Staff


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  • Chad Richardson
    Dealer
    (563) 582-5411

    "Chad is the 3rd generation Richardson at the dealership. When you see the intensity of his work ethic, you will know he's highly focused on growing the business. I first met Chad when he was 5 and noticed even at this young age, he's like a sponge; Always looking to soak up other people's ideas, processes, and asking good questions. Anything to better himself and the business he now represents. Now this may sound like he's totally serious all day long; Not true. Many times throughout the day I hear from his office this loud, deep, hearty laugh. I think he gets it from his old man."

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  • Dennis Leick
    General Manager
    (563) 582-5411

    "My name is Dennis Leick, and I started on the sales floor here in 1983. I was 9 at the time (OK, that was a flat-out lie) and I'm still here, which I know is unheard of in this industry. When people ask "why?", I always respond, "I'm still learning and having fun." I consider one of my greatest achievements to date is the assembling of the very best staff in the area. We constantly analyze the customer experience to create a fun, smooth process answering all of your questions and then moving forward at your pace. We are always focused on not only a single car sale, but all of your future transportation needs. We look forward to helping you!"

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  • Patrick Fair
    Sales Manager
    (563) 582-5411

    Pat Fair is the go-to guy when it comes to anything relating to IT, manufacturer programs and rebates. He deciphers and enjoys the sometimes overly complicated incentive communication. He is a calm, thoughtful listener and the store has come to rely on his friendly, professional judgement.

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  • Gene Pfab
    Sales Manager
    (563) 582-5411

    Gene has been devoted to the automotive industry since 1972 and joined the Richardson family in September of 1989. Gene is a dedicated family man and has been married to his wife, Wanda, for nearly 40 years. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. Outside of work, Gene enjoys attending the grandchildren's activities, going to plays, concerts, and Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs games.

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  • Matt Meyer
    Sales Manager
    563-582-5411

    Matt has always been drawn to automobiles and started his career in the industry back in 1998. His family said it must have started when he was young, watching the Dukes of Hazard, "just the good ole boys." Matt enjoys spending time with his family and his very spoiled German Shepard named Smoke. In his free time you will find him spending time outdoors in the timber. 

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  • Justin Hendrickson
    Business Manager
    (563) 582-5411

    Justin began his automotive career in 2009 and joined our team as a Business Manager in 2014. Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, Taylor and Tegan. In his free time, he plays golf and loves to watch the Michigan Wolverines.

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  • Bryan Addie
    Business Manager
    (563) 582-5411

    Everybody loves Bryan because he's a good listener. He's quick to gather all the pieces of the puzzle; Your dream vehicle, budget range, and existing payoff. Then, he relies on his 29 years of expertise to find the right lender with the best interest rate. Good credit, bad credit, or no credit at all, everyone gets the same positive, easy-going attitude. Bryan is a devout family man with the most 5 beautiful kids; Ask to see pictures and you'll agree.

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  • Mike Sullivan
    Business Manager
    (563) 590-9517

    "Mike joined Richardson Motors in October of 2015 and has been involved in sales for the last 20 years working for Weber Paper Company, Riverside Tractor Trailer, and BMW of Dubuque. Sully's co-workers quickly nicknamed him "the counselor"; Smooth, compassionate, and helpful. His listening skills and ability to guide you to the solution to the question before you even ask the question is a gift. Many days, I wish he had a sofa in his office so I could lie down and vent. I know many of you know Sully, and those that don't, should."

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  • John Tierney
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411

    Over-the-top customer service with a heart of gold, that's what you can expect when working with John. With many years of experience and great attention to detail, we actually have John training new employees. We, his co-workers, always joke that we feel like a professional greeter for him. Half of the people who walk through the door ask for him. We will warn you, he's a hugger. Everyone that comes in gets a hug. If you're not comfortable, just take a step back. He'll get the hint and settle for a handshake. Oh, and feel free to ask about his 7 kids and 18 grandchildren!

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  • Ryan Brendemuehl
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411

    Strong attention to detail, high-touch customer care, and a pleasure to work with, that's Ryan. Born and raised in Lancaster, Wisconsin. In 2003 he moved to Chicago and started his automotive career selling VWs for 10 years. Missing his family and not enjoying Chicago's big-city shenanigans, he wanted to move back home. Asking around his hometown, he said the Richardson name kept coming up which ultimately ended with us convincing Ryan to lend his skills here; Great move for everyone. Please call him, and you will think the same.

