When you invest in a new or used vehicle from Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram in Hurricane, you’re backed by a management team with 269 years of combined experience.
Conveniently located just off the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64, Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram’s management team is committed to customer service before, during and after the sale.
Gene Walker, owner-operator
Gene Walker, a familiar face to car buyers throughout the region, lives in St. Albans. Walker has 49 years of experience in the retail automotive industry. Walker also owns Walker Chevrolet in Nitro.
Joined in the business by several family members, Walker brings that family atmosphere to every customer.
His motto is “Making friends one deal at a time.”
“I’m having more fun in the car business today than I have in my entire career in the car business,” he said.
Erika Nelson, controller
Erika Nelson is Gene Walker’s daughter. She is the controller for both of the Walker dealerships. Nelson, who has 17 years of accounting experience, resides in Winfield. She earned a master’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University.
Ryan Walker, assistant owner-operator
Ryan Walker is Gene Walker’s son. He’s the assistant owner-operator of Walker Chevrolet and the executive manager of Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Following in his father’s footsteps, Ryan Walker has 20 years of experience in the car business.
Throughout his two decades in the business, Ryan, who is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, estimates he’s personally sold about 10,000 automobiles.
A graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy, Ryan, a resident of Winfield, has led Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram to the number one sales position in West Virginia.
Thomas Peden, assistant to Gene Walker
Thomas Peden, assistant to Gene Walker, comes from a long line of dealership owners. His father was a well-known name in the car business.
Peden, a dealership owner-in-training, is a graduate of the NADA Academy. A West Virginia University graduate, Peden resides in Winfield.
He served as new car manager at Walker Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, but he now works in conjunction with both of the Walker dealerships.
Rick Rexroad, used car manager
Rick Rexroad, used car manager, has 18 years of experience in the car business. Trained by Gene Walker, Rexroad started out selling cars before moving into management 16 years ago.
At one time, Rexroad, who lives in Ravenswood, managed the largest used car lot in the United States.
Working on both the retail and wholesale side of the business, Rexroad said, “We have a great selection – a lot to choose from. And we can find anything you want.”
Butch Crittenden, new car manager
Butch Crittenden is the new car manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. Crittenden started his career selling cars for Gene Walker and has 14 years of experience.
A St. Albans resident, Crittenden enjoys all aspects of the car business.
“I’ve got my hand in a little bit of everything. I enjoy being part of the Walker family,” he said.
Rick Beckett, parts manager
Rick Beckett is the parts manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. Beckett lives in Salt Rock and has 42 years of experience in Chrysler parts department management.
“I’ve been with Gene since he opened here in 2016,” Beckett said.
Walker said Beckett has built “the largest Chrysler parts department in the state.”
Al Begil, service manager
Service Manager Al Begil lives in Proctorville, Ohio, and has 25 years of experience. He oversees nine technicians, two service advisors and one warranty clerk.
Begil, who is Gold Certified and NADA-certified, said his service department staff is the highest trained within the dealership’s district.
“We can work on anything,” he said.
Robbie Stanley, internet manager
As the internet manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram, Robbie Stanley is the initial point of contact for customers who use the dealership’s website, www.walkercdjrwv.com, to shop for vehicles.
In addition to handling leads that come in through the website, Stanley also is involved in marketing decisions and incentives at the dealership.
Stanley lives in Culloden and has two years of experience in the car business.
Robert Skonberg, sales manager
Robert Skonberg lives in Hurricane and is the sales manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. He has 19 years of experience, all with Gene Walker.
Skonberg is also experienced in used car management as well as in finance.
“Wherever Mr. Walker needs me,” Skonberg said.
Tommy Johnson, assistant parts manager
Tommy Johnson lives in Hurricane and assists Parts Manager Rick Beckett. He has 25 years of experience, all with Gene Walker.
Walker said Johnson helped Beckett make Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram’s parts department the largest Chrysler parts department in the state.
“Tommy is always there for me,” Walker said.
Jason Witt, business manager
Jason Witt is the business manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. He handles all the paperwork land bank financing for customers.
Witt lives in Hurricane and is also certified to sell life insurance. He has 20 years of experience in the car business.
Jamie Raynes, business manager
Jamie Raynes of Ona is also a business manager at the dealership. He has 10 years of experience in the car business, having started out as a salesman.
For more information about Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram, call 304-562-9011 or visit www.walkercdjrwv.com