Kia of Grand Blanc
Sales: 810-356-5829
Service: 810-694-5600
Parts: 810-603-1828
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Our Team

Executive Manager

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Matt Serra
My name is Matt Serra, Executive Manager of the Al Serra Auto Plaza. Upon graduation from Miami of Ohio University in 2011, I began employment at Al Serra as an employee-in-training for a six month period to learn about every function of the business, including Sales, Service, Parts, Body Shop and Administration. In June 2013 through June 2014, I accomplished my MBA from Northwestern University in Illinois. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my fiance and family, working out, and watching my MSU Spartans! PLEASE come visit me in the Chevy building and the rest of our team here at Al Serra. I promise ... you will enjoy your visit whether it is to purchase a vehicle or to have service performed on your vehicle. We really appreciate all the support you have given Al Serra through the years, and we always look forward to seeing you during each visit!

General Sales Manager

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Jim Purves
General Sales Manager
Hello, my name is Jim Purves, General Sales Manager of the Al Serra Auto Plaza. At the start of my career in 1991, the company consisted of a single Chevy stand-alone store and a Pre-owned store. Twenty-three years later, the company has grown to the status of a "true" Auto Plaza, offering 12 New vehicle brands and one of the largest Pre-owned inventories in the country. I feel privileged to have been a part of this growth and the company's foresight in providing our customers with the ease of a "One-Stop" shopping experience and a BEST price philosophy. In fact, many of our competitor’s wonder how we continue to sell our vehicles so “Dad Blamed Low.” It’s simple… we offer every customer a great vehicle, at a low price, awesome customer service, and a truly exceptional buying experience. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, watching sports, and having a good time with my family and friends. If there is anything that I can do to assist you with your vehicle needs, please feel free to reach out to me directly at 810-603-1414.

Sales

Dave Wenzel
Kia Sales/Service Manager
Hello! My name is Dave Wenzel and I am the Sales and Service Manager at the Kia of Grand Blanc store within the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I started selling cars in 1996 at the Al Serra Auto Plaza and moved into management January, 2008. I have been in the retail business since age 16. I have been in many roles at the Auto Plaza since my start in 1996. Throughout my career I have learned that it is not about what you are selling, it is about who you are selling to. One thing holds true throughout the entire organization and that is that we treat our customers right and do the right thing – this makes my job easy and extremely fun! In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my granddaughters. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can help you with!
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Nichole Chinavare
Sales Representative
Hi! My name is Nichole. I am located in the Kia building. If you have any questions feel free to call me at (888) 800-5820 or by email at nchinavare@alserra.com. I can answer any questions you have!
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Mike Schwartz
Sales Representative
My name is Mike Schwartz with Kia of Grand Blanc. I have been with the Al Serra Auto Plaza for 8 years serving customers not just locally, but throughout all of Michigan. I am able to sell not only the Kia brand, but also Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Honda, VW, Subaru, and pre-owned vehicles. With over 3,000 vehicles in stock I am sure I can find the perfect one to fit your needs. Over the years, I have assisted and earned the business of hundreds of satisfied customers. Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone, email, or text. Best wishes, and I look forward to seeing you here at Kia of Grand Blanc.
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Chelsea Chittick
Sales Representative
My name is Chelsea Chittick; I currently work in the Kia Showroom and have been with Al Serra since 2007. I started in the Business Development Center and transferred into the Chevrolet Service Department in 2010. I graduated from Ferris State University in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, shortly after; I transferred into the Sales Department in the new Kia Showroom. Working in the Business Development Center, Service and now Sales has definitely given me the opportunity to learn how a dealership operates before the sale, during the sale and after the sale until the customer is ready for a new vehicle. Having the ability to sell from 13 different brands plus Preowned Vehicles keeps me on my toes and constantly learning, there is always something new!

Service

Dave Wenzel
Kia Sales/Service Manager
Hello! My name is Dave Wenzel and I am the Sales and Service Manager at the Kia of Grand Blanc store within the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I started selling cars in 1996 at the Al Serra Auto Plaza and moved into management January, 2008. I have been in the retail business since age 16. I have been in many roles at the Auto Plaza since my start in 1996. Throughout my career I have learned that it is not about what you are selling, it is about who you are selling to. One thing holds true throughout the entire organization and that is that we treat our customers right and do the right thing – this makes my job easy and extremely fun! In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my granddaughters. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can help you with!
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Kenny Weber
Service Advisor
I am located in the Kia Building.

Fixed Operations Director

Dave Garr
Fixed Operations Manager
I am located in the Body Shop.

