Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Kolar Toyota is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Sales Staff

General Manager Damien Chesney
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Direct:218-529-1323 Office:218-733-0100
General Manager
Damien Chesney
Executive Consultant David Solon
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218-733-0100
Executive Consultant
David Solon
New Car Sales Manager Andy Vartmann
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Phone Number: 218-529-1346
New Car Sales Manager
Andy Vartmann
Sales Manager Tom  Davis
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Direct: 218-529-1310 Office: 218-733-0100
Sales Manager
Tom Davis
Sales Manager Tom Maki
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Phone: 218-529-1325
Sales Manager
Tom Maki
Sales Manager Shannon Smith
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Phone: 218-529-1348
Sales Manager
Shannon Smith
 Sales Consultant Todd  Abrahamson
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Direct:218-529-1379 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Todd Abrahamson
 Sales Consultant Mark  Larson
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Direct:218-529-1345 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Mark Larson
Sales Consultant Heather Savela
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Phone: 218-529-1331
Sales Consultant
Heather Savela
 Sales Consultant Jared  Graun
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Phone Number: 218-529-1307
Sales Consultant
Jared Graun
Sales Consultant Sam Clark
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Phone: 218-529-1340
Sales Consultant
Sam Clark
Sales Consultant Don  Gustafson
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Direct:218-529-1341 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Don Gustafson
 Sales Consultant Steve  Fresacher
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Direct:218-529-1378 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Steve Fresacher
Sales Consultant Jim  McMillion
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Direct:218-529-1308 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Jim McMillion
Sales Consultant Neil  Larson
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Direct:218-529-1383 Office:218-733-0100
Sales Consultant
Neil Larson
Sales Consultant Jessica Bergren
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Phone: 218-529-1311
Sales Consultant
Jessica Bergren
Sales Consultant Jade Giron
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Phone: 218-529-1314
Sales Consultant
Jade Giron
Sales Consultant Jay O'Leary-Belich
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Phone: 218-529-1349
Sales Consultant
Jay O'Leary-Belich
Sales Consultant Ted Pavlovich
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Phone: 218-529-1384
Sales Consultant
Ted Pavlovich

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Manager Cory  Middleton
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Direct:218-529-1361 Office:218-733-0100
Service Manager
Cory Middleton
Assistant Service Manager Jack  Kolar
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Assistant Service Manager
Jack Kolar
Warranty Administrator Ashlynn  Sellon
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Phone Number: 218-529-1328
Warranty Administrator
Ashlynn Sellon
Service Advisor Mike Hudgens
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Direct:218-529-1365 Office:218-733-0100
Service Advisor
Mike Hudgens
Service Advisor Ian Metry
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Phone Number: 218-529-1304
Service Advisor
Ian Metry
Service Advisor Taylor Milbrandt
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Phone Number: 218-529-1363
Service Advisor
Taylor Milbrandt
Service Advisor Brandt Pilon
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Phone Number 218-529-1322
Service Advisor
Brandt Pilon
Service Advisor Nikki Breimon
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Phone: 218-529-1364
Service Advisor
Nikki Breimon
Service Advisor Madison Culin
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Phone: 218-529-1362
Service Advisor
Madison Culin
Service Scheduling Diane Charnley
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Phone: 218-529-1373
Service Scheduling
Diane Charnley
Service Scheduling Lynn Beckman
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Phone: 218-529-1328
Service Scheduling
Lynn Beckman
Service Scheduling Paul Krueger
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Phone Number: 218-529-1369
Service Scheduling
Paul Krueger

Meet Our Parts & Accessories Staff

 Parts Manager John  Either
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Direct:218-529-1370 Office:218-733-0100
Parts Manager
John Either
Parts Paul Johnson
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Direct:218-529-1372 Office:218-733-0100
Parts
Paul Johnson
Parts Advisor Jason Lawrence
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Phone Number: 218-529-1312
Parts Advisor
Jason Lawrence
Parts Advisor Laurel Mellin
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Phone Number: 218-529-1300
Parts Advisor
Laurel Mellin

Meet Our Internet Staff

Business Development Manager Whitney Garden
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Phone Number: 218-529-1326
Business Development Manager
Whitney Garden
Customer Care Representative Alyssa Rhodes
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Phone Number: 218-529-1381
Customer Care Representative
Alyssa Rhodes
Customer Care Representative Nicole Jezierski
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Phone Number: 218-529-1305
Customer Care Representative
Nicole Jezierski

Meet Our Finance Staff

Business/Finance Director Lana Leneau
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Direct:218-529-1309 Office:218-733-0100
Business/Finance Director
Lana Leneau
Business Manager Maria Mihalik
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Phone Number: 218-529-1301
Business Manager
Maria Mihalik
Business Manager Bill Seitz
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Phone Number: 218-529-1302
Business Manager
Bill Seitz

Our Location

Kolar Toyota
4781 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN 55811

Sales: 218-293-4204
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This was efficient, kind and competent service. In fact, it was amazing!

