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Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

2017 W Jesse James Rd
Directions Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-1853

  • Sales: 816-630-2200
  • Service: 816-629-6262
  • Parts: 816-629-6582
We need you on our GROWING team!
Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Excelsior Springs, MO is a new dealership in the Kansas City Market. Our new ownership purchased the dealership in 2018. In under a year our team transformed this sleepy and small dealership and turned it into a volume dealership selling 100+ vehicles per month. We have a great mix between experienced team members and young talent. Together we plan to take buying and selling vehicles to the next level. Our dealership culture is unlike any other in the Kansas City metro and we have multiple positions open as we continue to grow.

Are you looking to build a career? 
Are advancement opportunities important to you? 
Are you ready for a fast paced, competitive and fun work environment? 

Join our team and grow with us at Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. 
Email your resume to Grant White at grant@heartlandcdjr.com. 




 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Grant White
Owner + Dealer Principal
(816) 919-0770
grant@heartlandcdjr.com

Grant White became the dealer principal and part owner of Heartland CDJR in September of 2018. He has been in the automotive industry for a total of 13 years. Prior to automotive his background is in e-commerce sales and digital marketing. Grant has been a resident of Kansas City for 18 years and currently lives in Parkville, Missouri. In his free time you can catch him at the baseball fields and dance recitals for his two kids. Grant White is an involved owner who is passionate about changing the way people buy and sell vehicles. He is dedicated to making an impact in the Excelsior Springs community.



Blair Howard
General Sales Manager
(816) 630-9711
blair@heartlandcdjr.com


Blair Howard is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry. Before joining the Heartland CDJR team, Blair spent the last 7 years at Machen's Ford in Columbia, Missouri. Previously, Blair served 8 years in the United States Air Force and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Park University and an Associate's in Emergency Medicine from Penn State. Blair enjoys spending his free time on his farm with his wife and children as well as serving the community as a paramedic. Blair is passionate about making your car buying experience what it should be - EASY!





Martine Garcia
Sales Manager
(816) 630-9702
martine@heartlandcdjr.com

Martine Garcia was born and raised in the state of California in the San Fernando Valley. Prior to working in the automotive industry he was a sales consultant for an imaging supplies company. Currently he is a resident of Kansas City, Kansas near the Legends. Prior to working for Heartland he worked at O'Neill Honda and Reed Hyundai where he has been quickly promoted from sales person to finance manager and sales manager. He is a proud father of a 3 year old daughter and loves to spend his free time with her. Martine is a quick learner and has high expectations for himself and others. He truly enjoys helping people get into their dream car.







Lynn Gronniger
Finance Manager
(816) 630-9703
lynn@heartlandcdjr.com

Lynn Gronniger is a seasoned professional in her field with over 26 years of experience. Lynn began in the car business with the brands Pontiac, Buick and GMC where she remained for 15 years. After that, she became the Director of Finance for Northtowne Volkswagon and worked there for 11 years. Lynn completed her degree in court reporting and is an animal lover. In her free time, Lynn likes to spend time with friends, family, her many cats and working out. We are so happy to have Lynn apart of our team; her relationships with a variety of lenders allows her to get a range of credit situations financing. Lynn's dedication to customer service does not go unnoticed and she is a vital piece of our team.


Justin Morgan "Red"
Product Specialist + Finance
(816) 630-9708
jmorgan@heartlandcdjr.com

Justin Morgan, named "Red" by his friends and family has been in the automotive industry for 11 years. For those 11 years he has been dedicated to Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram product knowledge. Red was born and raised in Kearney, Missouri and currently lives in Excelsior Springs. Prior to the automotive industry, Red worked for the Kansas City Star. In his free time he enjoys going off-roading in his Jeep Wrangler and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.







Lucas Francis
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9710
lucas@heartlandcdjr.com


Lucas Francis was born, raised and currently lives in Lathrop, Missouri. Prior to working at Heartland he worked at the Ford Motor Company until he left to work for the dealership Prestige Nissan. He worked at Nissan for 3 years and began working for Heartland in January of 2021. Lucas enjoys spending time with his friends and talking about cars. He is a huge Chief's fan and his customer's really like Lucas because he is a good communicator and helpful during the car buying process. 





