I am proud to be a Hmong American living here MN that speaks the language fluently. People have a hard time believing me that I was born in Columbus Ohio, but it’s a fact. I’m a father of two amazing teenagers that bring me joy. With over 21 years in the automotive industry, and a passion for helping people, I am happy to be part of the Buerkle Family.
How long have you been with Buerkle?
I am very happy to say I have been with the Buerkle organization for 30 years, starting in 1986 as a Buick salesperson. After the first year I transferred to used car sales. Five years later, I became the assistant used car sales manager. In April of 2000 I was given the job of used car manager and remain in that position to the present.
What do you love about working at Buerkle?
I have enjoyed the many years of being a part of a close knit organization. The open door policy that the owners have makes the work environment fun to show up every day.
What is your special expertise?
I believe I am a great advocate for the salespeople. I realize without them we would not sell the vehicles.
I work hard at being a good listener and use common sense when making the decisions I have to make as part of the management team.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have a wide array of interests, from music to going out to dinner to spending many days at our annual State Fair. All of these things I enjoy doing with my wife of 35 years and my family. The 9 grandkids have a way of making life very interesting. I am an avid Scuba Diver and enjoy doing underwater photography. I also still have the pleasure of playing on an organized softball team.
HOMETOWN: Orlando, Florida
HOBBIES: Spending time with my beautiful wife, Nicole, and our children, Max and Bella.
BUERKLE EMPLOYEE SINCE: 2004
INTERESTING FACT: Max and Bella are adopted from Bogota, Colombia.
We are here for you during the Minnesota stay-at-home order. We will remain open to offer essential service for our customers who need repairs or a vehicle to be able to get to work or care for loved ones. We are working by appointment. See this page for more information.
Buy online if you can
We’ve made big changes behind the scenes to make it easier to shop and buy online. Now, you can easily get exactly the same pricing as in our store, view lease payments, and build a purchase based on your actual credit, real financing from local banks, and an individual quote directly from our staff for your trade-in vehicle.
Start by shopping our website as normal. When you find a vehicle you like, click to view pricing and start exploring. You can also easily reach out to us via our website, or just call us.
We are also offering home delivery of vehicles in the local area during this time. Your sales consultant will be able to provide you with more details.
Health and safety measures
We are taking action to make sure that if you do need to come in to our store, we are offering as safe of a space as possible.
We are having our dealership deep-cleaned every night
Extra measures are being taken to disinfect and clean desks, phones, doors, showfloor vehicles, etc throughout the day
We are disinfecting contact points on vehicles after each test drive, and showfloor vehicles
In our Service department:
In our Service department , key contact points on your vehicle will be disinfected before your repair or maintenance, and again before being returned to you
Our Service department is working to minimize contact and keep a safe distance at all stages. We are offering payments over the phone and working on additional contactless payment options.
Our service waiting lounge is large enough to allow everyone to spread out — please keep a 6 foot distance from others!
Snacks, coffee, magazines, and newspapers are temporarily not available in our waiting lounge. Thank you for your understanding.
We are in this together and we always have been. As the situation evolves, we will continue to make decisions with the well-being of our customers, our employees, and their families as our highest priority. We look forward to serving you!