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Gardner Stone was born and raised in Middlebury, VT, and has lived here all his life. He started in the automobile business in 1964 selling GM vehicles for Beckwith Motors. In fact he still remembers the first car he ever sold, it was a 1962 Chevy Impala to Teresa Bicknell. By the early 1970's Gardner had become Beckwith's Truck Manager. In 1974 he decided it was time to prove to himself and his family that he could make it on his own. Selling used cars he started his own business at the little building next to Rosie's Restaurant. By 1979 he had outgrown the facility and moved down rt7 to the building across from A&W. While there he not only sold vehicles and heavy trucks he also started Middlebury Rent-all where he rented a wide variety of equipment. In 1983 G. Stone Motors took a whole new face, adding a new facility on Boardman Street and selling GMC, Ford, and Mercury Vehicles as well as a complete line of wreckers and car carriers. Now over 40 years later G. Stone Motors is a full line GMC and Ford dealer offering parts, sales, and service for everything from a compact car to a medium duty truck. Gardner prides himself on having a dedicated friendly staff that can fulfill every customers needs. As always Gardner is dedicated not only to his customers but also to the Middlebury community, he supports as many local charities and events as possible. "Please remember to buy American and buy local, the job, the business, or the country you save may be your own, and its the right thing to do! Support your local community and they will support you!" -Gardner Stone
Todd Stone has been with G. Stone Motors since 1985, he went to work for his father (Gardner Stone) while still in school washing cars. After spending many years learning every aspect of the business, Todd is Vice President of the company and oversees all departments he enjoys working with both customers and employees. He also enjoys spending time with his family and watching his kids in their numerous sports and activities. Todd races dirt modified race cars at Mohawk Raceway as well as asphalt modified cars at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh. Spend a few moments with Todd and you will see the apple didn't fall far from the tree, his love of motorsports and racing beside his father are alive and well. Todd may take racing serious but nothing is more important to him than his dedication to the business and his customers. His door is always open and he welcomes both criticism and compliments! "Business is much more than closing the sale, servicing a vehicle, or selling a part. It's catering to a customers need and offering support, listening to a complaint and correcting the mistake. We try very hard to accompany our customers throughout the life of their ownership, and always be there for any of their needs." -Todd Stone
Travis started with G. Stone Motors in 2002 as a sales consultant, then used car manager, sales manager and eventually General Manager. He oversees the daily operations of the dealership and works directly with the sales and finance departments on a daily basis. Travis enjoys the challenge that each day presents him and learns something new from every challenge. He works with both customers and employees to provide a positive and professional experience for everyone. "G. Stone Motors is not your every day normal car dealership, you never know what you might find in our showroom. My favorite trade was an airplane that the customer flew into Middlebury Airport and traded it for a new truck that he drove home!"
Jeri Bracken is the Office Manager at G. Stone Motors and has been a dedicated employee since February of 1990. She oversees all financial accounts within the company and works simultaneously with our banks, franchises, and vendors to keep everything running smoothly. She is an integral part of our management team and key part of the day to day operations of the company.
Derek Lafrance started in the parts business in 1977 at a Napa Auto parts store in New York then worked as Parts Manager at a Chevrolet Dealership until 1991. He came to work here at G. Stone Motors in May of 1991, with over 40 years experience in the parts business Derek has the knowledge and resources needed to run our parts department successfully. Derek oversees the Parts Department including wholesale customers, inventory management, and retail parts sales. He enjoys working with customers on a daily basis and the challenge of finding that "hard to get part". Derek will go above and beyond to fill a customers order, and he prides himself on overcoming the challenges put in front of him.
Vince Quenneville came to work at G. Stone Motors in February of 1992. Since then Vince has been a Salesman, Service Technician, Shop Foreman and now Service Manager. He understands the many different aspects of the company and will do whatever it takes to get a job done. Vince runs the service department working with both customers and technicians. He is responsible for making sure repairs are done safely, efficiently, and correctly the first time. Vince is a Ford Senior Master Tech and holds a very high standard of quality repair for the service department. Vince prides himself on being able to tackle even the most difficult jobs. While away from work, you can find Vince on the race track, cheering on the Cowboy's, and spending time with his family
Larry Grace "LT" passed away on June 7, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a dedicated employee and friend for over 30 years, Larry will be truly missed by everyone at G. Stone Motors. Larry and Gardner worked together in the 60's at Beckwith Motors, they became best friends and brothers. Weather it was drag racing or tending to business Larry and Gardner did it together. He came to work for G. Stone Motors in January of 1981 and spent every day with a smile on his face. No task was to big or small for Larry, if something needed to be fixed, rest assure Larry could figure it out. He was a dedicated and remarkable person who will be missed by all.
Tara is our Finance Manager here at G. Stone Motors. Tara graduated from the College of St. Joseph with a Masters Degree in business and is great at what she does! Outside of the dealership Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, painting, is a big football fan and likes to spend time with her dog Riley.
