MEET OUR FAMILY AT STUART POWELL LINCOLN


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  • Stuart Powell,
    Dealer Principal
    859-236-8917

    Mr. Stuart Powell has been in the auto business since 1949, and has been a Ford dealer since 1960.  His affiliation with Ford Motor Credit Company is the longest in the world of any Ford dealer.  In 2001, Stuart received Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, and in 2008 received the Ford Salute to Dealers Award.  He served on the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association board for numerous years.  Because of the example he has set over the years, Stuart Powell Ford, Inc. was awarded the President's Award by Ford Motor Company in 2011 and 2012 for both Ford and Lincoln because of excellence in service and sales.  His support of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce goes back to 1973, and he is proud to have supported other counties' chambers in the dealership's market area as well.

    Other activities in which Stuart participates:

    * He has been chairman of the Boyle County Airport since 1968, and in 1993 the airport was re-named Stuart Powell Field.

    * Stuart has served on the Salvation Army board since 1976,

    * He has been a member of the Rotary Club since 1989, and has also received the Chamber of Commerce's outstanding citizen of the year as well as many other awards.

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  • Patti Powell,
    Vice President
    859-236-8917

    Patti, the daughter of Stuart Powell, has been working with her father here since 1989 after spending ten years in the advertising industry. Patti states that "working with dad for the past 24 years has been the greatest and most rewarding experience of all."  When she is not at the dealership you can usually find her in one of her favorite Danville hot spots. If it is time for The Great American Brass Band Festival be sure to wave as she sits proudly as last trumpet! It it is before any sane person would be awake, check the Wellness Center's Boot Campbecause running is another one of her passions! Finally, if Patti is ever lucky enough to have time off of work and have a day away from this crazy work family you can find her off traveling the world with her husband or delighting in his marvelous cooking.

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  • Robbie Todd,
    Sales Manager
    859-236-8917

    Robbie has been in the business for over 30 years (and he is still a young man...just ask to see the photo in his office). It is rare that someone finds a career that they are truly passionate about and Robbie found that at a young age. He most enjoys working with the customers and making the deals come together without making them feel as pressured as they would at another dealership. When he is not working you can find him spending time with his family or with his church family.

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  • John Tyler,
    Sales Manager / Finance
    859-236-8917

    John "The Karaoke King" Tyler as he is better known around here, has been with the Stuart Powell family for just over 27 years now. Another native of the beautiful Mercer County, he has recently taken up woodworking in his off time (and has quite the talent). As you can tell, John is a jack of all trades and that is his favorite thing about being at Stuart Powell! He loves taking care of the multitude of things we must do in the day-to-day here and meeting the range of people we meet as well.

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  • Kay Edgington,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    br>Kay is a veteran here, having been with the dealership now over 40 years. After graduating from Garrard County High School Kay came to work for Mr. Powell and has been with him ever since. Her favorite part of being here is the relationship she has been able to build with each and every one of her customers over the years. On her down time Kay has been able to travel to Antigua, Africa, Jamaica, and several placed in Kentucky on mission trips. She truly credits these experiences with changing her life. When she isn't here spending time with customers or off traveling the world you can find her hanging out with friends and family dancing and taking pictures (hopefully not at the same time).

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  • Roger Keck,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    One of the veterans on the sales staff, Roger has been with the dealership for 21 years now. Originally from Corbin, Roger now resides in Richmond with his wife and son. When he is not at the dealership he enjoys coaching his sons travel baseball team to victory or riding his motorcycle on a warm summer day.

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  • Ron Long,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    One of our many local boys, Ron has lived in Mercer County all of his life. As ever-changing as the world can be, Ron loves that the automotive world keeps you on your toes and allows you to meet new people every day! In the 1940s Ron's father owned a car business so he  has been around the industry and selling cars for over 50 years, 21 of which have been with Stuart Powell. When he is not around the business he loves you can find him spending time with his grandchildren or great-grandchildren, playing tennis, or working in the yard.

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  • David Wix,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    David, a native from Lancaster, has been with the Stuart Powell family for just over 8 years now. His favorite part of working at the dealership is meeting the thousands of people we meet in a year and working with the many different personalities. Want to know something you would never guess about David?  He likes astronomy! When he is not staring up into the stars or selling cars you can find him following all of the local college sports teams...but unfortunately he is originally from Louisville.

