Staff


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Sales

Brent & Laurel Nelson
Dealer Principals/General Managers
888-458-8460

Efficient service, thorough inspection, car washed and vacuumed during my oil change.  What more could I expect?  Thank you to the knowledgeable staff! - Dianne

 

MKX Maintenance - Great place and personal.  We always enjoy our time getting our cars serviced at Nelson Ford in Fergus Falls, MN - Eddie

 

Everything done in an orderly fashion at an affordable price. - Camille

 

Finished before expected. - Steve

 

Everybody did a great job, would continue using this company. - Eugene

 

I loved the fact their punctual and wash my car and vacuum after my oil change.  Thank your team.  Well done job. - Linda

 

Always great to visit my dealership. The wait isn't long and the customer lounge is pleasant and comfortable. - Bryan

 

I won't be going anywhere for my oil changes again! - Sara


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Scott Tietz
HR Manager
218-998-8846


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Tom Moll
Sales Manager
218-998-8867


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Chad Norby
Sales Manager
218-998-8868


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Darren Herman
Sales Manager
218-998-8826


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Alex Lais
Finance Manager
888-458-8460


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Taylor Haggstrom
BDC Manager
218-998-8860


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Margie Gettel
Business Development Manager
218-998-8829


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Dave Johnson
Sales Manager
218-998-8834


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Chad Swenson
Sales Consultant
218-998-8835


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Trevor Funkhouser
Sales Consultant
218-998-8837


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Travis Hopkins
Sales Consultant
218-998-8824

This was the best experience I have ever had in purchasing a vehicle. All the employees I dealt with were pleasant and courteous. Travis (sales) and Taylor (finance) were exceptional. I will recommend Nelson Auto to my friends and I surly will be back when I need to purchase another vehicle. If you are looking for a vehicle go to Nelson Auto. - Rick


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Dwayne Marudas
Sales Consultant
218-998-8833

Worked with Dwayne and team and received great service!  Efficient and very friendly with very fair prices.  Would definitely recommend for and will be back for any future purchases! - AS

Salesman was very helpful trying to find the perfect vehicle for us.  Dwayne was very attentive to our needs and helped us get a good price on our vehicle.  I had a great buying experience at Nelson's Auto. - Bill

Dwayne was really helpful in making sure that I got a deal and got into the truck I wanted I really appreciate the focus and help Dwayne provided. - Spencer

Dwayne was very nice and helpful.  We knew what we were looking for but made the process smooth.  This was the second new car we have bought from Nelson.  - Tracy - 11/25/19


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Mark Morris
Sales Consultant
218-998-8825


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James Boid
Sales Consultant
218-998-8863

Love My Ram 1500 - "No Pressure Purchase" is how I can describe my new truck buying experience at Nelson Auto Center.  It was the most relaxed I have ever felt in the often times challenging process of purchasing a new vehicle.  Jim Boid, my salesperson, was fantastic to work with.  I definitely will work with Nelson's in future purchases. - Steve

 

Love a Jeep - Jim, was great in helping me find the Jeep in my price range! Drove 2 different Jeeps and found the perfect one! Thanks for the great vehicle buying experience! - Fefe


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Candy Olson
Sales Associate
888-458-8460

I worked with Candy.  She is super nice and was easy to work with.  Very flexible time-wise and made the process quick and simple for me.  Will definitely recommend. - Holly

The experience I got at Nelson Ram was far above any other dealership I got before from the moment I walked in the door they were making sure I was taken care of, Sale of the vehicle was not being pushed on me at all they made sure I got what I wanted. Candy salesperson came in on her day off to make my schedule work. - Huso

 


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Benjamin Triplett
Sales Associate
218-998-8878

Benjamin Triplett grew up in Annandale, MN and attended Alexandria Technical and Community College to obtain his associates degree in Marketing and Sales. There he participated in Student Senate, DECA, and was a Student Ambassador. Ben spent two summers as a counselor at Camp Mishawaka in Grand Rapids, MN which led him to take his next and current sales position at Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls, MN which is where he currently resides. He wants to help many customers find the vehicles that they need and wishes safe travels for all. 

