Meet Our Staff!


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  • Dick Iding
    Owner
    517-374-0900


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  • Pat Iding
    New Car Sales Manager
    517-374-0900

    I have been part of the Bud Kouts team for 42 years.My two brothers Jim,Dick and I own and manage Bud Kouts Chevrolet,and pride ourselves with honesty and integrity.We want to treat you just how we want to be treated.My interest outside the dealership our my family,I am going to be a grandparent for the first time in may 2014.I also enjoy jogging,walking and am involved in my church St Gerard.I have been truly blessed over the years with all the friends I have made,and how I have earned my customers trust.   

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  • Jim Iding
    Sales Manager
    517-374-0900

    I have worked in various capacities within this dealership for over 40 years.  I first started working here in the summers while attending high school and continued to work part time while attending college.  My brothers and I have been around this business all our lives and we are completely dedicated to our customer's satisfaction.  If ever a customer has a problem or question they can find myself or my brother's offices on the showroom floor.  We are accessible for all our customers.  Away from the dealership I enjoy spending time with my family, staying fit and playing golf.

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  • Dan Armbruster
    Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900

    Born in Jackson, raised in Mason, now living in south Lansing.  Over 11 years in the automotive sales business and loving it, especially here at Bud Kouts Chevrolet.  Where you will find Michigan's number one dealer for GM Certified used vehicles.  Because Bud Kouts Chevrolet wants to Exceed Your Expectations with a quality used car or truck, as well as a new one.  I've been in sales of some type all of my adult life, from professional musician, to appliance and electronics sales, and now automotive.  I'll be waiting to hear from you, right here, at Bud Kouts Chevrolet.

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  • Ryan Chambers
    Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900

    I have over 10 years sales experience & am a MSU grad.  I welcome the chance to earn your business!

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  • Tyler Howe
    New Car Sales
    517-374-0900

    Over my 14 years of sales and customer service experience the most important thing that I have learned is to treat my customers with respect, honesty and care.  That is why I love working to get my customers the vehicle they want and one that they deserve.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my three beautiful children, my family and my friends.  I love to play hockey and am a sports fanatic. I love the Spartans, Red Wings, Lions and Tigers.  I look forward to meeting you and getting you YOUR next vehicle!

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  • Gregg Crandell
    Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900

     I have been in the automotive business for 22 years and proud to be a part of the Bud Kouts team.  In this modern era of corporate and large multi dealership owners, Bud Kouts is a family owned and operated business.  It has a reputation of honesty and integrity extending back some 50 years and two generations.  When I am not selling Chevrolets, I enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with my family.  Come see us today and experience the difference 50 years of exceeding customers expectations can make for you.

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  • Tom Buonodono
    Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900


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  • Richard Gray
    New Car Sales
    517-374-0900

    I have worked in several different area's of industry mostly in the management side. I was Freight Manager in a Grocery warehouse 5  yrs. Moved to Southern Ca. and worked for a Borden citrus processing plant as shift Supervisor  for 8yrs. I've also been a Welder Fabricator building Semi-wreckers and military hauling equipment. I have also worked 8 years for a local homeless shelter in Lansing. I really am quite happy and thankful to be part of the Bud Kouts sales team. I am happy to have the opportunity to draw from all my past experience to maintain the high level of integrity and customer service that Bud Kouts Chevrolet has been providing to the community for decades.

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  • Jim Graves
    Finance Director
    517-374-0900

    I've been working at Bud Kouts for the last 28 years.  I first sold Chevrolet's for 10 years, and for the last 18 years I've been in the Finance & Insurance department.  I enjoy working with our customers, and mostly with our dealership because of their pride in their honesty and integrity.  On my free time I enjoy attending football games at the Big House, sailing, tennis, going to my sons lacrosse and basketball game and spending time with my wife Lisa, and son Grant.

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  • Steve Jackson
    Used Car Sales Manager
    517-374-0900

    I have been the Pre-Owned sales manager at Bud Kouts since 1997, and in the car business 25 for  years. My staff and I take great pride in delivering only the best in used cars and trucks.  We have been the #1 volume GM Certified dealer in mid-Michigan since 2001.  I enjoy snowmobiling, boating, Detroit Tiger baseball and spending time with my wife Betsy and our 4 girls.

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  • Chuck Perry
    Used Car Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900

    I've been in the automotive sales industy since 2005 right here at Bud Kouts Chevrolet learning from the best.  I've been happily married since 1990 and have two beautiful daughters.  I enjoy cars, biking and spending time with my family whenever possible.

    Having a background in construction and being a former business owner I understand the value of a hard earned dollar and getting what you paid for.  I will work hard to deliver the best in the business along with our award winning service after the sale!

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  • Greg Holcomb
    Used Car Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900

    I am from the Lansing/DeWitt area.  I have been selling vehicles for 20 years and would appreciate a chance to earn your business.

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  • Pete DeRose
    Sales Consultant
    517-374-0900


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  • Patrick Richardson
    Finance Specialist
    517-702-2155

    I have been a finance manager in the automotive business since 1997 all in the Lansing and surrounding area. I was raised in nearby Eaton Rapids and currently reside in Mason.I really enjoy my job here at Bud Kouts because I get to work for a top notch organization where customers and their satisfaction come first. I spend my free time with my wife Malissa and our two son's Conner and Brendan.

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  • Jerry Lockard
    Service Director
    517-374-0900

    I am very proud to have been a member of the Bud Kouts team since 1984.  It is enjoyable to work for a company that is recognized by the community for it's honesty and integrity.  Many of the customers I work with are people I have known for years and I especially enjoy solving their unique car problems.  I have lived in the Lansing area since 1979 with my wife Lyn and my children Kristi and Joe.  In my free time I enjoy MSU sports and losing golf balls.

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  • Gary Robinson
    Owner Relations Manager
    517-374-0900

    I have been employed at Bud Kouts Chevrolet since July 1978.  I enjoy working in Customer Relations because I like helping customers with service and body shop concerns.  In my spare time I enjoy working on collectible cars, participating in car shows and soccer.  My wife says that I am truly a "Soccer Dad".  My three boys love to play the sport.   If you're not COMPLETELY SATISFIED with your service or body shop work, please call me.

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  • Dave Gearhart
    Warranty Manager
    517-374-0900

    I started working at Bud Kouts in April of 1978.  I enjoy working in the automotive field and helping people with their automotive needs.  It is great to work for a company that cares so much about the customer.  I enjoy camping and traveling.

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  • Jeff Armour
    Asst. Part Manager
    517-702-2168

    I have been part of the Bud Kouts team since 1988. In my
    free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with
    my two children. Please call me if there's anything I can 
    help you with.

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  • Ralph Garza
    Parts Manager
    517-374-0900

    I started at Bud Kouts Chevrolet in July of 1978.   I have been the parts manager since November 1993.  All my parts experience includes parts driver, receiving clerk and Inventory control. 

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  • Mike Nahirny
    Body Shop Manager
    517-702-2177


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