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Sales Managers

Corey Henderson
General Manager
(203) 744-8383

Welcome to Colonial Subaru where we pride ourself on exceptional customer service. Whether you're looking for a new or used vehicle, or visiting our service center, we are committed to providing you with the best experience possible!

I am a true people person who passionately loves cars. I actually grew up on a race track with my dad and uncle learning how to make cars go faster and turn better!

I began my career in the automobile business in 1998, and through the years I held practically every job from cleaning the shop, to sales, to service.

Today, I am excited to be the General Manager of The Colonial Subaru family with an amazing 100 person team who prides themselves in doing the right thing every single day.

I live in Southbury with my fiancée Angela, and our four children; Nicole, Carter, Sophia and Willow.

I am committed to mission work and community service and have traveled to New Orleans, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts volunteering my time to Habitat for Humanity, veteran housing, community gardens and more.

In my free time I enjoy anything outdoors. My most recent adventure had me dropped off by a bush plane north of the arctic circle in Alaska with my best friend and just a backpack for nine days!!!

You don't get to be #1 in CT by mistake. We live by the motto:
Take care of our clients
Take care of each other
Success will follow

Please stop in and say hello!

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

Before my automobile career, I was an I/T professional for 15 years and self-professed car nut. During those years, I shopped for and purchased many vehicles. Now, having been in the car business since 2001 (Subaru since 2007 and Colonial since 2014), I have taken those shopping experiences and formed the core of my personal philosophy - Treat my customers as if I'm sitting on the other side of the desk.

My wife,Maria and I, are busy raising boy and girl twins, Jason and Hayley, our oldest son  Matthew, and two rescue Great Pyrenees mixes, Sammy and Louie. In my downtime, I enjoy a good series binge-watch. I'm also a foodie. So, feel free to stop by and tell me a good show recommendation and where to find my next meal!

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Bob Simonelli
Sales Manager
(203) 744-8383

I am a native of Danbury, and a longtime resident of Bethel CT. I have been married to my lovely wife Maryann for 35 years, and have 4 amazing children, three sons and a daughter. In my spare time I enjoy golfing and spending time with family and friends.

I have been in the car business for 27 years and part of the management team at Colonial Automobile Group for over 18 years. I recently joined Colonial Subaru as Sales Manager and am excited to to offer my experience to our community representing this awesome brand.

I love helping our customers find the perfect vehicle and am dedicated to making sure they have the best experience from start to finish. Stop in and see me soon!

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Nate Taylor
Sales Manager
203-744-8383

I started in the automotive business in 1994 as a lot attendant. Since then I have held just about every sales related position right up to general sales manager!

I believe my road to success in this business is simple:

1. Be transparent.
2. Be kind and caring.
3. Be truthful.
4. Treat both my fellow employees and my guests with respect and honesty.

These values are what brought me to Colonial Subaru. After researching this organization before I came here, I found that my core values and those of this family owned business, are in perfect alignment. I can't wait to see what the future brings!

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

With over 30 years in the automobile industry, both retail and wholesale, I have a passion for all things mechanical. I enjoy putting in the extra effort to accomplish perfection. I take great pride and treat every vehicle that passes thru my hands as though it were for myself. By focusing on quality and not cutting corners, has earned us the highest in customer satisfaction and loyalty!

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Sales Consultants

Doug Sherman
Certified Sales Consultant
203-744-8383

I am a resident of New Fairfield and the proud father of three wonderful kids. After spending 30 years on Wall Street working for a top hedge fund, I switched gears and followed my passion for cars and joined the automobile industry in 2018. I am very happy to be part of the Colonial Subaru team!

I consider myself friendly and caring, and most important, I am completely committed to my customer's needs.

I am a true nature lover. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking and hiking. I was a vegan for 10 years, and a lifelong tree hugger.

Stop in and see me. I would love to make your next car buying experience a great one!

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Kelly Albano
Certified Sales Consultant
203.744.8383 Ext 239


Hi, I'm Kelly. I started my career in the auto industry in 1999. I began at Colonial Subaru in 2016. I grew up in Danbury and currently reside in Southbury with my husband, 2 dogs Bella and Jerry, and my cat Mooshu. I'm a huge music fan, and love to go to flea markets and tag sales. Spending time with my grandson or going for a hike in the woods with my husband and 2 dogs is my idea of a great day off. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect car to fit you and your family's needs.

