Autostar of Canton
You know, with it being our first Auto Star location you’d think we would have done something to announce it a long time ago or would have given it a post on our blog much sooner. For just shy of two years now Doug Eckert and his team at Auto Star of Canton have been providing an exceptional level of customer service and high quality pre-owned vehicles from the Enka/Candler area in the East to Sylva (before we opened on there as well) and Franklin in the West. Auto Star of Canton is located at 750 Champion Drive in Canton, NC and is run by our previous Internet Manager, Doug Eckert.
“I’m originally from Opelika, Alabama but grew up in the South Florida area of Key Biscayne, FL. I graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1978. From there I received a Boxing scholarship and joined the U.S.M.C. and fought on their international team which gave me the privilege to travel all over the world. While in the Marine Corp i was involved with the special forces unit known as ALFA3 and dealt with “Personnel Retrieval” of U.S. Citizens & Hostages. I had Tours of duty in Beirut / Falken Islands / Grenada / Panama / Cuba / and Saudi Arabia. I was honorably discharged in June 1985 as a Staff Sgt. and began my career in the Automotive Industry. I started in the car business in Ocala, FL and worked my way up to become the General Manager of several dealerships in FL. While in Ocala I met my beautiful wife, Debby, of twenty-four years and two sons and a daughter and four grandchildren later here we are. Five years ago I moved up here to semi-retire and the rest is history! Van opened Auto Star of Canton and asked me to run it for him and here we are 2 years later with 6 locations and growing. Our philosophy is simple “Do the right thing every time!” Treat people the way you want to be treated! From our Auto Star Family to yours we can’t wait to meet you and serve all your Automotive needs!!
See you at the store!”
Thanks, Doug! He has been an absolute pleasure to work with over the years and I sincerely hope that you meet with him in-person when considering your next pre-owned vehicle as he really has a heart to help you get exactly what you want and need, no exceptions. Of course, Doug can’t do it alone, he’s got a fantastic team with his Sales Professionals, Vince Prickett and Jayson Richardson, and the lovely Katie Stiles working administration and receptionist duties! Jayson, go ahead and tell us a little about yourself.
“Hi, My name is Jayson Richardson I have lived in Waynesville since 2009 I am married and have 5 children. I relocated to WNC in 2003 from south Florida. I have worked for Auto Star for 2 years and I’m excited to keep serving for years to come.”
Thanks, Jayson. Next we have Vince. Take it away!
“My name is Vince Neal Prickett i was born in Haywood County and went to school locally. I would love to assist you with anything you need while making the decision to purchase a vehicle. Thank you for choosing Auto Star, we appreciate your business.”
And last but certainly not least we have Katie Stiles who has done so very much for our dealer group over the years.
“I have lived in Haywood County my entire life. I graduated from Pisgah High in 2003 and from Southwestern Community College with my associate in applied science in Radiography in 2009. This is my first position in the car business and I really enjoy it.
I have been married for almost 4 years to my wonderful husband, Jesse. We are expecting our first child, a girl, at the end of August and couldn’t be more excited. We are also building our first house so things are very eventful for us!
I enjoy helping our customers find the perfect vehicle for their needs and I strive to make each visit enjoyable, informational and as stress free as possible.”
Thank you very much Katie, and a big Thank You to our Auto Star of Canton team for all you do! Give our World Class Internet Department a call at (800) 680-0835 today to help you find the car, truck or SUV you’re interested in and set up an appointment to work with our incredible Auto Star of Canton team!
Thanks for reading!
Jason Lee Gibson
Your Automotive Digital Informant