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Mike was recruited to be the Service Manager of the Basic Auto Service Department in late 2013; he joined Team Basic in January 2014. He brings with him 35 combined years of vast experience from owning used auto lots, owning and operating repair shops and also owning and operating All Star Towing, a staple for years in the Richmond Metro Area. Mike has always believed in customer satisfaction as demonstrated in all of his business ventures. He's been a competitive drag racer and his father, Jimmy Wright, was the World Drag Boat Champion and former World Record holder.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful daughter Chase and enjoying time with friends by his pool at his home in the Midlothian area of Chesterfield County. Mike is definitely driven to do things "wright" or not do them at all!
Carol joined Basic Auto Sales in 2012 as the company was looking for an experienced office manager that could help facilitate the growth initiatives and increase in all of the areas we were experiencing; State sales, Retail, Wholesale, Service and Detail. Carol has been in the automotive industry for almost two decades prior to joining Team Basic; the timing was just right for someone to bring the experience she had in supporting car, truck, van and SUV sales, her office experience is a valuable asset to our day to day operations. In her time away from the office Carol is 100% about family; she loves scrapbooking and spending time with her two daughters, one son and four fur babies.
Rick joined the Basic Auto Sales group in late 2013 and brought him tremendous customer service experience and the ability to find the good in all situations. He's carried this forward on a daily basis at Basic Auto due to service being second nature. Prior to joining Basic Auto, Rich was the district manager of a chain of convenient stores that handled literally thousands of customer transactions each day. His customers say that Rick is very attentive and will naturally go the extra mile to insure they are happy.
Rick was born and raised in Chesterfield County and he's a loving husband and father of four wonderful children. Spending time with his family is by far what Rick likes to do the most; he's definitely a family man!
Christian is a proud graduate of Penn State University where he played linebacker under the legendary Joe Paterno. Christian graduated with a degree in Finance & International Business with a minor in Japanese; he's also fluent in Spanish. He believes that business should be conducted with integrity and that every customer deserves courtesy and respect. This selfless mindset is evidenced by his years of service in an orphanage in Nicaragua and his service in the country's economic development projects.
Christian has a 13yr old daughter named Jaci and his favorite thing to do when he's not working is spending time with her. He also loves serving the Hispanic community and likes all ocean related sports, especially surfing.
David joined Team Basic in 2013 as the COO in an effort to help the organization reach its full potential. He was born and raised in Richmond Virginia, opening his first business in March of 1984 and has owned and operated a multitude of business ventures ever since. David believes that offering quality goods and services with complete transparency, trust, customer loyalty and community service are the keys to running and growing a successful company. He also believes that this is only accomplished with a good team that shares the same beliefs and he enjoys the challenge of team building as well as teaching, training and motivating the members.
In his spare time, David serves his church, spends time with his lovely wife of twenty years Linda, and his four children Michael, Megan, Theresa and Dana. He founded and runs a Christian ministry named the ROC Fight Club, where kickboxing and mixed martial arts are used as vehicles to teach inner city kids Christian principles and life skills. He holds a 6th degree Black Belt under Joe Lewis and has dedicated more than 30 years honing his skills. David also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Breath Matters and the Carol Ellen Foundation
Joel has been in the automotive business since 2001, the last 8 years have been with Basic Auto Sales. He pioneered Basic's entry into the Guaranteed Credit Acceptance program which insures that everyone is approved! Joel is considered one of the area's leading authorities in special finance and over the last 8 years, he has developed numerous banking relationships that allow him to ensure each customer receives the best financing available.
In addition to managing the Broad Street location, Joel is very active in his church and loves spending time with his beautiful wife Fetima and his son "little Joel" and his Daughter Jordan. Joel believes that everyone deserves to drive a quality car, truck, van or SUV regardless of their circumstances!
Steve has been part of Team Basic since 2009 where he was recruited due to his decade prior experience in auto and commercial lending. He has worked for multiple lending institutions, three of which were rooted in special finance. Steve also brought years of experience working with and developing Bankruptcy programs allowing those going through difficult times to purchase reliable transportation. Steve started in the automotive industry in 1999 and it's the two-plus decades of experience that he leverages when providing the outstanding service he delivers every day to his clients and when managing his team. Above all, he believes in going well beyond all expectations in working hard to deliver what customers are looking for.
Steve was born and educated in the U.K. and in his spare time, his favorite thing to do is to take his awesome 9-year old son Derek to watch the Richmond Squirrels play America's game.
Bobby joined the Basic Auto Team in 2012 bringing with him 12 years' experience in the automotive industry. He specializes in uncovering a customer's needs, their fears and desires. In doing so, Bobby can then assist them in purchasing the perfect vehicle to insure his clients are happy and loyal to this professional treatment. In his spare time, Bobby is a lover of all genres of music, he also enjoys reading, fitness, yoga and martial arts.
Kevin was recruited to Basic Auto Sales in 2013 due to his "servant leadership" and "solutions based" style of selling. He has a diverse background started in the Air Force for 7 years, followed by 8 years in the U.S. Army and then 10 years as an X-ray technician for the VA. In addition, Kevin has 7 years' experience in the automotive industry and is a licensed broker as well. Kevin's background along with his beliefs that honesty and transparency are the best policies, position him perfectly for consulting people of all walks of life through the car buying experience.
In addition to his love of the armed forces (he is a third generation military man, Kevin also was a college baseball player, he loves watching his kids play sports (especially football), and he's an artist as well, enjoying all types of painting. Kevin's beautiful wife Wendy is also his best friend and together, they enjoy raising and loving their 6 children, 1 grandchild and family dog Bandit.
Everette Spindle is a senior sales consultant at our broad st location. He has been with Basic for over 5 years and strives to make every customer experience exceptional. You can reach him at 804-355-5783
Scott started with Basic Auto in 2012 bringing with him close to 25 years of automotive experience including auto parts, machine shop, insurance, finance and internet sales. When Scott Timberlake says he can relate when consulting our clients on a new or used car purchase, he means it literally. Scott believes that if you treat others as you want to be treated, people will be happy and they'll tell their friends. He was born and raised in Richmond Virginia and in his spare time he likes to fish and spend time with family and friends. By far Scott's favorite thing to do is to spend time with his daughter.
David joined Basic Auto Sales in February of 2012 and he brought with him an extensive sales background and a first class education as well. He sold health benefits to colleges for 4 years and prior to, David was extremely successful in sales and sales management for 20 plus years in the medical industry. His strengths are building and maintaining strong customer relationships and David has an uncanny ability to quickly build trust and maintains it through delivering on all commitments. He understands that all relationships are built on trust and long-term success is 100% dependent on relationships.
David grew up just outside of Charlottesville which led him to graduating from The University of Virginia in 1984 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is an avid fan and active alumni as well as a devout Christian and an extremely supportive father.
Gloria has been with Basic Auto Sales since March of 2003; she's seen and experienced the fantastic changes and improvements in all aspects of the business and operations. Over the years, Gloria has served in many capacities so she's the "go to" person on many questions and Gloria is always ready to lend a hand. Most automobile retailers have at least one long-term veteran that assists everyone, Gloria Fitz is that person for Basic Auto. In total, Gloria has been serving this organization for more than 34 years as she worked for our predecessor, Mr. Kenneth Wright, who owned and operated Avis Rent-a-car of Richmond.
Serving others is nothing new to Gloria as she loves being a mother of five children, two sons and three daughters, and she loves being a grandmother as well. She also enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with family.