in contact with was polite, clear and knowledgeable.

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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

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Dealership Experience 1 years
Industry Experience 7 years
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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Jul 30, 2021

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Working with Caleb was easy and no pressure. He took his...

Working with Caleb was easy and no pressure. He took his time and helped us to find the car we were looking for, and is working to make the purchase process easy!

Jul 30, 2021

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Good. Fastest I have ever been in and out of a dealership...

Good. Fastest I have ever been in and out of a dealership Caleb was friendly and knowledgeable I gave caleb 5 stars what more do you want

Jul 29, 2021

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Caleb is one of the best people to deal with when it...

Caleb is one of the best people to deal with when it comes to car sales. We were very skeptical and quite frankly slow with our decision making but Caleb was more than helpful in getting us in a good car at a good price. Would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Jul 28, 2021

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The staff was very friendly.We Had a great experience....

The staff was very friendly.We Had a great experience. Caleb helped me find just what i was looking for. I Love my new car!

Jul 28, 2021

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I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him...

I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him again.Everyone should have the great personality he has . Thank you Caleb

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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 7 months
I've been selling cars since 2017. I like the rewards of making people happy. People can get to their jobs, kids can get to sports practice and so on. I was born in Queens, NY but moved here as a child and attended West Ashley Elementary, Middle and High Schools. I am the oldest of four. I am a Cowboys fan. I'm married and we are expecting our first child in October.
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Jul 20, 2021

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Jorden was so friendly and hospitable. He knew everything...

Jorden was so friendly and hospitable. He knew everything about the product and after a month of me being stressed about this purchase, he not only helped me make a decision, but he provides comic relief. He needs a TV show/raise honestly and I would definitely recommend him to someone else.

Jul 16, 2021

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Jorden is an amazing and patient sales man! He...

Jorden is an amazing and patient sales man! He understood my concerns, and got them handled in a timely manner. I highly recommend this service center.

Jul 16, 2021

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Jorden was extremely helpful with my search for a car. I...

Jorden was extremely helpful with my search for a car. I would highly recommend him as a top salesman! Thanks Jorden! (: I’m excited for my new car!!!

Jul 15, 2021

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Even though I didn’t buy a car when I stopped in, Jorden...

Even though I didn’t buy a car when I stopped in, Jorden still spent time with me. He was very knowledgeable, answering all of my questions and was very respectful. I’d definitely recommend anyone looking to buy a car to go and see Jorden.

Jul 15, 2021

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Jorden is an excellent sales person. I bought a car from...

Jorden is an excellent sales person. I bought a car from him prior to him working at Kia and I absolutely loved it ! When my hood friend came to me about buying their first car I sent them straight to him ! Great guy, great service!

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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

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Dealership Experience 7 months
Industry Experience 7 months
I am a Marine Corps veteran from Walterboro South Carolina. I am kind of a computer nerd as I have been building my own since I was 15. I live out in the country and love it especially after living in the Atlanta area for almost 20yrs. I really like being out doors and enjoying the beautiful ACE basin area of my home state. My favorite car right now is the KIA Telluride It is so roomy, comfortable and loaded with safety features.
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Aug 02, 2021

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Sales man Jimmy walker took time to explain everything to...

Sales man Jimmy walker took time to explain everything to me and to get me the best deal. I started with hardly any credit and my score is not 750 because I done what the sales men told me to with my credit

Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

Jul 26, 2021

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Dealership is kept pristine. Due to the times, Covid,...

Dealership is kept pristine. Due to the times, Covid, there are very few new models for display. Our sales rep, Jimmy Walker, was outstanding. He offered good advice, which we followed. He called with information on a regular basis. Once the car was ordered Jimmy followed up with current information. The car was delivered early and Jimmy was well prepared to demonstrate and educate. I am very pleased with Jimmy Walker as well as the finance person, Zola Gearding. Everyone I came in contact with was polite, clear and knowledgeable.

Jul 16, 2021

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ZERO COMPLAINTS!! Great experience start to finish....

ZERO COMPLAINTS!! Great experience start to finish. Everyone we interacted with over the phone and in the dealership were pleasures to work with. No silliness no games, just very transparent nice people. One of the few car buying experiences I can say I actually enjoyed!

Jun 15, 2021

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Jimmy is friendly, courteous, and polite. Jimmy was...

Jimmy is friendly, courteous, and polite. Jimmy was relatively new when we first met in Feb. If he didn't have an answer to our questions he quickly found the answer. Several visits later we ordered a Telluride. Jimmy kept us apprised of the arrival date. We closed the deal 3 months later. Service was terrific. Zola in finance was terrific with the paperwork. Everyone made us feel like family. Thanks Jimmy and the Kia Team!

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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

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Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 6 years 8 months
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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Jul 29, 2021

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Norm at Kia Country of Charleston went above and beyond...

Norm at Kia Country of Charleston went above and beyond when helping me purchase my new car. He was knowledgeable and personable, walking me through each step to make sure I got exactly what I wanted and needed. I would highly recommend Norm and Kia Country of Charleston to anyone looking to buy a new car.

Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

Jul 28, 2021

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I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him...

