Meet Our Team


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Management

Jim Ferenz
General Manager

I'm a proud to have been born and raised here in Muskegon. I graduated from Muskegon Catholic Central, Muskegon Community College and Baker College. My wife, Melissa, is also a Muskegon native. Our daughter, Sarah, graduated from and our son, A.J., attends Reeths-Puffer High School. Both are active in sports and I love to watch them commit themselves to succeeding in these sports and also in their education. I'm a long-time active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. I also belong to the Knights of Columbus and the Vikings, among other municipal initiatives. I immensely enjoy participating in these organizations due to the local pride that they encourage. I love boating and enjoying all that West Michigan has to offer. Whether it is the beauty of Lake Michigan, the great golf courses, or the many festivals, there are so many wonderful things about living here. Both personally and professionally, our Muskegon community is extremely important to me. Combining my commitment to our community with 24 years of experience in the vehicle sales business, I am passionate about ensuring that our business and customer service reflects our loyalty to our clients and always exceeding their expectations. While I believe that my excellent, well-trained team members will meet our clients' needs, I am personally available to resolve any concerns. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as the General Manager of a third-generation, family-owned active local business. 

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Tim Klemmer
Service Manager


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Robert Bouwkamp
Body Shop Manager


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Christian Scheele
Parts Manager


I've been in the automotive business since 1977. This is my second tour of duty at Preferred Chrysler Dodge as Parts Department Manager. Born and raised in Jackson Michigan where I still live, but I'm looking to relocate my family soon. I am really enjoying my time at Preferred, helping and working with good people. We are really trying to make a difference with the customer perception of the dealership experience. "Whatever it takes" has always been my motto. Let us help make your day a little better.

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Mike Potter
Sales Manager

What part of the lake shore do you live in?
Lakeside - Muskegon beach area?
Pizza or tacos?
Tacos.
What's your favorite Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram?
SRT-8 & Jeep Cherokee.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is?
Put no price on your integrity.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
if you apply yourself and work hard the sky is the limit.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Helping an associate improve their lives by achieving their goals.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
I'd live to have all of the superpowers Superman has.

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John Evans
Floor Manager
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What part of Muskegon do you live in? Downtown Muskegon, home of the BIG REDS!
Pizza or tacos? Tacos.
What's your favorite Jeep, Chrysler Ram or Dodge? Dodge Guy! SRT to be exact!
The best piece of advice I've ever been give is: Lead by example.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Be patient, be strong.
What's the most inspiring part of your job? Helping customers.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be: Wolverine, he is an absolute beast! 

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Ben Jaehnig
Sales Manager
Cell: 231-638-2195

I was born in Miami, FL and moved to Stony Lake, MI where I grew up helping my parents run their own restaurant business. I graduated from Shelby High School and then moved to Muskegon where I have lived for over 25 years. I have an Associate's Degree in Business from Baker College. I have been selling new and pre-owned vehicles at Preferred Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for over 11 years but I have been in the sales industry for over 20 years. I have been married for over 16 years to my beautiful wife. We have a son who is the light of our lives. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, attending concerts and camping. I love my job and I am committed to the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram product line. I personally own three Jeep vehicles. If you want to speak with a qualified, down-to-earth salesperson, please do not hesitate to contact me. Certified Jeep & Ram Expert.

What part of Muskegon do you live in? Northon Shores.
Pizza or tacos? Tacos - corn soft shell.
What's your favorite Jeep, Chrysler Ram or Dodge? I own 3 Jeeps ( Grand Cherokee, 2 Wranglers)
The best piece of advice I've ever been give is: When you think you know it all it's time to move on to do something else.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Know your new vehicle product.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
When a customer says: "I was not planning on purchasing a vehicle, but you found me exactly what I wanted!"

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Mike Bosscher
Inventory Manager


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New & Used Sales

Moe Evans
Sales Consultant

What part of Muskegon do you live in? Downtown.
Pizza or tacos? Tacos.
What's your favorite Jeep, Chrysler Ram or Dodge? Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - I love the look and power!
The best piece of advice I've ever been give is: Hard work pays off.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Be hungry for success.