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  • Tim Eppler
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411

    "This guy has forgotten more about this business than most of us know. He started young, mounting tires and turning wrenches. Then, he had his first shot at management running a very successful muffler shop. Next challenges: The sales floor, business office, and sale manager. As a result, he has an extensive storehouse of usable knowledge to help you find the "right one"."

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  • Rick Stuckey
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411


    I sometimes think Rick Stuckey is part Labrador Retriever, he really likes to go for rides in the car. His enthusiasm for the products he sells, and the patience to make sure he finds the one just right for you is amazing. He started here in 2014 and has quickly built a very loyal following. Daily, he makes us all smile when you hear him and his customer laughing in his office.

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  • Diane Noble
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411

    Diane had been in the automotive industry for nine years prior to joining our team in May of 2014. She and her husband, Bob, have a farm near Lancaster, WI. They have three sons: Eric, who lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Michelle and their children, Caleb and Keegan; Adam, who lives in Boise, ID with his wife Lindsey and their two children, Alexis and Levi; and Andrew, who lives in Lancaster, WI with his wife Cassandra and their children, Owen and Ella. In her free time Diane enjoys fitness, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Scott Dannatt
    Sales Associate
    (563) 582-5411

    "Did you ever watch the Andy Griffith show? There was a character, Opie Taylor, played by Ron Howard (he also played Richie Cunningham on Happy Days and is now a great movie director). Well, that is Scott! Positive, upbeat, and looking for the good in everything and everyone. Maybe that started in his last career; 17 years in healthcare. Ask him why everyone calls him "Doc". He really is a remarkably unique individual who entertains us daily. if you want to have a fun purchasing your next vehicle, call Scott!"

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  • Mike Brokus
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    I started my career at Richardson Motors late in 2016, and brought 4 years of prior automotive sales experience with me. My wife, Nicole, and I, have 3 Children: Paisley, Quintin and Avery. In my free time I enjoy watching sports, hunting, and going to the gym.

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  • Darren Steffen
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    "Black or white. The right way or the wrong way, never "that's good enough." I say that in a positive way, he really is a perfectionist. I think it comes from his background. He graduated from collision repair school and his first job was working at a highly specialized Corvette restoration business, restoring only 1953-1967 Corvettes; a great foundation for doing the job right. He still carries that passion through providing the best buying experience, anywhere."

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  • Sam Weber
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    "Sam is young, bright, and filled to the brim with attitude. He was born is South Korea, raised in Cedar Rapids, and fell in love with his wife at Emmaus Bible College here in Dubuque. Sam has a wide retail background having worked at Chuck E Cheese, Famous Footwear, and Verizon. His main focus is, and always will be, an honest customer-focused experience during and after the sale. He's young and his goal is to develop a genuine long-term relationship with the people he does business with. After all, that passion he shares for customers is why he loves coming to work every day."

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  • Avery Willborn
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    "Avery is simply put, the nicest guy we know and we're certain his customers agree. If you're tired of dealing with high-pressure sales people, you're going to love Avery. His highest priority is making sure that your next vehicle purchase is an enjoyable experience. After all, spending your hard-earned money should be fun. His contagious enthusiasm for his career, co-workers, and customers is refreshing."

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  • Rick Carlson
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    Rick started his automotive career in 2014 after a long career in the construction tool industry. Recently relocated to Dubuque,  he's excited to explore Iowa with his wife. He is also looking forward to fishing and spending time with his daughter, son in law, and grandchildren.

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  • Brandon Finley
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    Brandon is an avid sports fan who likes to watch basketball, football, and track & field in his free time. His teams of choice are the New England Patriots, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Wisconsin Badgers. To stay active, you can find him outside on a run, or working out at the gym. When in need of a thrill, he tries to get to Six Flags to enjoy the roller coasters. He spends a lot of time with his family; his fiancé Madeleine, his 4 year old, Alyza, and Lily, his two-year-old. Brandon is originally from Racine, Wisconsin, but has lived in Dubuque since 2015 when he moved here for college.

