Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Owner

Joe Berger
Owner

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

Yes, to Shelia Berger for 29 years! 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
Most of my life, I grew up in a family business (Autobody) and worked at a dealership for over 8 years. Then I partnered to buy Champion Chrysler Center  and then Champion Ford! 

Hobbies?
Old cars, trucks, tractors, anything gas and oil related! 

One unique thing about yourself?
I am #12 of 17 kids. Total of 9 girls and 8 boys, and YES this is my real hair! Both of em! 

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Sales

Tommy Campbell
Sales Manager

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

Yes, Amy Campbell for 15 years. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
22 years. 

Hobbies?
Taking vacations!

One unique thing about yourself?
When I was 14 years old I had my jaw surgically broken to correct an overbite and have titanium screws in my jaw. Because of this I became ineligible for enlistment in the Navy.  

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Finance

Ericka Paulson
Finance Manager

Family?
2 kids- Ashley and Logan 
2 granddaughters- Rose and Azalea & a Minpin, Pippa! 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
I am new to the auto industry and previously spent 20+ years in banking. 

Hobbies?
Camping and spending time with family especially my 2 beautiful granddaughters. 

One unique thing about yourself?
I owned a cougar, mountain lion named C.J.

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Administrative

Amber Maloney
Office Manager

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

Married for 4 years, one son and 2 daughters. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
I have worked for Champion since October 2012!

Hobbies?
Crafting, volleyball coach (youth) and spending time with family! 

One unique thing about yourself?
I get the pleasure of working for both Champion Chrysler and Champion Ford! 

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Chantell Hanke
Marketing

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

I will be getting married to Kyle Markert September 12th 2020 in Mexico! We have been together for 6 years! 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
I started at Champion 2 years ago, before that I worked in the event and hospitality industry. 

Hobbies?
I love to cook, workout and go out with friends! I really enjoy traveling to find delicious BBQ! 

One unique thing about yourself?
I also own my own catering business, Mulberry Smokehouse Catering! 

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Parts

John Hepp
Parts Manager

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

Yes, Joni for 43 years! 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
45 years

Hobbies?
Riding my motorcycle and puzzles.

One unique thing about yourself?
Calculating problem solver

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Service

Jim Fonken
Service Manager

Married? To Whom? How Many Years?

Yes, Pat for 30 years. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
39 years! 

Hobbies?
Hunting and fishing!

One unique thing about yourself?
Undecided.  :) 

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Chad Maulsby
Automotive Technician

Married? To whom? How many years?

Yes, Heather for 23 years. We have 2 sons. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
10+ years

Hobbies?
Farming and four wheeling 

One unique thing about you?
I am the middle child. 

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Mike Berger
Automotive Technician

Married? To whom? How many years?

Julie, 25 years. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
My whole life. I grew up in the family business. 

Hobbies?
Tinkering with hand-on projects! 

One unique thing about you?
I am #15 out of 17 siblings! 

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Ed Ackerson
Detail Specialist

How long have you been in the auto industry?
40 years and 10 years detailing. 

Hobbies?
Fishing and camping

One unique thing about you?
I like what I am doing and I take pride in what I am doing. 

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Craig Voorde
Detail Specialist

How long have you been in the auto industry? 
40 years 

Hobbies?
My 60 Chevy and my 48 Case Tractor 

One unique thing about you?
Proud Dad of twin girls! 

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Joe Simpson
Automotive Technician


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Jason Simmons
Automotive Technician

Married? To whom? How many years?

Stephaine Simmons for 2 years! 

How many years have you been in the auto industry?
7+ years 

Hobbies?
Hunting, fishing, baseball, working on cars, playing board games and cards with my family. 

One unique thing about you?
From Georgia. 

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Bodyshop

Phil Schmit
Bodyshop Technician

Married? To whom? How many years?

Yes, to Patty for 37 years. 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
51 years! 

Hobbies?
Computers and reading 

One unique thing about you?
My right shoulder. 

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Jerry Jondle
Bodyshop Manager

Married? To whom? How many years? 

Yes, to Alana Rae Powers Jondle for 42 years on June 23 1978. 

How long have you been in the auto industry? 
Started in 1970 three days after graduation at Howards Bodyshop in Fort Dodge, IA. 

Hobbies:
Riding motorcycle/ going to grandchildren's sports! 

One unique thing about you?
19 grand children and 7 great grand children! 

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Darin Meyer
Bodyshop Technician

Married? To whom? How many years?

Engaged to Shelly Bottorff for 1 year and 2 months! 

How long have you been in the auto industry?
I have been a professional painter for 18 years. 

Hobbies?
Car shows, playing guitar, singing, playing drums and watching super-cross. 

One unique thing about you?
Well.....I am the 1982 National Pedal Tractor Pulling Champion! (I was 6) 

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Doug Lee
Bodyshop Technician

I have been in the automotive industry for 20+years! 

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