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  • Kenny Stratton,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    Kenny's experience selling cars began at the ripe young age of 18. Since then he has sold, been a partner, and finally found his dealership home here where he has been for 5 years. When asked what he enjoyed most about the Stuart Powell experience he stated, "at Stuart Powell you are given the freedom to work the deal without having to run to management. We treat everyone with respect and it is a fair trade for all parties." Once you meet Kenny you know you are going to have a blast and have a trusted sales associate! He is a no-shame cat lover, beach bum, Disney freak, crossword understanding car enthusiast.

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  • Larry McWhorter,
    Sales Consultant
    859-236-8917

    Larry has been with the dealership for just over 3 years now. If you are looking to join the Stuart Powell customer family come out and meet Larry! The thing be most enjoys about his days here are meeting new people. When not at the dealership you can find Larry hunting or watching the race. We have a lot of NASCAR fans here! Go figure.

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  • Chris Miller,
    Finance Manager
    859-236-8917

    When you purchase a vehicle or a warranty here at Stuart Powell, Chris is the man who is here to help you make sure you are getting the most for your money. His passion is helping people and getting to know everyone who walks through our doors...and we all need help these days. A Ohio native and Lancaster transplant, Chris has been with the Stuart Powell family for just around ten years now. What is Chris' greatest "accomplishment"? Apparently he made thirteen shots in a row from mid-court in high school basketball practice...mmhmmmm ;)

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  • Jamie Speake,
    Internet Consultant
    859-236-8917

    Jamie came to the automotive world with experience in radio and marketing. Her no-pressure research approach to the car world is both fun and informative for her clientele. A Garrard County native, Jamie lived everywhere from Lexington to California during her college years  before settling down in the area again. You can find her at the dog park  or coaching softball in her spare time. Email Jamie with any of your questions today!

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  • Robert Cunningham,
    Community Manager
    859-236-8917

    Robert is a Versailles KY native who now resides in Junction City. Having been with the dealership since July of 2010, his role has evolved from just marketing to include a wide variety of responsibilities, thus changing his day-to-day responsibilities. He never knows what the day will hold!  At heart Robert is just a really big kid - he enjoys Looney Tunes and Disney (especially Daffy Duck and Goofy) and he is very entertained by his dogs and cats!

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  • Bill Johnson,
    Service Manager
    859-238-1190

    A Stanford KY native and resident, Bill has over 17 years of experience in auto repair and service management in the area.  An awarded former sergeant in the United States Air Force, Bill enjoys fishing and furniture restoration, and is very involved in area service organizations.  Bill is a warm, outgoing personality that customers and co-workers greatly enjoy.

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  • Michelle Fuller,
    Service Advisor
    859-238-1190

    Michelle is another Michigan transplant who has lived in Harrodsburg, KY for the past 30 years. For the four years she has spent with the dealership she has enjoyed every moment of working with her co-workers and every aspect of service writing. One very fun fact about Michelle is that she grew up on a Carnival! How fun is that?! When she is not taking care of you in the Quick Lane you can find her at home reading a good book or trying out a new recipe. Michelle is also currently an idol to us all as she is fighting  cancer...we know she will kick its rear.

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  • Lee Naylor,
    Service Advisor
    859-238-1190

    Service advisor, hunter, fisher, NASCAR fan, and UK basketball fan...that pretty much sums up Lee! A Danville native, Less has been with the dealership for 15 years now. When asked what he enjoys most about what he does here he did not answer anything about service, the customers (sorry), he enjoys his co-workers and the environment we build. That truly is something to say for this Stuart Powell Family.

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  • Greg Palfrey,
    Service Advisor
    859-238-1197


    Greg is another Harrodsburg man who has been with us as a Service Advisor for eight years now. If you can drag him out of his garage (AKA "the Doghouse") and away from the NASCAR race he can be found behind the service desk guiding service customers through proper automobile maintenance. What is Greg's fun fact you ask? Greg married the same lovely woman twice and he could not be happier.

