My father started in the car business in Sherburn in 1967. I grew up there and graduated from St. Cloud State University in early 1981. I wasn’t planning to move home to get in the car business, but my father had his top salesman retire and wanted to bring in some “young blood”. I moved home, sold my first car by going door-to-door (really, farm-to-farm) and now running a Chevy dealership has been my only job my whole adult life. In 1989, we purchased the dealership in Fairmont and moved the company from Sherburn. In 2021, it will be 40 years for me and 54 years in business for Hawkins Chevrolet. From the beginning, we have been a community-minded business and relied on great relationships with the area for our success. Most of our team are long-time employees, for which we are thankful. We are excited for what the future will bring for our great rural communities. My wife, Kate, is a Fairmont native and we have three boys and two granddaughters. In my spare time, I work on my business and am involved in my community. ? I love most anything involving technology and am an Apple Cult Member. I also love marketing with and using social media. Now that my younger brother Steve is running the company, I hope to start cutting back and travel more.
My family has been in the car business my entire life. I grew up in Sherburn, MN and graduated from the first graduating class of Martin County West in 1989. I then graduated in 1993 from St. Cloud State University.
After graduation, I started working for the family dealership in Fairmont in the service department. In 2010, I moved into the sales department and became the Sales Manager. In 2018, I became the General Manager. My wife is Heather and I have two college-age daughters, Molly at the University of Minnesota and Megan at Minnesota State-Mankato.
I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with family.
I’ve been around the auto industry virtually my whole life starting with my dad’s humble beginnings in Sherburn, MN back in 1967. Through my teen years, I often help cleaning vehicles at the dealership.
After graduating from Mankato State University, I spent three years as a teacher in South Dakota. In July of 1991, I joined the family auto business as a salesperson. I eventually became a partner with my brother Tom and spend much of my time purchasing inventory and backing up Tabitha in the finance department.
I married Jodi, my high-school sweetheart in 1985 and we have 2 grown children, son Adam and daughter Krista.
My specialty is helping customers find the vehicles they want for a price they can afford. Feel free to contact me anytime.
As an Army child, I was lucky to grow up seeing the world. I began high school in Brainerd, MN and moved to Austin, MN for my senior year, graduating from Pacelli High School. My wife and I married in Austin in 2002 and we started our family. I enlisted in the Air Force in 2004 as a Vehicle Mechanic. While serving, I received my Associate’s degree in Vehicle Maintenance and my bachelor’s degree in business management. After serving for 10 ½ years, I was medically separated and returned to Minnesota with my wife and 3 children. I then began working as the shop manager for an independent semi-truck repair shop in Austin, MN. After about 4 years. I returned to turning wrenches as an automotive technician for Wuerflein Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Honda dealerships in Albert Lea, MN for about 3 years.
My family and I reside in Hayward, MN, where my 3 children attend Albert Lea High School. My daughter Kourtney is enrolled in the 18-21 program, which assists her in working at a local hotel. My two sons, Kris and Triton, are both involved in sports, primarily wrestling (which I am fortunate to be able to help coach) and football. My wife works as a mental health therapist in the Albert Lea Area.
I enjoy spending time with my family. We stay busy with a couple of horses and sporting events for our kids. We enjoy fishing, completing home projects, working on vehicles, BBQing and just spending time together.
I spent my early years in Mankato, MN and graduated from Mankato East High School. Then I attended South Central College and studied Auto Body & Collision Technology.
When I was 13 years old, my family moved to a small hobby farm near Lake Crystal. I thoroughly enjoyed living in the country and working around the farm. I now live in the small town of Madelia where I met my wonderful girlfriend, Blair.
My hobbies and interests have mostly revolved around cars, trucks, and outdoor motorsports of all kinds. It was no surprise to friends and family when I joined the automotive industry at the early age of 16. I have since developed a passion for helping people, especially those who need their vehicle repaired after a collision. My goal is to take all the stress out of the repair process by keeping it simple and easy for our customers.
I was born and raised in the great city of Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School. After graduating from college, I returned to Fairmont and started a career in the car business. I am married with three children.
I have been working for the Hawkins family for going on 20 years. I have met many great people and am thankful that many of my customers are now friends. I grew up loving Chevy cars and trucks and I pride myself on my product knowledge and the personal touch I give my customers.
If you want to know more about me…and what my customers think of me…just google me!
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I joined the US Navy after graduating from Sam Houston High. I was able to see the world during my enlistment. I am a 19-year veteran and am thankful to serve my country. I have a wife and four children and moved to Fairmont from Glasgow, KY nine years ago. Glasgow was a 45-minute drive from Bowling Green, KY, the home of the Corvette factory and museum. I’ve always loved GM and fell in love with the Camaro when I was a kid…thanks to my uncle who purchased that 5.7 liter V8 American Muscle Car.
I have been in the customer service industry all my life, been I’ve been on sales side for a little over a year. You may have seen me coaching soccer or on a billboard here in town. I am also a real-estate agent with Exit Realty. That’s right! “Cars and Homes” are two of the largest purchases you will ever make, and I would be delighted to help with either one! I am new to the Hawkins Team and look forward to being a trusted sales representative for all. I am fluent in Spanish, and I am eager to help.
Nací y crecí en Houston, Texas. Me uní a la Marina de los EE. UU. después de graduarme de Sam Houston High. Pude ver el mundo durante mi alistamiento. Soy un veterano de 19 años y estoy agradecido de servir a mi país. Tengo esposa y cuatro hijos y me mudé a Fairmont desde Glasgow, KY hace nueve años. Glasgow estaba a 45 minutos en automóvil de Bowling Green, KY, el hogar de la fábrica y el museo Corvette. Siempre me ha gustado GM y me enamoré del Camaro cuando era niño… gracias a mi tío que compró ese American Muscle Car V8 de 5.7 litros.
He estado en la industria de servicio al cliente toda mi vida, he estado en el lado de las ventas por poco más de un año. Es posible que me hayas visto como entrenador de fútbol o en una valla publicitaria aquí en la ciudad. También soy agente de bienes raíces con Exit Realty. ¡Así es! “Autos y casas” son dos de las compras más grandes que jamás hará, ¡y me encantaría ayudarlo con cualquiera de ellas! Soy nuevo en el equipo de Hawkins y espero ser un representante de ventas de confianza para todos. Hablo español con fluidez y estoy ansioso por ayudar.
I was born and raised on a farm near Madelia and graduated from Madelia High School. I started selling GM vehicles in 1983 and have been with Hawkins Chevrolet for nearly 20 years.
You can see that I am dedicated to GM and Chevrolet and the great vehicles they make. I am very thankful for the great customers I have been able to help all these years. However, I am most gratified with how many of my customers have become friends.
Thanks for your commitment to my business by sending your friends and family to me.
I was born and raised here in good old Fairmont. My father Phil, was the Parts Manager for many years at Motor Inn, which became Hawkins Chevrolet in 1989. I spent many of my summers dusting parts bins and checking in orders. I graduated from Fairmont High School in 1987, married my wife Steph and then moved to Denver CO where I worked at Len Lyle Chevrolet for 10 years. In 1998, my son Brian was born. A year later, we decided to move back home and have been at Hawkins now for over 20 years. Outside of work, I enjoy friends and family, craft beer and loud music.