Team Member Testimonials

What our Team Members say about working at Grappone


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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”


I started working at the Grappone Automotive Group at age 26 after a wave of frustration. I worked at many companies in the past but I always felt like something was missing. I had tried construction, banking, retail, you name it! I went into my first interview at Grappone with an open mind and I had heard nothing but good things about their company culture, benefits, etc. I was very nervous at my first interview, but come to find out, this company is the one that I have been searching to work for all along. I see our owner Amanda on a daily basis, and I feel like I am part of something that matters each and everyday. I love my job, and I love this company. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. I truly feel that way here at Grappone, and I am glad that I can make a difference each and everyday.”

Josh | Digital Marketing Specialist


“The Grappone family has always encouraged doing things the right and honest way.”


“I’ve worked for three generations of the Grappone family. When people ask me how I have been able to stay at one place for so long, my answer is always the same: The Grappone family has always encouraged doing things the right and honest way. When I see some of my old guests when we’re out and about,it’s always a positive thing; I never have to hide from them.”

Gary | Used Aquisition Manager


“I wake up each day eager to come to work”


“This is the end of my second week of employment here at Grappone Automotive Group. There have been so many things that have impressed me in the process of getting on board with the companies core values of treating everyone with integrity kindness and respect. The most impressive thing is the sincerity behind those words. If I had to say it in one word it would be – refreshing. I wake up each day eager to come to work. It has been years since I have started my day feeling refreshed. I never realized how much negativity I had been surrounded by until I started working here. It has been a joyous experience that I plan to contribute to until it is time to retire. I have been in the work force for several decades including much of my formative years with my own family’s business. I have never experienced anything like the Grappone family’s way of doing business. After two weeks I truly feel as if I never want to work anywhere else. Amanda is such a genuine person who has empowered her teammates here to be the absolute best they can be. She emphasizes things like personal growth and paying it forward. It is clear she truly cares about serving each of us as well as each guest we do business with. She does not behave in any way as though she is in an elevated position even though she is the owner of the company. Amanda is the most approachable employer I have ever had. I have met so many multiple decade employees who after years of service still absolutely love their jobs and I understood why the very first day I was here. As a Ford Product Specialist there is much to learn in order to effectively serve our guests. I have been given so many tools to work with in order to accomplish these tasks that I don’t feel any pressure or stress in spite of the amount of material I need to absorb. I am surrounded by people who truly want to see me succeed. All of them happy to help me in any way they can. It is so exciting I can’t wait to be on the floor and able to serve our guests.”

Charles | Product Specialist


“I have been working here at Grappone for 25 years and can honestly say I love my job.”


“I have been working here at Grappone for 25 years and can honestly say I love my job. Most people go to work to earn a living because they need to pay the bills and I am no different but I am happy to come to work everyday. We truly have a family here. My co-workers are the best part of the job. When I lost my husband a few years ago Grappone as company and my co-workers as friends where there for me more that I could have imagined. It’s hard to imagine life without this group in my life everyday. It feels really good to say I work for a company with kindness and integrity. I am proud to say I work at Grappone!

Susan | Manufacturer Warranty


“I’ve never been treated so well and I’ve had a number of jobs over the last four decades.”


“I have worked for Grappone for almost two years and really love working here. The corporate culture is quite different from most companies. They focus on kindness, integrity, and respect and building life-long relationships with teammates (employees), guests (who may or may not be customers), and the community (through community service, charitable endeavors, use of our community room by the public, and so on). Grappone is forward thinking in everything they do. They don’t discriminate! A lot of businesses won’t hire older workers; there is a lot of age discrimination in the work world. That doesn’t happen here. They look for honest, hard-working, capable people here and anything else is a non issue. I was and continue to be amazed at how well they treat their employees. It really is humbling to work for a company that really cares about their employees and the employees well being. Honestly, I’ve never been treated so well and I’ve had a number of jobs over the last four decades.”

Donna | Grappone Automotive Group


“I’ve worked at Grappone for the last 3 generations and I’ve always felt like part of the family.”


“I joined the Grappone Automotive Group in 1989. I don’t believe anyone would work anywhere for a quarter of a century, unless they love both the company they represent, and the job they do. Grappone is a 90 year old family owned business. I’ve worked at Grappone for the last 3 generations and I’ve always felt like part of the family. Grappone regularly promotes from within. They don’t “pigeon-hole” people. Instead, they put people in different positions and allow people to work in different departments where they can succeed. If you’re looking for a fun, exciting, and progressive company, then join our team.”

Ricky | Team Leader


“I love coming to work each day and join my friends and co-workers to show our guests: Why Grappone is different!”


“I’m a 3rd generation Grappone Team Member. From the start, we were taught that customers came first. We as employees were always treated with respect by John, his brother Jim, Allen and Bob. Now we receive the same from Amanda. Toyota at that time was a fledgling company, so we took small steps but our customers loved to product. Our company approach has always been: “Treat the customer with respect”. I love coming to work each day and join my friends and co-workers to show our guests: Why Grappone is different!”

Marcel | Service Advisor


“Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – it’s an adventure in itself.”


“I was working at this other company (not related at all with the vehicle industry) for 5 years. I was doing numerous jobs and learning as much as I can with the hope to keep growing in the company. One day a position in the accounting department opened. Because I was already working in the collecting/customer support department, I went for it. My supervisor at the time did not wanted to give me the opportunity and his excuse was “we need you in our department” It made me feel appreciated BUT I wanted to advance, so I felt stuck! One day when I got home and saw in the newspaper a job opportunity in the BDC, at the time was called Grappone Customer Support (GCS) department. I sent my resume and this is when my favorite quote comes along: “everything happens for a reason” I was called for my first interview in just 2 days!! I been proudly working at Grappone for almost *10 years* NO REGRETS! It’s like Forrest Gump said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’ Your career is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. But everything you get is going to teach you something along the way and make you the person you are today. That’s the exciting part – it’s an adventure in itself.”

Priscilla | Staff Accountant