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Mark graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington School of Business in 1977. He worked for Ford Motor Company until 1984 and was a partner in Charlotte County Ford and Charlotte County Lincoln Mercury in Port Charlotte, Florida until 1990. He is currently a partner in Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep. He has been married since 1977 to Pam and has two children, Annie Sifrit and Zach Schlundt, and two grandchildren, Corbin and Lily Sifrit.
Matt joined Desoto Ford-Mercury in 1988 as Sales Manager. In 1993, he, Mark Schlundt and Charlie Christopherson purchased the Dealership from Mr. Wade Hartley, its previous owner. They obtained the local Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep franchise in 1997, and combined all brands into the New Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep. The Ownership Group feels fortunate to have met many new friends through their Dealership, and enjoys the everyday workings that are provided at one of Arcadia's most successful and well known businesses.
Tim has been a vital part of our Sales Department since 1989, and there's not an area of our Dealership that hasn't benefited from his 30 years of experience in the Automobile Industry.
Ken has been a part of our Sales Department since 2005, and brings 30 years of automotive sales experience to our Dealership.
A valued employee for 39 years, Marie's expertise keeps the Business Office running smoothly.
Zach attended the University of Pittsburgh and Webber International University. He is currently the Business Manager at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep and has 6 years of experience as a Service Advisor and XTV Coordinator. He enjoys spending time with his friends, outdoor activities, and being with his family!
The newest member of our F & I team, Brooke was born and raised in Charlotte County, and is a 1999 graduate of Charlotte High School. She has been in the Automotive Industry since 2005, filling different Finance Manager positions.
Travis has earned a B.A.S Degree in Supervision and Management from Edison State College, and has been employed at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep since May of 2012.
John Roberts has been with our Dealership for 13 years.
Elmer was born and raised in Arcadia, has been married for thirty years, and has five children. After twelve years of active service
in the U.S. Air Force, he returned home and worked at the Arcadia Police
Department for seven years. He has been employed at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep since
May of 1999.
Rob has been employed at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep since 2005.
Sean Lehew has been a Sales Consultant at Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep for 5 years. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. You can find Sean here daily except Tuesday and Sunday.
Cathy has been with the Dealership for a total of nine years.
Christy is a 5th generation Floridian and a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. She lives in Arcadia, and when not at work, you can find her at the local gym, at a Mud Run, or doing local charity work for the Coastal Conservation Association and the Relay for Life. She is a very outgoing person with a down to earth personality and strong communication skills. She's been with our Dealership since 2009, and is available everyday but Thursday and Sunday.
A 2002 Charlotte High School graduate, Allen has been with our Dealership since August, 2011. He enjoys hunting and fishing, along with spending time with family and friends. Allen is available to serve you every day but Tuesdays and Sundays.
Clint lives in Arcadia, and has been married to his loving wife Michele for eighteen years. He has three great children: Jessica, Austin, and Colton, and they all like to do many outdoor activities as a family, including hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. In addition to being a member of the Sales team for 1 1/2 years, he has several years experience in our Service Department, which expands his ability to help the needs of his customers.
A new member of the Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep family, Dale is a lifetime resident of Hardee County, and owned a business there for 35 years. He has been in the Automotive Sales Industry for the past 5 years.
The newest member of our Sales Team, Russ was raised in Port Charlotte, and brings years of business savvy to our Dealership, having been the former owner of Busy Bee Glass and Mirror. He's also served our community well, spending 15 years as a Deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office. Russ is the proud father of 4 wonderful children.
Originally from Plainview, Texas, Stacio moved to Florida in1975, and currently lives in Wauchula. He as been in Sales/Leasing for three years, and previously did automotive restoration for ten years. He and his wife Mary Jane have two daughters - Staci and Selena.
Mike has been with our Dealership since 1996 in several capacities including Sales, Sales Manager, Finance Manager, Internet Sales and currently as our Customer Relations Manager.
Lee Harms brings 25 years of experience and expertise to our Parts Department.
T.J. has been a member of our Parts Department team since 2009.
Wayne brings 37 years of experience in the automotive business to his position as Parts Department Specialist.
Bill has worked as a Service Advisor at our Dealership for well over 14 years.
Although she has only been at our Dealership for 1 year, Celeste brings 29 years of experience in the automotive field to her Service Advisor position.
Hector has been with our Dealership since July, 2012.
Alicia has been a valued member of our Business Office for 17 years.
Mary Lou has been with the Dealership since 2010.
Alice has been with the Dealership since 2010.
Donna has worked in our Business Office since 2011.
Norman, Andy and Marco. Andy Thorton, a valued employee for well over 30 years, heads up our Detail Department to the delight of our Staff and Customers