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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
386 Reviews
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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
148 Reviews
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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
141 Reviews
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Bill Dockendorf

Bill Dockendorf

Product & Technology Consultant

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127 Reviews
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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
102 Reviews
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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
61 Reviews
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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
54 Reviews
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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
50 Reviews
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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

Product & Technology Consultant
30 Reviews
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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager
14 Reviews
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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

Product & Technology Consultant
5 Reviews
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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

Product & Technology Consultant
1 Review
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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

Online Product Associate
1 Review
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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
1 Review
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

Product & Technology Consultant
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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant
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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
45 Reviews
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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
1 Review
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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

Service Consultant
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Management

Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
72 Reviews
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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 4 months
Industry Experience 14 years 4 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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Feb 27, 2021

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Elijah was great to work with! I am from Savannah, so...

Elijah was great to work with! I am from Savannah, so everything was done virtually- and it couldn't have been a smoother process! Elijah even delivered my vehicle to me! I couldn't be happier with my Telluride--and will definitely work with Elijah in the future! Thanks!

Feb 25, 2021

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He was very straight forward and helpful, didn't get any...

He was very straight forward and helpful, didn't get any vibe that I was being taken advantage of. It was actually the opposite, felt at home. Very kind environment, I didn't know what I wanted and he guided me in a way that worked for me! Would recommend to anyone!

Feb 15, 2021

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We really enjoyed the interaction of the purchase....

We really enjoyed the interaction of the purchase. Business was done with professionalism and respect. Elijah went above and beyond in the delivery. We really appreciate his effort of meeting us halfway to Florida with our vehicle.

Feb 13, 2021

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Great salesperson to talk to. Taught me how to drive a...

Great salesperson to talk to. Taught me how to drive a stick shift! Would recommend him to a new car buyer or used car buyer.

Feb 10, 2021

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Elijah was great he went the extra mile to help me get...

Elijah was great he went the extra mile to help me get the car I wanted. He kept me informed it was truly a pleasure.

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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 13 years 10 months
Industry Experience 16 years 5 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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Feb 21, 2021

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Norm was the best! Hands down easiest car buying...

Norm was the best! Hands down easiest car buying experience ever. Fast, friendly and knowledgeable. I’m a repeat customer and they keep getting better.

Feb 20, 2021

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I have leased with the help of Norm at Kia country for...

I have leased with the help of Norm at Kia country for the last eight years. I have been treated so well that I purchased two of the five vehicles used during that time. Thanks Norm.

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!

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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 6 years 8 months
Industry Experience 6 years 8 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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Mar 01, 2021

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Tony was outstanding in every way possible. He was...

Tony was outstanding in every way possible. He was extremely thorough and made the car buying experience smooth and pleasant. His knowledge and experience with Kia cars were excellent. He is the best of the best and I want to recognize him for everything he did for me and my family.

Feb 24, 2021

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Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked...

Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked diligently to get me the vehicle my family and I NEEDED, and WANTED. I love telling everybody my experience and will definitely recommend KIA COUNTRY OF CHARLESTON.

Feb 06, 2021

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We had a great experience all the way around, from first...

We had a great experience all the way around, from first contact with Andy all the way to a detailed explanation of all features from Tony after we finished our purchase. Everyone was very helpful and responsive to our questions. We highly recommend Kia Country of Charleston!

Feb 06, 2021

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Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new...

Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new ride. The whole experience was outstanding!! We have never been to a dealership with such great hospitality. Andy and Tony were especially great! They answered all of our questions no hassle or pressure from start to finish made our purchase very easy. The team gave us a fair trade-in for our vehicle and financing was a breeze. We would recommend Kia Country Of Charleston to anyone wanting to purchase a car. If we purchase another car in the future would be worth the drive from Virginia again. Thanks again. Bill & Denise

Jan 18, 2021

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I love my car, Tony did a excellent finding exact car...

I love my car, Tony did a excellent finding exact car that I want it. All of my families and friends here to buy a car.

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Bill Dockendorf

Bill Dockendorf

Product & Technology Consultant

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Dealership Experience 2 years 4 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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Feb 28, 2021

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Bill Dockendorf is professional, listened to my...

