Thursday, December 20, 2012

Employee Spotlight- Lucy Crain

Jim Butler Kia welcomes Lucy Crain!

Lucy Crain is the Jim Butler Kia Employee of the Month and the newest employee at Jim Butler Kia. She started working as the night time receptionist back in October and has been a huge help ever since! Lucy is currently a student at Fontbonne University, majoring in business administration. 

She's busy balancing work and school, but in Lucy's free time she enjoys reading non-fiction, horseback riding at her aunt's farm, and baking. Lucy is also a die-hard supporter of the Blues and Cardinals. Going to St. Louis Blues and Cardinals games are some of here favorite things to do when the teams are in town. She can't wait for the Blues to come back and play, especially her favorite player, Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak. 

Since there's no hockey or baseball right now, Lucy enjoys winding down after work and class by watching funny movies and television dramas like Grey's Anatomy.

Favorite vehicles of the past and present:

Past- 2002 Ford F-250 (she drove one for awhile, but it was too big)
A large F-250

Present- 2011 Mazda 3

Saying to live by: "Never Settle"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Employee Spotlight- Austin Johnson

Austin Richards has been the Used Car Sales manager at Jim Butler KIA for three and a half years. He grew up on The Hill and has lived in St. Louis his whole life. When he’s not selling pre-owned vehicles at Jim Butler KIA , Austin enjoys spending time on his property in Steeleville, IL. There he fishes, hunts, and kayaks while taking in the scenery and relaxing. When the day’s over Austin enjoys sitting down with a nice book; he’s an avid reader with his favorite book being “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.

When he stays in town he does what every Saint Louisan loves to do, support their sports teams! Austin is no different as he loves watching Cardinals games at his local neighborhood bar. Here’s to 12 in 12! He also supports the Mizzou Tigers in basketball and football.

Favorite Vehicle of the past and present:

Past: Mid-80’s 911 Cabriolet

Present- Nissan GTR
Saying to live buy:  “Don’t sweat the small stuff”

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Justin Johnson- Employee Spotlight

Justin Johnson is the Finance Manager at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield. Justin has been working with Jim Butler for over three years and has been in the automotive industry for twelve. Family comes first for Justin, but when he’s not at work or spending time with his loved ones his favorite thing to do in St. Louis is attend a Cardinals game. When he’s not hanging with the family and the Cardinals are not playing Justin finds time to enjoy dirt biking, motorcycling, and hitting the links for some golf on the weekend.

            He enjoys watching sports such as NASCAR, and NFL Football with his favorite team being the Philadelphia Eagles. If Justin could have any car from the past it would be a Camaro RS/AS 399. If he could have any new car it would be the Corvette ZRL.
            Justin’s saying to live by? “If you can’t take it with you then you better enjoy it while you can”

Wise words Justin, wise words!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Employee Spotlight - Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey is our Used Car Expert at Jim Butler KIA. He has sold over 20 different brands of vehicles in fleet and retail automotive sales. If you happen to see an ad for a KIA vehicle on, it is probably Ben, that is his specialty. Ben has experience in the industry of over 10 years and is a native of Lake St. Louis.

When Ben isn't excelling at pre-owned car sales at Jim Butler KIA, he tries to spend most of his time outdoors. Ben's hobbies include fishing, biking, hiking and kayaking. As far as favorite sports to watch, Ben loves to watch extreme sports like the "X Games".

Ben has one brother and 10 nieces and nephews!

Favorite Movie - "Zeit Geist"

Favorite cars
Past- '79 Pontiac Trans Am
Present- 2012 KIA Optima SX

Saying to live by "Don't take chip"