Parts

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Brian Baldridge
Kia-Subaru-Volkswagen Parts Manager
Hi, my name is Brian Baldridge. I work in the Parts department for Kia, Volkswagen and Subaru of Grand Blanc. I have been working in the automotive parts industry at various dealerships for 15 years, 7 of which have been with the Serra Organization. Before coming to work in Grand Blanc at the Al Serra Chevrolet Parts Department 3 years ago, I spent 4 years at our Saturn of Clarkston store. In November of 2012, I became the Parts Manager for all the Al Serra import stores. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people out when they call or come in. I enjoy R/C cars, hunting & fishing. When there is a hockey season (not being locked out), I like to watch hockey. I also enjoy spending time with my grand-daughter and my family.
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Dave Sparks
Kia-Subaru-Volkswagen Parts Advisor
I am located in the Kia Building.

Body Shop

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Brian Sugar
Body Shop Manager
My name is Brian Sugar and I am the Body Shop manager here at the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I entered the automotive business right after high school because of my love of cars. Growing up with hot rods and show cars drew me into the business. I spent a great deal of time covering many aspects of the automotive business to help pay for my college courses in the criminal justice field, but the more I worked in the car business, the more I realized it was my calling and I changed my major to business management. I am in my 26th year here at the Auto Plaza. I am state certified and ASE certified in collision repair, and have thousands of hours of training in the collision industry. My wife of 27 years and I have raised a son and daughter and we both enjoy hunting, fishing and golf. After 34 years I still thoroughly enjoy helping people with their automotive needs and have gained many friendships that started “by accident.” Thank you for visiting and I look forward to seeing you here at Al Serra Auto Plaza.
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Bill Caraway
Assistant Body Shop Manager
My name is Bill Caraway. I have been with The Al Serra Auto Plaza since 1997 as a production manager in the Body Shop. I started out in the collision industry in 1982 as a combination body man/painter. I have always had the desire to repair vehicles myself, and now my desire has expanded into guiding quality technicians to utilize their skills to provide quality repairs. When I am not at work, I enjoy the company of my wife, children, and grandchildren. I also have always enjoyed a wide variety of vehicles including restoring and enjoying many project vehicles as a hobby. I love to go to car shows, antiquing, and swap meets. I look forward to helping my customers in any way that I can with their automotive needs. If you want to know the ins and outs of restoring a vehicle give me a call at the Al Serra Body Shop, I will be glad to offer my advice.
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Debbie Graham
Body Shop
My name is Debbie Graham and I work in the office at The Al Serra Auto Plaza Body Shop. I have been in the automotive industry for over two years after previously working in the banking and finance industry. Outside of work, I have been blessed with three daughters who keep me busy with many activities. I enjoy being part of the team at Al Serra, where we strive daily to exceed the needs of customers.
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Joni Donaldson
Body Shop
My name is Joni Donaldson and I work in the office at the body shop at The Al Serra Auto Plaza. In my fourteen years at Al Serra I have observed our organization continue to update and change our processes and services to better serve our customers. The front desk is usually where you will find me; however, I also work within insurance claims and the automotive repair process. In my personal time I enjoy needlepoint, reading, music, and movies. In the warm weather months, you will find me on the local lakes kayaking. My goal is to make your bad day better!
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Sean Mayer
Body Shop Service Advisor
My name is Sean Mayer, and I am one of the Body Shop Production Managers here at the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I have been with the Auto Plaza for just over a year now and have around 15 years experience in the automotive field. I enjoy working with people and look forward to seeing you here at the Auto Plaza.
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Mike Brewer
Body Shop
I am located at the JD Byrider body shop.
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Aaron Conner
Body Shop
I am located in the body shop.
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Brian Richards
Body Shop
I am located in the body shop.
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Mechele Lafluer
Body Shop
I am located in the body shop.

