Meet the Staff

Garber Buick Finance Department

  • Elvis Machul

    Elvis Machul

    Finance Manager

    (989) 497-6435

    My name is Elvis Machul and I enjoy helping clients with all their needs rather sales or finance. I love seeing our clients become raving fans based on their expectations being exceeded! I have a beautiful wife Erica and two kids Savannah, Elvis Jr., in wh...ich I enjoy spending time with working out, playing basketball, golf, coaching or baseball. I have attained an M.B.A. from The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration – Magna Cum Laude from Northwood University, and Automotive Finance & Insurance Management Accreditation from Resource Automotive. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for The United Way of Saginaw County and The Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute as an alumnus. I was born and raised in Saginaw County and I am an active member of my community championing Garber Automotives Habitat for Humanity efforts for the past three years. I love giving back to my community and I'm fortunate to have participated in Deindorfer Woods Park Revitalization Project, Houghton-Jones Urban Gardens Revitalization Project, Governor Granholm & Mulhern Habitat for Humanity Build, National Junior Disabilities Championships, Great Lakes Bay Habitat for Humanity Regional Revitalization Project, Project Independence, Saginaw Mass Food Distribution, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. I am a credit specialist and a true professional that will make your buying experience truly enjoyable. You can call me directly at (989) 497-6435 or email me at emachul@garberbuick.com

  • John  Weiss

    John Weiss

    Sales and Finance Consultant

    (989) 497-5280

    I have been with Garber Buick since 1999 and I take pride in helping people with less than perfect credit get into a vehicle that they’re looking for. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and golfing or bowling.

  • Todd Lang

    Todd Lang

    Finance Manager

Garber Buick Internet Department

  • Andrea Brandel

    Andrea Brandel

    Internet Manager

    (989) 497-5290

    Hi, my name is Andrea Brandel. I have been with Garber Buick in the Internet department since 2008. I enjoy helping customers and love seeing them get excited about purchasing a new vehicle. We strive to create a great experience online and make it easy and stress free. We want you to enjoy buying your next vehicle. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwood University in Marketing Management in 2005. I have over 9 years worth of sales, finance and internet experience combined. I enjoy golfing with my husband and spending time with my family. I have a very energetic little boy who keeps me busy at home as well. Thank you for shopping online, we appreciate your business. Feel free to email or call me directly with any questions. 989-497-5290.

  • Ashley Kanuszewski

    Ashley Kanuszewski

    Internet Specialist

    (989) 497-5291

    My name is Ashley Mohr and I have worked with Garber Buick for 2 years. I have made my focus on sales, acquiring inventory, as well as working in the Internet department. I enjoy making sure my customers have the best buying experience possible. The most priceless part of this business is seeing the big smile on our customers face, knowing that we truly helped them out. We strive on customer service here at Garber Buick and that makes me feel proud of my place of employment. Before the Automotive industry, I worked in the restaurant industry for 7 ½ years and managed for 2 ½ years. I am getting married this September 13th to my fiancé Zack. In our spare time, we enjoy cooking out, hunting, motorcycles and enjoying what Michigan has to offer! We have 2 dogs Ryder and Remington and hope to have little ones in the next few years J Thank you for choosing Garber Buick and I look forward to meeting you!

  • Kennedi Mckellar

    Kennedi Mckellar

    Internet Specialist

    (989) 497-4444

Garber Buick New Car Vehicle Department

  • Erica Fritzler

    Erica Fritzler

    New Car Sales Manager

    (989) 497-5289


  • Heather Klopf

    Heather Klopf

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-2222

    Hi! I am Heather Klopf, I have been employed with Garber Buick in the New and Pre-Owned department for 4 years now.  Outside of work I enjoy traveling and being with my friends and family in my spare time.  I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in design.  I have been in sales for 20 years and enjoy helping others.

