Darling's Honda, Your Maine Honda Dealer


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  • Selden Wheeler
    General Manager

    Selden graduated from Charleston Christian Academy. His desire to enter the work force directly after high school brought him to Darling's where his career began and continues today.

     He began as a full time express lube tech where he was able to hone his automotive skills on the job. Selden's desire to improve his skills gained him a promotion to a general line technician. His hard work and continued dedication to learning brought Selden another promotion where he became a transmission technician.

    After 24 years as a technician for Darling's Ford VW Audi he decided he would like to become more involved in the day-to-day business of the service department. Beginning as a service writer it wasn't long before Selden was promoted to a team leader position and then to service manager.  In this position Darling's wanted him to gain experience at all locations so he worked in this capacity at the Ellsworth location as well as both Bangor locations. Selden has brought all of his automotive and management experience to Darling's Ford VW Audi and Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and now oversees both service departments as the Service Director of Bangor Operations.

    His interests include farming (he has fainting goats!), mountain biking, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Selden lives with his family in Orrington.

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  • Jim Prescott
    Sales Manager

    Jim's career at Darling's spans over 48 years and he has worked in almost every business and building Darling's has owned!  

    He is a Bangor High School graduate whose working career began directly after high school. Jim even worked up north for short time driving hammer for the Railroad. This job required him to live onsite with the crew because of its rural location. At 17 Jim realized this was not the job for him!

    Jim began working at Darling's Rec Division at age 19. For many years he worked with Owen Darling, founder of Darling's, and his son, John Darling, semi-retired, current owner of Darling's Family of Businesses. The Rec Division held such franchises as Triumph motorcycles as well as Kawasaki and Yamaha. They also sold boats and motorhomes. Jim became manager of the Rec Division at its Center Street location. The Rec Division moved to a new building on Center Street before moving into a brand new building on the Griffin Road. The Griffin Road building also became home to a new Datsun automobile franchise. Datsun was eventually bought out by Nissan and the Rec Division was relocated to a building on the Perry Road. Wanting a building that was more conducive to an automobile dealership Darling's built a new building on the Sylvan Road for the Nissan franchise. Jim managed the Sylvan Road location for many years and helped to facilitate the expansion of the dealership and the addition of the Honda and Volvo franchises.

    Jim's knowledge of the Honda, Nissan, and Volvo products makes him a great liaison for our sales staff and our customers. We appreciate all of his historical knowledge too!

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys being at his camp on Beech Hill Pond as much as possible. Jim and his wife, Terri, live in Orrington.

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  • David Noto
    Sales Manager

    David graduated from Brewer High School. He then traveled to Australia for the National Open Swim Meet at the Sydney Olympic Complex. David attended the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition. While attending UMO he swam Division 1 NCAA all four years.

    His career took him into the sales business where he worked for the Yellow Pages. Changing it up a bit David took a job working as a physician liaison for the United States Physical Therapy team. Eventually being laid off his brother-in-law, Ryan Pelkey (now a Sales Manager Darling's Ford VW Audi), encouraged him to apply at Darling's. Beginning in sales at Darling's Used Vehicle dealership and then moving into an Finance & Insurance position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo gave David the experience we were looking for to fill an open position as a sales manager. He loves the atmosphere at Darling's and likes that everyone gets along. His team is fun to work with and they do a lot for the community.

    David enjoys swimming, hiking, boating, skiing, and many other outdoor activities. He lives in Brewer with his family of five, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

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  • Ben Doucette
    Sales Manager

    Ben is a graduate of Van Buren High School. He attended the University of Maine earning a bachelor's degree in finance. Ben also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Husson.

    After college Ben worked in local restaurants as a cook and a server. When he saw a job posting for an F&I Business Manager position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo Ben decided to apply. He's always been interested in the automotive industry and it would give him an opportunity to use his business degree. Ben likes that his job allows him to work with different people every day. Ben's work in customer service and studies in business give him the ideal background for helping our customers choose the right financing for their needs.

    Ben enjoys hiking, camping, attending sporting events, and loves spending time with his family. He resides in Hermon.

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  • Josh Rickman
    Sales Manager

    Josh is a Brewer High School graduate. After graduation he began working for an auto detailing business. His next job was in sales for a paving company where he also worked on the paving crew. Josh enjoyed being in sales and accepted a sales position with a local auto dealer. Our general manager, Geoff Johnson, worked with Josh at another dealership. When a sales position became available at Darling's he reached out to Josh and asked him to come work with him at Darling's. We are pleased to have his talents and experience here with us at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Josh says his team is great! Everyone works hard but they have fun too!