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Brian Quernemoen
Sales Consultant
218-998-8823

Brian and the rest were very helpful and made buying a pickup easy. - Karlyn

We purchased a 2019 GMC Sierra from Nelson GMC.  Brian and everyone that helped us was a pleasure to work with.  Definitely a great experience. - Joey & Karlyn

Brian Q and the team were very helpful and made the new car buying process as streamlined as possible.  They took time to explain my options and answer my questions. - Deidra - 11/26/19

 


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Aaron Mikkelson
Sales Consultant
218-998-8820


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Jeff Christenson
Sales Associate
218-998-6250


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Derek Davis
Sales/Internet Sales


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Tucker Ugstad
Intern


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Denise Hanna
Office Manager
218-998-8814


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Julie Hartness
Accounts Payable
218-998-8817


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Tony Newborg
Payroll


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Randy Irmen
Office Support Staff


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Melanie Lewis
Title Clerk


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Kathy Eifert
Receptionist
888-458-8460


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Mary Dolan
Marketing Manager
888-458-8460


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Fleet

Melissa Larson
Commercial & Government Fleet Manager
218-998-8865


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Sue Kugler
Government Fleet Manager
218-998-8864


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Jessica (Bahr) Patelski
Fleet Sales Assistant
218-998-8827


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Service

Bob Watkins
Service Director
218-998-8858

Efficient service, thorough inspection, car washed and vacuumed during my oil change.  What more could I expect?  Thank you to the knowledgeable staff! - Dianne

 

MKX Maintenance - Great place and personal.  We always enjoy our time getting our cars serviced at Nelson Ford in Fergus Falls, MN - Eddie

 

Everything done in an orderly fashion at an affordable price. - Camille

 

Finished before expected. - Steve

 

Everybody did a great job, would continue using this company. - Eugene

 

I loved the fact their punctual and wash my car and vacuum after my oil change.  Thank your team.  Well done job. - Linda

 

Always great to visit my dealership. The wait isn't long and the customer lounge is pleasant and comfortable. - Bryan

 

I won't be going anywhere for my oil changes again! - Sara

 


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Lisa Severson
Operations Manager


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Cristabelle Budak
Warranty Administrator
218-998-8855


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Judy Greyson
Customer Service Cashier


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Chris Julsrud
Service Advisor
218-998-8852

Brought vehicle in for another service.  My Service Advisor, Chris, always goes the extra mile when I bring my Jeep or Ram truck into Nelson Dealership.  He works hard in making sure my vehicles are maintained and always displays a good attitude.  Very professional in everything he does. - Jeff


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Troy Ulschmid
Ford Service Advisor
218-998-8851


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Joe Anderson
Service Advisor
218-998-8853

Nelson Ford is excellent in Sales and Service. Service Manager, Joe, is the best! Wouldn't take our vehicles anywhere else for service.  - Wade


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David Hill
Service Technician


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Scott Krause
Service Technician


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Rick (Eric) Severson


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Paul Stein
Ford Master Certified Technician


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Steve Swensen
Ford Certified Technician


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Ryan Bjorklund
Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Master Certified Technician


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Matt Griffin
Heavy Line Ford Certified Technician


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Cory Grunewald
Service Technician


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Chase Johansen
Service Technician


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Dalton Olson
Service Technician


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Nate Streed
CDJR Certified Technician


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Dylan Umlauf
Service Technician


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Andy Bowman
Used Vehicle Inspection Technician


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Ray Erickson
Used Vehicle Inspection Technician


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Dave Lewis
Maintenance


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Kevin Knapp
Lot Manager


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Randy Tate
Courtesy Driver


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Parts & Accessories

Ryan Stephan
Parts Manager
218-998-8870

Parts department was very helpful! - Eric

 


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Nick Waskowsky
Parts Advisor


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Caleb Darce
Parts Counter Sales
218-998-8868


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Daniel Rauchbauer
Accessory Sales


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Blaine Hensch
Dedicated Accessory Installer


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Collision Center

Jeff Leeman
ABRA General Manager
218-998-2885

ABRA Auto Body & Glass is now conveniently located in the same building as the Nelson Auto Center Dealership at 2228 College Way.

    Reviews

Nancy P.
My truck looks beautiful, everyone I came in contact with was friendly and professional.

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Brandon Leeman
Customer Service Manager (CSM)


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Julia Tiegen
Customer Service Rep. (CSR)


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Glen Simon
Body Technician


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Tim Eckstein
Body Technician


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Adan Abarca
Body Technician


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Steve Finn
Painter


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Dakota Johnson
Paint Prepper


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Detail

Kayla Brist
Detail Department Manager


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Wendy Gale
Detail Associate


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