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Hire date 3/2002
Paul moved to Norwalk almost 10 years ago - making this store his second Jeep store in CT. In the car business from a young age, he already had over 20 years of automotive experience. In October of 2012 he changed the name from Georgetown Chrysler Jeep Dodge to Garavel Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
Diversified interests have always been his strength. While a student in college he was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly representing Danbury for ten years. Three years after his retirement from politics he purchased Georgetown Jeep in Wilton, CT, which grew to be Connecticut's largest Jeep dealer. Additionally he opened a tiny Subaru store a few miles south of Georgetown Jeep, which eventually became our sister store, Garavel Subaru, also in Norwalk, CT.
He is active in the community, supports breast cancer research and fighting poverty.
His passions in life include his work, ice cream, boating and his family. He is an avid Yankee fan, Giants fan and a Beatlemaniac.
If you see Paul walking around the dealership please say hi! He loves striking up conversation with customers and will do everything in his power to make his customers happy.
Paul also owns Garavel Subaru our sister store.
Hire date: 5/2011
Tom began as an interim but integral part of our team. He fully came out of retirement in spring 2011 as a dealership operations consultant. Since then he has helped run Garavel Subaru and Garavel Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram more effectively with his 30 years of automotive experience.
He was a corporal with the Marines, serving on embassy detail in Israel for three years. Tom is a patriot and history buff who frequents museums in New York City. For fun, Tom and his wife Glenda, visit their daughter in the city. During the week he resides on his farm in Shelton where he finds pleasure in raising chickens and tending to his property.
His interests include:
Hire date: 2/2012
Mimi is the official dog of Garavel Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
After being out on maternity leave, Mimi is now back as a part-time pooch. Two or three times a week she makes her rounds to say hi and lick the hands of her favorite employees.
Though she is wearing glasses in this picture, Mimi has great vision. Okay, she can't see red and green but she can see enough to play fetch!
Because Mimi lacks opposable thumbs, her Daddy, Paul, has refused to get her a smart phone =(. But she still checks her email once a month so feel free to send her an email!
Anton has over 20 years experience selling Chrysler parts.
He loves cars, motorcycles and, of course, helping people with their automotive parts needs.
Dave has been with Chrysler for 25 years, a service manager for most of that time. At the age of 17 he started working on cars and hasn't stopped.
Shown to the left, Dave recently returned from Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he underwent SRT Viper training!
When not working, he enjoys scuba diving. Dave has two children.
Frank is new to the automobile industry, but has been a car enthusiast since he was a kid. He owns three cars including a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (shown in this picture)!
Frank is an avid skier and poker player. You can find him often cheering for the New York Yankees as well as the NY Rangers and Giants. Fairfield, CT is where he grew up and he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
As an owner of a current Jeep, he can give an honest opinion of Jeep ownership.
Hire date: 2/2012
My name is Jeffrey Cefalu and I have had the pleasure of working for Garavel Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram since February 2012. Here at Garavel Jeep I have been surrounded by nothing but professionals and teamwork oriented people. Everyone has been very helpful and informative.
Before I started working at Georgetown, I was in the yacht industry for 10 years. Raised in Fairfield, CT, I studied Marketing at Dean College and Central Connecticut State University. Making my transition into car sales has been an incredible experience. I have learned a lot about myself and people. The car business is very humbling and eye-opening. Let me be the first to tell you that our product sells itself - so please let me help you in any way that I can! Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, I look forward to earning your business and meeting you soon.
Jeffrey M. Cefalu
Hire date: 3/2002
You can find Jeremy running around the Chrysler and Subaru stores during the week. Serving as an assistant to the general managers, he has two years of "real" automotive experience.
While attending Ursinus College, Jeremy studied abroad in Florence, Italy. He majored in business and economics with a minor in mathematics. He competed in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field for most of his life.
He loves being a vegetarian, travel, technology, running and working in the car business.
Jeremy has two older (but shorter) siblings. One is his twin brother Justin who lives in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. His sister also lives in Connecticut.
Hire date: 10/2012
Keith has been with Jeep almost three years. He is married with three daughters.
He enjoys stunt riding motorcycles and customizing personal vehicles.
"I like to know my customers on a personal level, and not just business."
Lorna has over 30 years of experience in the car industry. She started out in the sales department with a Norwalk lease company and was promoted to office administrator doing mostly billing, DMV and back-up finance and insurance work.
Outside of work, she is a big NY Yankee and Giants fan! As a mom of three boys and a grandmother of two girls, she loves spending time with her granddaughters - reading books and watching movies.
Luis has been in the car business for 14 years. When not at work he enjoys watching football and working with cars.
Hire date: 8/2012
Hire date: 9/2012
Mike started working at Garavel Auto Group earlier this year. His previous experience was with Lexus.
Orginally from Worcester in England, he has been living in the USA for almost 11 years now and is an ardent Premier League football fan (Go Baggies)!
He looks forward to helping you with your new and pre-owned vehicle needs.
Hire date: 8/2012
Richard enjoys driving and working on his car. On the weekends you can find him at the local bars in Norwalk. He enjoys talking (sometimes too much) about anything and everything... especially technology.
Richard speaks English and Spanish.
Robert started working in parts departments over 35 years ago.
"I have been in the automotive industry for about four years and really enjoy it. Tinkering with cars and trucks has always been of interest to me, and a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember," he says.
Hire date: 2/2012
Steve graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in communications, with a minor in sports management. During high school he played lacrosse and football, he continued lacrosse in college.
He is our Ram specialist.
Terry has been in the car business for 27 years, 20 of those years have been with Chrysler here in the same building!
She started in the business in the service area as a cashier and then warranty administrator. When she started here she was Office Administrator and she has done almost all of the jobs in the office. Terry began as Office Manager when Paul bought Georgetown in 2002.
Off work, she is the author of her first children's book called "Peep's Day Out." She loves baking and decorating the dealership for all of the holidays.
Terry is a loyal fan of the Denver Broncos and NY Yankees!!
Val has been working in the automobile business for over 20 years. She has gone from being a service advisor for three dealerships to working in an office doing various office duties - from finalizing deals to making sure deals are funded and paid off in a timely manner.
Her interests include being a Girl Scout leader for the past seven years and very involved in her daughter's education. She is now a PTA vice president at her daughter's high school - she says, "I want to make sure our kids get the best education that Public Charter Schools have to offer."