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Ed Bushen has been working in the car dealership environment since 1972 and he has been a part of Deur Speet Motors since 1986. Ed started out as a porter, then transitioned to a Service Technician and Service Manager. He now works in sales and is a part owner of Deur Speet Motors. Ed is a father of four and has been married to his wife, Kathy, since 1976. In his spare time, Ed enjoys airplanes, cycles, boats and golf.
Ken Smalligan was born and raised in Fremont. In 1971 Ken married his wife, Vicki and they have a son, Chad, who lives in Holland, MI. He is a resident of Sherman Township where he has been a Township Trustee since 1992. Ken joined Deur Speet Motors as a Sales Consultant in July 1996.
Kim Witte is a mother of two. She was born and raised in Fremont and has a bachelor's degree in Social Work. Kim has been part of the Deur Speet team since May 2010. Prior to coming to work for Deur Speet, Kim was a Sales Manager in the telecom industry.
Jay Luchies was born and raised in Fremont and has been in retail for most of his adult life. Jay's father, Randy Luchies, was a long-term sales consultant for Deur Speet Motors, which made for a natural and smooth transition when Jay joined the Deur Speet team. Jay is looking forward to meeting new customers and building ongoing relationships. His goal is to make each customer's "shopping" experience a great one!
Nick Sparks was born and raised in Muskegon where he attended Oakridge High School and where currently resides. He spent four years in the United States Air Force and is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. Nick began his automotive career by selling new vehicles in the Muskegon area and now heads up the Finance Department for Deur Speet Motors as our F & I Manager. Nick is the proud father of one daughter.
Bruce Gracik grew up in Newaygo. He started his career with Deur Speet in the Quick Lube and worked his way up to the Service Manager position. Outside of work, Bruce enjoys the hobbies of hunting and fishing.
Matt Streichhirsch was born and raised in Chicago with roots in Newaygo County that go back over 100 years. While growing up he spent most of his summers on Robinson Lake in a family house, better known as "The Old Hotel". Matt attended college in Chicago studying automotive and business. During his college years, he worked for an independent shop and worked on everything from Audis to Yugos. In 1994 Matt made the decision to permanently move to West Michigan and joined the Deur Speet family in 1995. He is married with one son and enjoys his home on the lake where he spends most of his time with his family. In his spare time, Matt is usually working on boats or one of his old cars and always doing something new to the house. Matt hopes to continue to grow his knowledge base as he is employed at Deur Speet Motors.
Scott Priebe is a graduate of GMI (General Motors Institute). He joins the Deur Speet Motors team with 30 years of experience, ASE Master Technician certified, 13 years Chrysler Master and 10 years General Motors Master. He specializes in electrical components and automatic transmissions. In his free time, Scott enjoys the country lifestyle and spending time with his family. His hobbies include horseback riding with his wife and church activities.
Eric Norris grew up in Hesperia. He started working at Deur Speet Motors right out of high school in June 1997 and has been with Chrysler his entire career. In 2002 he got married and a year later moved to North Carolina. Eric and his wife have three children. He and his family moved back to Michigan in September 2014 at which time he resumed his employment with Deur Speet Motors.
David Dill was born and raised in Muskegon. He spent four years in the Marine Corp Reserve. In June 1990 he opened an auto repair and parts store in Cloverville, MI. David got into a GM dealership in Whitehall and then in December 1995 he began working at Gage in Grand Haven; since then he has worked exclusively in Chrysler dealerships. David joined the Deur Speet Motors team in April 2014.
Wayne Luchies was born and raised in Fremont. He graduated from Muskegon Community College with an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology and has been involved in the automotive industry his entire career.
Matt Alderink grew up in Fremont and began working in the automotive industry after graduating from high school in 1999. Matt has been employed at Deur Speet Motors since September 2001. He started out his career as a porter, which he did for three years and then spent one year working in the Quick Lube after which he transferred to the parts department, where he currently works.
Ronnie Ervin grew up in Nebraska He moved to Fremont in 2001 and joined the Deur Speet team in July of 2013.
Russ Kipp is from White Cloud. He joined Deur Speet Motors in December 2013 with 8 years experience in the oil change business. In his free time Russ enjoys coaching football, hunting, fishing, motocross and spending valuable time with his family.
