Staff


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  • Darin Putney
    Owner
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 26 Years

    Grew up in Charles City, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Brenda for 22 Years

    3 Kids - Tyler, Jordyn, and Carter

    Dogs name is Shelby

    Hobbies Include Golf, Coaching Kids Sports, and taking vacations with the family

    I am the most interesting man in the world, and when I drink beer I prefer Dos Equis!!

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  • Curt Langel
    Sales Manager
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 2 Years (26 Years in Sales and Service)

    Grew up in Templeton, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Tammy for 23 Years

    3 Kids - Nick, Megan, and Josh

    Dog names Cookie

    Hobbies include Golf, Kids Activities, Hawkeyes, Cubs, and Steelers

    Couple of interesting facts about me are that I have been skydiving and I am a sucker for buying clearance books that are related to topics that I would not normally buy

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  • Rob Jensen
    Sales / Finance Manager
    712-792-1505

    -Years in Auto Industry - 1 Year (20+ Years in Sales and Service)

    -Grew Up in Carroll, IA

    -Currently Live in Carroll, IA

    -Married to Jessica for 20 years

    -2 Kids, Brea and Conner and 3 Dogs, Cody, Lilly, and Izzy

    -Favorite Hobbies are Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and Golfing

    -One Interesting thing about me is that my Nickname with my hunting buddies is "Sir Shoots A Lot". It's a great story!!

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  • Drew Beeber
    Sales Consultant
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 26 Years

    Grew up in Carroll, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Sharon for 29 Years

    Hobbies Include Riding My Bike, Hiking, Cooking (and eating). I love to try all kinds of Different Foods

    I once was struck by Lightning on the Highest Mountain in the Rockies. (This explains a lot.....Hmmm)

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  • Kirra Steinkamp
    Sales Consultant
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 1 1/2 Years

    Grew up in Pagosa Springs, CO

    Currently Lives in Breda, IA

    Married to Doug for 10 Years

    3 Kids - Parker, Avery, and Harper

    2 Cats - Jasmine and Leo

    Hobbies include Auctioneering, Shooting Bow and Hand Guns

    I am a Zooligist and I used to work at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado

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  • Austin Tiefenthaler
    Sales Consultant
    712-792-1505


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  • Dustin Auen
    Finance Manager
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 8 1/2 Years

    Grew up in Lake View, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Amanda for 4 Years

    2 Kids - Eddy and Gavin

    Hobbies Include Golf, Fishing, Camping, and Spending time with the Family

    One interesting fact about me is that I was the President of Phi Beta Lambda at Wartburg College (I only ran because someone else was running unopposed). It was a landslide victory!! 

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  • Maureen Castaldi
    Service Manager
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 30 Years

    Grew up in Auburn, IA

    Currently Live in Sac City, IA

    My Significant other is Rodney of 9 Years

    5 Kids - Heather, Heidi, Haleesha, Hayley, and Haley

    2 Dogs Named Max and Bella

    Hobbies Include Camping and Riding Motorcycles

    One Interesting thing about me is that I lived in California for 25 Years

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  • Dan Clayton
    Service Advisor
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 1 Year (28 Years in the Service Field)

    Grew up in Dexter, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll

    Engaged to Monica

    1 Child - Caleb

    Hobbies Include Working Out and Travelling the State to Ref Basketball Games

    I am a Registered Iowa Basketball Official and before I moved to Carroll I was the Ref for the Carroll Kuemper Semi Finals game in 2017. (Kuemper fans please don't send any hate mail)

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  • Donnie Wanser
    Sales / Service
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 8 Years

    Grew up in Carroll, IA

    Currently Lives in Manning, IA

    Is not married but is currently taking applications!!

    4 Kids - Elizabeth, Dylan, Katie, and Abby

    Hobbies include Riding bikes and spending time with the family

    One interesting thing about me is that I am the "Self Proclaimed Selfie King"

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  • Jim Hoffman
    Senior Master Certified Technician
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 45 Years

    Grew up in Dedham, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Julie for 11 Years

    2 Kids - Jason and Jamie

    Hobbies Include Camping, Boating, Water Skiing, Fishing, and Riding Motorcycle

    I am in the process of rebuilding a '46 International Pick Up. I have worked for this Dealership for 44 Years when it was Herman Ford, Griffith Ford, Carroll Ford, and now Champion Ford

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  • Tony Schultes
    Senior Master Certified Technician
    712-792-1505