  • Joe  Rau

    Joe Rau

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-4444

    Hi my name is Joe Rau. I am a Saginaw Valley State University graduate with a double major in Marketing and Management.  I am a Saginaw native who is active in the community as an Ambassador at the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce, also an executive board member of the Fordney Club. My favorite things to do in my spare time is take out my boat, go for a run, ski racing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. I’ve been awarded the prestigious General Motors Mark of Excellence award each year since I started in 2011.  The Mark of Excellence award is based on customer satisfaction and sales volume. I even won the Buick Elite Sales Award when it was offered!

  • Joe Jennings

    Joe Jennings

    Sales and Service Consultant


  • Kurt Nichols

    Kurt Nichols

    Sales Consultant

  • Matthew Larson

    Matthew Larson

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-4444

    Hi! My name is Matthew Larson, but most people just call me Matt. I'm always full of smiles and enthusiasm, which I enjoy sharing with my clients. Growing up I was home schooled all the way through high school, which allowed me to work a number of jobs and to dual enroll at Delta College at the age of 15. This let me graduate early, and work in a number of industries spanning from Agriculture to Aviation to Professional Test Track Driver (I have plenty of funny stories from that one, just ask!). I joined Garber in February 2014 so that I could spend more time with my family, and have quickly found it to be the best company I have ever worked for. When you come to the dealership you can spot me by my brightly colored socks and edgy haircuts- be ready to smile and have a great experience :)

  • Mike  Lazorchak

    Mike Lazorchak

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-6423

    Hi, my name is Micheal Lazorchak. I have been a member of the Garber organization for over 33 years  and won numerous awards from General Motors and Buick Motor Division. For the past 15 years I have been honored with the prestigious Buick Mark of Excellence Award for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction and product knowledge along with the Buick Elite Recognition Award. I have been married to my wife Veronica for 40 years. We have two children Hollie and Micheal IV, along with 5 grandchildren. I am an avid golfer, enjoy all sports, and truly admire Veronica’s artistic talents. I believe that I am only doing my job properly when I create an experience for which the customer returns to do business with Garber again.

  • Molly McFadden

    Molly McFadden

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-4444

    Hi! I'm Molly McFadden, born and raised in Rochester, Michigan. I attended Stoney Creek High School where I played varsity golf and rode equestrian horseback. Graduating from Stoney Creek, I began my journey in Saginaw, where I attended Saginaw Valley State University. I recently graduated in December of 2013 with my Bachelors in Marketing and minor in management. Throughout high school and college I worked for UPS as the senior sales associate and worked as a server and bartender at Applebee’s on State Street. I enjoy hunting in the Upper Peninsula, being outdoors and a lover of animals.

  • Rodger Piering

    Rodger Piering

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-5282

    My name is Rodger Piering and I have been selling cars for 35 years and have been blessed with some of the most wonderful customers a person could ask for. My wife Sharon and I have been married for 36years and we have two children a daughter Lauren and a son, Ben. Also part of our family is a big black lab named boots and a Brittany mix named Hobo, and a cat named Lilly. My hobbies are fishing of any kind and small game hunting mostly grouse. Customer satisfaction is always my number one goal.

  • Stephanie Timmons

    Stephanie Timmons

    Sales Consultant

    My name is Stephanie Timmons. I was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and now currently live in Birch Run. I am happily married to my husband Jeremy and we have an amazing son named Alexander.  Previously, before I started working for The Garber organization, I was the store manager for The Denver Mattress Company for ten years. I have over 15 years of customer service and management experience. In my spare time I enjoy camping, boating and spending time with my family.

Garber Buick Pre Owned Vehicle Department

  • Al  Rohde

    Al Rohde

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-4444

    I enjoy helping people find that perfect dream car. My 28 years of service enables me to listen to your wants and needs and then find the perfect fit. I enjoy outdoor activities like biking and walking Michigan’s rail trails.