    He loves spending time with his family and riding his Harley when he can. He and his family love spending time at camp and always enjoy their annual trip to Yogi Bear Camp Ground - so much fun! Josh and his family are in the process of building a new home in Hermon.

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  • James Comeau
    BDC Sales Representative

    James grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School. He attended SMTC and earned his degree in New Media. He then attended University of Maine/Orono.

    James' has many years of experience in the customer service industry both in the store and over the phone which makes him a perfect BDC representative for our office. When you call one of our website phone numbers we know James will provide you with all of the information you'll need to help you choose the vehicle and salesperson that is right for you!

    James enjoys spending time with his family. He loves traveling and enjoys gaming.

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  • Jake Perry
    Parts Manager

    I live in Orrington, Maine. I enjoy most forms of motorsports. I grew up riding and racing motorcycles, snowmobiles, and atvs. Most weekends you can find me drag racing at Winterport Dragway with a car I've been building and racing for a few years. I also competed in the sport of powerlifting for 8 - 10 years and enjoy going to the gym. I've been happily married since 2000 and have one child, not including our family dog.

    I started working for Darling's in 1992 at their Auto Part Stores. I transferred to the Ford Dealership in 1998 and worked until taking on the Parts Manager position at Darling's Automall in Ellsworth. After Morrison's Chevrolet became Darling's Chevrolet in 2012 I accepted the roll of managing both parts departments. I moved closer to home becoming Honda Parts Manager in 2018.

    I have always been customer focused taking great pride in ensuring an exceptional customer experience. Please feel free to reach out with me anytime.

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  • Bryan Lackee
    F&I Business Manager

    Bryan grew up in South Paris, Maine, and graduated from Oxford Hills High School.  He then attended and graduated from NEScom with a bachelor's in Marketing.

    Jobs in the marketing field were not plentiful so Bryan took a job as a local delivery driver. After a few short months he saw a job posting for a sales position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Bryan applied for the job and we are happy that he did! Darling's marketing department had worked with Bryan and his class at NEScom so we knew his positive attitude and high energy personality would be a great fit! Bryan has recently been promoted to F&I Business Manager. We know our customers will have a fun car buying experience with Bryan!

    Darling's is a top level sponsor for Champion the Cure Challenge and Bryan has been our Team Captain for the last several years. His passion for this event is appreciated by everyone at Darling's. When he's not at work Bryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attending plays at the Penobscot Theatre, and going to concerts.

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  • Nick Spann
    F&I Business Manager

    I am a proud Mainer raised in Holden. After graduating, I studied Business management at the University of Maine, Orono. I put my skills to good use in the restaurant business working for 15 years at various locations in the Bangor and Bar Harbor area. I worked in most aspects of the restaurant ending my career as a manager for Bugaboo Creek. When the Bangor location closed in 2016, I took a month off to find what I wanted for my next chapter. My good friend, Karen French encouraged me to look at Darling's. I gave Darling's a shot not long after starting as a Sales Representative.

     

    One restaurant in particular has a special place in my heart, Olive Garden. It was here my future wife began working alongside me. It was love at first pasta and we have been together ever since. My wife Ambrosia and I call Bangor home with our two sons, Jameson and Jacoby. Our home is filled with laughter and cheers for our favorite sports teams! Our Old English Bulldog Remy loves to cheer on the Red Sox with us along with the Packers, Celtics, and Bruins. When we are not supporting our teams, my family loves to adventure where we are exploring new places in the United States every year. When I have the chance, I love to golf and ice fish for my Nick time.

     

    I love working for Darlings, I feel so appreciated. Appreciation is something unique at a company these days. Darling's always takes pride in their employees and their customers for a truly genuine experience. It is my goal to make my customers feel like a part of the family, appreciated. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Lee Lorigan
    F&I Business Manager

    Lee grew up in Aroostook Country and graduated from Bangor High School.

    He gained his customer service experience by working in many aspects of the restaurant business. Lee was still working in a restaurant when he came in to Darling's to buy a vehicle. While he was buying his vehicle he was encouraged by the store manager to apply for a sales position we had open. That was seven years ago. Lee began as a vehicle sales representative and was promoted to an F&I Business Manager. His positive and easy-going attitude make Lee a great person to help our customers through the finance and insurance process.