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  • Chris Cruse
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    Chris was born into the car business and has been working in it for nearly two decades. He has many passions, including grilling, reading, working with the Chamber of Commerce, and other local community activities. If he's not working in the community or spending time with his family, you can find him outside playing golf, listening to a great podcast, or hiking at the Mines of Spain. Chris graduated from Culinary Arts school at 17 years old and went onto pursue his bachelors in Marketing & Philosophy at the University of Dubuque. He moved to Dubuque 11 years ago from Arizona where he met his wife, Adrianna, shortly thereafter. Chris says, "I am blessed to have two incredible children. My son, Quinten, and my daughter, Baylee, are the best parts of us and we are so excited to join our family with the Richardson family!"

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  • Tom Sladky
    Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    Tom was born and raised in Dubuque, IA but had the urge to try to the big city life and lived in Chicago for 25 years. In his spare time, Tom is an avid golfer, and in the winter months, he enjoys teaching people how to ski. He is also a huge Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

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  • Vern Vondal
    Internet Sales Associate
    563-582-5411

    "He launched his career at the young age of 17 and his talents quickly moved him to Assistant Manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Don't bother asking him about the secret recipe, he swears he doesn't know it. Next was waiting tables and tending bar in Galena. He then worked as a loan officer for US Bank and a school liaison for the Dubuque School District, all while working part-time at Men's Wearhouse. Yes, he's the best dressed guy here. Vern was a customer here for many years and when we heard of his stellar reputation for great customer service, we convinced him to come on board; He says he found his home."

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  • Lance Miller
    Service Manager
    (563)582-5411

    Lance has been with Richardson Motors since 2004, Service Manager since 2005, and has 21 years of experience in the automotive repair business.  Lance lives in Dubuque with his fiancé Jane and two children Jacob and Lillian.  He enjoys spending his free time working on his house and yard, jogging and biking for exercise and is addicted to competing in mud run obstacle course races.  He has competed in four Tough Mudder's, one Spartan Race, and one Savage Race in the last two years and is looking forward to this year's events including "Toughest Mudder - Chicago" which is an eight-hour overnight event being held in the fall of 2017.  Lance invites you to lace up your running shoes and join him for some fun in the mud!

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  • Rick Rogers
    Service Advisor
    (563)582-5411

    "Our guy Rick is pretty much a legend in these parts. He acquired a massive amount of experience turning wrenches for Montgomery Ward's way back in the early 70's (I had someone tell me he had a ponytail back then). Then, he became a tire guru while managing a Tandem store. He respects your time and always finds a way to get it done, and done well."

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  • Jason Howard
    Service Department
    (563)582-5411

    Jason is originally from Vandalia, Ohio, has 24 years of automotive experience, and spent the last 6 of them at Richardson Motors. In his free time, he likes to be outside golfing, camping, or grilling out. He also enjoys playing cards, DIY house projects, and spending time with his soon-to-be wife, Kelly, and his two kids, Zolee, and Ryan. In the world of sports, you'll find him cheering for the Chicago Cubs/Bears, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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  • TJ Wernimont
    Service Department
    (563)582-5411

    TJ has been in the automotive industry for 16 years, and has spent the last 10 of them here at Richardson Motors. He and his wife Nicole have 3 boys, Dakota, Dylan, and Drew. Outside of the dealership, you can catch TJ enjoying the outdoors (especially water parks), and playing/watching sports with his family which includes cheering for the Miami Dolphins and Iowa Hawkeyes.

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  • Dave Paisley
    Parts Manager
    (563)582-5411

    If parts are what you're after, Dave is the man to see; he has been with the dealership since 1989! In his free time, Dave is an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. He enjoys a round of golf, hunting, and rooting for the Cincinnati Reds, Dallas Cowboys, and Iowa Hawkeyes.

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  • Jason Charley
    Body Shop Manager
    (563)582-5411


    Jason started as Body Shop Manager at Richardson Motors back in 2003. When Jason is not overseeing every aspect of your vehicle's repair he is spending time golfing, running, biking, traveling, or just playing with his daughter.

    Unique Fact: Jason travels all over the U.S to run in events and coordinates the Race for Research 5K run/walk every year!


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