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  • Joe Warren, Service Assistant
    859-238-1190


    Everyone has a guy they depend on to get things done. If you have been around our service department for very long you have learned that Joe is that guy! If you are ever in need of a ride, a helping hand, or a good conversation Joe is your guy! A Garrard County native, Joe has been in the Stuart Powell Family for 27 years now. His favorite part of the job is being able to talk to every one of the customers an interact with the public on a daily basis. When he is not at the dealership he stays true to his car roots watching racing, football, basketball, or cooking out for his family.

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  • Gale Scott,
    Master Certified Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    Gale is one of our most experience mechanics, having been with the dealership for 30 years.

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  • Alan Jeffries ,
    Master Certified Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    Alan is a Ford Senior Master Certified Service Technician, which means he has top certification in all areas of diesel and gas engine service. Having this certifications means we keep Alan a busy boy! When we don't have him running around working on every engine and transmission under the sun Alan enjoys fishing and online gaming.

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  • Steve Wethington,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    What three things would you not normally group together? Gospel singer, outdoors man, service technician...that is our man Steve! Impressive! Steve has been with the Stuart Powell Service team for seventeen years now and he is and he is a huge part of our success in the department. When he is not performing his favorite alignments, mechanical, suspension work, you can almost always find him hunting, fishing, or boating.

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  • Keith Matthews,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190


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  • Jimmy Coffman,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    Jimmy has been with our Service Department here at Stuart Powell for 28 years now. One of his favorite parts about working as a service technician is being able to solve problems that others have not been able to solve! When not breaking the code behind your car's issues Jimmy can be found farming cattle, at amusement parks, or riding 4-wheelers!

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  • Phillip Boreing,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190


    Phillip is our soon-to-be married man in the service department. That's right ladies...they can be tamed! He has been with the Stuart Powell family for about 3 years now and during that time he has worked towards being our Mazda Certified Technician on hand. When he is not working or planning his upcoming wedding you can find him riding dirt bikes and enjoying his time off!

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  • Paul Massey,
    Service Technician
    859-236-8917

    Paul, originally from Danville, has been with us for 20 years now. When he is not spending time at the dealership fixing cars and being with all of our amazing customers he enjoys riding four wheelers.

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  • Lance Baldwin,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    If there is ever a problem with your vehicle Lance can diagnosis it. Before coming to Stuart Powell as a Service Technician 2 years ago Lance was a X-Ray Tech. An extremely laid back guy, when he is not fixing your problems he can be found relaxing at the lake or wake-boarding.

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  • Austin May,
    Service Technician
    859-236-8917

    A native and resident of Danville, Austin says "I was excited to join the staff of Stuart Powell because of their long-time presence in the area, and because of the great experience my family has had there.  I have really enjoyed how great the staff - including Mr. Powell himself - has been in welcoming me.  The commitment to making the customer #1 is awesome here!"  When he's not at work, with family or friends, he also volunteers for the Danville Fire Department.

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  • Read Baierlein,
    Parts Manager
    859-238-1191


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  • Keith Lay,
    Parts Advisor
    859-238-1190


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  • Willie Clark,
    Parts Advisor
    859-238-1191

    Another long time employee and Lancaster native, Willie has been with Stuart Powell for 26 years now. Willie loves working with the public and his group of co-workers and friends here at the dealership. When asked to tell the world something interesting about himself he stated, "I'm me everyday and I love my kids and grand kids." We can't argue with that.

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  • Jeff Hogue,
    Parts Advisor
    859-238-1191

    Jeff is one of the faces you will see back in the parts department here at Stuart Powell. When he is not back searching through tires and floor mats you can find him blowing off steam at the golf course.

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  • Matt Singleton,
    Collision Center Manager
    859-238-1192

    Have you been in a bit of a crunch? Matt is the gentleman in the Collision Center you will be dealing with to get you back on the road in tip top shape as soon as possible. Matt is our resident Eagle Scout outdoors man (every Collision Center needs one). From Perryville, KY, he has been with the Stuart Powell family now for around 3 years. His favorite part of working in the Collision Center is helping people in their time of need and seeing the joy when he can make their car look like new again.

