Staff


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  • Mike O'Dell
    General Manager of Operations
    360-538-8641


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  • Damon Gleason
    Sales Manager
    360-538-8661

    We really appreciated Damon G's enthusiasm. He went above & beyond introducing us to our new "smart truck". It made our car buying experience enjoyable. - Steve F., Hoquiam

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  • Aaron Smith
    Sales Manager/Finance
    (360) 538-8662

    Aaron has worked in the car business since 1997. He worked with Rich through the transition when Five Star was purchased in 1998 and continued his sales career at Five Star for the next few years. Aaron also owned a used car lot for eight years. He has since returned to Five Star as Finance Manager. Spending several years working with customers and the unique opportunities that come with buying a vehicle, he finds his current position very rewarding. He loves everything and anything with wheels. Aaron has spent the past sixteen years motocross racing, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports, camping and fishing. Aaron and his wife Carrie have been married for twenty years and have a sixteen year old daughter.

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  • John Eilers
    Fleet Manager
    (360) 538-8675

    Have bought at least 6 vehicles from Five Star and always work with John Eilers....the best to work with and totally painless!! Love my Traverse!!! - Gayle R., South Bend 

    Thank you John Eilers! You provided excellent service and a "no stress" purchase. We are very pleased. 
    - Michelle M., Quinault 

    Mike and John were a great pleasure to work with while ordering our new Roush Mustang. It was a new experience for us and they walked us through every step, and treated us like we were old friends. I don't think we could have had any better experience without these guys! Thanks guys! We LOVE our new car! 
    - James P., Shelton 

    John Eilers absolutely rocks. I have no questions as he answered all my questions when I bought the vehicle. I am totally in love with the Toyota Highlander I bought. 
    - Deborah K., Aberdeen 

    Thanks for the smooth transaction and the delivery. Usually I try to negotiate a lot lower on the asking price but I found your asking price fair so you throwing in the delivery was good enough for me. 
    - Fred & Darus J., Grants Pass 

    John Eilers was professional and it was a pleasure to work with him. 
    - Paul M., Hoquiam 

    That Eilers dude has made it so we no longer even bother looking elsewhere. John has taken such great care of myself, Susie, and the kids for years. Be nice if you could make him stop aging, and, whatever you do, don't allow him to retire. We loved our little Escape (also John) and did not need it replaced, but Eilers is even older than me...wow...and we didn't want to do our next car trip w/o John running things. Susie (and I) are beyond thrilled w/the Edge and, as always, beyond comfortable with the way John has taken care of and for us. You folks have a Merry Christmas, eh?  
    - Eric V., Olympia

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  • Carlos Moreno
    Internet Sales
    360-538-8656

    This is our second vehicle purchase from Five Star in the last 2 years! Very pleased with the service from 2 different salesmen, Carlos and Ricky. Also very pleased with the service department Casey and Les! Would highly recommend. - Jeff N., Aberdeen 

    Carlos and Damon were both a pleasure to work with. So was the last guy in the back office (don't recall his name). I came in multiple days, test drove quite a few cars, ended up requesting a model that you had to do a trade to get, and had about 823 questions. They were patient and helpful through it all. I paid less than the KBB and Edmund's true/current value prices so I'm happy with that as well. Quite frankly, I was dreading the experience and your staff made it fun. That was a nice surprise. - Judy C., Hoquiam 

    Carlos was extremely congenial (above and beyond the call of duty), and at no time steering us to a car more expensive or "more car" than we came in to look at. There were times that I thought we were taking up more of his time than we should have, but not because of anything he said or did. The finance manager (person) was just as congenial and never felt rushed during that process. Buying a car (any car) is time consuming at best. The staff was friendly and there was never a minute that I didn't feel like a valued customer. I do wish that I would have noticed that the passenger side mirror mounting was damaged. - Layton W., Raymond 

    Carlos was awesome! Knew so much about the car. I appreciate the time that he spend answering questions and going over details. Thanks! - Kelsey F., Hoquiam 

    The sales people were all so friendly and helpful. I didn't feel pressured to make a fast decision and all of my questions were answered. I felt very comfortable and highly recommend this dealership. Carlos and Spencer worked with me. They were both professional and patient will my endless questions. They also shared with me about window tinting and adding leather to my car when I'm ready. Carlos set up the window tinting for me and in the future I will also get the leather added to the car. I ended up getting the best car for our family's needs at the best price that could be found. - Christina C., Aberdeen 

    Both Carlos and Jeff were very helpful! Thanks to the whole team in getting us the car we liked and could afford! 
    - Jennifer C., Elma 

    Carlos was great the way he handled the transaction with us, I will recommend him to others that I know. You have a great dealership with great people working for you. 
    - Jack V., Ocean Shores 

