Our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Rich Kamm
    General Manager


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  • Bryce King
    Service Manager

    What part of West Michigan do you live in?
    West Grand Rapids.
    Pizza or tacos?
    Both.
    What is your favorite Ford?
    F-150, The Ecoboost 3.5L
    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Your work is a reflection of you.
    What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Remember that the customer satisfaction is the top priority at our dealership, in every department.
    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    Getting to know the Grand Haven community.
    If I were a Superhero, my superpower would be:
    Freezing time.

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  • Dave Towner
    Sales Manager


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  • Shawn Dougherty
    Parts Manager

    What area of the lake shore do you live in?
    Grand Haven Township

    Pizza or tacos?
    Tacos

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    F-150 The best truck ever made.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Make sure to give 100% everyday.

    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Work hard and it will pay off.

    What is the most inspiring part of our job?
    Taking care of customers.



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  • Julie Meissner
    Controller


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  • Chuck Pelfresne
    Used Car Director | Preferred Auto Dealerships
    231-557-8480


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  • Angela Mancilla
    Accounting Specialist


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  • Ashley Sietsema
    Title/Accounting
    6168420600


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  • Chad "Ducky" Gitchel
    Sales Consultant

    What part of Grand Haven do you live in?
    Downtown.
    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza
    What's your favorite Ford?
    Taurus, it brings back good memories driving around with my grandpa.
    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Stay positive.
    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Run! Out of the lot and start building relationships.
    What is the most inspiring part of your job?
    When I can get those who felt there was no hope of financing approved and out on the road in their new vehicle.
    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    That of Peter Petrelli's, collecting the powers of others around me. With such a wide spread portfolio of powers I would be unstoppable.

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  • Joshua Lummen
    Sales Consultant

    What part of the lake shore do you live in?
    I grew up in Fremont, now I live in Fruitport.

    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza all day.

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    F150. I'm just a truck guy.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    A positive attitude brings positive actions. Positive actions bring positive results, positive results bring positive attitude. Don't break the chain and you will find yourself in a place of true happiness.

    What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    This is a business with a lot of rejection. The word "No" is just that, a word, not a period of time. So let it go and move toward your "Yes."

    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    I love the contrast of  when people think they can't afford, or get approved for the vehicle they deserve... showing them they can afford it and watching them leave happy always makes my day.

    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    Super speed, because I have four kids.

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  • John Sweeney
    Internet Manager
    1-877-703-4795


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  • Tapries Shappel
    Sales Consultant


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  • Shey Strickland
    Sales Consultant


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  • Chris Swan
    Sales Consultant

    What area of the lake shore do you live in?
    Born and raised in Grand Haven           

    Pizza or tacos?
    always Tacos

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    Currently F-150 due to the toughness along with the comfort of the ride. I do think the new Ford Bronco will be #1 when I get my hands on it.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Keep positive and just be ready to have fun with it.

    What is the most inspiring part of our job?
    Seeing people's faces light but when they learn/see features on a car they didn't even know about.

    If I were a superhero my superpower would be:
    To make things appear out of thin air. Such as cars, boats, anything... but I would probably use it most for food. Honestly probably tacos... lots of them.



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  • Taylor Henkel
    Sales Consultant
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    What part of Grand Haven do you live in?
    West Olive.
    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza
    What's your favorite Ford?
    F-150, you can't beat a Ford truck.
    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Treat customers like you would like to be treated.
    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Work hard, learn a lot and always have fun!
    What is the most inspiring part of your job?
    That great feeling when you help customers buy a car.
    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    Superman.

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  • Dennis Harjer
    Sales Consultant

    What part of the lake shore area do you live in?
    Spring Lake.
    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza.
    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    The Escape - it fits my lifestyle and it's comfortable to drive.
    The best piece of advice you've ever been given:
    You have two ears and one mouth. Talk less and listen more.
    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    Working with the auto shoppers ( our guests) to get them a vehicle that fits their needs, wants and budget. Then taking care of them after the sale.

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  • Cody W. Mannes
    Sales Consultant

    Where do you live?
    West Olive.

    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza.

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    Ford Edge, for it's style and space.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Love others because love covers a multitude of sins.

    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Treat other people like they are your family.

    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    Meeting new people everyday and learning about their lives.

    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    Invisibility.

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  • John Cookingham
    Sales Consultant


    Where do you live?
    Spring Lake.

    Pizza or tacos?
    Both.

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    GT350, I like performance.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Never give up!

    What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Be ready to work!

    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    Happy customers!

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  • Zack Jannenga
    Parts Specialist

    What area of the lake shore do you live in?
    Zeeland           

    Pizza or tacos?
    Pizza

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    Fusion - I can't think of any other vehicle that offers the style, performance, and comfort you get for your value with Fusion.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Take the ownership of your work and don't make excuses.

    What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Be a hard worker and be passionate about what you do.

    What is the most inspiring part of our job?
    The fact that I get to help people and make them happy.



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  • Don Blackmer
    Service Advisor
    1-877-703-4795

    What area of the lake shore do you live in?
    Robinson Township

    Pizza or tacos?
    Tacos

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    F-150. I have 2 of them. They have plenty of leg room and suit my needs very well.

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Treat people as you would want to be treated. Always give respect and never pass judgement.

    What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
    Be a team player. Respect customers and co-workers. Never be afraid to ask for help.

    What's the most inspiring part of your job?
    Customers, making them happy. Putting a smile on their faces.

    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    E.S.P. to tell what people are thinking, and to help me understand customers concerns.

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  • Darcey Southwell
    Service Advisor

    What area of the lake shore do you live in?
    Spring Lake

    Pizza or tacos?
    Tacos

    What's your favorite Ford and why?
    Explorer

    The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
    Go big or go home.

    What is the most inspiring part of our job?
    Meeting and getting to know people in my community.

    If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
    The ability to fly! It would save so much time.

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