Pre-Owned Finance

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Dawn Presson
Pre-Owned Business Manager
My name is Dawn Presson, and I am one of the Used Vehicle Business Managers here at the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I have been a Business Manager with the Auto Plaza for ten years now, and have worked at Honda, Cadillac and now the used vehicle department. In 1993 I started selling cars in Davison, and quickly got the “car biz” bug and have been doing this ever since! I actually tried going to the other side and working for an automotive finance company as a sales rep and as a credit analyst for a short time in 1999 thru 2002; it just was not the same so here I am for ten years and counting! When I’m not here, I love spending time with my furry four legged babies…Brutus my six year old tiger cat, and Portia my one year old Jack Russell mix; they are the loves of my life! Of course my blood does run green, being a MSU grad…so even though you might see a lot of “blue and maze” around these parts, believe me “green and white” does run deep here! Thanks for visiting our website, and I hope to assist you with your vehicle financing needs in the near future!
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Chris Bauer
Pre-Owned Business Manager
My name is Chris Bauer and I am a Finance Manager for the Pre-Owned department at the Al Serra Auto Plaza. At the age of thirteen I started coming to work with my Dad, Jim Bauer, who has been in Sales and Sales Management here for over thirty years. I remember the inception of “The Only Price” back in 1992 and it was my job to place “The Only Price” stickers in the windshields of all the vehicles on the lot. I went away to Michigan State University for school and after graduation entered into the food business for eight years. In 2006 my passion for cars beckoned me home to the Auto Plaza. I was in Sales for over seven years before making the transition to my new position. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two young sons and my wife who is a Civil Engineer for a firm in Flint. We reside in Grand Blanc which is the town I grew up in. I enjoy sports, all things Michigan State University, and hanging out with my family and friends.