Bill Dockendorf is professional, listened to my requirements, and provided prompt responses. I'm in the car business myself, and the last thing I dread is to purchase a vehicle retail from another Dealer (especially if I'm out of state). After shopping Kia Dealers in a 200-300 mile radius I settled on KCOC. The reason, Bill! What's concerning is that I also shopped Kia Country of Savanna. I'm guessing they are part of the same group. They even did a follow up call asking why I didn't purchase a car from them. They are terrible, and represent through their sales people, the worst of everything a dealer should not be in this day and age. Back to Bill. Truly a person that represents KCOC with integrity, professionalism and the ability to listen to the customer. My whole transaction was done telephonically and by computer. KCOC's process from the initial "Meet and Greet" to the young lady in F & I were truly remarkable and should be emulated.

Feb 28, 2021

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Sent my neighbor to see Bill and they were so happy with...

Sent my neighbor to see Bill and they were so happy with the service, they loved their new 2016 Kia Forte, I will recommend them to more friends

Feb 28, 2021

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Great deal and awesome service. We love dealing with Bill...

Great deal and awesome service. We love dealing with Bill and the rest of the staff. Highly recommend this dealership for your next car purchase.

Feb 27, 2021

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Bill was wonderful to work with. He did not pressure us...

Bill was wonderful to work with. He did not pressure us and made this process so incredibly easy. He comes highly recommended by me and my family.

Feb 26, 2021

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Bill helped me a lot getting my first financed car. He...

Bill helped me a lot getting my first financed car. He was very patient in helping me understand everything. I highly recommend buying through him.

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 14 years 10 months
Industry Experience 36 years
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 15 years 2 months
Industry Experience 17 years 3 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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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 3 months
Industry Experience 10 years 7 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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Jan 18, 2021

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Tony was great through the whole process. Patient with...

Tony was great through the whole process. Patient with my questions and honest with his answers. Thanks Adam and Zola as well. Love my Telluride.

Dec 31, 2020

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Elijah was very pleasant and answered all our questions....

Elijah was very pleasant and answered all our questions. The other staff was nice too. Elijah and Adam treated us with honesty and respect. Very good business.

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!!

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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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Jan 02, 2021

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The sales prices of the Kia Telluride (used) is...

The sales prices of the Kia Telluride (used) is approximately $2,000 over the original new price sticker on the vehicle as illustrated by Carfax. Tellurides that sold new for $31,000.00 are now being sold used for $33 - 35,000. Apparently they feel the vehicle is worth more used than it was new. Great way to milk the public.

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!!

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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
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Industry Experience 16 years 3 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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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!

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!!!

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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

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Dealership Experience 3 years 8 months
Industry Experience 3 years 8 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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Feb 06, 2021

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We had a great experience all the way around, from first...

We had a great experience all the way around, from first contact with Andy all the way to a detailed explanation of all features from Tony after we finished our purchase. Everyone was very helpful and responsive to our questions. We highly recommend Kia Country of Charleston!

Feb 06, 2021

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Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new...

Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new ride. The whole experience was outstanding!! We have never been to a dealership with such great hospitality. Andy and Tony were especially great! They answered all of our questions no hassle or pressure from start to finish made our purchase very easy. The team gave us a fair trade-in for our vehicle and financing was a breeze. We would recommend Kia Country Of Charleston to anyone wanting to purchase a car. If we purchase another car in the future would be worth the drive from Virginia again. Thanks again. Bill & Denise

Jan 20, 2021

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I drove from Florence to look at the Kia Niro after...

I drove from Florence to look at the Kia Niro after speaking with Andy Bittner. Andy had texted me about my online inquiry so I called him to get more info. We spoke during my trip to Charleston and he answered all my questions. Elijah Tucker was my sales associate and took care of everything as soon as I arrived. There was no pressure or unexpected hidden costs. I purchased the car at a great price and am so relieved to have been able to take care of everything in one visit. Also I am impressed that the sale went so smoothly and that I was treated very well throughout the process particularly since I came in alone. Thank you to Andy and Elijah. It was my lucky day when Andy assigned my case to Elijah. Elijah is top notch and I have never had a better car buying experience. Thank you. Mary Bradley Tepper, DMD

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.

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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

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Dealership Experience 7 years 1 months
Industry Experience 7 years 1 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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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!