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Jim Wright
Certified Sales Consultant
203-744-8383 Ext. 218

I have been in the car business for 20 years. Originally from Philadelphia, I came to Connecticut in 1978 working in the restaurant business. I enjoy playing golf and gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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

Go GIANTS !!!

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Carlo Colombo
Certified Sales Consultant
203-744-8383 EXT 542

Hi, my name is Carlo Colombo, and I've been in the automobile business for over 23 years. I am a local resident of Brookfield, CT and have a wonderful family and pets that keep me rather busy. I look forward to assisting to all potential customers in the area and building a long term relationship to ensure customer satisfaction. If you are looking for a straightforward transparent salesperson, I'm your guy, so please stop in and say hello.

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

Cell: 203-300-9777
Fax:
203-744-2993

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 since 2007 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.

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

A life long resident of Brookfield for the last 20 years, I have been in the car business since 2014. I bring a wealth of knowledge and people-skills which allows me to be successful in this industry. After being involved in the accounting world, I can say that I have found my career. I truly enjoy working for the owners and this establishment. I look forward to serving all your car needs and wants.

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Fred Artman
Certified Sales Consultant
203.744.8383 Ext 226

I've been a life long resident of Connecticut and have worked in the automobile business since 2000. I enjoy working with the various types of people that I've met over the years.

I have a 10 year old daughter, who I enjoy taking on various day trips all over New England in my Subaru Forester. I have a love/hate relationship with golf. If you hear the word "fore" out there, it's most likely me.

I've been with Colonial Subaru since March 2017 and really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Though the largest volume Subaru dealership, it has a small town feel and family environment.

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Ray Baldwin
Certified Sales Consultant
203-744-8383 x 435


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Ciliana "Lily" Genao
Internet Sales Consultant
203-744-8383 ext 227

My name is Ciliana ( Lily). I've been in the automotive industry for the past 3 years.  I grew up in New York City and currently reside in Danbury. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, restaurant hopping and spending time with my family and my daughter.

 

I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect car that fits your needs. I am also bilingual (English and Spanish) and understand some Portuguese.

 


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Khavy Choun
Sales Consultant


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Allan Aviles
Certified Sales Consultant
203-744-8383 x235


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George Samaha
Dealership Consultant
203-744-8383

I am a life-long resident of Danbury. I have been happily married to my lovely wife Monique for 33 years. We have two daughters, five grandsons and still have two family members at home, Oreo and Cookie, our Shitzu Maltese mix puppies.

I'm an avid golfer and also enjoy 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 and experience why Colonial is Connecticut's number one Subaru dealer for the past 26 years and one of the top selling Subaru dealers in America.

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Finance

Carlos Costa
Business Manager
203-744-8383


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Kayla Pierpaoli
Business Manager
203-744-8383 ext 219

I am lucky to have found my home in the car industry at the age of 21 as a salesperson, and have learned so much about this ever changing industry since then. I look forward to continuing to grow alongside of all of my Colonial family, and hopefully making as many of our customers feel a part of that family as I can along the way.


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

Fax: 203-744-2993 fax
Hours: M-9-5, T-Off, W 9-7, 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.
 

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Service

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


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Kim Hamilton
Concierge Coordinator - Subaru Service

I have worked in the customer service industry for many years but found my niche with the Colonial family. I started at our Ford location in 2016 and have since moved over to Subaru as Concierge Coordinator.

My role here is to schedule complimentary pick up and drop off for vehicles being serviced. The cars are picked up at the customers home, serviced, sanitized and delivered right back to their driveway...how great is that!?

In my free time I like to sit outside or somewhere cozy with a good book. I can also never say no to a good documentary or suspenseful TV show. If you stop in and have any recommendations of what to read or watch next I'd love to hear them!

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Peter Condon
Service Advisor


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Greg Palanzo
Service Advisor


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Frank Contorno
Service Advisor


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Ryan Greenfield
Service Advisor
203.744.8383 Ext 266


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Fred Foshay
Service Advisor
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.

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Erik Frazao
Service Advisor


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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 in 2011 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.

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Service Valets


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Parts

Charlie Baker
Facilities/Parts Director
203-744-8383


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Eric Clark
Parts Manager
203-744-8383


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Parts Department


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Colonial Technicians

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Express Service Technicians


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Technicians with over 7 years of experience


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Technicians with over 30 years of experience


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Technicians with over 10 years of experience


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Technicians with over 20 years of experience


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Technicians with over 5 years of experience


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Colonial Service Department

Service Technicians with over 225 years of combined experience!

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