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  • Wade Douroux
    CEO of Family Ford, Inc

    Wade (and partners) renamed the dealership in June of 2015 and began his career of owner of Family Automotive Group.  A graduate of USC Columbia with a degree in Finance, he is also the owner of Resource Financial Services Inc.  He is a licensed insurance with Property and Casualty and has his Surplus Lines License as well.   He is a family man who resides in Columbia, SC.  Wade is married with six children and in his spare time enjoys biking, running, and participating in sports with his children.


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  • Chase Craven
    Dealer

    Chase (and partners) renamed the dealership in 2015 and has over 20 years of automotive experience.  His number one goal is to treat you like FAMILY!  He is a graduate from USC Columbia with a degree in Finance. He is a family man who resides in Columbia, SC with his wife and has two beautiful boys.  He enjoys his family time watching them play baseball, basketball, soccer, and football.  His personal hobbies are playing golf and hiking by the river. 


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  • Benny Westbury
    General Manager
    (843)563-2341

    Born and raised in St. George, SC he has worked at the dealership for over 30+ years.  He is a graduate of USC Columbia, and is an avid football fan for two particular teams.  His alma mater, USC Columbia (Go Gamecocks!) and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He enjoys downtime with his family and friends and cheering on his favorite sports teams all weekend long. 


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  • Tim Freidag
    Internet Director Family Automotive Group
    o: 843.253.2341 c: 608.209.3523

    Tim has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry from Internet Sales, General Sales Manager, General Manager & Internet Director. He brings a true appreciation and customer-first mentality to the Family Automotive Group.  He goes out of his way to make sure every customer has the best ownership experience.  Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda, their yellow lab, Wes, fishing, camping and golfing.

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  • Larry Ackerman
    Service Director
    (843)563-2341

    Born in St. Louis Missouri, Larry has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years.  He joined Family Ford at its inception in June 2015 to build a top notch service department to service St. George and surrounding communities.   He has been married for 29 years and has children that he visits with wife during his downtime. He also enjoys golf and fishing and the SC beaches. 


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  • Wallace Brown
    Parts and Service Manager

    Born in Hampton, SC, Wallace has been in fixed operations at dealerships for over 30+ years.  During his downtime he enjoys working on his boat, helping his family with projects and being outdoors with his kids hunting and fishing. 


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  • Jonathan Ayer
    Ford Senior Master Technician

    Born in Columbia and now residing in Yemassee, Jonathan began his technician career in 2003.  When not at work he enjoys his family time and fishing offshore and the local rivers.  

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  • Tommy Elmore
    Detailer

    Born in FL, he has been at the dealership for over 4 years.  He is now a local St. George resident.  He enjoys in his downtime cooking and fishing with family and friends.


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  • Sharon Felkel
    Office Manager

    Born in St. George, SC, Sharon has been at the dealership for 30+ years.  She is fixture to making the dealership run smoothly.  She is married for over 35 years. and has children who she spends time with watching Clemson games on the weekends.  She enjoys gardening and the lake as well with her husband.


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  • Caryn Jahn
    Administrative Assistant | Cashier

    Born in Warrenton, VA now residing in St. George, Caryn is new to the Automotive Industry as of 2020.  When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their dogs outside and going camping.  

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