Shawn - General Manager
I started this business in 2008. I was taking a sabbatical to finish my PhD in education. I needed to find a way to supplement my income while finishing my PhD. My brother, who owns Auto Paradise of Arizona, suggested I do this for a year until I went back to teaching. Well 10 years later, needless to say, I am still in the business and not using my PhD for teaching. I buy the cars and sell the cars. We have no sales staff. I am the one to talk to about any questions you may have! Because of my background in teaching and coaching we tend to buy vehicles that are geared towards students. I would say 80% of our customers are parents looking for their son/daughter or vehicles that are family orientated. I am very picky and some even say "anal" with the quality of my cars. I refuse to cut corners and most of all take great pride in the quality of our vehicles, along with the ease and transparency in which I do business. I come from Minnesota and have a mid-west "old school" mentality that your word is your bond. My grandfather taught me that you can have all the money in the world but what you will be most remembered by is if you were a man of your word. He also taught me to be a "straight shooter" and tell it like it is.