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Robert Housley
Sales Consultant

What part of the lake shore do you live in?
I live in Muskegon - Roosevelt Park area.
Pizza or Tacos?
Both.
What's your favorite Chrysler Dodge Jeep or Ram?
The one I just sold and is leaving the lot!
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
Patience and persistence equals power.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Be yourself.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Making dreams come true.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
I'd like to be a King Kong. My superpower would be LOVE.

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Nate Tabler
Sales Consultant

What part of the lake shore do you live in?
Muskegon.
Pizza or tacos?
Both
What's your favorite Ram, Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler?
Ram 1500. It's a beast. Sharp looking with many awesome features.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
You miss 100% of shots you don't take.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Come ready to work hard and flight because success will only come if you are willing to put in the effort.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Seeing happy customers driving away in their new vehicle.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
"Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist."

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Amber Pedicone
Sales Consultant


Where do you live? The beautiful town of Grand Haven.
Pizza or tacos? Definitely tacos.
What's your favorite Jeep, Chrysler Ram or Dodge? I have definitely become a Jeep girl while working with Preferred. I just recently bought a beautiful lazer blue Jeep Compass & I love it! Jeeps for sure stole my heart.
The best piece of advice I've ever been give is: Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars? Be you and you will achieve great things!
What's the most inspiring part of your job? The most inspiring part of my job is making people happy and being the reason they leave satisfied.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be: Being able to fly myself somewhere in seconds so I can save all the kids needing help in the world.

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Tom Leary
Sales Consultant


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David Farhat
Sales Consultant

What part of the lake shore do you live in?
I live in Fruitport Township, in Cloverville.
Pizza or tacos?
Too hard of a choice, so I choose both. I love them equally.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
That your rights end where other's begin!
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Always be early to work and bring energy and enthusiasm.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
I'm inspired by the opportunity to help people on a daily basis with of the most important investments they make, and to be a part of caring team of sales professionals.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
I would be impervious to pain and aging.

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Ryan Fallert
Sales Associate
231-733-4401

Where do you live?
Norton Shores
Pizza or tacos?
Tacos.
What's your favorite Jeep?
Wrangler Unlimited
The best piece of advice I've ever been given:
Treat everyone how you want to be treated.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Always be smiling and have a positive attitude.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Helping people everyday.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
I'd love to have all of the superman's superpowers.

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Michael Schendel
Sales Consultant


Where do you live?
I live in Muskegon township, Wolf Lake.
Pizza or tacos?
Pizza.
What's your favorite Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and why?
The Dodge Charger provides an old school muscle car with modern conveniences.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
You can have anything you want if you are willing to work hard enough.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Like any career, hard work pays off.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
Working with our customers.
If I were a superhero my superpower would be:
I'd like to have all the superpowers of the superman.

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Justin Wheeler
Sales Consultant


Where do you live?
I live in Muskegon, Roosevelt Park area.
Pizza or tacos?
Pizza, with as many types of meat as possible... within payload capacity
What's your favorite Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and why?
The Dodge Challenger, only because I drove one for the first time never had the opportunity to wield such a beastly power in a muscle car.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
Life will open doors, but you still have to choose to walk through.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars?
Forget what you think you know become a blank slate and absorb everything.
What's the most inspiring part of your job?
When our customers come in already thinking they can't leave with a new/used vehicle, but with a help of a tremendous team, they do.  The look on their faces is unmatched when we make things happen.
If I were a superhero my superpower would be:
reading minds.

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Body Shop

Riane Twining
Collision Production Manager


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Serina McClees
Customer Care Manager


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Nicholas Cribley
Body Shop Technician


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David Gustman


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Derek Burmrister


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Jason Talley
Body Shop Technician


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Eddie Twining
Body Shop Technician


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Frank Raihala
Body Shop Technician


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Service

Joshua Newell
Service Advisor


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Trina Williams
Service Consultant


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Joel Beach
Service Department


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Bill Briggs
Service Department


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Steve Humphrey
Service Technician


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Jeromy McCleary
Lube Tech


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Robin Taylor
Lube Tech


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Jim Roberts
Service Department


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Justin Hess
Lube Tech


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Louis Orshal
Lube Tech


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Austin Jones
Line Tech


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Michael Martinez
Service Technician


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Sammy Steward
Detal Supervisor


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Finance

Lori Kowalski
Finance Manager


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Shannon Cisneros
Finance Associate
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Reception

Sara Twining
Receptionist


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Inventory

Nathan Purchase
Photographer


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