Our Staff - Who are these people anyway?

Our entire staff welcomes you to our website, and as always, to stop in and see us in person at the dealership. We like to keep a real life, laid back and light hearted atmosphere while we are working hard to serve our customers. But that doesn't mean we aren't 100% serious about providing you with the best possible car buying experience ever! Please take a moment to learn more about each of us by clicking on the photos below. Our descriptions are honest, yet entertaining. So please enjoy.

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

  • Ed Summers
    Vice President / General Manager

    When you walk into Jim Navarre Ford - one of the first people you will see is Ed (his office is close to the entrance), and he will probably say "Welcome to Jim Navarre Ford - I'm Ed Summers, how can I help you?" Ed took over as the day-to-day leader of Jim Navarre Ford 8 years ago, but came aboard with over 42 years experience in the automotive industry - including parts, service, sales, and many different levels of management. Ed believes there is nothing more satisfying about working at the dealership than the long lasting relationships they develop with customers. His philosophy on running the dealership and managing his team is simply - honest, open information and a fair deal for everyone. 

    Outside of work - when that actually  happens - Ed's hobbies include fishing, golfing, and motorcycle riding. He lives in Alma and is married with a wonderful blended family of 6 children, and 2 grandkids. 

    Ed is pictured here at a beautiful golf course, but its actually fake. He's not really at a golf course. He is the dealership waiting to assist all of the wonderful customers of Jim Navarre Ford. 

  • Jim Britting
    Sales & Leasing Professional

    Jim has been selling cars in this area for 35 years - 8 1/2 of them at Jim Navarre Ford; his customers can trust that he will always work hard to serve their needs and always in their best interest. Doing this has made many of his customers turn into friends over the years! Outside of work Jim spends time as a hobby musician and has played in local bands and hosts karaoke. Don't worry, you wont be asked to sing when you come in to buy your next car. Jim also has a dog named George who has played a few cameos in our TV commercials. Because Jim told me he is a musician, I assume he like music in general. So, I have pictured him at a rock concert for his profile picture. Rock on, Jim. You are a rockstar at helping your customers purchase a new vehicle. 

  • Tom Wesolek
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Tom has been at the dealership for the last 4 years, but has been selling cars for 20 years - with a total of 30 years in overall sales. Of all the dealerships he has been a part of over the years, the thing that stands out about Jim Navarre Ford to Tom is that is a relaxed atmosphere - and there is truly no hype or pressure. Really - he means it, and we believe it to be true also. When he isn't selling cars - he is spending time with his son or two daughters (note - he is extremely proud of all three of them), golfing, or playing Black Jack, Hold-Em or Gin. Tom also goes by the nick name Tommy-Ton, which he picked up while throwing competitive darts. (100 points = ton. yeah, we didn't know that either.) You will know which one Tom is when you come to the dealership, because 9 out of 10 times - he will be wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Tom is pictured here with Magnum PI, who happens to be wearing a Hawaiian shirt. I had to do this because Tom was not wearing one the day I took staff photos. 

  • T.J. Hodges
    Internet Sales

    TJ started 3 years ago with Jim Navarre Ford and loves meeting new people every single day. He is more than eager to find all internet customers a new car. TJ lives in St. Louis with his wife, son and daughter. He likes sports, camping and watching his son play baseball. TJ is much more exciting in real life than he indicated on his staff bio questionnaire he was given and asked to fill out, he didn't say too much about himself, so I took it upon myself to make up a little more. He's really into unicorns, the color purple, long walks on the beach, and bejeweled jeans. He does like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain; but he's not into yoga. And - yes, he has half a brain. TJ is also creatively placed in a beach setting for his staff bio photo, since he loves going on long walks there. Come in and say hi to TJ soon, he's a blast. 

  • Deb Summers
    Finance Manager

    Coming Soon!

  • Brenda Adams
    Office Manager - Accounting

    Brenda has been a smiling face at Jim Navarre Ford for 5 years now. She has over 25 years total in the Automotive industry - in the manufacturing and office management / accounting areas. She loves meeting and helping customers in the area feel welcome at the dealership at all times, and to get the best deal. Brenda is one of the first smiles you will see at Jim Navarre Ford when you walk through the door, she is very friendly - you won't be able to help but like her. She is from the Stanton / Crystal area and has two children, Heather and Heath. 

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