    Lee lives with his wife and two children and enjoys spending his free time with them.

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  • Brian Perry
    Sales Representitive

    I am a born Mainer and was raised in Michigan and Maine. My father was in the Coast Guard, which led us to Portland, Michigan and eventually Hermon, Maine. Before starting at Darling's, I worked at Hannaford and Maine Distributors. I had a few friends who recommended Darling's Honda, so I gave it a shot in 2015 as a sales representative.

    My home is Bucksport now, where I live with my wonderful family: my wife, Ashley, our two boys, Tanner and Tucker, and our rescue dog, Tessi. In the summer, we spend as much time as possible outside where we enjoy adventures four-wheeling or relaxing at our camp in Amherst. In the winter, we cherish the snow; I love to snowboard.

    Darling's has become my second family, where everyone knows your name. I am most proud to work for a company that gives back to my community. The pride I have for Darling's gives me the motivation to give back to my customers. It is my goal to treat everyone fairly and provide the best experience possible. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Gary McGowan
    Sales Representative

    Gary grew up in northern Penobscot County in the town of Millinocket. He graduated from Stearns High School and like many in the area went to work for Great Northern. While employed there he continued his education and earned a degree in paper making.

    Eventually moving to Bangor to attend Husson College Gary completed a degree in public accounting. He then worked at Dead River Company for several years in the accounting department. When he retired a friend of Owen Darling's recommended he apply at Darling's. This friend had actually hired Ron Russell our now retired Director of Bangor Ops. Seven years ago Gary applied for a job at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and was hired by Ron Russell.  He loves working at Darling's because they take great care of their employees and customers.

    Gary enjoys woodworking and loves to build furniture. He enjoys kayaking with his wife. They reside in Bangor.

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  • Joe Pelletier
    Sales Representative

    A graduate of Penobscot Valley High School Joe joined the army directly high school and began a medical career. While on leave Joe was involved in a car accident that prematurely ended his army career.

    Joe got back to work pumping gas at a Bangor station and was soon managing his own gas station. Wanted to better himself he went into the retail sales business operating his own truck for Frito Lay. His career trend in sales continued as he began working as a sales rep for an automotive dealership. After several years Joe applied for an open sales rep position at Darling's. Joe loves working at Darling's and knows his experience and skills are appreciated. He prides himself on providing first class service to all of his customers.

    He lives in Hampden and spends as much of his free time as possible with his two girls. He is committed to his family and is passionate about being the best person he can be.

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  • Kathy Giddings
    Sales Representative

    Kathy is a graduate of Stearns High School in Millinocket. She attended the University of Maine and earned an associate's degree in business management.

    Kathy began working for Maine Course Hospitality Group and Ground Round IOC and remained there for 21 years. During that time Kathy managed the Muddy Rudder in Brewer while also travelling all over the US as Ground Rounds Front of House lead trainer for new restaurant openings.  Due to a change in their business plan the Muddy Rudder was sold. Kathy continued to work with Ground Round IOC on new restaurant openings, but realized being away for over a month was too much for her family.  She accepted another similar position locally but was dissatisfied with their level of commitment to customer and employee satisfaction. Her husband has worked with Geoff Johnson, General Manager of Darling's Honda Nissan, over the years on some building projects so when Geoff told her husband he wanted her to call Kathy says she laughed at the thought of selling cars, but said why not. The rest is history. She says it's nice to be working for a company that makes its customers a priority.

    Kathy loves going to the theatre and enjoys gardening, kayaking, and reading.

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  • Kendall Seavey
    Sales Representative

    Kendall was born in Aroostook County. His family moved to the Bangor area and he graduated from Bangor High School. He attended University of Maine/Orono.

    Kendall has worked in the customer service industry since college. His love of working with and helping people makes him a natural fit for this industry. Kendall began working in the restaurant business where he was promoted to assistant manager and then on to route sales for a non-food wholesaler. He also managed a retail store for two years. When Kendall applied for a sales representative position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo we were excited to accept him as part of our team. He goes above and beyond for his customers and that is an attribute we truly value. Kendall has been serving our customers for 19 years!

    He enjoys watching sports and loves spending time with his family and being at his camp in northern Maine. Kendall currently lives in Bangor.