I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him again.Everyone should have the great personality he has . Thank you Caleb

Jul 16, 2021

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ZERO COMPLAINTS!! Great experience start to finish....

ZERO COMPLAINTS!! Great experience start to finish. Everyone we interacted with over the phone and in the dealership were pleasures to work with. No silliness no games, just very transparent nice people. One of the few car buying experiences I can say I actually enjoyed!

Jul 15, 2021

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Friendly, pleasant, and took great care of us. Caleb did...

Friendly, pleasant, and took great care of us. Caleb did a wonderful job. He was friendly, funny, and outgoing. DJ did a great job as well.

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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

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Dealership Experience 1 years
Industry Experience 1 years
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 serving my guests at the highest level! I look forward to helping you find your new car. My hobbies include cooking, nutrition, and movies.
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Jun 10, 2021

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I love my kia. Chris was very knowledgeable and help with...

I love my kia. Chris was very knowledgeable and help with my lease. Most importantly saved me a lot of time during the process. Quick and efficient.

May 27, 2021

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Chris was very amenable through the whole process. Very...

Chris was very amenable through the whole process. Very calm and assuring. Much appreciated since I haven’t owned a vehicle or had insurance since 1989. The car buying experience was actually pleasant and relatively easy; considering a lot has changed in car buying since the 80’s...

May 21, 2021

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My overall experience at Kia of Charleston was great!...

My overall experience at Kia of Charleston was great! From the very beginning, Chris was an awesome communicator. He kept me up to do date on the status of the car we had ordered. Chris was also very knowledgeable about the features of the car we purchased which was a brand new model. Not only did he take the time to tell me about all the amazing features, he showed me how to work everything.

May 08, 2021

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Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked...

Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked with me throughout the week back and forth listening to my needs for a new, bigger vehicle. He even went out of his way to send me a special video tour since I live so far away from the dealership. During the test drive for the Sorento S and Sorento SX he was very knowledgeable of the features and explained them thoroughly. Never once did he try to steer me one way or the other. He honestly let me talk it out with my husband and answered all of our questions right there on the spot. I ended up going with the SX and I am so glad I did. Chris mentioned the LED lights being better for visibility and was he right! Driving home I realized how much vision I was giving up by not having LED lights. I recommend using Chris as your car salesman if you are looking for someone with dedication, patience and understanding to your needs. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and purchase!

May 04, 2021

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Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and...

Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and professional. Answered all my questions and helped to assist me and my mother with the best service possible. He only showed me one car and I was sold, would highly recommend.

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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

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Dealership Experience 9 months
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Jul 28, 2021

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Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars...

Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars from him, and I’ve sent a number of my friends. He’s honest and accommodating and I trust him. An absolute gem in the auto sales business! Can’t recommend him enough! Kia Country is a great place to work with overall. I’ve always had my kias serviced there and feel like their service department is also honest, straightforward, and conservative with their recommendations. Kia Country is the best dealer in the Lowcountry in all areas. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

Jun 01, 2021

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Jorden was great from start to finish, and I will go back...

Jorden was great from start to finish, and I will go back when I am in need of another car. Thank you Jorden for all your wonder time and help!

May 06, 2021

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My wife's car had a recall that needed to be taken care...

My wife's car had a recall that needed to be taken care of and I had the BEST customer service from AJ. AJ is a true professional. He created a positive atmosphere out of this experience and I will always be back to this location for future services. Thank you AJ.

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

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Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 3 years 8 months
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Jun 06, 2021

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The Best Experience EVER!!From the beginning to the end...

The Best Experience EVER!! From the beginning to the end of the process had been the BEST customer service I have EVER received while purchasing a new vehicle! My salesman Elijah was absolutely fantastic, patient and understanding through the process while locating the exact vehicle that I wanted and a BIG SHOUTOUT goes to The Sales Manager Adam Richey is helping get me where I wanted to be as far as payment and going above and beyond in locating and delivering my vehicle to me. They have just earned a customer for life!

Apr 12, 2021

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Amazing service, helpful crew and I am certainly happy...

Amazing service, helpful crew and I am certainly happy with my car!! I am was so nervous but everything worked out and look forward with to doing more business with kia.

Jan 01, 2021

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Justin Bimonte is a wonderful salesman and helped me...

Justin Bimonte is a wonderful salesman and helped me every step of the way! Did not hesitate to answer any questions I had. Best experience at a dealership I’ve had!

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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

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Dealership Experience 2 years 2 months
Industry Experience 3 years 11 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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Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

Jul 28, 2021

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I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him...

I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him again.Everyone should have the great personality he has . Thank you Caleb

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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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
Dealership Experience 1 years 4 months
Industry Experience 40 years 11 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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Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

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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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 7 months
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Jul 01, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

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Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 9 months
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Apr 19, 2021

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My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and...

My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and couldn’t be happier, service was quick and Caleb took great care of us, keeping us informed and updated throughout the entire buying process!

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Glenda Morris

Glenda Morris

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 9 months
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Apr 19, 2021

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My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and...

My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and couldn’t be happier, service was quick and Caleb took great care of us, keeping us informed and updated throughout the entire buying process!

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