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Tysinger Staff Page How did you become a car dealer? Did you always aspire to be part of the automotive industry?
Well, no and yes. My path to becoming a dealer was certainly not linear. My grandfather, John Lloyd Tysinger ran the Economic Meat Market on Queen Street. But, his true passion was in automobiles and he took great pride in being able to identify cars just by the sound of their engine. In 1926 he opened up Tysinger Automotive Family as a General Motors dealer, behind his meat business, so he would leave one to attend to the other. He eventually switched to Chrysler in 1932. In 1964, he took a huge risk in becoming a Mercedes-Benz dealer in a blue-collar town. Naysayers tried to convince him otherwise, saying a Mercedes-Benz dealership would never be successful in Hampton. My grandfather proved them wrong, becoming a very successful and well-respected business in the community.

My grandfather passed away in 1977, and my dad, Lloyd, took over the dealership along with my uncle, Bob Tysinger. They ran the dealership together for many years. I worked in the dealership in 1979 and 1980, selling cars. Selling cars at the dealership at the time involved a lot of standing around and waiting, and I just don’t stand and wait very well. I left the dealership to go to law school – for some reason I thought I would stand less! I practiced law in Norfolk for a while, and enjoyed it. Then, in 1986, I got the call. My dad and uncle were retiring, and if I wanted to buy the family business, now was the time. It was then or never.

I am very fortunate. I think a lot of people never have the opportunity to choose between two really good life options, and thanks to my family business I did. As I look back, I had been away from the family business, making my own way, for enough time to objectively look at the dealership and weigh the family legacy as a fit for me and my family.

I chose the dealership, and I am happy I did. I love this industry.

 

Audi of Hampton

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    Blake Tysinger

    Audi General Manager

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    Blake Tysinger

    Audi General Manager

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    JP Mancini II

    Audi Sales Manager

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    JP Mancini II

    JP Mancini II

    Audi Sales Manager

    Hello, I thought I’d include a little bit about who I am. I am from Yorktown, Virginia, and as a veteran of the United States Air Force, I have traveled and lived throughout the world. I am an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, but don’t hold that against me! Apart of a huge family, with 10 total siblings, I have a passion for competitive auto racing, love cars, love the water and of course the beach. I own an Audi and a Porsche, but if I had to choose my dream car, it would be a McLaren P1.

    In this dynamic business, my primary focus is creating a respectful and honest atmosphere, where many, including myself, have experienced the opposite. My second primary focus is doing what many sales professionals forget–taking care of your customer after the sale.

  • Mike Stout

    Mike Stout

    Audi Finance Manager

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    Mike Stout

    Audi Finance Manager

  • Katherine Owen

    Katherine Owen

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Katherine Owen

    Katherine Owen

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Tim Bruff

    Tim Bruff

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Tim Bruff

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Joe Durham

    Joe Durham

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Joe Durham

    Joe Durham

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Nick Martinez

    Nick Martinez

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Nick Martinez

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Derrick Nichols

    Derrick Nichols

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Derrick Nichols

    Derrick Nichols

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Leon Southard

    Leon Southard

    Audi Brand Specialist

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    Leon Southard

    Leon Southard

    Audi Brand Specialist

  • Jeff Bedsaul

    Jeff Bedsaul

    Black Team Audi Service Advisor

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    Jeff Bedsaul

    Jeff Bedsaul

    Black Team Audi Service Advisor

    Jeff was raised in Newport News and has lived locally his entire life. He has worked in the automotive industry since 2004, and worked as a sales consultant for 8 years. Jeff is an Audi Certified Service Consultant.

