Crown Toyota of Lawrence
Sales: 785-312-3803
Service & Parts: 785-312-3802
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Sales

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Randy Habiger
Crown Automotive General Manager
785-312-3803
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Zac Swearingen
Pre-Own Sales Manager
785-312-3803 My name is Zac Swearingen,I am the Pre-owned sales manager here at Crown. I am originally from St. Joseph MO. I have three daughters and have been with crown for 15+ years. hobbies include ice skating and watching golf. And i look forward to helping you find the right car here at Crown Automotive!
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Brent Cutler
Assistant Sales Manager
785-312-3803 Brent is a Topeka native who currently lives in Lawrence. Brent is also a huge Royals fan!
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Jarred McDaniel
Sales Manager
Jarred McDaniel, a Sales Manager, is originally from Kansas and then spent 8 years with the USMC. What he enjoys the most about Crown would be its relaxed environment, because it allows customer to feel comfortable during the buying process. He believes Crown is not your "typical dealership" because it prides itself on its reputation for great customer service. In his free-time, Jarred enjoys spending time with his two young sons and his wife. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick Homer (Simpson, the cartoon character, not the Greek poet). His go to karaoke song is "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would choose CFs and eggs.
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Jacob Sacks
E-Commerce Director
785-312-3803 Jake Sacks is entering his 11th year at Crown Automotive. He is a proud father of three - Stella, Maverick, and Mack - and wife Brittany. When he's not at the dealership he enjoys watching sports and spending time with the family. Customer experience and satisfaction is his top priority.
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Bryan Hatcher
Sales Consultant
Bryan Hatcher, a Sales Consultant, originally from Wichita, KS. He received his MBA from Wichita State University. His favorite part about Crown is meeting new people and learning something new everyday. He really enjoys the customer oriented and friendly environment. If Bryan could spend a day with anyone, he would pick actress Salma Hayek. His go-to karaoke song is "Tequila" by The Champs.
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Bryce Bowen
Sales Consultant
Bryce Bowen, originally from Garnett, KS is a Sales Consultant in the E-Commerce Department. He attended Neosho Community College for his degree in welding and construction. His favorite thing about Crown is having the opportunity to put people in a new vehicle they will love! In his free time he enjoys playing video games, and his favorite food is pizza. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick actor Robin Williams.
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Chris Schmidt
Sales Consultant
Chris "Schmidty" Schmidt is a Sales Consultant originally from Baldwin City, KS. His favorite part about Crown are the products offered, as well as its reputation for providing customer with excellent transportation and customer service. In his free-time he enjoys watching the Denver Broncos play as well as working in his yard. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would undeniably pick any kind of Mexican food.
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David Leudecke
Sales Consultant
David Leudecke III, a Sales Consultant, is originally from San Pedro, CA. He graduated from high school in Denver, CO and immediately joined Lifetouch Studios after. David favorite part about Crown is the meeting new people and building relationships with them every day. In his free-time, David enjoys traveling with his wife and children, as well as home brewing his own beer. His go to karaoke song is anything by Eric Clapton.
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David Wilson
Customer Service Representative
David Wilson is from Lebo, Ks. He graduated from Bethel college in 1997 with a B.A. degree. David is a Sales Consultant and enjoys working with people. He describes Crown as a people-oriented dealership who cares about it's employees and puts their customers first. His favorite meal is a steak with a side salad and enjoys windsurfing in his pass-time. David has two kids and is a former divorce mediator. If David could spend the day with any famous person he would choose Ayn Rand, and his go-to karaoke artist is Chris Stapleton.
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Jamie Engnehl
Sales Consultant
Jamie is from Lawrence, KS she studied business at the University of Kansas. She is an Ecommerce sales associate here at Crown she enjoys the diversity of people she works with and sells cars to and would best describe Crown Automotive as a place that likes to create a relationship and make our customers a part of the Crown family! Jamie loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her kids. Jamie's favorite food is pasta and her go to karaoke song is Sweet home Alabama. If Jamie could spend a day with any famous person she would choose Peyton Manning.
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Joe Higdon
Customer Service Representative
Cell Phone: (913) 226-7235. I grew up in Texas but moved to Kansas about 20 years ago. I have working in the automotive industry for most of my life. I have worked at Crown for the past 2 years and love it. The staff as well as our customers make it enjoyable to come in every day!
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Josh Abel
Sales Consultant
Josh Abel, a Sales Consultant, is originally from Winchester, KS. He attended both JCCC as well as the University of Kansas. His favorite thing about Crown is the fact that it isn't a 'typical dealership.' Josh is the oldest of four boys, and enjoys driving around in his Polaris Ranger in his free-time. If he could spend one day with anyone he would choose actress Emma Watson. His go to karaoke song is "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, it would be barbecue chicken pizza (Red Baron) with copious amounts of ranch sauce.
