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Staff

Sales

  • Certified Employee
    Steve Appelbaum

    Steve Appelbaum

    General Manager

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    Steve Appelbaum

    Steve Appelbaum

    General Manager

    Yes, I’m the guy on the radio. And no, I really don’t have a Factory Connection. My connections are to the customers we serve, the products we sell and the people we employ. Every day is an adventure. I love meeting new people. Most importantly, I love changing people’s perceptions of buying a car. Yes, it’s a big decision but also an exciting one. My staff and I work hard to put our customers in a car they will love at a price they can afford. Most people in the automobile industry didn’t plan on it for a career choice but it’s a great industry to be in. My wife, Susan and I live in Isle of Palms.

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    Adam Richey

    Adam Richey

    General Sales Manager

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    Adam Richey

    Adam Richey

    General Sales Manager

    Prior to joining Kia Country, I worked in sales and finance management at a Kentucky KIA dealership for eight years.  I played college football at the University of Kentucky and Kent State University. I am a big Kentucky football and basketball fan.  My pro team is the Cincinnati Bengals. I live on Johns Island with my wife, Lindsey and two children. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

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    Jason Leming

    Jason Leming

    Sales Manager

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    Jason Leming

    Jason Leming

    Sales Manager

    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.  I am Charleston born and bred. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter,  golf, boating, and traveling. We live in Summerville.

  • Zola  Gearding

    Zola Gearding

    Business Manager

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    Zola  Gearding

    Zola Gearding

    Business Manager

  • Norm L'Heureux

    Norm L'Heureux

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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    Norm L'Heureux

    Norm L'Heureux

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

    Since 2004, Norm has been helping customers find the car that fits that meets their needs and their budget as well. When not at the dealership, I enjoying spending time with my German Shepherd. I am a college and professional football fan and enjoy fishing and boating. I live in North Charleston.

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    Elijah Tucker

    Elijah Tucker

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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    Elijah Tucker

    Elijah Tucker

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

    I started in the car business at Kia Country in 2008. As one of the top 50 salespersons in the country, I am Kia Elite Platinum Certified.I have helped more people in the Lowcountry find new vehicles than anyone else. My drive and determination stem from 10 years of military service and I use that to get you the best deal in the easiest and most convenient way possible. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four kids. We live in Summerville. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

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    Justin Bimonte

    Justin Bimonte

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Justin Bimonte

    Justin Bimonte

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I’m from New York and have been selling cars for fours years. I enjoy helping customers and like cars so it’s a good fit for me. I play basketball and softball in local leagues. Look for me on Facebook, promoting our Pre-owned Pick of the Week.  I live in West Ashley. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

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    Andy Bittner

    Andy Bittner

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Andy Bittner

    Andy Bittner

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I’m originally from Minnesota.  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. I live in North Charleston.

  • Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I worked at Kia Country from 2007-2012 and am happy to be back. I’m a people person. I really enjoy them so this business is a perfect fit for me. I’m happily married with nine grandchildren. I’ve lived in Charleston since 1965 and currently live in Hollywood. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

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    Bill Dockendorf

    Bill Dockendorf

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Bill Dockendorf

    Bill Dockendorf

    Product & Technology Consultant

    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. My family lives on Johns Island. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • Chris  Fabian

    Chris Fabian

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Chris  Fabian

    Chris Fabian

    Product & Technology Consultant

  • Caleb Fulmer

    Caleb Fulmer

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Caleb Fulmer

    Caleb Fulmer

    Product & Technology Consultant

  • Tim LeRay

    Tim LeRay

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Tim LeRay

    Tim LeRay

    Product & Technology Consultant

    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 two children and four grandchildren. I live in West Ashley.

  • Cody Struthers

    Cody Struthers

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Cody Struthers

    Cody Struthers

    Product & Technology Consultant

    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. I live on James Island.