  • Ray Durham

    Ray Durham

    Audi Service Advisor

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    Ray Durham

    Audi Service Advisor


Tysinger Hyundai

  • Larry Stevenson

    Larry Stevenson

    General Manager

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    Larry Stevenson

    General Manager

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    Paul Westcott

    Pre Owned Sales Manager

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    Paul Westcott

    Pre Owned Sales Manager

  • Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks

    Sales Manager

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    Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks

    Sales Manager

  • Pam Farmer

    Pam Farmer

    Finance Manager

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    Pam Farmer

    Pam Farmer

    Finance Manager

  • Demetrius Alexander

    Demetrius Alexander

    Finance Manager

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    Demetrius Alexander

    Demetrius Alexander

    Finance Manager

  • Lloyd Francis

    Lloyd Francis

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Lloyd Francis

    Lloyd Francis

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Karone Johnson

    Karone Johnson

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Karone Johnson

    Karone Johnson

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Harrison Judy

    Harrison Judy

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Harrison Judy

    Harrison Judy

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Sarah Sasser

    Sarah Sasser

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Sarah Sasser

    Sarah Sasser

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Wendell Towe

    Wendell Towe

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Wendell Towe

    Wendell Towe

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Bill Upton

    Bill Upton

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

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    Bill Upton

    Bill Upton

    Hyundai Brand Specialist

  • Marcie Wall

    Marcie Wall

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    Marcie Wall

  • Kerri Pennybacker

    Kerri Pennybacker

    Hyundai Receptionist

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    Kerri Pennybacker

    Kerri Pennybacker

    Hyundai Receptionist

  • James Barge

    James Barge

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    James Barge

  • Henry Bly

    Henry Bly

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    Henry Bly

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Genesis of Hampton

  • Larry Stevenson

    Larry Stevenson

    Genesis Sales Manager

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    Larry Stevenson

    Larry Stevenson

    Genesis Sales Manager

  • Paul Westcott

    Paul Westcott

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

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    Paul Westcott

    Paul Westcott

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

    Paul grew up on the island of Antigua in the West Indies. He attended Presentation College in Barbados and while there, he worked for Barclays Bank for seven years. Paul immigrated to the US in 1979 and shortly thereafter, he entered the automotive sales industry. Paul has been a part of the Tysinger team for 18 years and is currently the Signature Certified Pre-owned Sales Manager.

    Paul has earned many automotive awards over the past 30 years. In 2010, he earned the distinction of becoming Mercedes-Benz Master Certified as a Sales Manager. Paul and his team are dedicated to total transparency in the sales process, ensuring each customer receives all the information needed to make a well-informed decision when buying a pre-owned car. The Signature Certified team even provides a detailed CarFax on every vehicle we sell, thereby giving our customers peace of mind about their vehicle of choice.

    Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Anita, to whom he has been married for 34 years.


Mercedes-Benz of Hampton

  • Ray Calupitan

    Ray Calupitan

    General Manager

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    Ray Calupitan

    Ray Calupitan

    General Manager

    A current resident of Williamsburg, Ray is a Virginia native, having grown up in Newport News and graduating from Denbigh High School. He graduated from Queens College in Flushing, NY. He brings a wealth of experience in the high line automotive industry and holds certification in Mercedes-Benz. He recently celebrated an anniversary with his wife of 10 years with who he shares four children. Other than spending time with his family, he loves martial arts, playing table tennis, chess and traveling.

  • Pat Dimaano Jr

    Pat Dimaano Jr

    General Sales Manager

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    Pat Dimaano Jr

    Pat Dimaano Jr

    General Sales Manager

  • Bobby Walters

    Bobby Walters

    Sales Manager

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    Bobby Walters

    Bobby Walters

    Sales Manager

  • Rashan Taliaferro

    Rashan Taliaferro

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist & Finance Manager

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    Rashan Taliaferro

    Rashan Taliaferro

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist & Finance Manager

  • Jerome Daniels

    Jerome Daniels

    MB Finance Manager

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    Jerome Daniels

    MB Finance Manager

  • Khaled Abi-Saab

    Khaled Abi-Saab

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Khaled Abi-Saab

    Khaled Abi-Saab

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

    Khaled has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University in New York City and a Master’s from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is a certified salesman and sold cars for over a year prior to joining the Tysinger Motors team. Khaled has two children, a son and a daughter. He is a big Yankees fan, and loves his job. Khaled has been apart of the Tysinger Motors family since December 2013.