We are truly fortunate to have Fred McAtee as a Sales Consultant & Used Car Manager at G. Stone Motors. With 37 years in the automotive industry, Fred brings a wealth of useful knowledge and qualifications. He has been a Service Manager, a Chevrolet Master Tech, and is a Master Certified Sales Consultant. Outside of work Fred enjoys brook trout and deep sea fishing, spending time with the family and grandchildren, and following New England sports.
Jason "Bubba" Kerr is a sales and leasing consultant here at
G. Stone Motors. Jason is certified in
sales for both Ford and GM with a combined 14 years in the automotive
industry. Before working in the
automotive industry, Jason spent his time farming in his hometown of
Paul Ramsey is a Sales Consultant here at G. Stone Motors. Paul is originally from Bristol, Vermont and has over 15 years in the automotive industry. Paul is Ford certified and is ready to get you in your new vehicle! Before working at G. Stone's, Paul worked for Iroquois Manufacturing CO. When Paul is not working, he enjoys snowmobiling, camping, and spending time with his son.
Justin Gardner Stone is a Sales Consultant and Auctions
Representative here at G. Stone Motors.
Justin is the third generation of the family to work at G. Stone's and was born and raised in
Heather Ploof is the Social Media and Internet Marketing
Manager here at G. Stone Motors. Heather
has a background at
Jill Taylor is our Title Clerk at G. Stone Motors. As the Title Clerk Jill has the important responsibility of taking care of every customers paper work at the end of each deal. When not at her desk at work Jill enjoys the great outdoors with her kids, riding ATV's, fishing and cheering on her two favorite sport teams the NY Giants and Boston Red Sox!
Yvette Fontaine is our Bookkeeper here at G. Stone Motors. With over 40 Years in Accounting she is a true asset to our office staff! Outside of work Yvette keeps busy with her many hobbies, from oil painting, dancing to taking in a good movie.
The friendly voice that answers the phone when you call G. Stone Motors is our our receptionist Lynne Provencher. Lynne is a great asset to our dealership with over 35 years in the automotive industry. When she's not behind the phone, Lynne can be found oil painting, gardening, and following her favorite teams the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants, all while watching the grandkids!
Jim is a Parts Consultant here at G. Stone Motors. With 20 years of experience selling part's, Jim know's his stuff! Jim, a native of Moriah NY, spends his time with his wife and children, hiking in the great outdoors, and following the Buffalo Bills.
Kevin Powers is our Master Certified Warranty Administrator. Kevin is the person who oversees the daily warranty repairs and claims in our service department at G. Stone Motors. While away from the office, Kevin enjoys fishing and cheering on the New England Patriots!
Trudie Parker is our Service Advisor here at G. Stone Motors. Trudie is more than just the friendly person that greets you at our Service Department. Backed by over 25 years of experience, she is a true expert in her field! Helping customers is not Trudie's only passion, She is a gardener, and has three horses along with her yellow lab Jake to spend her off time with!
Matt "Mutt" Cram is one of our most senior technicians here at G. Stone Motors. Mutt comes from Leicester VT and has over 20 years experience behind his belt! He is certified as a Ford Diesel Tech, GM Certified, & ASE Certified just to name a few! Outside of work he enjoys following racing, football & baseball and enjoys quality time with his wife and kids.
Chris has been with G. Stone Motors for nearly 2 years, where he has excelled in the mechanical side of vehicles. Chris started out as a diesel technician and now has advanced his way up to shop foreman.
Chris was born and raised in
Jim Martin is a Senior Master Technician in our Service Department here at G. Stone Motors. Jim is Senior Master Certified and ASE Master Certified and has spent very many years working on the the more challenging diesel repairs in our service department! Outside of work, Jim spends his time enjoying hunting, motorcycling and boating!
Randy is our New Vehicle Prep Technician at G. Stone Motors. Randy has worked in the automotive field for over 25 years and is truly talented at what he does. From inspections to reconditioning Randy gets it done right the first time! Outside of work Randy follows Nascar and is a huge #48 - Jimmy Johnson fan. .
Jeremiah is a service technician here at G. Stone Motors. Jeremiah, more often referred to as Bullfrog comes to our service department from his hometown of Leicester bringing his hard work ethics and over 5 years of automotive experience! Bullfrog is Ford engine performance & Diagnosis certified, and more! Outside of work, Bullfrog enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, and friends.
Steve Wilson is a service technician here at G. Stone Motors. Steve brings years of techincal experience to our service department, is Ford Certified and attended the TCI tech school in Windsor CT. Steve enjoys his time outdoors hunting & fishing.
Tiffany Kennett is our Customer Detailing Specialist here at G. Stone Motors. Tiffany has worked for G. Stone's for over three and a half years. From washing the outside to cleaning the inside of vehicles, Tiffany is truly talented at what she does. Before working at G. Stone's, Tiffany was a former housekeeper, and made Millborne Farm drinkable yogurt. When Tiffany is not working, she enjoys watching dirt racing and spending time with her daughter, Kendra.
Thanks to Debbie Bagley's hard work and over 20 years in landscaping, G. Stone Motor's property is something to be proud of. From mowing to plowing, to planting, Debbie is great at what she does! When she is not at work, Debbie can be found reading, crocheting, horesback riding with her grandkids, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.