Meet the Staff of Kalona Auto Used Cars & Trucks
Kalona Auto Used Cars & Trucks - Friendly Staff
From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away in your next car, your buying experience with Kalona Auto Used Cars & Trucks is our number one priority. We encourage you to use the expertise and resources of our sales staff; they are here to help you find the right car at the right price. Call us today at 319-656-3447 to schedule your test drive!
Clint - Owner / General Manager
Julie - Office Manager
You might be wondering ‘what’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?’ and honestly sometimes she wonders, too. Transferring from a former office setting of 5 females and 1 male to this setting of 8 males might not have been her wisest decision, but being married to one of them and sister-in-law to another one of them helps! (She can also hold her own pretty well, so don’t sympathize too much.) When not answering the phone, keeping all these guys in line and making sure things run smoothly in the background, Julie would rather be riding her bicycle than doing just about anything.
John - Shop Manager
John founded Kalona Auto in November of 1970 and sold the business to his son, Clint, in 2016. Over the years, John has done it all, but currently enjoys his role as chief mechanic and shop manager. Though he clearly has a love for cars, you don’t have to talk to him long to figure out that John’s real passion is helping others and serving Jesus in all he does.
Mike - Salesman
Mike is originally from Ohio and struggles to keep his Buckeye leanings under wraps in a Hawkeye world. He and his wife Cindy (Gary’s sister) served as missionaries in the Philippines from 1999 until 2020. Mike came to Kalona Auto in mid 2020 with little experience in selling cars but a heart for helping others.
The Fish - Constant Reminder
Though technically not one of our staff, the fish on our logo is a big part of who we are. But why a fish? The Bible tells of a young man who went to hear Jesus teach and carried along his lunch of 2 small fish and 5 biscuits. Jesus multiplied these to feed 5000 hungry listeners. This event, and others involving fish and fishermen, may have been part of the reason early followers of Jesus (possibly even before his death on the cross) adopted this symbol to represent their faith. As early Christians faced persecution, they used the fish symbol as a way of determining whether a stranger was a Jesus-follower or possibly one with ill intent. When two people encountered each other, the Christian would draw the first half of the fish on the ground. If the other person drew the remaining half of the fish, then the Christian knew he/she was a fellow Christian.