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  • George Davis,
    Collision Center Technician
    859-238-1192

    George has been with the Collision Center for over 8 years now and absolutely enjoys every minute of it. When he is not working you can find him exploring different areas of Kentucky and always finding new  things to do. You can not keep this man in one place for too long!

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  • Ron Sanders,
    Collision Center Technician
    859-238-1192


    As a Collision Center Technician Ron restores your dinged vehicles but did you know that in his spare time he enjoys restoring old cars as well? For the almost 2 years Ron has been with us he has found that the people are his true passion in the business.

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  • Mike Howard,
    Detail Manager
    859-236-8917

    Mike is a local boy and car guy through and through. When he is not working back in the detail department you can usually find him at the race track or watching the race on television. Mike has been with us as the Detail Manager for the past six years and his attention to detail is what takes our lot over the top. You will not find a better detail department in the area...period.

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  • Silas Ramey,
    Collision Center Technician
    859-238-1192

    Wreck your car and there are four men ready to put it back together in our Collision Center at Stuart Powell, Silas is one of them ready and waiting to satisfy customers. Be sure to pay your respects if you are ever in the Collision Center, Silas is a United States Veteran. During is spare time if he is not taking care of his toddler or new born, he can be found in the gym...taking care of your cars is hard work!

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  • Troy Ballew,
    Detail Technician
    859-236-8917


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  • Grant Alford,
    Detail Technician
    859-236-8917

    Grant is originally a Michigan man but he has lived in the Moreland area for a while now. For around 4 years now the detail department has been serenaded with the smooth sounds of Grant's gospel tunes. That's right kids...this man sings gospel music when he is not working or spending time with his family. How cool is that? Sing it again Grant!

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  • Tyler Luttrell,
    Service Technician
    859-238-1190

    An outdoors-man through and through, Tyler loves spending his days hunting and fishing when he is not in the shop. When he is here he is always a joy. The people he works with and serves are his favorite part of the job. Tyler has only been with the Stuart Powell family for one year now, but we see him here for years to come.

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  • Kim Abbott,
    Parts & Service Cashier
    859-238-1190


    Ready to pay your parts & service bill? None of us ever are...but you have to eventually! This is the lady you will want to see but have no fears..Kim's favorite part about working at Stuart Powell is  interacting with the customers. One cool thing about coming to pay your bill at Stuart Powell is that if you ever have the hiccups...Kim can cure them on the spot! No lie! When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her kids, shopping with her sister, or floating around her pool.

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  • Sharron Miller,
    Office Manager
    859-236-8917


    "Just because you are at work does not mean you have to take life too seriously" - words to live by. Sharron has been with the Stuart Powell family as the Office Manager for just over 34 years now and she truly enjoys working with her fellow co-workers and interacting with the customers on a daily basis. If the sun is shining and it is not raining you can usually find her on the golf course on her off time or if the weather take a down time her family has the pleasure of her acquaintance.

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  • Peggy Baierlein,
    Title Clerk
    859-236-8917

    Every dealership needs someone there who loves to check our work and solve our problems. Peggy has been here 30 years doing just that and loving every minute of it...really! When asked what she enjoyed most about being part of the Stuart Powell family she said, "seeing everything through and accomplishing tasks". When Peggy isn't solving our problems she is with family and friends cooking out, swimming, or at Keeneland.

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  • Bobbie Speake,
    Office Assistant
    859-236-8917

    A native of Lancaster, Bobbie has been with the Stuart Powell family for around 3 years now. She joined the team after staying home and raising her two daughters for twenty years and she states her favorite part of the job is "being around all of the great people every day". When she is not at the dealership you can find her around the softball diamond watching her daughter Jamie Huybers coach or her other daughter play. She and her husband are also avid motorcycle riders!

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  • Donna Bandura,
    Receptionist
    859-236-8917

    Donna, originally from Streator, Illinois, has been with the Stuart Powell family for just over 16 years now. Just to the right of the main showroom doors you will always see her smiling face greet you as you enter. When asked her favorite part of working here she stated, " being able to meet the customers as they come in because they usually hang around my desk for a while and we get to talk." On the weekends when  Donna is not at the dealership you can find her spending time with her beautiful grandchildren or on a weekend getaway with a group of friends.

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