    Carlos Moreno has an impressive knowledge/familiarity with vehicle technology and does an excellent job of communicating it. Damon Gleason also did a great job in helping me locate a vehicle with the features I wanted at a fair price without playing games. 
    - Eric N., Aberdeen 

    I was looking for a dealership that had a good reputation and where I could just get a fair deal on a new truck. We live a long ways from Aberdeen and I had to drive over 2 hours to do business with Five Star, but I'm glad I did. I met with Carlos, who is a thoughtful, knowledgable car guy. He knew all the ins and outs of the vehicle I was interested in and he spent as much time as was needed answering my questions. I never felt rushed or pressured in any way. Buying a new car or truck is not anything I enjoy doing, but the people I met at Five Star treated me well. I would buy another truck from Carlos again. 
     - Mark D., Bellevue 

    Associate (Carlos) was very knowledgeable about makes and models and the differences others may have.  
    - Megan D., Aberdeen, March 2015 

    I was really impressed with Carlos' knowledge of this specific van. I found it very helpful and was one of the key reasons my husband and I felt very good about purchasing this 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. Carlos was not only knowledgeable, but he was very kind and not the typical pushy saleman type. I really, really appreciated that. He is down to earth and patient. If I ever need to look again for another car, I would seek out Carlos first.  
    - Jodie C., Amanda Park; April 2015

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  • Ricky Dunlap
    Sales Consultant
    (360) 538-8642

    Ricky was very patent and understanding of my needs and after 2 different deals and much flustration he got me what I needed awesome job I'm very happy the way things worked out. 
    - W. Lemmon, Elma 

    This is our second vehicle purchase from Five Star in the last 2 years! Very pleased with the service from 2 different salesmen, Carlos and Ricky. Also very pleased with the service department Casey and Les! Would highly recommend. 
    - Jeff N., Aberdeen 

    Ricky was so helpful, explaining many of the functions of the Prius for me. And he made sure the car was in pristine condition before I drove it off the lot. Thank you Ricky. 
    - Elizabeth B., Tacoma 

    Initially, I had decided to purchase a car through the Costco Auto Program to avoid the haggling. I thought I would give my local auto dealership a try and I was pleasantly surprised! Rick Dunlap was an informative and professional salesperson. My car buying experience was enjoyable and I am happy I made my purchase. 
    - Mary E., Cosmopolis 

    I have bought two vehicles this year from Ricky Dunlap and the rest of the crew have all been amazing to deal with. They all hold the Five Star name very high. Thanks for everything and Happy Holidays! 
    - Paul N., Rainier 

    Ricky Dunlap has sold 4 cars to my family and I. Everything has been great.
    - Pamela H., Ocean Shores 

    Ricky Dunlap and Damon Gleason went above and beyond to meet my needs. I recently lost three vehicles in a flood in Western Washington in early January. Not only did they offer to help me with my insurance company, but were very quick to find me not one but two vehicles that served my purposes very well. I have purchased many vehicles from this dealership in the past and have always been treated exceptionally well. If I ever had any issues, they have always been very quick to solve them for me. I hope they continue to serve this area with great service and professionalism for a long time. P.S. I love, love, love, my new 2015 Ford Escape. 
    - Joanne H., Aberdeen 

    Ricky was very helpful. I like the no games and BS part of it! Ben Ricky Aaron and Gordon where the best I have dealt with in a vehicle purchase ever. 
    - Jesse H., Moses Lake

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  • Pat Noll
    Sales Consultant
    (360) 538-8673


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  • Paul Wood
    Internet Manager
    360-538-8667

    Paul Wood went above and beyond expectations to make this sale work. He is not your typical pushy car salesman he makes you comfortable, is well informed about the ford products, and was able to find exactly what we were looking for even though it was in a different state. Thanks to the fivestar staff and especially to Paul Wood. 
    - Joe B. 

    Paul wood was very helpful with making sure that we knew how to operate all the equipment on our new pickup. He helped install our cell phone and set the presets on the Sirus radio and also went online to set up the sync my ride. He was not pushy with the sale and tried to make sure we were getting the right vehicle for us. this was our second sale with Paul and would definitely recommend him to others. 
    - Randy P. 

    Paul Wood was wonderful. Made me feel like family and helped to put me at ease with such a big purchase. 
    - Courtney C. 

    Paul is a great asset to your company!!!!!!!! 
    - Bonnie C. 