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Josh Sinnard
Customer Service Representative
Josh is a Sales Consultant part of Crowns E-Commerce Department, and originally from Baldwin City, KS. He obtained an Associates degree in Automotive Technology. What Josh enjoys most about Crown is it's ability to maintain a great family atmosphere, and it also just a great place to work. Josh enjoys fixing things and going to the movies. If he could, he would eat spaghetti for the rest of his life. Josh would enjoy spending one day with the famous Greek poet, Aristotle. His go to karaoke song would be anything by Neil Diamond.
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Josh "Van" Thompson
Sales Consultant
Van Thompson, originally from the midwest, is a Sales Consultant in the E-Commerce Department. His favorite part about Crown is his fine group of co-workers, as well as being the "face of the company" for the internet sales department. In his free time he loves sifting through all the social media forums available to him on the internet, as well as playing video games. If Van could spend one day with anyone, he would pick comedian Bill Hicks. His go to karaoke song is "Turn the Page" by Bob Sage, and if he could eat one meal for the rest of his life, it would be Italian sandwiches.
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Justin Hulshof
Customer Service Representative
Justin Hulshof, originally from Texas is a Sales Consultant in the E-Commerce Department. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1998 with a B.A. in Psychology. What he enjoys most about Crown are his fellow co-workers, as well as the professional, low-pressure environment. In his free-time, Justin enjoys mountain biking and eating tacos. His go-to karaoke song is "Lady Picture Show" by the Stone Temple Pilots.
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Kegan Radcliff
Sales Consultant
Kegan Radcliff, originally from Andale, KS, is a Sales Consultant part of the E-Commerce Department. Kegan graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Political studies. What makes Crown special to Kegan is his fellow co-workers, as well as being able to provide an unique car buying experience to his customers. Kegan enjoys exercising, as well as competitive eating (somewhat contradictory). If he could spend the day with anyone he would pick comedian George Carlin. His go to karaoke song is "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.
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Kelly Glaze
Customer Service Representative
785-312-3803
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Kermit Cottrell
Sales Consultant
Kermit Cottrell, a Sales Consultant, has been a Lawrence resident for the past 24 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Tennessee, as well as his M.S. from Northwest Missouri State. He really enjoys the fact that Crown is a friendly business with great products, service, and people. He enjoys watching KU Basketball in his free-time as well as playing golf. IF he could spend one day with anyone, he could pick Benjamin Franklin. Kermit's go-to karaoke song is "'Wait 'til the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett. If he could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, he would choose Tennessee BBQ.
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Milton Williams
Sales Consultant
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Myk Barta
Sales Consultant
Myk Barta is a Sales Consultant originally from Lawrence, KS. His favorite part about being a member of Crown is being able to help people get the vehicle that they want/need. He believes Crown is the place to buy the vehicle of your dreams! He loves music, and joys going to the dirt track races in his free-time. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick musician Elvis Presley. His go-to karaoke song would be anything by Journey.
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Pete James
Sales Consultant
Pete James, originally from Lawrence, KS, is a Sales Consultant a part of the E-Commerce Department. What he enjoys most about Crown is meeting new people and interacting with customers. He loves basketball and Chipotle chicken tacos. If he could spend one day with anyone, he would pick athlete Michael Jordan.
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Tim Ballew
Customer Service Representative/ Truck Champion
Tim is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. He is a dedicated Sales Consultant who has been at Crown for over 20 years. Tim's favorite hobby is working in the yard and favorite meal is a bone-in rib-eye steak. If Tim had the opportunity to spend a day with any famous person (living or dead), he would choose Albert Einstein.
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Tristan Bland
Customer Service Representative
Tristan is a Sales Consultant originally from Augusta, KS. His favorite thing about Crown is his co-workers, as well as being able to better a customers car situation. He really enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff. In his free-time he enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and recording music. His go to karaoke song is "County Boy" by Aaron Lewis. If Tristan could eat one thing for the rest of his life, it would be a B.L.T. with avocado and pork-belly.
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Tom Overton
Sales Consultant
Tom is a Sales Consultant originally from Wichita, KS. He received his education from the Navy after graduating high school. Toms favorite part about Crown is the people: both co-workers and customers, as well as its friendly atmosphere. In his down time he enjoys landscaping and gardening. If he could, Tom would spend one day with John Kennedy. His favorite food it potato salad, and his go-to karaoke song would be "Issues" by Julia Michaels.

