Larson Hyundai
Sales: 253-474-0621
Service: 253-671-6496

Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Larson Hyundai is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Administrative Management Staff

 Vice President Rob  Larson Jr.
Rob began working for the family business at 12 years old, on weekends and during summer vacation washing cars. Over the years he absorbed as much as he could about the business and began selling cars in High School. After graduating he was accepted to Washington State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business in 2000. While attending college he continued to be an active part of the family business by selling cars to his classmates and working at the Dodge dealership during his breaks. After graduating Rob began mentoring under Dave Garner, Director of Pre-Owned and Wholesale Sales, and soon moved to the Volkswagen store on South Tacoma way in 2002 as the Used Car Manager. Soon thereafter Volkswagen introduced the CPO program, Rob saw this as an opportunity to demonstrate the skills he had learned over the years and soon took the store to the ranks of the top 5 Volkswagen CPO dealerships in the country. In 2003 Rob began structuring car deals on a regular basis as a Used Car / Sales Manager and in 2004 he became the General Manager of the Volkswagen dealership on South Tacoma way. Rob remained the leader of our Volkswagen store until August of 2010 when he moved to Fife to lead the newly purchased Cadillac Saab store. In February 2012 Rob Larson Sr. appointed Rob Larson Jr. and Josh Larson as Vice Presidents of the Larson Automotive Group and in the fall of 2012 Rob moved to our Fife campus to oversee Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Audi of Tacoma, Porsche of Tacoma and Nissan of Fife.

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Vice President
Rob Larson Jr.
Vice President Josh  Larson
Josh began working for the family business at a very early age. He first began selling and appraising vehicles in August 2001. He quickly learned how to appraise vehicles carefully and accurately and to prepare them for display on the front line. In conjunction with lot presentation Josh honed his skills for advertising, quickly learning the business model and excelling at it! In November 2001 Josh became the Used Car Manager at Larson Dodge; he had some big shoes to fill as the Dodge store was known for having top new vehicle sales which resulted in a large quantity of trade in vehicles to prepare for display and sell. In no time at all Josh had adapted to his new position and began to average over 100 used car sales a month for Larson Dodge. Once he had a hold on the pre-owned inventory Josh began to structure car deals, quickly gaining the trust and respect of his sales people; and the customers loved that there was an owner in the dealership. In the summer of 2005, after years of hard work, building relationships, gaining trust, and proving that he wasn’t a silver spoon fed kid; Josh became the GM of Larson Dodge. This was a huge transition as he was still pretty young and he will tell you it was a difficult struggle to maintain and prove that Larson Dodge was not a store to be taken lightly. It was a constant battle between Josh and Dodge of Bellevue to be number 1 in Washington State. He built a consistent team around him with little to no turn-over and maintained 350 to 400 new cars in stock and 175-200 pre-owned vehicles on hand. In 2009 Josh moved from Larson Dodge on River Road to a new facility across the river which now housed Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram. Josh is a dedicated owner, working 6 days a week and always making himself available to his staff. It has taken a lot of blood and sweat but Larson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is always number 1 or 2 in the state and maintains consistent CSI scores.

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Vice President
Josh Larson
Pre-Owned and Wholesale Director Dave  Garner
Dave began his career with the Larson Automotive Group in 1982 as a Lot Attendant for Larson Dodge in Puyallup. While working he completed his mechanic training and began working for Larson Dodge as our used car technician. After 3 years as a technician Dave moved into the Service Advisor role before becoming the Used Car Manager for Larson Dodge. In 1996 Dave became the GM of our Volkswagen store in Tacoma and then in 2000 Dave moved to our Chrysler Jeep Hyundai store in Tacoma and was promoted to the Director of Wholesale & Pre-Owned Sales.

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Pre-Owned and Wholesale Direct
Dave Garner
Fixed Operations Director Mark  Nelson
Mark has been with the Larson Automotive Group since 1998, beginning as Service Manager for Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma. He is a Master certified Service and Parts Director with Mercedes-Benz and is also certified with Chrysler, Mark has been in the Mercedes-Benz dealer network for 27 years starting as a technician at an independent Mercedes-Benz facility, mentored by a German-born and factory trained Meister. He continued his experience with the Mercedes-Benz product line as a technician with Mercedes-Benz of Seattle and then Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue, working his way up to Shop Foreman, Assistance Manager and then Service Manager.

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Fixed Operations Director
Mark Nelson
Used Car Director Joe  Carbone
Phone 253-475-3832 I LOVE CARS.... I LOVE PEOPLE... I'm third generation in this business, being able to help friends and families in the community is the most rewarding career I could have ever asked for.

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Used Car Director
Joe Carbone
Chief Financial Officer Mason  Sessions
Mason joined the group as Chief Financial Officer in 2017, coming from a leading national accounting firm auditing retail automotive groups nationwide. Mason is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Master's Degree in Accounting from Boise State University. He leads the corporate office in all financial, legal, and administrative matters. Mason enjoys professional networking and other community involvement. You are invited to learn more and connect at:

Mason Sessions on Linkedin

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Chief Financial Officer
Mason Sessions
Digital Marketing Doug  Watanabe
Doug came aboard in early 2018 and is the most recent addition to the Larson Automotive Group’s management team. He carries 30+ years of Automotive Business experience that began with carrying a bucket and hose, washing cars. During his career he has held most every position in Automotive Sales which allows him a unique perspective on carrying on the Larson way of doing business.

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Digital Marketing
Doug Watanabe
Information Systems Manager Randy  Ruedas
Randy started with the Larson Automotive Group in 2015 in our IT Department. He is always ensuring our network, communications and software are up and running smoothly. This is often-times a 24/7 responsibility. In 2018, Randy was promoted to lead our Computer & Information Systems Department.

