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Management

Lon Keely
Managing Partner

I was born in Flint and lived on the east side until we moved to Rockford in 2017. My wife, Tracy, and I have been married for over 22 years, and we have two kids-Caleb who graduated from Rockford in 2019 and Ella who will be graduating in 2022. Whenever I am not at work, I like to attend U of M football games, attend any type of live music event, and go wine/spirits tasting with my wife. Also, every Sunday in the fall and winter since about 1973, I've gotten my heart ripped out watching the Detroit Lions, and I will continue to do so until...

I started my automotive career as a salesman in 1996 but moved to management and worked my way through the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy in 2001. In fact, I was at school in Washington D.C. on 9/11 and have strong memories of being near the Pentagon on that day. I got my start with the Graff Family of Dealerships in Mt. Pleasant where I managed the Chevrolet and Buick, GMC, Cadillac stores.

When the opportunity arose for me to buy into the company, it was serendipitous that the dealership location was in Rockford because it's where we made our home. What makes this business venture special is that our business and our home are located in the same town. Many things are important to me as a "hometown" family business: First, that the dealership has a personal connection to the place we do business. My face is the one you will see on the billboards; my face is the one you will see in the dealership, and my face is the one you will see out and about the area supporting the shops, restaurants, and businesses of Rockford and Cedar Springs. Second, that we do business as if our customers are our friends and neighbors--because they are. While we have the strength and integrity of the Graff organization that has been doing business since 1914 behind us, we are, technically, your local "mom and pop" business, and we depend on this business for our living and have a vested interest in this community. I couldn't be happier with the staff I have inherited from the prior owner and the ones I've brought along with me. We have a great group of people and lots of great things to come. I'm excited about the future and welcome you to stop in, introduce yourself, and get to know me and the way I do business.

 


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Derrick Meyer
General Sales Manager
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I have been in the car business for 20 years and have been married to my beautiful wife Heidi for 17 of those years. I got my start in Saginaw and moved west in 2012. I've worked all over the state: Saginaw, Big Rapids, and Rockford to name a few. What I love about this business is the ability to form relationships with people. I've met some very interesting people, and I've formed lots of friendships from this business. I feel a sense of ownership at this location, and I continue to feel that sense of ownership and involvement-even more so with the Graff organization. Family is important to me, and even though I spend a lot of time at the dealership, I am devoted to my wife and my four amazing kids: Cody (21), Kailyn (20), Bianca (12), and Ruby (4). I can often be found on the dunes or trails off-roading with my Jeep, organizing multiple Jeep events, and DJing events. 


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Karen Barnt
Business Manager

My name is Karen Barnt. I've been in the automotive industry since 2012. I began my journey as an Administrative Assistant while completing my Accounting degree and have grown into my current role as the Business Manager here at Graff in Rockford, holding various positions in between. My two dogs, Charlie and Murphy, my cat, Sam, and I had the opportunity to move with the Graff organization to the Grand Rapids area from our hometown of Midland. I was previously the Business Manager at one of our sister stores in Mt. Pleasant. I enjoy hiking, relaxing by the beach, spending time on the water, and traveling when I can. I look forward to continuing settling into and growing within the GR area!

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Tom Miller
Service Department Manager

I grew up in the Detroit area but moved to Traverse City and then settled in Rockford in 2019. My family is most important to me. I enjoy spending time with my kids--Cody (21), Taylor (26), and Brittany (37) and my four grandchildren. I have been in the car business for 35 years as of 2021. That's a lifetime. Every day in the service department gives me something new: new challenges and new people. I love being of service to others whether that be helping customers that come in to the service department or training up a young person in the areas of auto mechanics and helping them realize their dreams. 


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Melissa Fazzini
Office Manager
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Alan Smith
Parts Manager
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Sales

Jeff Moore
Sales Associate


My name is Jeff Moore and I am a New and Used Vehicle Sales Associate at Graff CDJR of Rockford. I started as a Sales Associate in March 2020 after having worked in the tool and die trade for 33 years. I have always been passionate about cars and trucks and truly love being in sales. My wife and I like to traveling, spending time on our boat, and two-tracking in our Jeep.  I look forward to meeting you..

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Tom Myers
Sales Associate

I am originally from Lowell but now live in Reed City. I have been selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles since 2012. I originally worked at a dealership in Big Rapids but joined my current location over a year ago. I truly enjoy helping my customers--talking to them to find out what they really want in a vehicle--and then being honest about what I can do to help them get it. When I am not at work, I spend time on my carpentry, spend time with my daughter often at her softball games, and enjoy time with my friends.

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David Pusczak
Sales Associate

I started in the auto sales industry in 1994 in my hometown of Big Rapids where I also spent time in marketing for both newsprint and broadcasting sales. One of my interesting jobs was as an on-air radio DJ for close to 10 years.

Growing up on a horse farm to a father who was a family physician for over 50 years, I learned the meaning of hard work, integrity, and compassion. 
I believe in providing customers with transparent informant so the buying process is relaxed and low-pressure every step of the way. 
On my off-time, I enjoy camping with my wife in the great outdoors and appreciating all the Mother Nature has blessed us with. 

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Justin Sabo
Sales Associate

I am originally from Cadillac but moved to this area about ten years ago. I graduated from Greenville High School and worked in the restaurant business for a few years afterward. I then got into the car business and have been selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram products at this location since 2019. If I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my high school sweetheart either camping or off-roading in my mud-covered 1976 CJ7 Jeep Wrangler. Our "sassy princess dog" Ivy, an Alaskan Malamute, is often by our side. I look forward to growing my business and serving you at Graff of Rockford.

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Cameron Visser
Sales Associate

I grew up and graduated from Greenville but now live in Trufant. I started my sales career with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram products in July 2020 during all the upheavals of the Covid pandemic. The car business is a perfect career for me as it lets me talk about cars with people on a daily basis! My favorite cars are 80's street racing cars like the R34 Nissan GTR. If I am not selling or talking cars, you can find me with my girlfriend Kandis and son Camden or off-roading at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. I'm excited to be involved with the Graff group. I look forward to helping my customers find their perfect vehicle and supporting them for many years to come.

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Service

Ken Decker
Service Advisor
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Sarah Orange
Service Advisor
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Office

Shelly Edmonds
Office Assistant Cashier
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Tracy Keely
Community Relations Director

I am originally from the east side of Michigan--born in Warren but raised in Lapeer where I was a senior high English teacher for 25 years. My husband, Lon, and I are "almost" empty nesters! It's hard going from being a "hockey mom" and "cheer mom" to being on our own so much! So, we got a puppy-an English Cream Retriever named Oberon-on top of our other pets: a cat named Kitty, a chihuahua named Joey, and a pug named Bill who recently passed away but will always be in my heart. 
I have fallen in love with Rockford, this whole area, since we moved here in 2017: the beauty of nature and the opportunities to experience it, the friendly proprietors of unique shops and delicious restaurants, the myriad of multigenerational community events, the beautiful decorations in town as the seasons change. And the people. To be completely honest the people have made all the difference. My teens were unsure of leaving all they knew until some amazing staff and coaches from the Rockford Schools went out of their way to welcome them and connect them with activities and friends. I feel honored to call Rockford my home. 
I handle our social media accounts at Graff CDJR and am the person you contact for involvement in the community: scholarships, sponsorships, events, etc. I split my work-time between the store and home.  
In my spare time, I love to read, write, garden, chase my "beast" of a dog around the yard, and spend time with friends and family. Thank you for considering our dealership for your business! 

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