Pre-Owned Sales

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Glen Willhelm
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
My name is Glen Willhelm and I am one of the pre-owned vehicle Sales Managers with over 13 years of experience. I look forward to helping you with all of your vehicle needs whether it be a new or pre-owned vehicle. We would love the opportunity to earn your business, please give us a call or stop in for a test drive!
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Ed Rykulski
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
I have been in the automobile business since 1984 and I have been employed at the Al Serra Auto Plaza since 1987. I became a New Car Manager in 1990, however I ordered the "Wrong" vehicles, therefore I was place in Used Cars and have been the Used Car Manager since 1992. It has been a Great fit!! I am married to a Beautiful woman (Marilyn) and we have three successful children-- Matthew, Josh, and Samantha. In my spare time I love to play golf with family and friends, especially scrambles!!! We have season football tickets to the Detroit SUPER BOWL BOUND Lions and National Champions Central Michigan University Chippewas. My Dream retirement home would be Hilton Head and Las Vegas Nevada.
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Mike Majerowicz
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
I am located in the Pre-Owned Building.
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John Tuohy
Used Car Purchaser
Hi, and thanks for looking. I have been with Al Serra since 1988 and have had a few positions here in my career. Most of that time was spent in the New and Used car sales departments. My wife and I both live and work in Grand Blanc. With our free time we enjoy gardening, spending time with family and friends and the occasional golf game(Bad,very bad). Recently I've taken on a new challenge at the Auto Plaza and am very exited about it. If it's not time for you to purchase a vehicle, but you still have one you would like to sell, please give me a call. Have a great day!
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Jim Dallas
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
My name is Jim Dallas, and I am a Sales and Leasing Professional in the Pre-Owned Showroom at The Al Serra Auto Plaza in Grand Blanc, Michigan. I started selling cars in September of 2012 after retiring from the United States Marine Corp where I served twenty-four years on active duty. My back ground for the Marines was in three different specialties including Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Defensive Specialist, as well as a Career Recruiter. I was the Recruiter Instructor for the Marine Corps in Southeastern Michigan and Northwestern Ohio which is where my sales and customer service experience comes from. Although new to the sales force here at Al Serra, I am not new to working with people. I bring a “can do attitude” to the team and a work ethic that can't be matched. In my spare time I am a father of three girls, and a avid sports fan. I look forward to meeting all of you and assisting you in all of your vehicle purchasing decisions.
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Amy Hatt
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
Hi my name is Amy Hatt. I have been a salesperson with Al Serra Auto Plaza since 1996. It is great to have the ability to sell all the brands we have here at the Auto Plaza. The best price philosophy truly makes for a one stop shopping experience. I love my job, the Al Serra Auto Plaza and the business of providing a great experience with all your vehicle needs.
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Rob Collins
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I'm located in the Pre-Owned building.
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Jennifer Odglen
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I'm located in the Pre-Owned building.
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Don Zimmerman
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
My name is Don Zimmerman with the Al Serra Auto Plaza. I have been with Al Serra for 8 years. Before that, I worked for ABC Warehouse for 15 years as a Manager and sales consultant. Over the years I have obtained thousands of satisfied customers and assisted them in their purchase of vehicles and or appliances. I have won many awards for my sales achievements. My philosophy in the automobile business is to treat everyone with the courtesy and respect they deserve regardless if they are purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle. Because of this philosophy I have been fortunate to have built friendships with many of my customers. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family. I also do a daily devotional through Facebook that has almost 10,000 viewers and is growing daily. Finally, I am also a big sports lover; baseball, football, basketball it doesn’t matter, I like them all. Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope I will be speaking with you soon!
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Scott Good
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
Welcome to the Al Serra Auto Plaza! My name is Scott Good, and I am a Sales and Leasing Professional here at the Plaza. I am located in the Used Car building. Working at Al Serra has been a great challenge and excellent opportunity to work alongside wonderful people and amazing customers! Serving you with your vehicle needs is my first priority, and I am qualified to sell all brands here at the Auto Plaza. You are invited to be my guest here, and I look forward to earning your business!
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Jason Czarka
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I'm located in the Pre-Owned building.
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Ron Allen
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
Hello, my name is Ron Allen. I started in the car business in 1985, when Al Serra purchased Summerfield (Alberts). I was their General Sales Manager for many years. I took a 11 year hiatus from the Dealership to own/operate a Subway Franchise. I have two children, my 30 year old daughter, and my 21 year old son that is a senior at the University of Michigan. I currently live in Fenton and have for the past 10 years.
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Frank Foster
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I graduated for Kearsley High School in 1979 and then from Ferris State in 1983. After graduating, I worked in retail management for ten years. 32 years ago in October, I started my career in sales here at the Auto Plaza. I'm currently working in our Certified Pre-Owned department, but I can sell any of our 12 brands. When I'm not working, I like to be out hunting or watching sports.
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Gary LaMay
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
My name is Gary LaMay and I am a sales consultant in the Used Vehicle Sales at The Al Serra Auto Plaza. I have been with Al Serra for about 14 years. Cars have been a passion of mine all of my life, and having a career that is also your hobby is very satisfying. My clients are the best part of my work because I meet new people every day and make so many new friends. I really like having the ability to help people with their transportation needs and enjoy seeing a smile on the faces of my happy clients. I could not imagine doing anything else!
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Mike Hoy
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
My name is Mike Hoy and I have been a sales consultant with Al Serra for almost 7 years. I am located in the used car department on the corner of Hill Rd. and Saginaw St. I am not only able to help you with the purchase of one of our 400+ pre-owned vehicles, but I can assist with the purchase or lease of any new vehicle as well. Before joining the Auto Plaza I spent 12 years in the restaurant business, most of which was restaurant management. In my spare time I enjoy a number of outdoor activities such as biking, boating, golfing, and fishing. My work philosophy is that my job truly starts once my customers take their vehicle home. With so many choices at Al Serra we have a vehicle for everyone! My passion is to ensure all my customers enjoy their new purchase, and that I am here for any and all of their needs.
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Pete Staib
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I'm located in the Pre-Owned building.
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Travis Jones
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
My name is Travis Jones and I am a sales associate in the Pre-Owned building at Al Serra. I have a vast knowledge of our entire new vehicle lineup as well as the 400+ pre-owned vehicles we have in our inventory. I have been a sales associate at Al Serra for 5 years and before that I sold flooring for 6 years. I enjoy the everyday challenges of sales and the overwhelming satisfaction of getting my customers in the vehicle of their dreams! When I am not at work, I enjoy golfing and spending time with my wife and two young daughters. My biggest professional accomplishment is being part of back to back record years in sales at Al Serra. We are the #1 used car dealership in the nation as far as volume and have sold over 4200 pre-owned vehicles each of the last four years! I would love to earn your business and even more, earn your trust and friendship!
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Kevin Yzquierdo
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
Hi! My name is Kevin and I am an Internet Sales & Finance Specialist here at the Al Serra Auto Plaza. My office is located in our Used Car Superstore on the corner of E. Hill Rd. and S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc, MI. I sell all kinds of used cars & I sell new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Kia, VW & Subaru. I love my job and I enjoy meeting new people. I derive great pleasure from helping them find the vehicle that’s just right for them! I have been in the car business since 1971 and I look forward to learning something new every day! For fun, I play 1st trombone with the Clarkston Community Band and have sold 23 vehicles to my fellow band members! Each summer, I have a large “Salsa Garden” and I make salsa for my coworkers here at the Auto Plaza. I make two kinds of salsa: Hot & Hotter! You can view photos of my satisfied customers on Facebook. You can search for me by name or email address: yzquierdo@comcast.net I look forward to adding your photo to my collection!
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Tom Muldoon
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I am located in the Pre-Owned Building.
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Ryan Fohey
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I am located in the Pre-Owned Building.
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Jed Thompson
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I am located in the Pre-Owned Building.
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Scott Garretson
Pre-Owned Sales Representative
I am located in the Used Car Building.