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 (aka Papa) 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.
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.
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!
Romi leads up our finance dept, handling all our financials and bank reconciliation - 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. We're very grateful to have her on our team - and she's very tough :-)
One of the most friendly & outgoing sales professionals you'll ever meet! Rufi is part of our sales team in Oakland Park, an experienced 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!
Jomayra is one tough cookie who wears many hats for us here @ HCS. JMo oversees our collections team and coordinates our insurance claims, all towing and REPO's, not an easy task. A proud mother of 2 children, she resides in Fort Lauderdale with her husband Tito.
"Rosie" as we affectionately call him, keeps our offices looking super clean! An avid Bills fan, don't get near this guy on gameday, especially vs. the Patriots or Dolphins! A fun loving man, we're glad to see his smile each day.
Check out this guys sweet lid! Martin handles the detailing of our inventory at our Fort Lauderdale location on State Road 84 - he gets your ride clean & ready to roll.
Corey is one of our professional sales representatives that works at both Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park. A native Upstate New Yorker, Corey came to South Florida in 2016 with his lovely GF Susan. An avid wood worker in his spare time, need something built out of wood, he's your guy!
Bridgit will be that very nice voice you hear when calling all Depts of the Happy family! Always has a smile and loves her children & grandchildren very dearly.
Jeff assists with our team on all tags & registrations. During his off-time, he is a local MMA fighter (yes, you read that correctly). Jeff resides in Boca with his beautiful daugther Khaleesi & mom Kristen. Come by the octagon and say hello!
Heather oversees all administrative and financial aspects of our company as Controller. She has a wealth of auto dealer experience in South Florida over the past 20 years. A proud mother of 2, she resides with her husband and children in Plantation. We affectionately call her the HBIC.
Stephanie is a collections specialist working out of our new corporate office in Fort Lauderdale. Born & raised in South Florida, she resides with her 6 yr old daughter Sarai, who is her WORLD! When not collecting cash for us, she hits the gym, watches movies, and of course, a little (or a lot) of shopping.
T.J. is our newest team member heading up our marketing department. Affectionately called "Pipes" in the office (he doesn't miss many days @ the gym), he has great energy in helping bring net new business to our sales team with outside referrals. Quite the "dancer" as well - this guy knows how to have fun!
Grant is responsible for our towing & REPO acquisitions for all our locations. Proud father of 3, this guy can repair just about anything. He assists our mechanical staff when not towing our vehicles.
Ian is our lead mechanic and maintenance professional at our Fort Lauderdale location just west of Andrews Avenue on SR84. Very nice & humble man, a recent cancer survivor with a huge heart - we're glad to have him on our team.