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.
I grew up in Truman, MN and graduated from Truman High School. I attended Iowa Lakes Community College for 2 years Minnesota State, Mankato for two years as well.
I now live in Fairmont with my husband Dustin and two boys Tyler and Mason. I joined the Hawkins team in November 2004. What I like most about my job is the diversity of activities. Whether someone is paying cash, financing or leasing a new vehicle, I am able to spend quality time getting to know many great customers and helping them enjoy a vehicle they may not have thought possible.
I was born and raised in beautiful Winona, MN. After graduating from Cotter High School, I attended Minnesota State University- Mankato. After college I taught preschool and worked as the Assistant Director at a daycare center in a small town of 250 people. After working in education for a few years in Fairmont, I was looking for a change and found Hawkins had an office opening. I interviewed for the position and I have felt like part of the family ever since. After working in the office for almost three years, I inquired about the open Fixed Operations Director position and was promoted. I have learned (and continue to learn) a lot about the car industry in my time at Hawkins and I look forward to making some improvements to Fixed Operations. I live in Fairmont with my husband, our son and our bulldog Carly- who both keep us very busy! In our free time we enjoy camping, boating, and spending time with our families
I grew up in Blue Earth, MN. My favorite pastime as a kid was walking through car lots and learning all I could about cars, how they worked, and what features they had. I used to walk my dog from our home to the local GM dealership daily to see if they had any new inventory.
When I turned 14 and decided to look for a job, I naturally asked this dealer and was hired. I started sweeping floors, cleaning restrooms, emptying garbage, sorting special tools and helping the full time detailer. My passion continued to grow as the technicians would show me tricks of the trade and common issues with the vehicles they were working on.
I have since worked at 3 other dealerships doing almost every job possible at one time or another. I have worked for Hawkins Chevrolet since 2007.
I currently live in Winnebago with my wife and three daughters. I am privileged to work with vehicles and people that I love. I am glad to be of service to our great customers.
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 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 in Lincoln, NE and raised in the small town of Greenwood, NE. My wife is the Optometrist in town at Walmart. We have two sons and a coonhound. We choose Fairmont to move to for a safe place to raise our family and be involved in the community. Although I am new to the Hawkins family I am no stranger to Chevrolet. I’ve owned a “bow tie” all my life and use these trucks for work and play. I own a parking lot striping company and paint most of the lots here in town and surrounding cities. My motto is to under promise and over deliver. Please see me for your next vehicle purchase I will make sure it’s an enjoyable experience.
I was born and raised in Lake County, South Dakota. I attended Madison Central High School and Dakota State University. I am the middle of five kids and have been blessed with seven nieces and nephews! My family is very important to me and when I am not working you can find me back home lakeside enjoying them! I moved to Fairmont because I have family here and was enticed by living in a town with five lakes. I have worked in customer service and hospitality my whole life and moving to sales was a natural progression. I thrive on meeting new people and creating relevant rewarding relationships. While I started with little vehicle knowledge, I have had great guidance from coworkers and am excited to be part of this awesome Hawkins Team!
I grew up on a farm just outside Sherburn, MN and graduated from Martin County West High School in 1993. I attended college at Willmar Community College and St. Cloud State University where I majored in Mass Communications with an emphasis in radio broadcasting. You may have recently heard my voice on KSUM as “Kari Jo”. I moved back to the area after spending 15+ years in the Twin Cities. Although there are always things to do in the Cities I was ready for a change of pace. There are NO TRAFFIC JAMS and I can say travel time in miles and not minutes. ? Being able to be closer to my family is what brought me home, especially my adorable great nieces and nephews. I look forward to helping you with all your automotive needs.
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.