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Nichole Metcalf

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Employee Spotlight: Nichole Metcalfe

Posted on 01 July 2011 by admin

Nichole Metcalf

Nichole Metcalf

Born and raised in the Portland area, Nichole Metcalfe has been a highly respected employee at Ron Tonkin Honda for nearly ten years.  Nichole has not only trained most of our service advisers when they first arrive, but she holds the record here at Ron Tonkin Honda for taking care of over 500 Express Service customers in one month–an unbelievable feat!

Nichole is a great example of our commitment to providing excellence in all areas of our operation to exceed customer’s expectations.  She has the character and integrity that our customers appreciate and its no surprise that just about every Ron Tonkin customer knows Nichole.  That’s why so many of our Honda customers also trust Nichole with their non-Honda vehicles.  With the largest auto parts warehouse in the nation, Ron Tonkin can work on any make or model, giving you the quickest possible turnaround for your service.

So if you’re looking for convenience, friendly service, come see Nichole in our Express Lube service drive at Ron Tonkin Honda.  Our Express Lube service includes a national safety recall check and Honda service bulletin update, as well as a complementary 27-point vehicle inspection by our factory trained technicians, who not only know what they are looking at, but like Nichole, know exactly what to look for.

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Detrik Blue

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Employee Spotlight: Detrik Blue

Posted on 01 June 2011 by admin

Detrik Blue

Detrik Blue

Detrik Blue has been with the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships since 1996.  That is 15 years with the same organization!  Detrik started way back when Ron Tonkin owned the Lincoln Mercury dealership and went on to our Dodge location.  Considering the fact that Detrik has personally owned and driven a Honda CRX, Civic and a few Preludes, it was only natural that he ended up here at Ron Tonkin Honda.

Detrik has military background and currently enjoys snowboarding, motorcycle rides, hiking, golfing and tennis.  His favorite drink is hot cocoa and he likes all music.  His true passion, however, come to life in our Service Drive.  Detrik takes care of all your service needs: from a full 60K service or just putting in a new headlight bulb or wiper insert–no charge of course–right in our service drive while you wait.

Need professional service advice?  Detrik is a good call to make.  His background of servicing vehicles for over 15 years and his love for Hondas make him a perfect fit–not only for our Honda store, but for you, our customer as well.  Regardless of your situation or service needs, Detrik always has your best interest in mind.

Thanks D!  All of us at Ron Tonkin Honda appreciate all you do every day!

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Ken Benson

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Employee Spotlight: The Benson Brothers

Posted on 01 May 2011 by admin

Don Benson

Don Benson

Technicians Don and Ken Benson have worked for Ron Tonkin Honda for over 34 and 28 years respectively.  They are both ASE Certified, Honda certified and Platinum Level Honda Journeymen.  They are truly experts in their field and we are very fortunate to have them here.  But, as Don says, “The technology now is changing so fast that even if you are 100% trained today, you still need to take classes as it is always changing.”

Don, Ken and their entire family were born and raised right here in Portland.  They both have Hondas parked in their driveways and guess what their kids drive?  That’s right, Hondas as well.

They have worked on and repaired over 100,000 Hondas in their careers at Ron Tonkin Honda, are the most requested technicians in the dealership and help out other technicians in the shop.  They have worked alongside each other their entire careers.  Many customers and families know Don and Ken and still ask for their advice on their 6th or 7th Honda.

We asked them what they like best about working at Ron Tonkin Honda and they stated our service department is like their extended family: “We have seen folks here get married, have kids and watched their kids learn how to drive and come in here and buy their first Honda.  We also have the largest parts warehouse in the nation and we are proud to work at one of the very first Honda dealerships in the country.  In addition, the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships are good to their customers and their employees, another great reason we are still here!”

Ken Benson

Ken Benson

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