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Owner

Pat Francis
Owner
612-978-7908

Pat has been with Country Chevrolet since 1992! He enjoys searching the Internet to find the best, quality, pre-owned vehicles for our customers. Pat also likes fishing and boating.

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Controller

Heidi Erickson
Controller
320-274-3064

Heidi Erickson joined Country Chevrolet in 2003. Heidi is responsible for daily accounting and payroll functions, budgeting and financial statement preparation. Heidi brings over 25 years of accounting experience to Country Chevrolet. She loves her job because of the people she works with and the family-environment. When not in the office she enjoys a day on the slopes in the wintertime, a long weekend of camping in the summer and hanging out with her family.

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Finance

Tom Cook
Finance Manager
320-274-3064

Tom joined Country Chev in September of 2019 and has 38 years of automotive experience to help you with all of your financing needs.  He enjoys hunting in the fall, watching football and playing golf.  

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Finance and Sales

Debra Podvin
Sales & Finance Admin
320-274-3064

Debra has been with Country Chevrolet since 2006. She has 10+ years of auto sales experience and is here to help you with your vehicle needs! Debra is a horse fanatic and loves to talk about "real horsepower!" She spends her spare time taking care of her own horses.

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Sales

Matt Renczykowski
Sales Professional
612-558-4762

Matt started working as a Sales Professional for Country Chevrolet back in 2003. Now over a decade later Matt loves more than ever to help customers find that right vehicle. In some cases, Matt has sold a vehicle to 3 generations of customers in the same family. The Warm and Fuzzy feeling you get when you purchase a vehicle from Matt and Country Chevrolet is what sets us apart for the rest!

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Matthew Wuollet
Sales Professional
320-293-8042

"I first started with Country Chevrolet in high school in the detail department, and for more than nine years I've been fortunate enough to be on the sales team here. I have been with the Annandale Volunteer Fire Department since 2010, along with representing Country Chevrolet with the Annandale Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 I was elected to the Annandale City Council. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and getting out on the motorcycle. I'd be happy to help you with your transportation needs, just ask for Matthew "Woody" Wuollet, and I'll take great care of you."

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Ryan Lundeen
Sales Professional
320-274-3064

Ryan has 10+ years of sales experience with selling Chevrolet vehicles.  He enjoys playing and watching sports.  In fact, his favorite summer activity is watching baseball games at Target Field! 

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Parts Department

Jeff Waters
Parts Manager
320-274-3064

Jeff has been working at Country Chevrolet since 2011 and has been working in the Automotive Industry for 25+ years. Jeff enjoys helping customers with all of their parts needs. He also enjoys spending time with his three children, camping and fishing.

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Dale Erickson
Parts Representative
320-274-3064

Dale is available at our Parts Counter to help you with any parts or accessories that you may need. He enjoys going to church and studying God's word, the Bible. "I love my Lord and Master Jesus Christ."

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Service Department

Laura Zupek
Service Advisor
320-274-3064

Laura has been working in the automotive industry since she graduated St. Cloud Technical College in 2010 with her AAS Degree as an Automotive Technician. She enjoys helping customers better understand how their vehicles work and what they need when they aren't working. She enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, playing in the mud, camping, and reading.

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Natalie Blake
Service Assistant
320-274-3064

Natalie is a local to the Annandale area and a graduate from Maple Lake. She enjoys running and has completed four full marathons and two half marathons! Her Border Collie Charlie also keeps Natalie running as they compete in Agility classes.  Natalie also enjoys attending car shows and dreams of owning a '67 GTO (all Black of course). 

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Ashlie Kurr
Service Admin
320-274-3064

Ashlie has been with Country Chev since 2016 and is currently attending college at the St Cloud Technical College for dental hygiene. Ashlie is an avid Vikings fan and loves to spend time at the lake and with her friends and family.

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Michael Bryant
Service Technician
320-274-3064

Michael has been with Country Chevrolet since 2000 and is our Chevrolet Hybrid and Bolt Specialist. He has five children and has been married for over 30 years. If Michael had more spare time, he would spend it hunting and fishing.

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Chris Rempel
Service Technician
320-274-3064

Chris started as a mechanic in 1996 and has mainly worked on GM vehicles. He splits his time by working under cars during the day and slinging drinks by night! Chris has two teenagers that he tries to keep out of trouble as much as he can and enjoys spending any free time he has on the lake or motorcycle. 

