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 as our lead sales professional and helps with our reconditioning team. 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.
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.
Art is our business mentor, aka "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!
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.
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.
Yamil leads our Garage team as the foreman & head mechanic. He loves boats, fast cars, and a slow, smoked BBQ - come by on Friday and he'll hook you up with a great burger on the grill
Richard is a member of our sales team in Fort Lauderdale, a Bronx NY native, this guy will show you how to make big bucks in the crypto currency market.
Cristina comes to Happy with a wealth of auto dealer administrative experience and she will be assisting our ownership team, handling tags & titles and keeping our customers completely satisfied. Originally from Peru, Cristina loves the beach and her dog "Blue." Come by SR84 and hi to the best dressed member of our family!
Shiva is our location manager in Oakland Park, overseeing all operations. Originally from Tridad, has been a great leader & veteran in the auto industry here in South Florida since 2006. An avid blackjack player, huge Miami sports fan, always has a smile on his face! This man is single & ready to mingle! Drop by Dixie Hwy & Floranda and say hello!
Mike is a 40 year veteran in car business and one of the nicest guys you'll meet! Mike has lived in South Florida for over 20 years migrating from Brooklyn, NY. A team player in every sense of the word, he handles all of our reconditioning for Oakland Park. Affectionately known to our family as "Momma Luke" we're glad to have him part of the team!
A native of Fort Lauderdale, Thomas handles all towing for HCS. A 2-sport star @ Plantation High school, you wouldn't find many with a faster 40 yd dash than this guy. In his spare time, he loves hanging with his 3 young boys, his pride & joy! His nickname is "Mr. Hustle" - always with a smile! He caught passes from our General Partner Louis back in the day!
Romi leads up our collections dept & handles our financials - not an easy task. As a fellow business owner, Romi is a huge asset in helping keep things organized and correct. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her surfer husband John and her daughter Reina, who brings her all the joy in the world. Make sure you'all make your payments on time - she's tough :-)
Talk about wearing a lot of hats, this woman does it all! A local business owner, with several wonderful children, Shavon takes care of transporting our tags/registration to the tag office. Always has a smile on her face, even when she has to deal with Louie's sense of humor each day.
One of the most friendly & outgoing sales professionals you'll ever meet! Rufi is part of our sales team in Oakland Park, an experience service professional (was bartender for 10+ years) he's always had the desire to sell cars - now he has his chance and we're glad to have him on the team. He recently came to South Florida, from Camden, NJ with his outgoing wife Brenda and their 3 young children - come by and welcome Rufi to the family on Dixie Hwy!