I have been in the automotive industry for over 45 years. I got my start in 1972, washing cars at a dealership in Appleton, WI. That was also the same year I graduated from Hilbert High School. In 1974, I earned a degree in Accounting from Fox Valley Technical College. Upon graduating, I transitioned into the full-time role of Rental and Leasing Manager at the same dealership in Appleton.
In 1980, I joined Tom Vande Hey as a partner in an independent used car dealership. We grew to have three locations in Little Chute, Menasha, and Appleton. After operating those dealerships for over 10 years, we entered the new car business in 1991 by purchasing the GM and Chrysler franchise in Chilton, WI. In 1998 we opened a new 16,000 square-foot collision center. In 2000, we acquired Central Garage of Potter, WI and added the Jeep, Dodge, and Ram franchises.
I currently reside in Hilbert with my wife Debbie. We have two grown children, Justin and Krista, and two grandchildren. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time in northern Wisconsin and snowmobiling.
My name is John Martin and I am a Sales Consultant at Vande Hey Brantmeier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. I have been in the automotive industry for 26 years. I was born and raised in Chilton, and that is why I like working here at Vande Hey Brantmeier. I know most of the people that come in and also enjoy meeting the new people. The small town atmosphere is what I like the most. I believe everyone is treated like we have known them forever and that is what separates us from the super stores. Your time is important to us and we truly appreciate your business.
I have been married for 26 years and have twin daughters who are in college. My job and family take up most of my time, but when I get a chance, I like to golf, take motorcycle rides and attend track meets that my girls compete in.
My name is Todd Klein. I have been the Finance Manager at Vande Hey Brantmeier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram since 2001. I have over 20 years experience in the auto industry in finance. I am married and have two daughters. I like hunting, fishing, golfing and shooting trap. My wife and I love Aruba and vacationed there numerous times.
My name is Mike Boll and I am a Sales Consultant at Vande Hey Brantmeier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. I have been in sales for 22 years; previously, I had been in the bar business for 30 years, which gave me a good following that helped in the car business. I will go out of my way to make the customer happy even after the sale, whether it’s programming a Homelink at their residence or picking their car up for service. Working at a small town dealership that works well together is an added bonus.
I grew up in Menomonee Falls and Chilton, WI. I have a son, step children and step grandchildren. In my free time, I like to go fishing, golfing and motorcycle riding.
John Rezachek started at Vande Hey Brantmeier in 1995. He has been in the auto industry for over 30 years, most of which have been with VHB. Originally from Manitowoc, he resides in Chilton with his wife Katie. Some of his hobbies include woodworking and home repair. His favorite part of his job is the relationships he forms with his customers.
My name is Dale Gebhart. I am the Parts Manager at Vande Hey Brantmeier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. I started in 1976 at Pfister Chrysler Plymouth in New Holstein as the Parts Manager. The dealership was then bought out by Schwiderski and moved to Chilton. In 1991 Vande Hey Brantmeier purchased the dealership. What I like most about working at Vande Hey Brantmeier is to see how the looking up of parts has changed in 30 years, from books to microfiche to DVDs to the internet. I have been married for 27 years and have 5 children. When I’m not working, I enjoy camping. My favorite food is rhubarb pie. The first car I ever owned was a 1970 Chevrolet Nova.