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Jason Groen
Service Technician
320-274-3064

Jason enjoys working on cars. He is ASE certified in brakes, suspension and steering. "Everyday at Country Chevrolet is different and exciting!"

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Jeff Dupla
Service Technician
320-274-3064

Jeff joins Country Chev with 20+ years of experience in the automotive industry, most of those years at GM shops.  He has a love for classic cars, especially the 1970 Chevelle.  He currently owns a 1977 Chevelle and 1955 Ford. Jeff enjoys watching football, fishing, camping with the family and attending his children's activities.

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Ryan Nerburn
Lube Technician
320-274-3064

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Detail

Butch Weigelt
Detail/Paintless Dent Repair
320-274-3064

Butch has been with Country Chevrolet since 2006. "I have worked in the Automotive Industry my entire working career. I install a variety of accessories, including sun roofs, running boards, DVD Systems, leather interiors and mud flaps. I also perform Paintless Dent Repair. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. The goal of the detail shop, and mine, is to keep all customers 100% satisfied and happy."

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Hunter Erickson
Detailer

Hunter started working at Country Chev in 2016. He enjoys hunting, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Office

Sheila Kappes
Accounting/Service Warranty
320-274-3064

Sheila (Mengelkoch) Kappes started as the night receptionist in September 2004, while in high school. She continued working as the receptionist throughout college and took over the bookkeeper position at the dealership. She is in charge of daily deposits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, assisting in payroll, and submitting warranty claims. When not at work she loves to be outdoors on the Harley, boat, or in the fish house!

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Judy Van Lith
Title Clerk
320-274-3064

Judy started working as a part-time receptionist at Country Chevrolet in 2003 while raising her three beautiful daughters. In 2008 Judy went to a full time position as an Administrative Assistant & Title Clerk. Her outside interests are gardening, arts & crafts, home decorating and watching HS Girls Volleyball.

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Allyson Lamb
Receptionist
320-274-3064

Allyson enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and playing tennis. She plans to be a sonographer in the future. 

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Driver

Mike Hanlon
Driver
320-274-3064

After working for over 40 years as a production manager at a manufacturing company in St. Paul, I retired in 2002. My wife and I moved to the Annandale area in 2007 when we purchased a lake home. Country Chevrolet has sold me a number of trucks over the years, before and after our move here. I appreciated the value they offered, service, and quick response. With some time on my hands (I'm not good at doing "nothing"), I was hired as a driver, which is what I have been doing since 2007. I really enjoy driving, meeting the customers, and working with the great group of people at Country Chevrolet.

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Randy Mavencamp
Driver
320-274-3064

Randy has been driving for Country Chevrolet since 2009, after retiring from the Post Office with 30 years of service. While working at the Post Office, Randy purchased several vehicles from Country Chevrolet and was impressed with our commitment to our customers and thought Country Chevrolet would be a good place to work! Randy enjoys riding his motorcycle, snowmobile and 4-wheeler.

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Harold Stelton
Driver
320-274-3064

Harold is happily enjoying his retirement.  He fills his days with woodworking, artistic painting, traveling and driving for Country Chev. 

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Lee Custer
Driver
320-274-3064

Lee retired as a system engineer from AT&T with 40 years of service. He has been driving for Country Chev since 2009. He enjoys meeting new people and being part of the Country Chev team!

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Esther Hanlon
Driver
320-274-3064

Esther was born and raised in Iowa and is a graduate of the University of Iowa.  She has been happily married to Mike for 33 years and has four lovely grandchildren.  

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Craig Stradtman
Driver
320-274-3064

Craig is a retired Bar & Restaurant owner and recently started driving for Country Chevrolet. He also mows lawn at Camp Friendship. Craig is an avid deer and pheasant hunter and loves going to his second home in AZ.  

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Jim Otto
Driver
320-274-3064

Jim started working at Country Chevrolet when he was 18 years old and retired 43 years later! He's been our detailer, service technician, and Parts Manager throughout the years. Jim still stops into Country Chevrolet weekly to work as one of our drivers.

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Tom Goepfert
Driver
320-274-3064

Tom recently retired after working in maintenance for 29 years with the City of Howard Lake.  He is enjoying his retirement by traveling, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his grandchildren and driving for Country Chev!  

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Myron Morris
Driver
320-274-3064

Myron has been driving for Country Chevrolet for the past few years. Myron retired as the Annandale Chief of Police after 10 years of service and 12 years of service as a Wright County Deputy. He's even a graduate of Annandale High School, GO CARDINALS!  

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