General Manager

Colton Duarte

Cars have always been a passion for me, or any thing that had wheels and a motor for that matter. It started with racing inspired video games then quickly progressed to gas powered RC cars, then to quads and dirt bikes. And before you know it I realized i had to turn this into a career that I loved!

In High School I studied automotive repair. Being the top student in my class, I competed nationally two years in a row at Skills USA for automotive service technology. From there, I was placed at a job in the field I love straight out of High School.

I was hired as a service writer, at a Ford Dealership.  Just 6 months later, I became the Service Manager for 5 amazing years. I also worked for Hyundai, Subaru, Audi, Volvo, and Porsche. From there I made my way to a Finance Manager and learned nearly every aspect of how dealerships are suppose to be run. It simply starts with a customer experience that should be hassle-free, simple and fun!

That’s what brings me here today! My job is to hand SELECT the best possible cars, trucks, SUVS, sport coupes and luxury models that Florida has to offer. And that’s not easy! I personally go through hundreds of trade-ins to the larger franchises every week, while selecting only a handful of impressive vehicles to put in our showroom. I meticulously go through every car to make sure they are safe, reliable, sharp looking and performing like-new. Its my job to make sure that you have the best possible car buying experience in all of Central Florida!

Fun Fact: Favorite food – Jalapeños