Colonial Subaru

89 Newtown Rd
Directions Danbury, CT 06810

  • Sales: (203) 744-8383
  • Service: (203) 748-3891
  • Parts: (203) 744-8383

Connecticut’s #1 volume Subaru dealer.


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  • Colonial Subaru

    Colonial Subaru, located at 89 Newtown Rd in Danbury, CT, is your premier retailer of new and used Subaru vehicles. Our dedicated sales staff and expertly-trained technicians are here to make your auto shopping experience fun, easy and economically advantageous. We invite you to please utilize our various online tools and allow our excellent network of staff resources help you select the ideal new Subaru vehicle or the Pre-Owned car, truck or SUV of your dreams today!

  • George Samaha
    General Manager
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 210

    Fax: 203.731.5228
    Hours: Mon 9-6, Tues 9-7:30, Wed Off, Thurs 9-7:30, Fri & Sat 9-6

    I am a life-long resident of Danbury.  I have been happily married to my lovely wife Monique for 32 years.  We have two daughters and five grandsons.  We still have two family members at home, Oreo and Cookie, our Shitzu Maltese mix puppies.  When I am not making things happen at Colonial Subaru, I enjoy golfing, boating and traveling.
    I have been selling Subaru's for 40 years. I believe that Subaru offers our client's an unbeatable combination of value, dependability and safety.  I am happy to see that Subaru now offers vehicles that are as stylish as they are dependable & safe.
    I invite you to stop by to visit me and experience why our dealership is one of the top selling Subaru dealers in the USA for the past 25 years.

  • Bob Chien
    General Sales Manager
    203-744-8383 Ext. 223

  • Gary Helbing
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 255

  • Art Azzarito
    Service Manager
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 260

  • Joe D'ercole
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 221 Mobile: (203) 994-8893

    Go GIANTS !!!

  • Peter Riccio
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 225

    I have been with Colonial Subaru since we opened our doors 25 years ago. I have lived in Newtown, CT since 1976 with my wife Mimi, my golden retriever K.J. and my rescue kitten Buddycat. Both of my daughters are married - one lives in Philadelphia, PA and one in Torrington, CT. Our one and only precious granddaughter Taylor is going on 4. Golf is a passion of mine and I play at least once a week. I spend my free time tending to my flower gardens. Mimi and I share interests in antiques, craft shows and flea markets, but spending time with my granddaughter Taylor supersedes everything. Most of my customers know me as the guy with a picture of my dog and my granddaughter on my desk.

  • Michael Cunniff
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 237

  • Don Hallas
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 228

    Cell: 203-460-6311
    Fax: 203-731-5228
    Hours: Mon 9-7:30, Tues 9-5, Wed 9-7:30, Thurs. Off,  Fri. & Sat 9-6

    I grew up with a neighbor who's Dad was a car dealer and started working for his Father's dealership in high school. After graduating from college with a Business degree, I realized that being in a dealership environment was in my blood. I started my career in car sales in New York State, selling Fords & Subarus. I then worked for the former Robert Buick Pontiac for 19 years. Three years ago, I had the good fortune to join the sales team at Colonial Subaru. I am excited to be able to offer all my customers the amazing benefits of the Subaru Brand at New England's largest Subaru dealer. Ironically, now I work for the same family I started with in the car business 25 years ago!

    I was raised in Danbury, but have lived in New Milford for the past 17 years. I am married with 3 very active teenagers. I am an avid down hill skier and also enjoy golf. I truly enjoy spending much of my free time watching my kids play organized sports.

  • Joe Jowdy
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 227

    Hours: Mon 9-7:30, Tues 9-5, Wed 10:30-7:30, Thur Off, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-6

    I am a life long resident of the greater Danbury Area. I am married with two children and three grand children. I have over 40 years of Sales and Management experience in the real estate and automobile business  I have served as publicity chairman for the local Juvenile Diabetes foundation. I am a Vietnam War Veteran, Sergeant United States Armed Forces and a recipient of the Army Accommodation Medal.

    40 years ago, I ironically worked in a family owned Subaru dealership, which sold some of the very first Subarus ever imported into the USA. I have been a sales associate with Colonial Subaru for the past 4 years and truly enjoy working for a family owned business.

  • John Lazzari
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 224

    Cell: 203-300-9777

    I reside in Woodbury, CT and I have been a Subaru Sales Professional since 1998.  I have worked for several different Subaru dealers throughout the United States and have settled in beautiful Connecticut to be closer to my family.  I have been with Colonial Subaru for 6 years and really enjoy working for a family-owned dealership.  I have seen Subaru evolve from a small quirky 4-cylinder car to one of the most in-demand "Iconic" name plates in the car business.  When I am not helping my customers with their automotive needs, I enjoy the outdoors here in New England.

  • Glen Gehrkens
    Certified Subaru Sales Consultant
    203.744.8383 Ext. 222

    Fax: 203-744-2993
    Hours: Mon/Wed 9-5, Tues 11-7, Thur 9-7, Fri Off, Sat 9-6, Sun Closed

    I have been a Southbury, Connecticut resident since 1990 - where we relocated to, due to a corporate move of the company I worked for at the time. I am married and have three grown children and five grandchildren in the area.
    My hobbies are miscellaneous home improvement projects that never seem to end, as well as traveling in our RV with our family whenever we can. Our 2 Bouvier Des Flandres dogs keep us active.  I enjoy traveling and meeting new people at RV parks across the USA.
    In 2005, I changed careers and went into sales with a different automotive brand in Danbury, where I remained through 2010.  In early 2011 I joined Colonial Subaru.  It has been a great experience working for a highly successful family business and brand that continues to grow its market share globally each year.