  • Chad  Forster

    Chad Forster

    Used Vehicle Manager

    (989) 497-4444


  • Danny  Korthals

    Danny Korthals

    Sales Consultant

    My name is Dan, I just started with Garber Buick but I am learning really fast with the help of my amazing co-workers and staff here.  I am a genuinely nice guy and at your service to get you into the right vehicle. I enjoy bowling, weightlifting and a member of a local church all my life. You will do better at Garber when you come in to see me.

  • Josh Kusterer

    Josh Kusterer

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-2222

    My name is Josh Kusterer and I have been with Garber Buick for 4 years. I am married to my beautiful wife Kelly and have 2 children Hayden and Jack. In my free time I enjoy golfing, hunting, and spending time with family. I also enjoy volunteering for Habitat for Humanity every year. My favorite reality TV show is Cops.

  • Julio Rodriguez

    Julio Rodriguez

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-2222

    I am an employee of the Garber Buick Company voted Dealership of the Year and the Best Dealership to purchase an automobile. I am a long time resident of Saginaw and graduated from Saginaw High in 1974. I am a former minor league baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. I am still active playing baseball in the Roy Hobbs World Series a Crowning Competition for adult amateur baseball where I carry 6 World Championship Rings. My hobbies also include fishing and working on my old cars from 1937 to 1967. I am currently a member of the Senior Men’s Golf League at Beech Hollow. I am a proud parent of 3 children, Javier, Julio, Lora and have two grandsons.

  • Mark  Gehringer

    Mark Gehringer

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-2222

    My name is Mark Gehringer, I am a U.S.A.F. Veteran and have been in the retail business for over 40 years. I enjoy hockey, especially the Saginaw Spirit. I’ve hosted 4 Spirit hockey players so far. I enjoy cooking on the weekends and being with family and friends.

  • Richard Thomas

    Richard Thomas

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-2222

    My name is Richard Thomas I’ve been with Garber now for almost 2 years and in the car business for about 7. In my free time I enjoy DIY projects around the house, camping, cooking out, and tubing down the Au Sable River.

  • Robert Roehrs

    Robert Roehrs

    Acquisition Specialist/Sales

    (989) 497-2222

    My name is Rob Roehrs and I have been with Garber Buick for a short time and truly believe that Garber is the best dealership to work for. About myself, I am a family guy who has a beautiful wife and 2 very pretty daughters. We love to bowl, golf, go camping, and having bonfires in the backyard and tailgating at the BIG House (Go Blue!). Come see me at Garber. I would love to help you out!

  • Scott Kangas

    Scott Kangas

    Sales Consultant

    I have been in the business for 10 years. I have been with Garber for 2 months. My favorite part of the job in continual opportunity to meet new people. Most of my free time is devoted to my son Chance. I also enjoy golfing, bowling, softball, and watching sports. I truly love the challenges this industry can bring. I have been doing this long enough to understand the importance of honesty in everything I say and do. I am here to guide you through your buying experience here at Garber.

  • Steven Mellish

    Steven Mellish

    Sales Consultant

    (989) 497-4444

    I joined the team at Garber Buick following a successful military career in the Air Force and then followed by 8 years’ experience in the sales and finance world. I am happily married to Rebecca (Richey) Mellish, a high school algebra teacher in Reese, MI. I am a proud daddy to three, bonus dad to two and Papa Mellish to four beautiful children. While I am proud of my military service, which includes five overseas tours; I must say that being part of high energy, professional team at Garber Buick is very exciting. In my off time you probably find me somewhere outdoors: in my garden; pursuing an elusive trout in one of Michigan’s streams; or stalking Turkeys or Deer in the woods depending on the season. I am a huge people person and find great value in helping others either realize their dream of car ownership or finding that perfect vehicle to fit their needs. I stand ready to provide the excellent and timely service that Garber Buick has a reputation for providing.

  • Thomas Ward

    Thomas Ward

    Garber Buick Pre-Owned Assistant Manager

    (989) 497-2222

    I have been with Garber for over 5 years. I am an alum of Saginaw Valley State University and a graduate of Resource Automotive University and Management Training. I am a single father to two beautiful kids, Olivia and Cooper. In my free time when I’m not chasing the kids around I enjoy football, hunting, fishing, and cooking. If you meet me at work you will understand why “you’ll do better at Garber!”