Finance

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Chase Johnson
Business Manager
785-312-3803 I am from Overland Park, KS. Additionally I am very happy to be apart of such a professional team at Crown Volkswagen
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Chris Riekens
Business Manager
Chris Riekens, originally from Manly, IA, is one of the Business Managers at Crown. What he enjoys most about Crown is its laid-back, low-pressure, fun environment. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and children in this down-time, as well as golfing. His go-to karaoke song is "Ice, Ice, Baby" by Vanilla Ice. If he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would pick street tacos.

Office

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Paul Blake
Comptroller
Paul is originally from Kansas City but now lives in Lawrence. Paul has been working at Crown for 20 years.
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Connie Beebe
Customer and Community Relations Manager
Can you remember when Drag Strip Road was just a gravel road -- out in the country? Then it was paved and turned into Wakarusa? (1988) Or how about when 23rd street west of Iowa went from a two lane street to a four lane? (1978). Or better still, when that same street was gravel and got paved for the first time? (1970). My name is Connie Beebe, and yes, I am a proud Lawrence-Lifer. (Go Lions!) I am married to Gary Beebe and we have 5 adult children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
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Brenda Roberts
Human Resources/Accounts Payable
Brenda is from Baldwin, Kansas but currently lives in Ottawa. Brenda has been working at Crown for 21 years.
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Chantal Moyer
Title and Billing Clerk
Chantal is a Lawrence native and has been working at Crown for the past 10 years.
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Susan Williams
Accounts Receivable
Susan is from Pratt, Kansas. She now lives in Lawrence and has been working at Crown for 12 years.
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Misty Eaton
Title and Billing Clerk
Misty Eaton, one of Crowns Title and Billing Clerks, originally comes from Ft. Worth, TX, but has lived in Lawrence, KS since 2004. The thing she loves most about Crown is the camaraderie with her fellow co-workers. She says it's like having a lot of brothers! She loves that it is such a friendly environment and feels that the employees are not pushy or over-bearing. In her free-time Misty enjoys making wood and canvas crafts. If she could spend one day with anyone, she would pick country singer Reba McIntyre.
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Hilea Sparks
Toyota Receptionist
Hilea has been at Crown Automotive for 4 1/2 years now, she has 2 sons, 1 grandchild, and 1 grand-dog. She enjoys what she does and the people that she works with

Service & Parts

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Ginger Browning
Service & Parts Director
ginger@crownautomotive.com
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Ryan Wingert
Toyota Asst. Service Manager
Ryan Wingert, originally from Lawrence, KS is one of the Toyota Assistant Service Managers. He received his training from the Universal Technical Institute in N.C. for Auto Training. His favorite part of working at Crown is being able to help customers feel reassure that their vehicles are safe for the road. He would describe Crown as controlled chaos with a friendly staff. In his free-time Ryan enjoys watching Nascar and other types of automotive racing. His go to karaoke song would be anything classic rock, and if he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life he would choose Chipotle.
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Tony Hunt
Toyota Asst. Service Manager
785-312-3802
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Souks Sengchan
Assistant Parts Manager
785-312-3802
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Tim Murphy
Assistant Parts Manager
785-312-3802
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Jesse Calderwood
Parts Consultant
785-312-3802
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Whitney Stuber
Business Development Represent
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Anthony Rosen
Service Consultant
785-312-3802
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Derby Miller
Service Consultant
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Leo McClelland
Service Consultant
785-312-3802
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Austin Butell
Express Technician
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Casey Thompson
Express Technician
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Dakota Wright
Service Porter
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Darin Mangan
Service Tech
785-312-3802
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Francisco Vazquez
Express Technician
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Gabe Jacobson
Service Tech
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Jack Robertson
Tech
785-312-3802
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Kenton Bliss
Service Tech
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Lee Henshaw
Service Tech
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Paul Muscadin
Service Tech
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Nathan Stover
Express Foreman
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Norbert Giltner
Service Tech
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Ryan Truong
Express Technician
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Victor Ramirez
Express Technician
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Skyler Countess
Service Tech
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Spencer Hutchens
Tech
785-312-3802
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Thadd Church
Service Tech
785-312-3802
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Will Root
Express Technician

Body Shop

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Dave Williamson
Collision Center Manager
785-312-3799
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Josh McMinn
Collision Center Assistant Manager
785-312-3799
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Jon Logan
Tech
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Seth Smallback
Tech
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Shane Megaro
Tech

Internet

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Jacob Sacks
E-Commerce Director
785-312-3803 Jake Sacks is entering his 11th year at Crown Automotive. He is a proud father of three - Stella, Maverick, and Mack - and wife Brittany. When he's not at the dealership he enjoys watching sports and spending time with the family. Customer experience and satisfaction is his top priority.