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Our Staff Welcomes you to Jeff Lungren Chevrolet

Jeff Lungren
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Jeff began his automotive career in 1971 as an employee of his father’s dealership in Hays, Kansas. Jeff earned a Business Administration degree from Kansas State University in 1977. In 1981, he and his father opened Herb Lungren Chevrolet in Grove and Jeff purchased the dealership from his father in 1989. Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and they are both active in their church and community. They enjoy supporting the activities and careers of their three daughters, Holly, Heidi and Heather.
Sales Department
Brian Schwartz
General Sales Manager
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GM "Mark of Excellence" Award Winner

Brian began his automotive career in 1985 in his hometown of Garden City, Kansas. Brian joined the Lungren Family in 1992 as Sales Manager at Herb Lungren Auto Plaza in Arkansas City, Kansas and moved to Grove to join our team in 1996. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, woodworking and playing with his grandsons.
Larry Davis
GM Certified Sales Consultant
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GM Certified Sales Consultant
GM "Mark of Excellence" Award Winner
Larry is a 30 year resident of Northeast Oklahoma and began his automotive sales career with Jeff Lungren Chevrolet in 1994. He married Brenda Leas from Southwest City, Missouri in 1984, and together they have raised five children, Melissa, Kimberly, Janae, Jared and LaRenda. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with Brenda, their seven grandchildren and one great grand child, as well as boating and motorcycling. A Corvette owner and enthusiast, Larry is a member of the Grand Lake Corvette Club.

John Organ
GM Certified Sales Consultant

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GM "Mark of Excellence" Award Winner
GM Certified Sales Consultant
Voted "Best of the Best Car Salesperson" by the readers of The Grove Sun Newspaper
After 17 years in radio and newspaper sales, John joined our team as a Sales Consultant in 1999. John has been active in numerous civic and community organizations, such as the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as President in 1997-98. He has been married to his wife, Billie, for 40 years and has one daughter and one grandson. John enjoys golf, NASCAR and spending time with his family.

Cotton Freshour
GM Certified Sales Consultant

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Cotton grew up in Northern California and moved to Neosho, Missouri when he was 15. Cotton’s automotive sales career began here at Jeff Lungren’s in 2008. A former Miami resident, he recently moved to Grove to be closer to our dealership and enjoy lake living. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, family and friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

Dirk Pearce
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Dirk was born in Texas and raised by missionary parents in Kenya, East Africa. As an adult, he served as a missionary in Senegal. Dirk launched his automotive career in the Dallas, Texas area in 1998 and relocated to Miami, Oklahoma where he has sold automobiles since 2005. He, his wife Libby, and their family of five now call Grove their home. In his spare time, Dirk enjoys reading and spending time with his family through various mission and service ministries of their church.

Renee Craven
Customer Relations Associate

Renee moved to Grand Lake in 2005 and joined our team in 2012. In addition to her responsibilities here, Renee is president of the Grove Area Merchants Association and serves on the Grove Library Board. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband Rick and her 100 pound tortoise "Moses". Renee and Moses can be found often at the Library or Grove Elementary School for "show and tell".

Service Department
Dave Myers
Service Manager
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GM Certified Service Manager

Dave started his automotive career in 1977 as an automotive technician while in High School. He has been employed at two independent repair shops and three General Motors dealerships. Dave moved from Joplin to Grove in 1985 and joined the Jeff Lungren Team as a technician in 1991. He became the Service Manager in 1997. Dave and his wife, Deanie, enjoy living at the lake, boating and boat racing, hiking, and their two Maltese dogs.
Charlie Katzer
Service Advisor

GM Certified Warranty Administrator
Charlie graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technologies, and spent 30 years in marketing for Exxon Corp. He and his wife moved to Grove in 2005 and he joined our team shortly thereafter. Charlie has been our Service Advisor since 2006.

Tommy Smith

GM "Mark of Excellence" Award Winner
GM Certified Automotive Technician in all areas
A.S.E. Master Certified Technician
Voted "Best of the Best Auto Technician" by the readers of The Grove Sun Newspaper
Tommy was raised in Commerce, Oklahoma and graduated High School there in 1993. He received an Associates Degree in Applied Science from OSU-Okmulgee in 1995. Tommy worked for a GM Dealership in Joplin, Missouri before joining our team in 1997. He and his wife, Halie, live in Miami and have two children. In his spare time, Tommy enjoys spending time at the lake with his family.

Matt Will

GM Certified Automotive Technician
Ford Certified Technician
A.S.E. Certified Master Technician
Matt grew up in Tulsa and attended Tulsa Vo-Tech from 1986 to 1988. He furthered his automotive technical training at the Lincoln Technical Institute in Arlington, Texas, graduating in 1990. Matt has worked for both independent garages and Ford dealerships prior to joining our team in 2006. He and his wife, Kimberly, have four daughters. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard and restoring old cars.

Jarrett Groff

Raised in Augusta, Kansas, Jarrett is a 1987 graduate of Burlington High School in Burlington, Kansas. Jarrett joined our staff in 2004 as a Maintenance Technician, and now works primarily with our used car department performing mechanical inspections on pre-owned vehicles. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his 16 year old daughter and a seven year old son.

Andrew Braswell

After graduating from Grove High School in 2008, Andrew attended and graduated from University Technical Institute in Houston, Texas. He joined our Service Team in 2011. When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying life on the lake.

Parts Department
Rhonda Troppman
Parts Manager
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A 1986 graduate of Jay High School, Rhonda has been working in the Grove area since she was 16. Her automotive parts and accessories sales career began in 1991 with O’Reilly Auto Parts. Rhonda also has experience in the marine parts and body shop industries, and joined our team in 2008. She spends most of her spare time with her two very busy teenagers, Tyler and Amber, but also enjoys reading, good music, movies, riding motorcycles, and giving back to her community.

Gene Lopez
Parts and Accessories Consultant
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Gene moved to Grove with his family when he was eight years old. He spent four years with an independent garage before joining our team in 2006. After holding various positions in our detail and service departments, Gene currently serves as our Parts and Accessories Consultant. Married to his wife, Misty, and the father of two sons, Gene enjoys smoking meats and eating barbeque, and considers himself an expert on the subject.

Detail Department
Melissa Christian
Detail Department Supervisor

Melissa graduated from Grove High School in 2003 and joined the Jeff Lungren team in 2007. In her spare time she enjoys being on the lake and spending time with friends and family.

Amanda Scott
Detail Technician

Amanda grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Union High School in 2000. She moved to Grove in 2010 and worked as a loan officer for Noble Finance before joining our team in 2011. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two kids as well as her friends. She enjoys playing volleyball and considers herself an official “Lake Bum”. She also considers her fellow employees her second family.

Accounting Department
Kathy Hazen
Office Manager
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Kathy moved to Grove when she was 15 and graduated from Grove High School in 1980. After 14 years in Carthage, MO, Kathy moved back to Grove in 2007, and joined our team in 2009 as our Cashier. She enjoys dancing, cooking and being outdoors.

Bryan Lay
Title Clerk

Bryan grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Catoosa High School in 1982. He moved to Grove in 2010 to be closer to family and assume a staff assistant position at Cornerstone Church, before joining our team in 2011. Bryan is active in his church and is the men’s leader for “Celebrate Recovery” in Grove. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys music, watching movies and exploring his interest in classic cars.