Meet Our Staff


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Owners

Terry Hodges
President


I have two sons, Terry Jr. (TJ) and Jared. I have four grandchildren. I graduated from Kirtland Community College. I have been involved in the dealership for over 45 years. My hobbies are cars and aviation. I have a large soft spot for helicopters and Corvettes.

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Ron Hodges
Dealer Principal

My family has been in the automobile business since 1966. We have been a Chevrolet dealer for over 40 years, and we have been a Chrysler dealer for over 28 years! Experience is what I have to offer my customers, so let me go to work for you. Just remember one thing, I will get you "more smiles per mile!"

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Jeff Hodges
Sales Manager


I was born and raised in West Branch. Upon graduating from Ogemaw Heights in 1998, I went on to get my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and my Associates Degree in Accounting, both from Northwoods University. I have worked in all facets of the dealership since 1990 from washing cars, Service Advisor, to Sales Manager, which is my current position. The automotive industry is a very challenging and ever changing career, I believe that is what makes it so fun! Outside of the car business I enjoy flying, boating, and snowmobiling with my family and friends.

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Terry Hodges Jr.
Service Manger

I am no stranger to Automotive Service, after working at Team Hodges since 1983. I have had such jobs as; general maintenance, light duty technician, parts advisor, service advisor, new and used car sales, body shop manager, warranty administrator, and now the service manager. All of these positions have taught me the importance of customer service and vehicle maintenance.

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Sales

Scott Simmons
Sales Professional

I was born and raised in West Branch. I enjoy the challenge of selling cars and I have been in the business for over 6 years. I have one son who was born in April of 2016, he is growing up way to fast, I wish he would slow down.

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Paul Bubar
Internet Sales Manager

I have been with Team Hodges since December of 2010. I have almost 10 years of automotive experience. If you have any questions or have a suggestion regarding our website please don't hesitate to contact me. Myself, my wife and our two children moved to West Branch from Petoskey. We really enjoy the small town atmosphere, and we don't see ourselves leaving this community.  When I am not at work I enjoy hunting, fishing, riding my motorcycle, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Russ Crane
Finance Manager
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I have been with Team Hodges since 2013 and in the automotive industry for 10 years. When not at work assisting clients with the purchase or lease of their vehicle, I enjoy spending time with my wife Alicia and our 3 children. I also enjoy golfing, playing basketball and camping.

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Mac Cahill
Sales Professional/Fleet Coordinator

I have been coming to West Branch my whole life. I finally moved here after being in the Army in 1987. I have an awesome wife, family and friends. I got into the car business after the Ogemaw Forge closed. I am a "car nut" I really like all domestic makes and models both new and old. I enjoy working with and meeting new people. I pride myself on providing a fun and professional car buying experience.

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Keith Sharrow
Sales Representative


I was born and raised in West Branch. I am a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School. I have been serving the people of this community since 1975, when I started working at the State Savings Bank of West Branch. I started in the Automobile business in 1988 and at Team Hodges in 1990. I am a member of the Lake Ogemaw Summer Resort Association, and a former West Branch City Council Member. I use to participate in many sports now just love to watch. Come see me for your next vehicle, I will use my experience to help make it a pleasant car buying experience.

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Office Personnel

Jennifer Nicolini
AR/AP/Cashier

My family and I moved up here in May of 2013 from the downriver area. I have worked at Team Hodges since July 2013 in the accounting office and I have over 15 years of customer service experience. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in the future.

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Ellen Nelson
Controller


I have been with Team Hodges since 1984. I have been on the GM Business Accounting Managers Council for over 18 years now. I was born and raised in West Branch. When not at work I enjoy being with my husband of 33 years. I have three children, and just recently became a grandmother! We enjoy camping, riding quad and spending time with family.

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Mary Bell

I have been with Team Hodges since 2004. I have lived in West Branch my whole life. I received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Baker College in 2004. My husband works in the parts department here at Team Hodges. We have one daughter who keeps us very busy.

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Janice Quigley
Office Assistant


I have been with Team Hodges since 1994. I was born and raised in West Branch. I received an ABA from Kirtland Community College then a BBA from Saginaw Valley State University. I am blessed with a wonderful son and we enjoy going camping.

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Service Department

Alex
Lube Tech


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Todd Gawel
Service Technician

I have been working in dealerships for over 22 years. I have been at Team Hodges since 2013. I have been married to my wife Kay for 43 years. When not at the shop, I enjoy hobby farming and caring for our horses. I am also a leader in Royal Rangers, a boy's ministry in the Assembly of God Churches.

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Chris Hepfer
Service Technician

I have been a master technician for 15 years. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family.

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Vern Smith Jr.
Service Technician

I have over 16 years of dealership experience. I specialize in engine and transmission repair.

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Jerry Whitfield
Service Advisor

My wife of 35 years and I have lived in Northern Michigan most of our lives. We have raised 5 children and are enjoying our 3 grandchildren. I have been in the automotive business since 1999 and I look forward to helping you in the future.

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Dawn Neubecker
Service Advisor

I have lived in West Branch all of my life. I am married to my husband, Dan for over 27 years. We have 3 daughters, Kaylee, Kelsey, and Megan, and 1 granddaughter, Elliana!

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Josiah Gawel
Service Technician

I grew up in Gladwin and graduated from Mid Michigan with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. I am also an ASE Certified Technician. I am married and have 3 children. Growing up I was involved in 4-H and enjoy teaching my children about animals. I also achieved Eagle Scout status and enjoy hunting and camping with my family.

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Pat Hafner
Service Technician

I started working in small shops in 1988. I started working at a dealership level since 1997 and have stayed with that ever since. I moved here in 2010 , between my wife, and myself we have 6 children. I love spending time with my family, hunting and fishing.

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Parts

Anthony Weidyk
Parts Manager


Just call me Tony :) I have worked with Team Hodges since 1994. I enjoy fishing, hunting, and just being outdoors. I am looking forward to helping many more customers in the years to come.

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Bob Bell Jr.


I have worked at Team Hodges full time sine 2006. I was born and raised in West Branch. My wife works here as well and we have one daughter. I have been painting with my Dad since I was 14 years old. I recently moved from the body shop to our parts department. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything else that involves the outdoors.

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Body Shop

Warren Hamacher
Bodyman

I have lived and worked in the area since 1991.

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Ken Randall
Assistant and Detailer

I love classic cars, and classic music. I have been known as a "handyman" repair everything type of person. I love spending time with family and friends.

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Bob Bell
Head Painter


I have worked with Team Hodges since 1985. I love to hunt, bowl, fish, and golf, but I enjoy my family most of all. I have 3 grand kids, 2 boys and 1 girl all of whom I deeply love.

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Jim Ludwig
Bodyman


I have been with Team Hodges since 2009. I currently live in St. Helen with my wife and twin daughters. I enjoy hunting and have a collection of exotic fish. I have over 15 years of experience.

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Detail

Terry Hodges III
General Assistant

I am currently enrolled at Kirtland Community College for a business degree. I will be transferring in 2 years to a university.

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James Magee
Detailer

I have been detailing cars for almost 20 years. I enjoy riding my motorcycle and going to car shows.

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