  • Tom Auernhammer

    Tom Auernhammer

    Acquisition Specialist/Sales

    (989) 497-4444

    My name is Tom Aurenhammer and I am proud to be a new member of the Garber Team.I have six years of marketing and sales experience including two years of marketing and promotions in Las Vegas, NV. I come from automotive families in which both sides owned and operated their own shops and continue to do so. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with family, hunting, and playing Frisbee golf. If you want to have some fun while you find your perfect vehicle, email me now and let the experience begin.

Garber Buick Service Department

  • Kay Eaton

    Kay Eaton

    Service Specialist

    (989) 497-5288

    Hi, my name is Kay Eaton and I am the Service Administrator for Garber Buick. I have been with Garber for almost 3 years, the first 2 years I worked in our internet sales department and for the last year I have been working in our service department developing ways to make vehicle repairs more affordable for customers, including financing repairs for those unexpected moments in life. I am a mom to 5 kids ranging from 21 to 7 and became a grandma last year to my amazing grandson Kellen. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, camping and just in general enjoying life. I love working for Garber because despite how much we have grown over the years we are still a family business with family values.

  • Kyle O'Neil

    Kyle O'Neil

    Service Manager


  • Mike Jarvis

    Mike Jarvis

    Service Advisor

    (989) 497-4444


  • Rod Strye

    Rod Strye

    Service Advisor


  • Sam Flickinger

    Sam Flickinger

    Service Advisor

    (989) 497-4444


  • Savannah Padilla

    Savannah Padilla

    Service Specialist

    Hi, my name is Savannah Padilla and I am the Service Specialist for Garber Buick. I am new to the company and I am very excited to start my career here with Garber. I will be scheduling appointments for the service department and helping customers with financing repairs as well. I have a long history with both service and parts in the auto industry and am very eager to share my experience with both Garber and its customers. Outside of work, I will most likely be found in the garage, working on my many hobbies. I enjoy a weekend in the garage and getting my hands dirty just as much as the next guy. Some other hobbies of mine include shooting pool, cooking, and watching movies. With no kids, I am able to spend all of my extra time and money on my American Bulldog Zeppelin. So far, my experience with Garber has been fantastic, I enjoy the positive atmosphere. I look forward to a long and prosperous career with Garber Buick.

  • Tony Paris

    Tony Paris

    Body Shop Manager


General Management

  • Rich Perdue

    Rich Perdue

    General Manager

    (989) 497-6420


GMG and Admin

  • Ashley Revard

    Ashley Revard

    Office Manager


  • Beth Sheneman

    Beth Sheneman

    Administration


  • JoAnn Coates

    JoAnn Coates

    Office Administration

    (989) 497-4444


  • Karen Barnt

    Karen Barnt

    Office Administration

    (989) 497-4444

  • Tamika Coleman

    Tamika Coleman

    Office Administration

    (989) 497-4444


DEALER INFORMATION

Garber Buick
5925 State Street
Saginaw, MI 48603
Phone: (800) 997-8171
Driving Directions & Map

Sales Hours

Mon: 8:30a - 8:00p
Tues: 8:30a - 6:00p
Wed: 8:30a - 6:00p
Thurs: 8:30a - 8:00p
Fri: 8:30a - 6:00p
Sat: 10:00a - 4:00p
Sun: Closed

Service Hours

Mon: 7:30a - 5:00p
Tues: 7:30a - 5:00p
Wed: 7:30a - 5:00p
Thurs: 7:30a - 5:00p
Fri: 7:30a - 5:00p
Sat: 8:00a - 2:00p
Sun: Closed

BodyShop Hours

Mon: 7:30a - 5:30p
Tues: 7:30a - 5:30p
Wed: 7:30a - 5:30p
Thurs: 7:30a - 5:30p
Fri: 7:30a - 5:30p
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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