Blake is a Graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he received a BA in Business Management and communications.
After Graduation, he launched his career in Grand Island at the local Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep dealership. He held many roles within the dealership including Finance Director, Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager. That eventually led to a partnership in the dealership. After the dealership sold in 2016, Blake stayed with the firm to help with the transition. After a year he realized it was time to start something new - thus Grand Auto Sales was born.
Growing up in Central Nebraska Blake learned a good work ethic, a sense of responsibility and what home town values are. This all translates to his work career and how important it is to take care of the customer. He was involved in many different sporting events and clubs thru his high school and college career. Recently he was on the Leadership tomorrow board, helped organize the duck derby, volunteers at different events and is always trying to help better the community. Blake and His wife Jill have been married 10 years and have 3 children. Macy 6, Carter 4, and Callie 4. With 3 young children Blake is just starting to realize how great Grand Island is with all the different events for the kids. Soccer, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, just to name a few. Spending time with his family is what motivates Blake every day.
Mitch was born and raised in the Grand Island area and he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Things Mitch loves about the car business are the different people he has had the pleasure of meeting and he enjoys taking care of the customers before and after the sale. His key attributes that lend to his success in the car business are customer service, loyalty, honesty and work ethic. In the car business since 2004, Mitch has held several positions: in 2004 to 2009, he was in sales at Roy’s Grand Dodge; in 2009, he was promoted to Used Car Manager at Roy’s, a position he held until 2016; he served Gregg Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as General Sales Manager from 2016 until 2017, when he joined Blake to build Grand Auto Sales.
Tonia was born and raised in Grand Island. She had the opportunity to start working at the local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in 2002. After working with the company for two years, she took on the job of the Title Clerk and worked there until 2016 when the dealership changed ownership. She continued working for the new owner for one year before joining the team at Grand Auto Sales in September. She now has 16 years’ experience in the car industry and is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Grand Auto Sales.
Tonia and her husband Tim have been married for 12 years and live in Central City. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two nephews and watching them compete in their sporting events.
Brian was born and raised in Grand Island and lives now with his wife Tricia and 3 wonderful kids. He served in the Marine Corp out of high school (Oohrah!) Brian has worked at Chief Industries and Standard Iron before finding his passion in the car business. He started in sales at the local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store for 3 years, when he transitioned to Finance Director, a position he held for the past 4 years.
The best parts of Brian’s job are getting to meet new people, continuing to serve past customers, and making sure the customer is taken care of and leaves with a smile.
Luis came to Nebraska 12 years ago and has loved it ever since. He has been in the car business for the past six years, and there is nothing else he could see himself doing.
Luis has good work ethics and views honesty as the most important aspect of one’s character. The best part of his day is making sure his customers always leave happy, viewing the deal as a fun and positive experience.
He looks forward to serving Grand Island for years to come.
Brock was born and raised in the Grand Island area and moved up to Lincoln where he attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studied Business Administration. He grew a passion for sales and it eventually led him to the car business. He moved back to the Grand Island area where he started in sales at the local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store 4 years ago and eventually joined the team at Grand Auto. He enjoys meeting new people each and every day and doing anything he can to make the customer happy. He is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team!