Trey Hubbard
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9720
trey@heartlandcdjr.com


Trey Hubbard is originally from South Carolina but has lived in Kansas City for several years. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Kansas University and has been in the car business since 2013. Trey began his career at Northtowne Volkswagen and then worked for our sister store, Heartland Chevrolet where he was quickly promoted from the sales floor to finance where he remained for 4 years. He is passionate about his family and enjoy's cooking in his free time.






Jordan Waters "The Mayor"
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9722
themayor@heartlandcdjr.com 


Jordan Waters was born, raised and currently lives in Orrick, Missouri. Prior to working for Heartland he worked for Ford Motor Company for over 7 years. In 2019, Jordan was elected Mayor of his small town, Orrick, MO. Jordan truly enjoys selling cars because it is both rewarding and exciting to be apart of such an important purchase for people. In Jordan's free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.






Mark Richardson
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9721
mark@heartlandcdjr.com

Mark Richardson is originally from Nebraska and currently lives in Kansas City with his wife. In 2005 Mark joined the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He helped train cadets at WestPoint and was sent on 2 deployments to Afghanistan before leaving the military in 2011 after 6 years of service. Mark travelled and lived in many cities and states after his time in the military including New Mexico, Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado and Michigan before settling down in Missouri. Now he is happily married and devoted to his church and church community and is even currently trying to learn Portuguese. Mark is an eccentric individual with a lot to offer. He feels privileged to be able to give people the ability to buy transportation to better their life. Mark knows from personal experience that for someone trying to find their path and build their life that a mode of transportation is vital. He loves his position at Heartland because it gives him the opportunity to serve people. 


Rick Suppes
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9705
rick@heartlandcdjr.com


Rick Suppes is a Kansas native and currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Before returning to Kansas, where he was raised, Rick spent time in Kentucky, Illinois and Colorado. He has over 25 years in the automotive industry focused on vehicle sales. He has experience with a variety of car brands including Toyota, GM and Mazda. Rick is a proud father to 1 daughter and enjoys spending his free time cheering on his Kansas City Chiefs!






Dalton Fuller
Product Specialist
(816) 630-9709
dalton@heartlandcdjr.com


Dalton Fuller is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Riverside. Dalton is new to the sales side of the automotive industry. His prior experience is with the Van Keppel Company as a diesel mechanic. Dalton is excited to start his career in sales due to his passion to help people! In his free time he likes to spend time with his bulldog mix puppy, Rocky. Dalton also likes spending time with his friends and family and considers himself a people person. We are excited to have Dalton apart of our growing team!
 Business Development Center

 
 
 
 

Dru Peregrine
Director of Marketing + Fleet Sales
(816) 630-9707
dru@heartlandcdjr.com

Dru Peregrine has over 4 years of experience specialized in automotive niche marketing. Her previous experience is in Human Resources and City Government and Planning. Dru grew up in the Kansas City area in Kearney, Missouri. She pursued a bachelor's degree in Marketing at Northwest Missouri State University. She also proudly serves on the Liberty Hospital Foundation's Advisory Board. Dru is passionate about digital marketing. She is also a vital piece of our Business Development Center in which she provides training and support to ensure success for the BDC and Sales Department. When Dru isn't focusing on Marketing she is assisting our staff in implementing efficient and effective processes to help better serve our customers. Dru recently earned certification for Commercial/Fleet Vehicle Sales and has already assisted dozens of business owners purchase New Ram Vehicles for their business through the Stellantis Fleet Programs!



Alexus Lynch
Internet Manager
Direct: (816) 630-9719
Text: 
alexus@heartlandcdjr.com

Alexus Lynch was born and raised in Kansas City. She has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry and began her career at Thoroughbred Ford. Since then she has worked at Northtowne Hyundai, and both Nissan stores in Tiffany Springs and Legends. Alexus is a driven and detail oriented professional with high expectations for herself and others. She is a mother to her daughter, Zariah and enjoys spending all of her free time with her and her husband. Alexus is passionate about transforming the Business Development Center and developing a hybrid team. We are happy to have her apart of our team.