John North joined the Deur Speet Motors team in August 2006 with 5 years previous experience. He grew up in Newaygo and in his spare time enjoys fishing, hunting and some sports.
Brandon Bourke grew up in Newaygo. He started working at Deur Speet Motors part time washing cars and worked up to full time in the Quick Lube. Brandon likes to spend his free time hanging out with friends and helping his dad coach varsity basketball. He likes playing sports and learning about cars.
Casey Downs grew up in White Cloud. He began working as a Quick Lube Technician at Deur Speet Motors in January 2014. He is a father of one son and spends every possible minute that he can with his son. Casey likes mud bogging, muscle cars, spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.
Josh Blamer grew up in Holton, MI. He began working for Deur Speet Motors as a Quick Lube Technician early in 2009. Josh is a father of 2 boys and he enjoys to spend time with his family. He also likes motorcycles, street rods, hunting and fishing.
David Pugh joined Deur Speet Motors as a Quick Lube Technician on May 1, 2014. He is the father of two children and enjoys anything to do motors.
Tammy Maxson is a native to Fremont where she grew up on a local blueberry farm. She has many memories of Deur Speet Motors and the vehicles her family has purchased here over the years, including her first new car. Prior to joining Deur Speet Motors as the BDC Manager, Tammy acquired over 15 years of sales, marketing and customer service experience.
Samantha Waite grew up in Fremont and joins the Deur Speet Motors team with 12 years of customer service experience. She is the mother of three and in her free time she enjoys the outdoors, movies, and traveling.
Caitlin Phipps grew up in Hastings until 2009 when she moved to Newaygo. She joins the Deur Speet Motors team with over 3 years of customer service and sales experience. In her free time Caitlin enjoys hunting, fishing and horseback riding. When asked about her family, Caitlin stated that she is married and has "two beautiful children who have my whole heart."
Sherri Luchies grew up in Fremont and has been a part of the Deur Speet team since June 1975. She first began working at Deur Speet Motors when she was in the 11th grade as a co-op student. Sherri was married in 1977 and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. In her free time Sherri enjoys camping and spending time with her grandchildren. When asked, Sherri says that she loves her job and working with the customers.
Amy Rottier grew up in North Blendon and married into a local Fremont family. Since 1996 she has worked in the automotive industry with dealership experience that includes, service, warranties, parts, body shop and accounting. Amy loves the outdoors, including kayaking, camping, hunting and snowmobiling.
Christine White grew up in Grand Rapids but loves living in Fremont, where she has been since 2010, when she got married and moved here. She joined Deur Speet Motors in October 2013 as Title Clerk. Christine is very organized and detail-oriented, which makes her a natural fit for this position. In her free time Christine enjoys going for walks with her dog and sewing.
Alexis Kraley grew up in Hesperia, MI and began working at Deur Speet Motors right out of high school. When asked about her job, she will tell you that she enjoys interacting with all the Deur Speet "awesome customers". She is the mother of one son and outside of work Lexi enjoys spending time with her son, cooking, hunting and fishing.
Tara Stewart grew up in the Fremont area. She enjoys being around people but most of all likes seeing the smiles on the faces of the Deur Speet customers. Tara's free time is devoted to her children and family. She also enjoys photography and being outdoors.
Jason Thornton grew up in Fremont where he still resides. He is quick to tell people that he "loves to work for Deur Speet Motors". In Jason's free time he likes to watch movies and spend time with his family.
Vicki Hall grew up in Fremont . She is married to Mark Hall and has one daughter, Colleen. Prior to coming to work at Deur Speet Motors as a Porter, Vicki worked for 7 years at Gerber Products as a Security Guard and spent 23 years at the Fremont Public Schools as a Teacher's Assistant. Vicki loves to work at Deur Speet and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.
Randy Pifer grew up in the very small town of Vermontville, MI. He retired from General Motors after 33 years of employment. Randy married his wife in 1975; they have 3 adopted children and 13 grandchildren. In 2014 they moved to the Fremont area to help family. Randy loves Fremont and the Deur Speet Motors family. In his free time Randy enjoys woodworking, travel and spending time with family.