- Kim Towns, Google

My experience with Kolar Toyota was excellent, from the start with Nicole, to the final sale with Mark, and with all the wonderful, very friendly, happy, helpful staff in between. I am proud to be part of the Kolar family.

- Jody Bassett, Google

Excellent friendly and prompt service today! Thank you!

- Tracy&Tony Jirschele, Google

I found the staff very helpful and accomodating... My sales consultant went over and above to find just what I was looking for.

- LINDA LEE, Google

Pleasant experience! Found the used Prius I was looking for on there website. They had the car ready when I arrived. Salesman Jade made it a smooth transaction ! Also , thanks Allysa ! Highly recommend

- rangenightowl, Google

I had a great experience at Kolar in the purchase of one of their used vehicles. Glad they had what I was looking for, and even more glad that the negotiated price was reached fairly. I definitely am happy with the outcome. Thx Don G.

- Mike V, Google

Great Service & Selection

- Timmy Paige, Google

We purchase our daughter car online and it was very smooth and easy transaction. Everyone was very responsive and knowledgeable. Her 2017 Toyota Corolla arrived in mint condition. Thank you team Kolar!

- Gosia Gosia, Google

Great experience. I really appreciate the honesty and transparency in the way they do business.

- Tommy Malone, Google

This is an excellent place to do business. Professional and very price competitive. Tom Maki and his sales team went above and beyond to meet my needs on my 2018 Tacoma... At the end of the day I couldn't be more happy with my purchase!! Thanks Tom!!!!

- Jason Danielson, Google

Best Toyota store in MN! Upfront & easy, just how a car transaction should be! Loving my new TRD!!

- Barrett Styles, Google

The is the 3rd car I have purchased from Kolar Toyota. No pressure and incredibly helpful sales staff. Love Shannon and Sam. Lana is incredibly efficient as always. I have had years of great service from the well run service dept. Good job Cory! I cannot imagine going anywhere else.

- Karin, Knife River, MN

This is the third vehicle I have purchased from Kolar and I have been so pleased with each experience! This last one, I worked with Neil Larson. I highly recommend working with him because he was not pushy, he gave me great information about the car I was interested in and also found answers to my...

- Kayla, Duluth MN

Best car buying experience of my life. Don was very knowledgeable and there was no pressure whatsoever to buy or upgrade anything, he just made sure we got exactly what we were looking for at a price we could afford. I truly felt like they just want their customers to be happy. Our new Prius is...

- Beth S, Don

I broke down 700 miles from home with a trailer attached to my truck. By pure luck I ended up getting towed to Kolar, and I can’t say enough good things about the service department and the sales side as well. Everyone was EXTREMELY helpful and courteous. It was by far the best experience at a...

- Jordan P

Great salesman, super trade in and excellent service all the way around! Kolar ensured that I had a great experience from test driving to trade in to finance and everything else involved. They are friendly and more than fair. Thank you Mark Larson for being a great salesman, I will be back next...

- Liz, Duluth MN

Kolar Toyota is by far the absolute best! My husband and I can’t express the amount of gratitude we have for them. They made our shopping experience great- despite the ups and downs of our new Supra coming in. They had every opportunity to change the deal that we both agreed on, and many...

- Nick and Nicole , Brighton CO

We've bought 2 Toyotas this year from Neil at Kolar and had great experiences both times. He made everything painless and simple. Would definitely recommend buying from them!

- Jennifer, Superior WI

Sam and the crew at Kolar Toyota went above and beyond to help me get into a new RAV4. My situation was complicated, but they didn't stop working their butts off for me, and helped in every possible way. I would highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking for any type of vehicle from old to...

- Sam, Duluth MN

It was fun dealing with Todd. Todd was very helpful and informative. In the future if I need a truck or car Kolar will be the first place I well go. Thank you again for all your help.

- Tom M, Cloquet MN
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