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  • Ryan Tesseo
    Sales Representitive

    I am a born and raised Mainer from Orrington, Maine. After graduation, I studied business at EMCC and Husson University. Darling's has always been a part of my world, as my father continues to work for the company. My father taught me that to learn the most about the dealership, you have to understand all aspects of it. Taking his advice, I started working in the Ford Service Department in 2013 as an Assistant Team Service Manager. I continued to learn about the service side at our Augusta and Ellsworth dealerships until 2018. In 2018, I began my journey as a sales representative at Darling's Honda.

    My home is Hermon now where I live with my other half, Elizabeth. When I am not at the dealership, I love spending time with my family. In the summer, we enjoy time outside whether boating or just hanging out. One of my favorite summer activities is spending time with my dad riding his vintage motorcycle. In the winter, I most enjoy my time on the ice. Hockey has been a big part of my life and I enjoy giving back as a volunteer for the Adult Learn to Skate Learn to Play Program.  I also enjoy playing on a local Men's League Hockey team.

    In my family, I was taught to be genuine and to treat everyone like family. These values are what I find at Darling's and I always have someone who listens and is there to help me succeed. Darling's genuinely cares for their community and their employees. I always want to give the same kindness back to my customers. Feel free to reach out anytime; I am here to listen and find the best vehicle for your needs.


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  • Sam Jones
    Sales Representative

    I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in West Virginia. After graduation, I adventured for a year to Australia, designing and manufacturing custom signage. When I returned to the States, I followed my passion for vehicles at a local shop in West Virginia where I worked in service as a team service manager and sales representative.

    Not long after, I started my own construction company with a high school friend on Long Island. But the New York atmosphere was not for me, so I took another leap and moved to Maine. While my Honda was in for service, I found the experience of Darling's was unlike any dealership. The team convinced me in 2019 to join the family as a sales representative.

    My home is Orono now, where I live with my girlfriend. Outside the office, I love modifying trucks, hunting, fishing, outdoor exploring and watching Formula One racing.  One of my favorite projects was turning a 1999 Explorer into a rock crawler which enabled my friends and me to go on many exciting (and sometimes harrowing) off-road escapades. 

    I love the atmosphere at Darling's. For both employees and customers, this is a place of great caring.  Everyone deserves the best customer experience in finding the perfect vehicle, and that is what I strive to do! Feel free to reach out anytime!


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  • Sarah Bowie
    Sales Representative

    Sarah is a graduate of Bucksport High School and went on to Bradford College. Her career in customer service began in the food service industry at the Lucerne Inn and continued as she moved on to become a customer service representative for LL Bean. Before coming to Darling's Sarah managed a local photo developing/printing store.

    Being a regular service customer at Darling's Ford VW Audi Sarah got to know her team service manager, Kim Cotta. Because of her experience at our Ford store as well as Darling's community involvement, reputation, and Best Places to Work in Maine designation she applied for a sales position Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo.

    Sarah's experience in customer service as well as her background as a sales manager makes her an excellent sales representative for our customers. We know she will deliver the highest quality of service possible!

    She loves to work in the garden, hike, and reconnect with nature. Sarah lives in Bangor with her family and their dog, Violet.

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  • Steve Cochran
    Sales Representitive

    I was born in Westfield, New York. I attended Jameson Community College studying English, Psychology and Marketing. I could not decide on what the future held, so I went into the military for 6 years and achieved the rank of Army Corporal. After the Army, I worked a few different jobs in the New York area, gaining great experience for Darling's. I worked as a Team Service Manager and in Warranty before making my move to Maine and Darling's in 2018 as a sales representative.

    My home is Corinth, Maine now where I live with my Mini Australian Shepherd dog named Thor.  Outside the office I love volunteering for any of the Darling's sponsored sports teams. I also body build competitively and have won many competitions including The Mr. and Mrs. Buffalo Competition winner for overall Men's Classic Physique. When I need some chill time, I enjoy hanging out with Thor.

    Darling's is an incredible company. When I started, the atmosphere was filled with people who truly cared. I felt for the first time that this was a place where I could have a career. My customers are what I most enjoy because I want to take care of them. It's more than just a vehicle sale, it's knowing Darling's is there for you even after you leave the lot. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Thom Lloyd
    Sales Representitive

    Though I am not a born Mainer, I am happy to be a transplant! I grew up in upstate New York. After graduation, I served in the Navy for four years. After the Navy, I grew in many different fields with one similar factor, Customer Service. Along my journey, I was an electrician, an insurance adjuster, an environmental trainer and even owned a business. I would like to say I have been helping people since 1987. Before coming to Darling's I was working at Lowes and desired to work for a Maine family owned business who cared. Finding a place at Darling's Honda, I began as a Sales Representative in 2019.