  • Paige Bloomquist

    Paige Bloomquist

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Paige Bloomquist

    Paige Bloomquist

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

    Paige was born and raised in San Diego California before moving to Virginia Beach. She graduated from CNU with her Bachelor of Science in psychology. She has been with Tysinger since May 2018 and in addition to be Mercedes Benz Sales Certified, she has also classically trained in piano for over 10 years. She loves to travel and among her favorite travels she includes a 2 month trek in China. She in an animal activist and aspires to run her own animal sanctuary one day. She has a rescued rabbit, “Bean”. Like any good Millennial Paige is fantastic with the technology in the new Mercedes-Benz vehicles and welcomes opportunities to impart that knowledge to her clients.

  • Alexander Jamison

    Alexander Jamison

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Alexander Jamison

    Alexander Jamison

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

  • Ed Maxfield

    Ed Maxfield

    Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter Specialist

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    Ed Maxfield

    Ed Maxfield

    Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter Specialist

    Ed grew up in Eastern Vermont, but spent most of his adult life in Syracuse, New York. He moved to the Hampton Roads area in Spring of 2015. He has been happily married since 1980 to his wife Barbara, and together they have 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren – 4 boys and 4 girls. Ed has been an ordained minister/elder since 2003 and enjoys playing chess and golf in his down time. He has been selling cars since 1982; specifically Mercedes Benz since 1998. He is a certified Mercedes Benz Brand Specialist and a Commercial Brand Sprinter Van Bran Specialist. He has been a part of the Tysinger family since he moved here in 2015.

  • Roger McLain

    Roger McLain

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Roger McLain

    Roger McLain

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

    Roger grew up in Cheraw South Carolina. Among his colleagues he is known as “Big Country”. He currently lives in Newport News and in addition to being certified in Mercedes-Benz, he has also worked with the Kia and GMC brands. He is an excellent singer and loves weightlifting.

  • Rick Smith

    Rick Smith

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Rick Smith

    Rick Smith

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

    Rick grew up outside of Reading, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from East Stroudsburg. He moved to Virginia Beach in 1986 and currently resides in Williamsburg.

    Rick has been with Tysinger for 26 years, 17 of which he has won Mercedes-Benz Salesman of the year! He got his start in the automotive sales industry was in 1983 at Knopf Automotive in Allentown, PA, where he sold Mercedes, Porsche and Audi vehicles. He is Master Certified by Mercedes-Benz and twice received the Mercedes-Benz Quality by Design Award.

  • Wendy Stradford

    Wendy Stradford

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

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    Wendy Stradford

    Wendy Stradford

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Specialist

    My name is Wendy Stradford. I have been affiliated with the Air Force basically my entire life, my father served for 20 years and then I decided to marry an Air Force aviator. I can honestly say that you could call me a “car guy” not just another salesperson selling cars. I love the products that I am fortunate enough to represent, as well as the family dealership that employs me. Tysinger Auto Group not only care about their customers, they consider us a family.

  • Salwah Mughrabi

    Salwah Mughrabi

    Internet Sales Specialist

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    Salwah Mughrabi

    Salwah Mughrabi

    Internet Sales Specialist

  • Jay Bussey

    Jay Bussey

    Tysinger Service Director

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    Jay Bussey

    Jay Bussey

    Tysinger Service Director

  • Krislyn Di Cesare

    Krislyn Di Cesare

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  • Ernest Chalkley

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  • Matt Ewell

    Matt Ewell

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    Matt Ewell

  • Michael Baglieri

    Michael Baglieri

    Mercedes-Benz Service Advisor

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    Michael Baglieri

    Michael Baglieri

    Mercedes-Benz Service Advisor

  • Matt Hood

    Matt Hood

    Mercedes-Benz Service Manager

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    Matt Hood

    Matt Hood

    Mercedes-Benz Service Manager

  • Samuel Custodio

    Samuel Custodio

    Mercedes-Benz Finance Manager

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    Samuel Custodio

    Samuel Custodio

    Mercedes-Benz Finance Manager