    27 Years in the Auto Industry

    Grew up in Dedham, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Married to Kristie for 22 Years

    2 Kids - Collin and Carson

    Hobbies Include Golf, Pool, and Bowling

    In Pool my team achieved 2nd Place in the Midwest Tournament and also played with a team in Vegas and we took 17th place in a World Tournament

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  • Chris Nepple
    Master Certified Technician
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 15 Years

    Grew up in Lohrville, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll

    Married to Lisa for 13 Years

    3 Kids - Nathan, Nicole, and Marissa

    Hobbies Include Drinking, Fishing, and Drinking

    One interesting fact about me is that I have had 32 Aunts and Uncles

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  • Robe Bautista
    Service Technician
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 20 Years

    Grew up in Mexico

    Currently Lives in Ricketts, IA

    2 Kids - Sandra and Scott

    2 Dogs names GiGi and Peanut

    Hobbies are work, work, work (His boss is a real slave driver)

    I once worked as a Turkey Breeder and we would Breed close to 8000 a month

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  • Cody Wallace
    Service Tech
    712-792-1505

    1 1/2 Years in the Auto Industry

    Grew up in Sac City, IA

    Currently Live in Sac City, IA

    Has a Saint Bernard named Lucy

    Hobbies include Farming, Snowmobiling, ATV Riding, and Camping

    One thing most people don't know about me - I collect DCP Semis

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  • Paul Ferraro
    Oil Change Technician
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 13 Years

    Grew up in Brooklyn, NY (Go Yankees)

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Significant Other is Jessica of 12 Years

    2 Kids - Gio and Niko

    Hobbies Include Building Model Cars and Planes

    One interesting thing about me is that I like to hum songs (But I don't realize I'm doing it out loud)

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  • Tyler Loew
    Parts Manager
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 3 Years

    Grew up in Carroll, IA

    Currently Live in Carroll, IA

    My Significant Other is Heidi of 4 Years

    Dog named Cooper

    Hobbies Include Riding Motorcycle and Fishing

    I can't think of anything interesting about me. So if you know me, text me and tell me something interesting about myself. (I need help)


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  • Haleesha Barney
    Service Assistant
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 6 Years (Around it my entire life. Thanks to my Mom)

    Grew up in Merced, CA

    Currently Lives in Sac City, IA

    2 Bassett Hounds named Charlotte and Samuel

    Hobbies Include Hiking, Camping, and reading Stephen King Books

    One Interesting Fact about me is that I used to Train Dogs for Dog Shows

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  • Ron Preul
    Detail Manager
    712-775-2015

    Been in the Auto Industry for 30 Years

    Grew up in Denison, IA

    Currently Lives in Arcadia, IA

    Married to Leah for 21 Years

    Dog named Helix and a cat named Powder

    Hobbies Include Going to Classic Auto Events, Collecting Comic Books and Rare Coins. I also spend a lot of time working with my wife's band

    One thing about me is that I take nothing seriously, I will find humor in every day life!!


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  • Brittney Baxter
    Detail
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 2 Years

    Grew up in Spencer, IA

    Currently Lives in Carroll, IA

    Significant Other is Andy of 4 Years

    Kids - Kyra

    Hobbies Include going to Auto Shows or Any Car Event and I love you watch the Houston Texans

    One interesting thing about me is that I Love Imports "Fast and Furious"

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  • Denise Werkmeister
    Controller
    712-792-1505

    6 1/2 Years in the Auto Industry

    Grew Up in Fort Worth, Texas

    Currently Lives in Lake View, IA

    Significant Other is Dennis - 29 Years

    3 Kids, Jesse, Dakota, and Sierra

    Dogs Name is Harley

    Hobbies Include Reading Historical Fiction Books, Watching the Walking Dead, and Spending time with family at the lake home in Okoboji

    One thing about me that most people would not know - I have Lived in 6 states, Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas.

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  • Candace Gross
    Administrative Assistant
    712-792-1505

    Been in the Auto Industry for 3 Months

    Grew up in Bayard, IA

    Currently Lives in Halbur, IA

    Married to Kevin for 15 Years

    2 Kids - Ava and Jackson

    Dog Named Izzy

    Hobbies Include Camping, Boating, and Organizing

    An Interesting fact about me is that my Spices are alphabetized (Yep I am this crazy and I did say one of my hobbies is organizing). I also enjoy doing volunteer work through my Church

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