     

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    Tony Washington

    Tony Washington

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Tony Washington

    Tony Washington

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I was born and raised in Charleston. I enjoy connecting with my customers and meeting new people. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, music and sightseeing. I live in Ladson. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

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    Mike Brand

    Mike Brand

    Online Product Manager

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    Mike Brand

    Mike Brand

    Online Product Manager

    Although I am new to the car business, I have over 5 years experience in sales and customer service. I believe purchasing a new vehicle should be an exciting experience and I enjoy nothing more than to be a part of it. With my background, I strive to provide the utmost in customer service by being attainable whenever they may need my assistance. I will always be accessible by cell phone and/or email.  I enjoy days out on the golf course and watching my favorite sports teams, the New York Giants and Syracuse college basketball. I live in West Ashley with my wife and two children.

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    Colby Kephart

    Colby Kephart

    Online Product Associate

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    Colby Kephart

    Colby Kephart

    Online Product Associate

    I’m originally from upstate New York and went to Queens University in Charlotte. I’m die-hard sports fan and have worked in video production for several sports teams. I play soccer for fun. I have great dog. I’m here to help customers in any way possible. My wife and I live on James Island.

     

Service

  • Mitch Jones

    Mitch Jones

    Service & Parts Director

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    Mitch Jones

    Mitch Jones

    Service & Parts Director

    I have over 30 years experience in the car business and have been with Kia for almost ten. I’ve worn many different hats from body shop to parts and service. These experiences have provided me with the knowledge that help to make our customers’ visits smooth and informative. I get a great deal of satisfaction helping resolve a problem for a customer. My staff and I share common goals. When not at work you’ll find me rooting for my favorite NASCAR driver or riding Harley Davidsons with my wife of 32 years. We have two sons.

  • Eric  Dambaugh

    Eric Dambaugh

    Service & Quality Control Manager

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    Eric  Dambaugh

    Eric Dambaugh

    Service & Quality Control Manager

  • Craig Bellamy

    Craig Bellamy

    Service Consultant

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    Craig Bellamy

    Craig Bellamy

    Service Consultant

  • Chelsea Rowlands

    Chelsea Rowlands

    Service Consultant

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    Chelsea Rowlands

    Chelsea Rowlands

    Service Consultant

    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.

  • Tim Cooley

    Tim Cooley

    Service Consultant

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    Tim Cooley

    Tim Cooley

    Service Consultant

    I have worked in the automotive business for 25 years as a service advisor, service manager and parts manager. I enjoy helping people and that’s what I get to do each day. In my spare time I like dirt track racing and traveling.

  • Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

    Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

  • Stephen Walker

    Stephen Walker

    Certified Master Tech

    Stephen Walker

    Stephen Walker

    Certified Master Tech

  • Jon Krafsig

    Jon Krafsig

    Certified Master Tech

    Jon Krafsig

    Jon Krafsig

    Certified Master Tech

  • Cameron Buchanan

    Cameron Buchanan

    Maintenance Technician

    Cameron Buchanan

    Cameron Buchanan

    Maintenance Technician

  • Chris Grisafi

    Chris Grisafi

    Service Technician

    Chris Grisafi

    Chris Grisafi

    Service Technician

  • Christopher Mason

    Christopher Mason

    Service Technician

    Christopher Mason

    Christopher Mason

    Service Technician

  • JJ Bergeron

    JJ Bergeron

    Maintenance Technician

    JJ Bergeron

    JJ Bergeron

    Maintenance Technician

Parts

  • Disco Drayton

    Disco Drayton

    Parts Specialist

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    Disco Drayton

    Disco Drayton

    Parts Specialist

    With more than 13 years automotive parts experience, Dicso is a great addition to our team. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring old cars, circle track drag racing and cooking.

  • Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Parts Specialist

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    Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Parts Specialist

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2361 Savannah Highway • Charleston, SC 29414

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Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-8pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-5:30pm

Kia Country of Charleston 32.791632, -80.0462359.