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

Meet Our Service Staff

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

Meet Our Parts & Accessories Staff

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

Meet Our Internet Staff

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

Meet Our Finance Staff

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

Monday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Service Hours

Monday7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Parts & Accessories Hours

Monday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Finance Hours

Monday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

We Arrived at KOLAR Toyota knowing we were interested in a 2019 Toyota Highlander SE. Mark Larson, our salesman confirmed that this was the car for us . He was both knowledgeable and very well versed in the assorted features that Toyota has added to its line since our 2010 was purchased. He not...

- John and Kathy, Duluth

Ted Pavlovich was very helpful in my decision to purchase a used Toyota Prius . He was very accommodating of my crazy schedule and even facilitated the return of my previous vehicle to my home. I really appreciated his attention to the smallest details! Thanks, Ted!

- Cherie B, Duluth MN

I recently bought a Camry Hybrid and love the car. My salesman, Mark Larson, was terrific to work with. I owned another Camry previously and have had consistently good experiences with the service department. I highly recommend Kolar Toyota.

- David C, Superior WI

Steve was great to work with. I absolutely loved my prior Prius, but thought it to be time to invest in a vehicle with the updated safety features that are now part of the newer cars. Steve listened to my concerns and thoughts and was not pushy. He just listened and suggested what I might be...

- Gloria, Cook MN

What a great experience! I worked with Sales Consultant Ted Pavlovich & Sales Manager Damien Chesney and can’t say enough good things about them & the entire staff! They listened to my needs & delivered in a short period of time! They are passionate about what they do & they really go the extra...

- Ben Peterson

Ted and Dave did a great job showing and instructing us on our new vehicle!

- Mike Karel

Worked with Don Gustafson in purchasing a 2018 Toyota Highlander. Really enjoyed working with him, great service. Helped me get a package that worked for us to buy this great vehicle. Would highly recommend Kolar and Don to others.

- Erik Torch

I worked with Neil to get a Rav4 that I saw online. He was very accommodating and after I got off the phone with him, he went out to the vehicle and took pictures of damage to the rear hatch that hadn't been mentioned in the description. I was very impressed with his upfront and honest approach....

- Christine S

This was the first vehicle I had bought from a dealer in quite a while. Everyone was very friendly and walked me through everything. Thanks to Todd for helping me out. I love my Rav4!

- Brenda Eng

Great Customer service. David Solon and Mark Larsen were extremely helpful putting my 16 year old daughter at ease during her first car purchase.

- Ryan Coole

I had the most wonderful experience at Kolar. Todd helped me get into my first brand new vehicle and he was so friendly and helpful while doing so. I ended up going with leasing rather than buying and he was very honest about how it was the better option for me. He made me feel very comfortable and...

- Annalise Rose Perry
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