    My Maine journey started in 1986 when my wonderful wife Jenifer and I honeymooned in Maine. We fell in love with the state and decided this was our forever home. Hampden is our home now, where we raised two grown daughters and where our two grandkids visit Pops and GG. We fell in love with the beauty of Maine and continue to enjoy the outdoors, kayaking, biking, mountain climbing and more! When we are not adventuring, we are proudly volunteering with the Champion the Cure Challenge.

    I am honored to work at Darling's, whose reputation exceeds expectations. People are genuine, kind, supportive and giving. It is a place where I am proud to be there for my customers, because Darling's is there for my community and me. Feel free to reach out anytime, it is my sincere desire to assist in any way I can.


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  • Tom Lopez
    Sales Representitive

    Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in South Bend, Indiana, I became one of the "Fighting Irish," after graduating with a BA in Irish Literature from the University of Notre Dame in 1998.  Upon graduation, I moved to Austin, Texas where I worked in the tech industry. After ten years I followed my creative side and moved to Seattle where I worked as a freelance writer a number of years.  

    I started grant writing for the University of Notre Dame which led to a decade's worth of work in fundraising and development in the Non-Profit Sector culminating with work for various groups and initiatives in Washington DC.

    In 2016, I joined a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Baltimore, Maryland, with the belief that it would be easier to sell a thing rather than idea and fell in love with the Auto Industry. My journey brought me to Maine in 2019 when my fiancé was offered a position in the cardiac ICU of EMMC. After careful research Darling's stood out as an employer whose focus on their employees, customers and community was beyond compare in the area.

    Currently I reside in Winterport, ME, with my fiancé, our Newfoundland Ronan, and cat Eileen FitzCatric, Destroyer of Worlds. We continue to enjoy exploring local vineyards, restaurants and antique shops.

    My goal is always to provide my customers with access to the Auto Industry on their terms and at their pace. Darling's commitment to the customer experience and community service gives customers access to more than just a vehicle. They support their customers with insurance, service, parts and more. This makes the difference. It's no longer about selling a vehicle, it's about caring. Feel free to reach out to me anytime

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  • Tyler Murphy
    Sales Representative

    I am a born Mainer, from Old Town. After graduation, I began studying Construction Engineering at the University of Maine in Orono. My path led me to finish my degree at Husson University, where I graduated with my MBA and Bachelors in Marketing. As I continued my search for jobs, I worked as a bartender for a year until I found my home at Darling's. In 2019, I began as a Sales Representative after hearing great things about the company.

    My home now is the small town of Stillwater, Maine. Though I do not currently have any pets, my dream is to have a German Shepherd someday. Outside the dealership I love hiking, golfing, camping and working out. My favorite spots include hiking Tumbledown Mountain or camping in the Bar Harbor region. In the summer, I am often golfing at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course or Belgrade Lakes.

    Darling's is a great place to work. The people are what make this dealership. The people are appreciative and caring of both employees and customers. Here I know I am valued by everyone at the company; I am more than just an employee. This appreciation is the basis for each customer experience. My goal is to appreciate every customer and give them a positive experience. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Nancy Ryan
    Receptionist

    Nancy is a graduate of Bangor High School. She was a full time wife and mom to her two daughters until she began her job at Charlotte White providing in-home care.

    She was successful in setting up showroom displays for a recreational vehicle dealer and gained valuable knowledge in working with sales and customer service. Nancy brings this experience to
    Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and is instrumental in supporting our team and our customers.

    Nancy loves spending time with her grandchildren and being at her camp with family.

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  • Mike Maddocks
    Service Manager

    Mike is a graduate of Hampden Academy after which he moved to Old Orchard Beach. After a year of beach life he began working in the auto parts industry. Having gained experience and wanting more opportunity for growth Mike applied for an open parts counterperson position at Darling's Ford VW Audi. Mike has now been employed at Darling's for 12 years and has been promoted to Parts Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Where he was promoted again to Service Manager

    He loves spending time with his family especially when they are all together at camp. Mike enjoys hunting and outdoor activities in general. He lives in Hampden with his family.

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  • Brad Gonya
    Team Service Manager

    I am a Mainer, born and raised between Millinocket and Brewer. After graduation, I served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. During this time, I also received my Bachelors in Communications/Marketing from the University of Southern Maine and my Associates degree in Aerospace Maintenance Technology. After my military service, I became a manager at Enterprise in Portland, Maine.