    I also sing in a barber shop quartet.

  • Jim Wright
    Certified Sales Associate
    203-744-8383 Ext. 218

    Originally from Philly, I make Danbury my home year round.  I am an avid golfer.  My hobbies include volunteering at the local food pantry and gardening.  I also enjoy having friends and work associates over to the house for elaborate dinner galas and cocktails.  My friends call me "Jumping Jimmy Wright".  Fly EAGLES Fly !!!!!

  • Peter Parray
    Certified Sales Consultant
    203-744-8383 Ext. 236

  • Joseph Oliveri
    Certified Sales Consultant
    203-744-8383 Ext. 234

  • Angie Harrsch
    Certified Sales Consultant
    203-744-8383 Ext. 233

  • Wade Meeker
    Certified Sales & Lease Consultant
    203.744.8383 ext 435

  • Daniel Holuba
    Certified Sales & Lease Consultant
    203.744.8383 Ext 295

    M 9-5 / T OFF / W 9-7 / TH 11-7 / F & S 9-6 / Open the last Sunday of every month from 11-4

    Dan makes his home in CT with his wife and son.  He is an Ordained Minister with a Construction background and enjoys the network of people he encounters.  His hobbies include Meteorology, Hiking & Travel.

  • April Zanotti
    Internet Sales Consultant
    203.744.8383 Ext 220

    I have been in the car business for 5 years.  I have a wonderful son and in my spare time I am a Rabbit Herder.  I enjoy live music and hiking until it hurts.  I am a foodie.

  • Ron Schneider
    Internet Sales Consultant
    203.744.8383 Ext 230

    M 9-730 / T 9-5 / W OFF / TH 11-730 / F & S 9-6 / Open the last Sunday of every month 9-5

  • Kelly Albano
    Certified Sales Associate
    203.744.8383 Ext 239

  • Fred Artman
    Certified Sales Associate
    203.744.8383 Ext 226

  • Nick Forese
    Finance Manager
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 214

  • Jim Meehan
    Business Manager
    203-744-8383 Ext. 215

    Fax: 203-744-2993 fax
    Hours: M-9-5, T-9-7:30, W Off, TH-9-7:30, Fri-9-6, Sat 9-6                              
    I am a Stamford native now residing in Woodbury, Connecticut.  Having had family in the Automotive Industry,  I started in the Automobile Business cleaning cars and later moved to sales.  I have accumulated over 20 years of experience in my field.  After 7 years in the computer world, I have returned to my roots in the car business.  I am a Subaru Certified Business Manager and am proud to be a part of Colonial Subaru Team.

    I enjoy all sports, especially baseball and golf during the summer.  I am a Third Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoy going to car races and classic car shows.

  • Erwin Carranza
    Business Manager
    203-744-8383 Ext. 231

    Hours: Mon 9-5, Tues 11-7:30, Wed off, Thurs 9-7:30, Fri / Sat  9-6

    I'm happily married with 4 children and 2 dogs. I am a native of New Milford and still call it home. When I'm not working at the dealership, I enjoy working out, playing softball, but most of all spending time with my family. I've been selling cars since 2003 and have been with Colonial Subaru for 5 years. My family has purchased & serviced cars here since the late 90's.  I truly enjoy selling Subaru's because I know first hand how safe, reliable and great they are in the snow! I'm bilingual (Spanish & English) and understand some Portuguese.

    I am very excited and happy to be working for Colonial Subaru. My goal is to pass on that feeling to my customers and exceed their expectations when purchasing their next automobile.

  • Casey Breen
    Service Dispatcher
    203.744.8383 Ext 264

  • Ron Blackman
    Service Advisor
    203-744-8383 Ext. 262

    Hours: M-F 7:30 - 5:00

    I was the co-owner of a local repair shop for 28 years, where I attended to the service needs of thousands of people in the Greater Danbury community. I joined Colonial Subaru two years ago and really enjoyed the fast pace of working in a franchised dealership. I have been able to use my extensive experience in service to give our clients a great customer experience. I have been married to my lovely wife for 38 years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren (one boy and one girl). We have 2 Japanese Chins and 1 cat. In my spare time, I love to ride my motorcycle.

  • Fred Foshay
    Service Consultant
    203-744-8383 Ext. 263

    Fax: 203-748-1043

    I have lived in Connecticut most of my life. I have a 12 year old son who I love spending time with when I am not working. I enjoy sports and am an umpire for the local baseball league. I entered into the automotive world when I was 16 and started changing oil at the local quick lube. After being promoted to manager of the quick lube, I received an opportunity to become a service advisor at a local dealership. Since then, I have worked as a Service Advisor for several car brands. In March of 2013, I started my tenure at Colonial Subaru. I enjoy working in a family-owned Subaru dealership and seeing how much Subaru has grown as a brand.

  • Erik Frazzao
    Service Advisor
    203.744.8383 Ext. 261

  • Ryan Greenfield
    Service Advisor
    203.744.8383 Ext 266