    Paul did a great job of taking care of me. 
    - B. Patton, Cosmopolis 

    I enjoyed my experience totally. Paul Wood is amazing and very in tune with what people want, honest and trustworthy. I will definitely go back. Also Bud in financing was very helpful and not your usual pushy guru. This is why we keep coming back. My mother also bought a new car and am recommending to others. 
    - Brenda Q., Aberdeen 

    I had researched ahead of time what type car I was looking for, and was very pleased to find the exact car I was looking for here locally. I have anxiety which made shopping for a car harder for me, but my sales rep. Paul Wood was very friendly & helpful. He dedicated his time to me, showing the vehicles and helping me with the whole process. I would not have been able to shop for a car without his help. Also had great help from general sales manager Allen Erickson. I want to give a big Thank You. 
    - Kari P., Aberdeen 

    Very friendly salesman (Paul Wood) and no pressure. 
    - Paul V., Hoquiam 

    Totally CANNOT stand pushy salespeople and Paul was definitely NOT that. He was quite helpful, polite, and just a pleasure to work with - if there were more sales folks like him we probably would have purchased a new vehicle a lot sooner. Thanks, and we are just loving our new car. 
    - David M., Rochester

    Paul Wood gave us outstanding service as usual. Would recommend Five Star Dealerships to anyone. Great Job! 
    - Holbrook, Inc., Olympia 

    I really appreciated Paul Wood. There was no pressure and I felt that he really wanted me to find the right vehicle for my needs. 
    - Jessee M., Montesano 

    My husband and I have purchased several cars and trucks from the Toyota side of this dealership. I have to say that with the purchase of the Jeep, it was one of the best dealings from start to finish. The salesman I worked with Paul Wood, is wonderful and when my son is ready for a new car we will be there to see Paul again for sure.
    - Francis N., Aberdeen 

    Paul Wood was extremely helpful and I could tell that he wanted to get me in the vehicle I wanted to be in. Straight shooter and easy to talk to. I drove a beat up car for a long time and if I had known that it was going to be this easy, I would have done it sooner ha-ha!
     - Eric K., Aberdeen 

    Trying to purchase a vehicle is usually very stressful for me. The salesman (Paul Wood) put me at ease from the very beginning before I even walked through the door. He impressed me and made me feel at ease! 
     - Arieta V., Montesano 

    I think that the salesman (Paul) who sold me my car was excellent. I didn't feel pressured into anything and he had extensive knowledge about all of the features the car has. I will definitely be looking for Paul again when its time for me to get another car and I will definitely recommend to family and friends.
    - Cheryl H., Elma 

    All members of the Five Star team were friendly and well trained. Buying a car or even going to a car lot was not something I looked forward to in the past. Paul Wood and the rest of the team made this experience completely positive and changed my perception of what buying a new car could be. Thank you to all for the great service! 
     - Seabrook Cottage Rentals Llc. ., Pacific Beach, March 2015 

    The whole process just blew me away! Paul Wood is a hard working salesman who worked hard to earn my business and my loyalty. We are so happy how things worked out and have decided on buying only fords in the future because of this experience. It's amazing how well everyone is trained in customer service and everyone made us feel at ease. thank you! 
     - Seabrook Cottage Rentals Llc. ., Pacific Beach, March 2015 

    They have renewed my faith in the car buying experience! Friendly, helpful and not once did I get the feeling that they were in it for a commission. Overall a very positive experience and I look forward to buying my next car or truck from Paul Wood. Thank you to everyone who helped us through the process! 
     - Seabrook Cottage Rentals Llc., Pacific Beach, March 2015 

    The sales man I work with is Paul Wood. This is the second vehicle I have purchased from him. And most of my family have purchased from him as well. He is excellent at what he does. He is at the very top of the list of reasons as to why I love this dealership so much. I will continue to shop and seek service at this location because of him and the rest of the staff. Everyone does a great job. 
     - Lindsey J., Grayland; April 2015

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  • Bill Ferguson
    Sales Consultant
    360-538-8612

    Tony and Bill were great and very helpful. - James R., Aberdeen

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  • Bud Erickson
    Financial Services Manager
    (360) 538-8672


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  • Gordon DeVore
    Finance and Insurance Manager
    360-538-8671


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  • Carl Perryman Jr.
    Parts Manager
    360-538-8630


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  • Joe Martin
    Parts Consultant
    (360) 538-8634


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  • Les Blumberg
    Parts Consultant
    (360) 538-8631


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  • Rod Putt
    Collision and Rental Center Manager
    360-538-8650


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  • Ken Ham
    Collision Center Assistant Manager
    (360) 538-8649


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  • Brian Crane
    Service Manager
    360-538-8640


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  • Ric Gadis
    Service Advisor
    (360) 538-8659


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  • Casey Hogarty
    Service Advisor
    (360) 538-8644


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  • Kevin Gardner
    Service Advisor


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