Rena Carmickle
Internet Manager
Direct: (816) 630-9718
Text:
rena@heartlandcdjr.com

Rena Carmickle is a new face in the automotive industry and to the Heartland team. Rena is a born and raised Kansas City native and raised 2 girls and 2 boys here in the Northland. Her previous work experience has landed her in a variety of customer service oriented positions due to her positive attitude, caring persona and upbeat personality. Rena is excited to start her journey in the car business and developing her current position into a long term professional career. She consistently surpasses the expectations of her customers and works hard to create synergy between the Business Development Center and Sales Staff. We are thrilled to have Rena Carmickle apart of our team.


Carmen Salmon
Acquisition Specialist
Direct: (816) 630-9716
Text:
carmen@heartlandcdjr.com


Carmen Salmon is originally from Fulton, Missouri but currently lives in Excelsior Springs with her husband of 7 years. Previously, she worked as a transportation account representative where she handled distribution centers that moved freight. She also worked in insurance and various sales positions. Carmen is a fresh face to our team and new to the automotive industry. Her free time is mostly spent with her 8 grand children and with family. She loves to read and the outdoors as well. Carmen and her husband have plans to build a home in a rural area near Excelsior Springs, MO. She is excited to build her current position at the dealership into a lasting career. Carmen is a great balance of fierce and professional. She works hard to generate her own leads and communicates well with our existing clientele and management staff. We are excited to have her apart of our growing team and can't wait to see what all she accomplishes now and in the future.

Office Administration
 
 
 

Renea Pankau
Office Manager
(816) 630-9704
rpankau@heartlandcdjr.com











Justine Lyman
Title Clerk
(816) 630-9740
jlyman@heartlandcdjr.com










Cassie Rounds
Warranty Clerk
(816) 630-9706
cassie@heartlandcdjr.com

Service Department
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Cody Schneiter
Service Manager
(816) 630-9714
codys@heartlandcdjr.com


Cody Schneiter has been in the automotive industry for over 16 years. He spent most of his career as Service Manager of Northtowne Mazda where he served Gladstone drivers for over a decade. Cody was born and raised in Excelsior Springs and left his position at Northtowne Mazda in 2018 to come back to his hometown and serve the community he loves. He is passionate about superior customer service and strives to bring a "hometown" feeling to his Service Department. He is a Catholic man devoted to serving God and his community. Cody has a wonderful wife of over 18 years with whom he shares 3 beautiful children and 2 very spoiled pups.





Josh Delorier
Service Advisor
(816) 630-9712
josh@heartlandcdjr.com











Jeff Wathen
Service Advisor
(816) 630-9701
jeff@heartlandcdjr.com











Justin Brawley
Technician













Derrick Mason
Technician













JD Ellis
Technician













Aaron Crazybear
Lube Tech







Parts Department
 
    
Mark Hess "Fish"
Parts Manager
(816) 630-9717
fish@heartlandcdjr.com

Mark Hess better known as "Fish" started in the car business during the Summer of 1976. He worked for Dean Brothers Lincoln Mercury in Lincoln, Nebraska for $1.65 an hour until the minimum wage was increased to $2.10. Fish went into the parts department in the fall of 1979 as a parts counterman. Fish spent the most time during his career at Shawnee Mission Kia Hyundai where he worked for 16 years in Merriam, Kansas. Prior to that he spent 9 years at Dick Edwards Auto Plaza in Junction City. Fish has been with his woman known as "Minnow" for 18 years. Together they like to spend time at his cabin at Milford Lake. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, fishing, and spending time with his daughters and grand children. Fish is a hard worker and natural leader. His experience and deep knowledge of the Parts Department is notable and we are happy to have him apart of our team.



Dave Moorhead
Parts Associate
(816) 630-9723
dave@heartlandcdjr.com
Lot Team
 
 
Heather Jennings
Automotive Photographer













Alex McGill
Porter