    At Enterprise, I learned a valuable lesson about my future career: I did not want to be at a desk all day. My next chapter led me to a more hands-on career in the automotive industry. I became a Service Writer in both New Hampshire and New Orleans. My wife and I needed a change of pace and decided our future was in Maine to raise our family. In 2018, I found my Darling's family and started as a Team Service Manager.

    My family is my world. Our little family includes my wife Liz, our son Liam and cat Dexter. Both Dexter and Liam keep us busy and entertained most every day. Dexter is particularly mischievous and fits his name very well.  Music is my passion and was in a band for many years as a guitarist and vocalist. One of my most precious guitars is my 1973 Martin. I also enjoy golf, basketball, camping and motorcycles.

    I am proud to be a part of the Darling's family. Dealerships I worked with in the past only cared about the bottom line. At Darling's it is about the people. Darling's truly cares for its customers and employees. For me, like family, I want to be there for my customers. It is my goal that every customer leaves service comfortable and confident in their vehicle. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Dylan Corneil
    Parts Counterperson

    Dylan is a graduate of Orono High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as a military police officer. Dylan completed his four year commitment and moved backed to Maine.

    His move back to Maine and his desire to work with people took him into the bar and food service industry. When an opportunity opened up a Darling's one of Dylan's friends, who is also an employee, encouraged him to apply. This job was for a parts counterperson/delivery driver. Dylan likes to be busy and enjoys talking with people so this was a perfect fit for Dylan and for Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo!

    Dylan is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys fishing whenever he can and spending time with his friends.

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  • Mike Colford
    Parts Counterperson

    Saying Mike is a native of Bangor doesn't quite sum it up! He was born in Bangor, grew up here, graduated from Bangor High School and currently resides in Bangor with his wife and children.

    After high school he attended the University of Maine/Augusta. Mike's work history began in the culinary arts field at a local nursing facility where he was a cook for six years. His friend who was a long time Darling's employee encouraged him to apply for an open position at the former location of our Nissan Dealership on the Griffin Road in Bangor. Mike has been working for Darling's for 30 years and is able to provide our parts customers with super-efficient service. It's possible he knows where every nut and bolt is located!

    Mike loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys baseball and coaching his children's teams.

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  • Renee Medeiros
    Parts Counter Person

    I am a born and raised Mainer, originally from Old Town. One of my first jobs was for Darling's working full time as a Parts Counter Person, while also working part time at Wendy's in Orono. In September 2015 after about six month of two jobs, I gladly continued with Darling's as a full time Parts Counter Person.

    My home is Bradley now, where I live with my incredible family. Our family includes my other half Bryan, our son, Oliver, and our dogs: a golden doodle named Luke and a chocolate lab named Jake. We love our adventures together, especially our time on the coast. Bar Harbor is one of our favorite locations to adventure as a family.

    My Darling's family is also very special. Here I know I am valued by everyone at the company; I am more than just an employee. I am a part of the family. This down-to-earth experience is what I want to give back to my customers. Parts knowledge is just as important as treating my customers like family. Please feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Romie Doucette
    Parts Counterperson

    Romie is a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School. He worked locally until his enlistment in the US Army. After his stint in the military Romie began working in the automotive industry at a local parts store. One of Romie's parts jobs was actually at a satellite store owned by a formerly owned Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers.

    Having heard about Romie's skills and work ethic our service/parts manager at the time reached out to him to see if he was interested in coming to work at Darling's. We are pleased to say he accepted the job and has been serving our parts customers since 1995!

    Romie says the Darling's family is top shelf - great people to work for and that's why he's been with the company for 23 years!

    He and his son enjoy restoring vehicles from the 40's, 50's, and 60's especially old military vehicles. Romie and his wife are proud parents of three adult children. They reside in Brewer with 2 spoiled cats and 2 very spoiled pugs.

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  • Branden Porter
    TSM Assistant

    I am a Mainer, born and raised in Lowell, Maine. Growing up, I had a passion for luxury vehicles. I followed this passion and my mother to my first job after graduation as a valet in Florida. My journey took me back to Maine in 2018 when I started at Darling's as a TSM Assistant. I had always trusted Darling's to take care of my Volvo vehicles and knew this was my kind of service team.

