Meet the Staff
We are proud of our loyal staff - without them, there would be no Happy Car Sales. Our philosopy has always been, "take care of your team and they will take care of our customers." That's what it's all about - we empower each of these fine people to make good decisions and do the right thing. We hope you'll agree with the personalized service you receive before and after the sale!
An avid Yankees fan, Gerry brings over 10 years of experience in the auto sales industry, takes great pride in putting our customers in the best vehicle for their family. Originally from New Jersey, Gerry has been in South Florida over 26 years and is ready to help anyway possible. Ask him about his custom fish tank.
Originally from Long Island, Corey has 25 years auto experience here in South Florida. Great with his customers, he will do whatever it takes for 100% customer satisfaction. Corey enjoys boating and is a competitive eating champion with 24 taco's in less than 10 minutes - lookout Joey Chesnut! Come say hello to Corey at our Marina Mile location in Ft. Lauderdale.
The original founder of Happy Car Sales, Rich has one simple principal - "Do the right thing." With over 30 years of business experience, he learned early on that it must be a WIN-WIN situation, so everybody leaves with a smile. Originally from San Diego, Rich has 7 beautiful children and his amazing wife Paula, who keeps him in line. A former collegiate & professional football player, he set numerous records along the way, including one accomplishment in 1985 that has never been duplicated at any level - 5 Field Goals in a single quarter. From his entire family, thank you for allowing our team the privilege of serving you!
As our general managing partner, Louis is responsible for all daily sales operations for HCS. As a resident of South Florida for over 25 years, Louis is very connected to automotive sales industry holding several senior management sales positions with Franchised Dealers, as well as being an owner of several different Buy Here / Pay Here locations. A family man, Louis has 4 children, is an avid Dolphins, Heat, & Marlins fan, enjoys fishing, a fine cigar, and owns several race horses. He resides with his beautiful wife Diane in Boca Raton.
Shavon comes from Bronx, NY, living the great life in South Florida for the past 20 years. A very strong woman, she not only oversees all of our administrative functions here @ HCS, she manages a husband, 4 demanding kids, and 2 businesses in line - talk about multi-tasking! Come by & see her smile @ SR84.
Frank is the glue that keeps us together, as he handles all of our reconditioning, new facility build outs, and anything that needs to be fixed/repaired, he's our guy. Frank lives in Miramar with his wife Victoria since coming here from Cuba over 27 years ago. Frank was a member of the Cuba National Water Polo team.
Denise is the leader of our incoming sales requests & leads - BDC Manaager. She's the perfect person for the job, she's able to juggle customer appointments and getting customers into the right vehicle to meet their needs. Originally from Queens, NY, Denise migrated to South Florida in 2015. An avid dog lover (a dog mom to a Boxer "Ziggy" and Puggle "Lolly"), she can be seen hanging at the beach with both of her pups. Anything you need, just ask her.
As one of the partners in Happy Car Sales, Art is the Godfather of our team, with experience that goes back over 70 years! A native from Chicago, Art has been part of the South Florida landscape for 40 years. Just a wonderful man, Art has a classic car collection that would have Jay Leno seeing envy. A great leader in the Boca Raton community, you'll see Art feeding the homeless, working with underprivileged kids, not to mentioning working out 3 days a week @ YMCA. Art resides with his wonderful wife, Glorianne. Not bad for 92 years young!
Grant is our mechanic manaing the inventory at SR84 location in Ft Lauderdale, getting our vehicles ready to sell. Originally from Pennsylvania, he resides with his wife and 4 great kids here in South Florida. He loves hanging & playing lego's with his kids and being a dad. Truly a very dedicated and hard worker, we're very grateful to have him on our team.
"JMo" as we affectionately call her, handles all things corporate for our team, to say she wears many hats is an understatement. Wonderful mom of 2 great kids, she assists her husband with his business - talk about multi-tasker, which is why we love her! Originally from Oklahoma, she's been in SoFlo for 21 years.
Johana (JMo's older sister) is our parts coordinator to keep our customers vehicles on the road running smoothly. Originally from Honduras, "JHo" resides with her husband and two great daughters in Ft Lauderdale. When she's not sleeping (loves her sleep), she enjoys dancing. Waive to her around town as she's usually in the truck picking up parts.
"D" as we affectionaley call him (his real nick name is HERCULES - just look at the picture and you'll see why), manages all of our towing and repossessions when necessary. Almost always has a big smile on his face, D lives in Fort Lauderdale, has 2 kids he adores, and loves his Big Black Truck! A native of Fort Lauderdale, when not working (which isn't much with his schedule) enjoys fishing and relaxing with his kids - family time!
Joe is one of our veteran mechanics at the Garage. Tremendously hard & dedicated worker, very knowledgeable and great man to be around. Joe is from Puerto Rico and lives locally with his sweetheart of 11 years Angie with their 3 children. When not at work, you'll see him hangin' out with Outlaws speed cars - this guy is fast.
One of the best paint & bodymen in the area, Oscar is always gracious to help in any area needed. He puts the "love" back in Happy Car Sales vehicles. A great father of 2 young children, his greatest pleasure is putting smiles on their faces. Originally from the Bronx, Oscar has enjoyed South Florida for the past 8 years.
Eddie is our service manager in Hollywood @ Happy Car Garage. Born in Nova Scotia, raised in Puerto Rico, Eddie is the original “CANARICAN”. An avid auto enthusiast with over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. His perks include: making customers happy, eating BBQ and the ROAR of a well tuned engine. When his is not under the hood, Eddie loves karting, softball and most of all spending time with his daughters and young son
Recently moved from Connecticut fleeing the cold and snow, Tiago is one of our mechanics @ Happy Car Garage. A big enthusiast for cars, boats, engines, aviation, he has many interests. Tiago does volunteer work with civil air patrol as a volunteer pilot for search and rescue, flight for cadets. He also stirs up a great breakfast in the kitchen!