Introducing The Colonial Staff.....


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  • George Samaha
    General Manager
    203-744-8383 x210

    I am a Danbury native. I've been married since 1984 to my wonderful wife, Monique. We have 2 daughters, 5 grandsons, Cookie, and Orio, all who bring us great joy.

    I've been fortunate to work for the Beylouni family since 1983. We've developed a great organization to serve the community while striving to improve each day.

    When I"m not working, I enjoy reading, boating, golfing, and travel

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


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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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  • Peter Riccio
    Certified 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.

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


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  • Don Hallas
    Certified 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. In 2010, 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.

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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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  • Glen Gehrkens
    Certified 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.


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

    I have been a resident of the town of Southeast, NY since 1979. Although this is my second career, I have been in automobiles sales for 25 years, and with Subaru since 2008. I ave very happy to be working for a fine organization such as Colonial Subaru. I enjoy meeting new people and finding out what their needs are in an all-wheel drive automobile.

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


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  • Wade Meeker
    Certified Sales Consultant
    203.744.8383 ext 435

    I started in the car business in 2006. It was a job I took on a whim, loved so much, it became my career. I was born and raised here in Danbury. My motto in life is family first. When I'm not working here at Colonial, I am spending time with my 11 year old son who is the light of my life. I'm enjoying it now while Dad is still cool. I am going to need a hobby soon.

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  • Daniel Holuba
    Certified Sales 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.

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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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  • TJ Maguire
    Certified Sales Consultant
    203-744-8383 x227

    Born and raised around the corner in Newtown, I now live with my wife and 4 boys in New Milford. Working as a local musician, music is a part of everything we do. As a family man, I try to lead by example and show my kids how to create good relationships and treat everyone you meet with kindness.

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  • 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.

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  • Fred Artman
    Internet 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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  • 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

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  • Nathan Schaniel
    Delivery Specialist
    203-744-8383


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  • Nick Forese
    Business Director
    (203) 744-8383 Ext. 214


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  • 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.
     

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • Ryan Greenfield
    Service Advisor
    203.744.8383 Ext 266


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  • Steve Ford
    Service Advisor
    203-744-8383


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  • Cody Johnson
    Service Advisor
    203-744-8383 x440


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  • Dennis Bonatto
    Service Advisor
    203-744-8383 x238


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  • Darren Deberry
    Service Advisor


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  • Charlie Baker
    Facilities/Parts Director
    203-744-8383


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  • Eric Clark
    Parts Manager
    203-744-8383


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  • John O'Toole
    Parts Advisor
    203-744-8383


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  • Dan Duscio
    Parts Advisor
    203-744-8383


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  • Chelsea Roche
    Parts Advisor
    203-744-8383


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  • Chris Kasinskas
    Parts Advisor
    203-744-8383


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