    My home is Brewer now, where I enjoy my time with vehicles. Outside the dealership, I love working on my Volvo, Saab or PT Cruiser. I love working on most vehicles, but always seem to fall back to my trusted Volvo. My current and third Volvo is a 2001 XC70 Cross Country. The Volvo that started it all was a 1993 Volvo 850 sedan followed by a 2005 XC7 Cross Country.

    I love my Darling's family. At work, I am surrounded by Volvos and great coworkers. My experience has given me a broader knowledge of how to best service Volvo, Honda and Nissan vehicles. I am proud to share my vehicle knowledge with our service customers every day. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


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  • Jill Bemis
    TSM Assistant

    I was born and raised in Levant, Maine.  During high school, I attended Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, studying data processing. After graduating from Hermon High School, I began work on the operations side of banking for five years. My next five-year adventure was working on the real estate side of Eaton Peabody. Before finding my home at Darling's in 2018, I worked at U.S. Cellular in Bangor for 20 years.

    My home is Levant now where I live with my mom, her two dogs and a Flame Point Siamese cat named Pete. I also have a grown daughter who works and lives in Bangor. Outside the office, I love camping, fishing and traveling. My favorite travel spot is anywhere where there is a beach and the weather is warm. I often travel to Florida a few times a year to beat the Maine winter.

    Darling's was a new adventure in my world after 20 years at the same job. I needed a change and found a family at Darling's.  Here the people are kind and work is fun! I want to share this feeling with my customers. It is my job to ensure our customers know they are important to us and I hope to welcome everyone to the family. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Kelly Ray
    Team Service Manager

    Kelly is from Carmel and graduated from Hermon High School. Kelly was also a member of the Carmel Volunteer Fire Department.

    He earned his degree in the automotive industry as a technician and shortly thereafter began working as a tech at Darling's. His desire to work directly with customers and to become a liaison on their behalf with our technicians lead Kelly to apply for a team service manager position when one became available. Kelly's knowledge of what's under the hood is a valuable resource for his team and his customers.

    Kelly likes hiking and enjoys traveling the state with his fiancé looking at all of the beautiful scenery Maine has to offer.

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  • Jim Lewis
    TSM Assistant

    I was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. After graduation, I joined the United States Marine Corps. For 29 years, I served all over the world. I was last stationed in Beaufort, South Carolina before moving closer to family in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. In New Hampshire, I worked at a local Chevrolet dealership as service manager. After 14 years, another change was in store, moving to Bangor, Maine in 2019.  Shortly after, I started at Darling's as a TSM Assistant.

    My home is Winterport now where I live with my wonderful wife. Our life is filled with family and many pets. We enjoy our time with our two cats named Tabby and Chloe, a beagle terrier mix named Bella, tropical fish and three coops full of chickens. Outside the dealership, I like working on small equipment, gardening and cheering on my favorite sports teams. Even though I grew up in Florida, I have always been a fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Alabama College Football.

    I am proud to work at Darling's, where they truly take care of their people. Alongside my teammates, I enjoy fixing vehicle issues and, most importantly, helping the customer. Often times corporate America seems to forget the customer--Darling's does not. They are a local company that cares for their community. They are unique in their business because of the services offered beyond vehicle sales. Darling's gives customers service, insurance, rental and parts options, ensuring support for every vehicle need. It is this support I give back to my customers each day. It is more than service; it is making sure customers are taken care of. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Andrea Morin
    TSM Assistant

    I am a proud Mainer, growing up in Saint Agatha, Maine.  Growing up, I dreamed of a career in the automotive industry.  My career started in high school where I attended St. John Valley Tech for automotive.  I continued my education working at Gerard Chasse Garage in St. Agatha as an intern. I moved to the big city of Bangor where I worked at Marden's until 2018. In 2018, I continued my automotive dreams starting as an assistant TSM at Darling's Honda.

    My home is Levant now, where I live with my husband and our cat named Mittens. I love spending time with my family, especially time with my 8 nieces and nephews. My husband and I also love to adventure, finding waterfalls wherever we can, hiking or hunting in the Allagash. We also love car shows, especially ones where I can find my favorite 1966 Chevrolet C10 or a 1969 Shelby Fastback.

    I am most proud of the community giveback of Darling's. As an employee, I try support and giveback whenever possible to the same community organizations. My biggest giveback is for Breast Cancer Awareness, holding a special place in my heart.

