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  • Don Griffin
    General Manager

    Hometown: Delevan, WI

    Joined Kayser: 1991

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  • Chris Koch
    New Vehicle / Internet Sales Manager

  • Gary Lewis
    New Sales Manager

    "Sales is really pretty simple: it's about the people and the relationships you build with them."  It is a sales philosophy, but it also a way of life for Gary Lewis, Sales Manager of Kayser Sauk Prairie.  To call Gary Lewis "old school" would fit.  He has a flip phone, but don't let that fool you.  He values people, an honest day's work, and company loyalty.  This year Gary celebrated his 57th wedding anniversary with his high school sweetheart, Ruthanne, his 15th grandchild's first football game, and his 8th great-grandchild's birth.  He captained his boat from LaCrosse to Redwing on his 56th Annual Mississippi River adventure, and he celebrated his grandson Justin Lewis's promotion to Used Sales Manager at Kayser Sauk Prairie.  And all of this happened as Gary continued to lead the dealership to record sales.


    "Life is work and work is kind of life.  I love it.  My wife and kids and grandkids wonder if I'll ever stop.  My accountant asked me when I was retiring.  I said, 'Do I have too?'"  Since 1986, Gary's leadership and salesmanship in the auto industry have drawn accolades at the regional, state, and national levels, consistently creating top-performing sales teams and dealerships.  His secret?  "Keep it simple.  Work every day.  Do a good job at it.  Earn your keep.  Love it.  Get to know the people.  Go home and love your family.  Drink lots of coffee.  Enjoy every day because there are no guarantees.  Go to church every Sunday and every holiday.  Find the best restaurants and best vacations.  Take the people you love to those places.  Treat everyone like family.  Have fun, but remember how the bills get paid and appreciate and respect your job and employer." 


    In 1995, the Kayser family purchased Tarnutzer's Dodge, a dealership established in 1910 in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.  Under Gary, sales at the 30-vehicle lot eclipsed most of the largest dealerships in the state.  Within a few years, they outgrew the space and Kayser Sauk Prairie relocated to Sauk City, building a state-or-the-art service and sales center that displays over 200 vehicles.  Immediately, the new store generated record numbers for new, used, fleet, and commercial. 


    Now, in his 25th year with Kayser, Gary leads the new, fleet, and commercial department with his associate, Sarah Hayes.  Together they built the #1 ranked Commercial Fleet Sales in Wisconsin, and the Midwest Business Center awarded them #1 Cab & Chassis dealer for the past two years.  "It all started with tractor and truck sales, all the way back in 1962.  58 years of working every day.  I have 16-year-olds who ask for me, and 90-year-olds, too.  The 'family' gets bigger and more fun every year."

  • Justin Lewis
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    608-287-3516 / 608-370-2582 Cell

    Hometown: Sauk City, WI

    Joined Kayser: 1997

    Interests Outside of Work: Spending time with my family, boating, four-wheeling with my daughters, camping, watching movies and The Packers.

    All About Me: Married with three daughters; Aubrey, Carter and Jayde.  

  • Ryan Kutz
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    608-445-4404 call/text

  • Doug Pape
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Hometown: Sauk City

    Joined Kayser: June 2001

    Interests Outside of Work: Family time, four wheeling, deer hunting, watching the Packers and Badger basketball.     

    All About Me: Happily married to my wife Tracy.  We have two wonderful boys Parker and Landon.  To complete our family we have two red labs Ruby and Rusty.  Black Hawk local legend.  

  • Bob Koch
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Hometown: Prairie du Sac, WI

    Joined Kayser: 2017

    Interests Outside of Work: Spending time with my wife and 3 kids, boating, skiing (water and snow), going to sporting and musical events, traveling with family.

    All About Me: Volunteer firefighter (captain) with the Prairie du Sac Fire Department (since 1997), Volunteer E.M.T. (lieutenant) with Sauk Prairie Ambulance (since 2010) - thank you Kayser Management for being an employer that lets me leave for local emergencies.

  • Zak Smith
    Sales & Leasing Consultant
    608-732-3360 Call/Text

    Hometown:  Lancaster, WI

    Joined Kayser: April 2012

    Interest Outside Of Work:  Family Time!  Watching/Playing Golf as much as possible!  Going for rides on my bike.  Lets see...I enjoy playing Pool,Ping Pong,Bowling,Basketball & Cornhole(Bags)!  For the Card/Dice Players..I enjoy a good game of Poker,Cribbage & Canasta as well as Yahtzee and Zonk(a.k.a. 10,000). Go Pack Go!

    About Me:  Happily Married for 3 Years to my beautiful wife Jacquelyn.  I have two amazing children Bentley & Layla who keep me plenty busy when I'm not working!  I better not forget about our two fur-babies we have at home either.  One Chiwawa named Emma and a Shih Tzu / Pug mix named Miss. Watson!  They are awesome as well.  I enjoy working in the Auto Business and making people's day when they get into their newer vehicle!

  • Charlie Wilson
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

  • Mike Bennett
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Home town: Lodi

    Joined Kayser: 1994

    Interests: Hunting, Fishing, Hanging out with Family & Friends. Small town quiet life. Anything with a motor.

  • Jordan Recob
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    608-341-7736 Call/Text

  • Steven Krueger
    Business Manager

    I have worked for the Kayser Group on and off beginning in 1998. I have met so many unique and genuine people in this business from guests and co-workers alike. Many of whom I will never forget and that have made for such a rewarding career.
        I have a passion for cars and motorcycles and nearly anything else with an engine, loud and fast is a plus!
        I enjoy motorcycle rides with no predetermined destination or reservation. I enjoy sharing my interests with other enthusiasts.
        I have two daughters in their 20's and a teenage son, I am very proud of my kids and am confident they will be excellent members of society. I hope that they will continue to create unforgettable adventures with their own families and friends in the future.
        Time spent with family is important to me and vacations over the years are many of my best memories. I look forward to any opportunity to create lifetime experiences that last a lifetime. 

  • Todd Cherry
    Business Manager

    Hometown: Benton, WI

    Joined Kayser: 2000

    Community Involvement: Lodi Country Club member, Community Fundraisers (Habitat for Humanity, Sports Boosters), Wisconsin Honor Flight, United Way and Sauk Prairie Music Association.

    Interests Outside of Work: Golfing and spending time with friends and family.

    All About Me: I am married with two teenagers.

  • Aaron Oas
    Service Manager

  • Kevin Zech
    Service Advisor

  • Patti Robertson
    ASM - Service Consultant

  • Pete Graeber
    Service Advisor

  • Jim Breunig
    Parts Manager

  • Kyle Thimling
    Asst. Parts Manager

  • Suzanne Heiser
    Office Manager

  • Sarah Perkins
    Administrative Assistant

  • Kari Marks
    Administrative Assistant

  • Becky Johnson