By Andrew Freeman, Winchester, VA, June 2023: A marble-gray blanket of clouds propelled a drizzle of rain over the Tri-State Nissan hill with the constant hum of the highway below and the radio music buzzing on the dealership’s outside speakers. However, this glum and moist atmosphere did not dampen the dealership’s collective spirit of enthusiasm in celebrating exceptional automotive service.
On Friday, June 23, a local Paco’s Tacos truck rolled up the hill and stationed itself under a white canopy in front of the dealership. Herds of Tri-State Nissan technicians, managers, service advisors, salespeople, porters, and more flocked outside the truck and gathered for photos, food, and fellowship. Each employee received a chicken, pork, and beef taco wrapped in a thick flour tortilla with fresh lettuce, onions, and cilantro and sided with colorful sauces and juicy limes.
The mouth-watering aroma of tacos was a mere supplement to the joy surrounding the event. Employees constantly laughed and respectfully teased each other. One technician told another to stop flexing as he posed for a photo. Another joked that a technician finally tucked in his shirt. Two salespeople argued whether Tator Tots or Fries were better. Smiles stuck as glue to everyone’s face. President Emily Marlow Beck’s energetic presence further brightened the event. Each employee enjoyed their food, conversations with friends, and a sense of community from beginning to end.
Noah is a Tri-State Nissan technician and James Rumsey Technical Institute graduate, a local tech college in Martinsburg, WV. He studied automotive technology and said that the event “Was awesome. I enjoyed it.” Technician Dustin remarked with a grin, “It was great! Great to have the event, get together, and mingle and see who you’re working with.” Service Manager Drake Shaw explained, “It’s good that the Nissan Corporation recognizes that the technicians are not the back part of the store but the backbone. It was nice to have the managers come out. This event was really good for the younger guys. I’m glad they got to get together and hang out with the older technicians.”
Shaw was also happy to have the entire store represented and to see President Emily attend the event.
Celebrating Exceptional Automotive Service
The event honored the technicians and everyone at the Tri-State Nissan dealership. The gathering was a powerful and valuable reminder that Tri-State Nissan is a unified and fused team, communicating excellently and working efficiently. Whether office, sales, technicians, porters, service, detail, managers, or president, each branch and employee form a single community that shares the same vision and strives to achieve the same goals: to strengthen the Winchester community with exceptional automotive service and vehicles loyal for a lifetime. The event enhanced everyone’s appreciation for each other. It renewed Tri-State’s determination to transcend every satisfaction with incredible service toward the Winchester community and beyond.
Here is a list of employees who attended the event, excluding sales and office staff:
Topher Gleixner -tech, Matthew Cordell – tech, Allen Dike -tech, Daniel Fagg – tech, Derek Nieves -tech, Kevin McGinness -tech, Dustin Scheuch – tech, Dillan Wright – tech, Dylan Nelson – tech, Conner Wine – tech, Garrett Clark – oil change tech, Riley Kennedy – tech student, Caden Slavinsky – tech student, Jamison McCaulley – tech student, Armando Holloway-Vicente – tech student, Noah Houghton – tech student, Corey Ray Fagan – tech student, Chad Garrett – detail, Max Doerwaldt- detail, Tony Jackson – detail, Todd Kerns – service advisor, Bob Pressler – service advisor, Kevin Riggleman – service advisor, Josh Stogdale – service advisor, Martin Arellano – service advisor, Skylar Warner – service advisor, Drake Shaw – service manager, Ed Sullivan – Parts and Service Director, Emily Marlow Beck – President, Randy Easter – porter & Cierra Foreman – porter.