    Darling's is a special place filled with incredible people. I enjoy the support team in service who give me the opportunity to learn and grow each day. Darling's is truly family oriented, caring for every employee. This sense of family is what I give back to my customers. My goal is that a customer leaves with a smile and a feeling of honesty, knowing I took care of their every automotive need. Feel free to reach out anytime.


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  • Mike Surdick
    Parts Counterperson

    Mike attended and graduated from Old Town High School. He then went to work at a local garage for a couple of years. Wanting to further his education he attended NH Community Technical College and graduated from the GM-ASEP Program there.

    He began working at a local automobile dealership for several years before deciding to take his career in a completely different direction. Mike worked for a lawn care and snow plowing business before eventually getting back into the automotive industry. He applied for a parts counterperson position at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and enjoys working for a company that cares about its employees. Mike also likes that Darling's gives him the opportunity to learn on the job.

    Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle and often participates in charity rides. He also does some mountain biking, riding four wheelers, and trips to the coast. Mike is also a fire fighter and EMT. He lives in Milo with his family.

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  • Brandon Mortenson
    Parts Counterperson

    Brandon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in North Berwick, Maine. He graduated from Noble High School and attended Eastern Maine Community College.

    He has been a long time employee of Darling's where he began working in our vehicle reconditioning department. Brandon's efforts were quickly recognized and he was promoted to parts counterperson. He enjoys helping people and always welcomes the challenge of finding that special accessory or part his customer has been searching for. Brandon is proud to work for Darling's and appreciates the company's efforts to support the community.

    Brandon enjoys riding his motorcycle in the summer and while he enjoys getting together with his friends he mostly likes to hibernate in the winter.

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  • Rich Parks
    Reconditioning Manager

    Rich is from Old Town. He graduated from Old Town High School and began working in a carpenter's union directly after graduation. After a few months Rich applied for a job opening at Darling's in the maintenance department. Rich accepted the job and shortly thereafter transitioned in the recon department. It was long before he became the manager of the reconditioning department at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo. Rich and his team do a great job and every customer's vehicle is completely reconditioned before they drive away in their brand new car!

    Rich enjoys camping, sports, and spending time with his family. He and his family reside in Old Town.

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  • Mike Dumond
    Team Service Manager

    Mike is a graduate of Old Town High School and he attended Eastern Maine Community College. After school he went to work in the automotive business at a local parts store. His passion for cooking took him from the parts business into the restaurant business. Mike was a sous chef for 11 years and during this time he met and worked with his soon to be wife.  Eventually getting back into the automotive industry Mike gained experience as an outside sales person as well as a service writer.

    Mike had an opportunity to meet Jay Darling one day when he was working on a crew that was installing a dock at Jay's camp. He was impressed that Jay took the time to be there and to help. When a job opening was posted for a team service manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo he applied. We are happy to have Mike on our team and with all of his experience we know our service customers are being well taken care of!

    He loves coaching little league baseball, and enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Mike resides in Old Town with his family.

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  • Tim Oversmith
    Team Service Manager

    Tim's dad was in the military and they traveled all over the country when he was young. He graduated from Susquehannock High School in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army. His job during his enlisted was working in the motor pool.

    After completing his four year term in the military Tim went to school at EMTC and earned an associate's degree in automotive technology. After graduation he went to work at a local auto repair shop where he worked for 25 years.

    Tim came to Darling's at the behest of Ron Russell, Director of Bangor Operations. There was an opening for a Team Service Manager at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and Ron wanted Tim to take the job. We are fortunate to have Tim on our Volvo team! Tim's years of experience with foreign imports make him a great leader for this team. He says he has the best technicians and he loves the Volvo brand.

    He loves spending time with his family and enjoys driving his '83 Ford Mustang. Tim is also happy to say he and his family have lived in Hampden for over 25 years. After all of his family's traveling when he was young Tim says he has no desire to move again!

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  • Stephen York
    Team Service Manager

    Steve graduated from Southern Aroostook Community High School and joined the work force. His first job was at Bass Shoe. Steve also worked in a few retail jobs including working in a bakery! From there he began his career in the automotive industry.

     

    Hearing about Darling's from friends he applied for a service assistant position when it became available. Steve took the job and has since been promoted to Team Service Manager for our Nissan products. If you've brought your Nissan in for service you know first-hand how well he takes care of his customers.

     

    Steve enjoys working at Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and he likes that if feel like we are all family. In his free time Steve loves to fish, read, and spend time with his grandkids.

     He currently resides in Bangor with his wife and they will soon be moving to their new home in Hermon!

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