Feb 01, 2021

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My wife and I both drive Kia’s that we bought from Tim....

My wife and I both drive Kia’s that we bought from Tim. His personable, no pressure personality was exactly what was missing from so many dealerships of our past. We’ve purchased several cars from Tim over the years, most recently a new car for our 16 year old daughter. I can’t imagine we’ll buy from anyone or anywhere else, as long as Yim is around to help us out.

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.

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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

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Dealership Experience 6 years 1 months
Industry Experience 30 years 8 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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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

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!

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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

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Dealership Experience 2 years 10 months
Industry Experience 13 years 10 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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Feb 25, 2021

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Frank was straight forward and helpful. Very considerate...

Frank was straight forward and helpful. Very considerate of our needs and wants while explaining what would best fit our needs. Best car buying experience ever. Will deal with Frank again.

Dec 14, 2020

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I love the service that they give you. Came in having a...

I love the service that they give you. Came in having a idea and Mr.Frank helped and they made the process of buying a car so much better.

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.

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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

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Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 12 years 3 months
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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Feb 24, 2021

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Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked...

Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked diligently to get me the vehicle my family and I NEEDED, and WANTED. I love telling everybody my experience and will definitely recommend KIA COUNTRY OF CHARLESTON.

Feb 06, 2021

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Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new...

Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new ride. The whole experience was outstanding!! We have never been to a dealership with such great hospitality. Andy and Tony were especially great! They answered all of our questions no hassle or pressure from start to finish made our purchase very easy. The team gave us a fair trade-in for our vehicle and financing was a breeze. We would recommend Kia Country Of Charleston to anyone wanting to purchase a car. If we purchase another car in the future would be worth the drive from Virginia again. Thanks again. Bill & Denise

Jan 18, 2021

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Tony was great through the whole process. Patient with...

Tony was great through the whole process. Patient with my questions and honest with his answers. Thanks Adam and Zola as well. Love my Telluride.

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!

Dec 31, 2020

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Elijah was very pleasant and answered all our questions....

Elijah was very pleasant and answered all our questions. The other staff was nice too. Elijah and Adam treated us with honesty and respect. Very good business.

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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

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Dealership Experience 2 months
Industry Experience 2 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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Mar 02, 2021

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Fast friendly service got straight to the point an...

Fast friendly service got straight to the point an explained everything I need to know. Honored the internet price would recommend anyone to purchase here.

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!

Feb 27, 2021

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Great salesman in Jimmy. Even though he is new he knew...

Great salesman in Jimmy. Even though he is new he knew what he was doing.. Rest of staff is great. Would highly recommend them to everyone.

Feb 24, 2021

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Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked...

Amazing sales people, amazing financing, both worked diligently to get me the vehicle my family and I NEEDED, and WANTED. I love telling everybody my experience and will definitely recommend KIA COUNTRY OF CHARLESTON.

Feb 21, 2021

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Jimmy walker was an amazing salesman, he got us into a...

Jimmy walker was an amazing salesman, he got us into a new Sorento quick, and was very helpful in answering any and all questions we had.

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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

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Dealership Experience 7 months
Industry Experience 7 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 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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Jan 31, 2021

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Chris Fabian was knowledgeable and friendly. He took his...

Chris Fabian was knowledgeable and friendly. He took his time with us and was responsive to our requests. He listened to our questions and answered them well. He helped us find a nice car that fit our transportation needs and budget. He was very personable. He helped us get a good car deal. He clearly enjoys his work. He helped us easily compare various cars. He knew a lot of details about all the different cars on the lot. He was a good communicator, straightforward, and we appreciated his candor. His previous job training in the hospitality industry surely shines through since he knows how to put his customers’ needs first. Refreshing approach to car sales! Thanks for a job well done!

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Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 40 years 6 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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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

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Dealership Experience 6 months
Industry Experience 3 years 3 months
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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 1 years 9 months
Industry Experience 3 years 6 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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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 2 months
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

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Dealership Experience 7 months
Industry Experience 6 years 7 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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Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 4 months
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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 4 months
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Glenda Morris

Glenda Morris

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 4 months
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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

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Dealership Experience 2 months
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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

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Dealership Experience 6 months
Industry Experience 6 years 3 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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