From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away in your next car, your buying experience with Honest Autos is our number one priority. Our sales staff is trained to offer unbiased advise from the beginning to the end of your experience. They are here to help you find the right car, at the right price, while making the loan process as simple as possible. Call us today at 352-728-1554 to schedule your test drive!
When most babies were sipping on milk from a bottle, Byron was drinking motor oil. Growing up in and around his family’s used car dealership, he got an early grasp on the industry. Many years later he’s set forth to change the industry he has come to know all too well. In 2016 he bought out the family’s 36 year old company and changed the name from Central Florida Exports to Honest Autos. “I wanted to create an environment where people were comfortable shopping for a used car. A place where salesman aren’t pushy and good advice comes free of cost.” Byron said of the name change.
As an active member of the community, Byron is a Pop Warner football coach, Director of the Yellow Jacket Booster Club and a sitting member on the UF Phi Delta Theta House Corporation and the Leesburg Airport Advisory Boards.
Gary is the equivalent of a transmission to our operation at Honest Autos. Often cool and always smooth, he’s clutch when it comes to getting you an auto loan. Leveraging his 20 years as a finance expert, this guy will have the banks fighting over you in order to get you the best auto loan possible. Some dealers take the first offer and send you down the road. We believe in going the extra mile to ensure you leave with the lowest interest rate available to you.
Katie joined our team from the corporate ranks of 3M in 2015. As a talented jack-of-all-trades and she keeps our company firing on all cylinders. She manages our accounts payable department, tag and registration process, and a multitude of other tasks thrown her way.
Cars are in Corey’s DNA. He fell in love with cars at a young age and began buying, fixing and selling them on the side as a teenager. He started out in sales but now manages our service department where he overseas all internal and external service work for the dealership. Corey has franchise experience with Toyota and Volkswagen, but his knowledge is expansive across all domestic and import OEM’s. If you need an appointment to get your car in the shop, call and ask for Corey.
With over 20 years of experience in inventory acquisition, Bill makes sure our incoming vehicles meet the high standards we expect at Honest Autos. Are you looking for something special? With his nationwide auction access and years of industry connections, Bill can procure that dream car you’ve always wanted.
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Dale Rhone is a car buying extraordinaire. If you’ve got a car with 4 wheels and a motor, Dale wants to give you a check for it! He’s in charge of our inventory acquisition and wholesale operations. If you’re hunting a special car make sure to reach out to him. With access to thousands of vehicles and tons of local contacts, he can find that needle in a haystack.
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Eric got his start in the business at a family owned independent dealership. He earned his chops as a Ford and Hyundai Certified Sales rep before transitioning to team Honest Autos. He’s well versed in a number of OEM auto brands including Toyota (which he’s never sold, but he’d marry his Sequoia if we’d let him). In our office he’s known by another name, “Tech Support.” Eric’s computer and technical abilities are second to none. When we’re ready throw our printers and computer monitors out the window, he always comes to the rescue.
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Bartton Reyes-Melendez, or better known as “Bart,” always seems to be at the center of a good laugh. Bart’s a bit of a deep thinker, but don’t mistake his quietness as shyness. He’s calm, collected, calculated, and precise. As our only bi-lingual sales rep, Bart plays an important role at Honest Autos. He was born in Mexico and moved to the states when he was 10 years old. If English is not your native language, Bart is the man to see.
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As local Sumter County boy, Logen Coleman comes from humble beginnings. He learned to turn wrenches at an age when most kids were still out riding bicycles. Logen worked his way into the car business by becoming a service technician at a very early age. At some point in time, it occurred to us that he had enough charm to tame the meanest cobras in the world. We said, “Hey man, why don’t you give this sales thing a try?” And that’s how we got to where we are today.
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Tony Moore is the life of the party. He’s a veteran car salesman with over a decade of industry experience from a number of OEM dealerships. He excels at getting customers what they want, when they want it. Often quick witted, and usually sarcastic, Tony is always full of jokes. If you’re ready to loose at argument, Tony thrives on going toe to toe with you over any topic that he is passionate about. Other than being a Florida State Seminole, this guy has a lot going for him!
There are service technicians in this world and then there is Ray Feliciano. As our lead shop tech, Ray is always the guy to get us out of a pinch and keep our cars going safely down the road. Ray epitomizes the definition of rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. He does it day in and day out as a member of our team.
Miguel Santiago is one of our two lead technicians. Miguel is a jack of all trades but excels at heavy duty diesel work and electrical troubleshooting. Miguel assists us in making sure every car that touches our lot is up to the Honest Autos standards that our customers have come to expect.
Aside from being a full time college student, Anthony is our resident photography and internet publisher. He works at the lot with his dad, Eric, increasing our family environment. If you see a car online and you think, “dang, that’s a pretty car,” you can thank him for doing his job!
As one of our longest tenured employees, Tim’s extensive knowledge of vehicles is an invaluable asset to our team. He’s a real life Mr. fix-it and rarely does he encounter a problem he can’t solve. Chances are if you’re driving a vehicle off the lot at Honest Autos, Tim’s had a hand (literally) in getting it ready to go.
Shawn Campbell truly does it all. On any given weekend you might find him pressure washing our facilities and keeping Honest Autos looking beautiful. Shawn’s attention to detail also makes him a phenomenal automotive detailer. If you’re driving a car from Honest Autos, Shawn probably spent longer than we’d like making it perfect. But hey, you can’t rush perfection.
Ray Bello is a car detailing extraordinaire. It’s rare to meet people with the type of passion for their job that Ray brings to work every day. He’s a veteran when it comes to making a dirty car look like new. With over 20 years of detailing experience, Ray keeps our cars looking the part.