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Information Systems Manager
Randy Ruedas

Our Location

Larson Hyundai
7601 South Tacoma Way,
Tacoma, WA 98409

Sales: 253-474-0621
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Logan was great about responding quickly. I'm not able to purchase a car at this time.

- Roberta, CARGURUS

Thanks to Ronald Haskins for awesome customer service and making our car buying experience easy! Thank you!

- John Peeke, GOOGLE

Joey was very friendly and helpful. He definitely considered our situation and we walked away without the feeling of being pressured to purchase a vehicle, which was nice.

- Cassidy Coleman, GOOGLE

I am glad that I came to Robert Larson’s Hyundai to get a car. Izzy was a big help with me making my purchase.

- Jawan Johnson, GOOGLE

Ron Haskins was wonderful, we couldn't be happier with the experience and out perfect new Palisade! Thanks Ron!

- Michael O'Neal, GOOGLE

Sales man was great. He answered all my questions. I bought the car from them.


Friendly salesman and service team. I only take my Hyundai here and they rarely try to upsell

- Kyle Johns, GOOGLE

Celina was awesome. Super friendly and helpful. Went above and beyond.

- Don Littrell, GOOGLE

Izzy Mendez has been great to work with. Exceptional service and follow through. Made the car buying experience positive.

- Robin Fung, GOOGLE

Came in and bought my Hyundai Venue from them earlier in the month. Izzy Mendez took great care to make sure I was getting everything I needed, and has been checking in with me intermittently to make sure that everything is going well. Would definitely recommend Izzy and Larson.

- aleksalynn, GOOGLE

Just purchased a 2020 Kona. Did the whole purchase process via text which was convenient and fit my busy schedule. I worked exclusively with Izzy Mendez who was quick to answer and followed through till the end! Thanks for a good buying experience!

- Oly Cash, GOOGLE

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Quick and painless service. Izzy Mendez was great and made the experience as painless as car buying can be. Robert Larson also sold a vehicle to my girlfriend, who had a similarly good experience. Cal from finance gave it to me straight, and I didn't feel like I had to "play the finance game"....

- Kurtis Gray, GOOGLE

My salesman, Izzy Mendez, helped me get the car I’ve always wanted with the upmost professionalism and the best customer service! Would highly recommend to anybody looking to upgrade their ride!

- Jesse Antle, GOOGLE

I decided on Monday January 13th that I wanted to by a car. I went online to begin my search for a Hyundai Kona and immediately my phone began ringing and receiving text messages from more than 5 dealerships. But Larson Hyundai in Tacoma contacted me via email, Izzy Mendez is the Internet...

- Mimi C., YELP

Bought my first car here and I am very happy I did. Izzy Mendez helped me out through the whole process, explaining any question that I had. Came out with my car a couple hours later, very happy.

- Ricardo Fajardo, GOOGLE

I bought my new hyundai tucson from Jay Shin he was very professionaly helped me to purchase my new car I strongly recommend him Thank you

- 한윤심, GOOGLE

I had a great experience test driving and buying a car from Ronald Haskins. He helped me find a great vehicle and has been responsive to all of my questions.

- Andrea Munro, GOOGLE

I bought my new Tucson from jay shin. Thank you for your kindness. You're awesome. I will recommend your dealership to my friends as number 1 and the best.

- Nhial D., YELP

Great experience! Our sales person (Kimberley Fiesta) was very helpful and knowledgeable. Instead of trying to sell us the first car we liked, she ensured we left with a vehicle that fit us perfectly. We are loving our new 2020 Palisade and very thankful to the staff at Larson's Hyundai.

- Onyx Prime, GOOGLE

The process to get rid of my car was so incredibly easy and quick. I really appreciated Ron’s help! He made the process painless, and was extremely informative, and very helpful and nice! We really loved how easy everything was! Thank you Larson and Ron for helping us sell our car! You guys were...

- Jessica Irizarry, GOOGLE

After visits to multiple Hyundai dealerships, I purchased our 2020 Santa Fe from Larson. The difference? The salesperson - Kimberly Fiesta. I knew what I wanted and didn't want to deal with the process of working with a salesperson then getting passed off to a sales manager for the close. Kimberly...

- Brett Hansen, GOOGLE

I wanted to sell my car, so I went onto KBB to see the value of my car. Within a hour Kimberly from South Tacoma Hyundai reached out to me see if I would would be willing to bring the car into their location and give them an opportunity to gain my business. I informed Kimberly I already set up an...


We had a good experience with Larson Hyundai. They were very helpful and easy to work with. The salesmen Ronald helped get me a good deal on the car. He is a great guy and was very helpful. We liked how he dealt with the business.

- Ahmed, GOOGLE

We worked with Hundai a few weeks ago for my wife’s car. They are some of the best car people I have worked with. They are not pushy on you at all and are super friendly. At the end of the day we got a great deal because they wanted us in a new car and were respectful of our budget. We worked a...

- Andrew Guminski, GOOGLE

My sales man Jay Shin made my car buying experience very smoothly and professionally. I will definitely buy my second car from him in the future. Thank you

- Dongwook K., YELP

Always a great experience at Larson Hyundai. The facility is always clean, people are always friendly and helpful. Never over crowded or do I feel rushed in any way. It's a nice place to wait while your vehicle is being serviced which is alot to say!

- Lisa W., GOOGLE

Bought two vehicles here in two days. Salesman were top of their game, worked with us to get exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted. Would definitely go back to purchase another vehicle.

- Anthony Nicholson, GOOGLE

I wanted to mention that Izzy is a excellent sales staff in Larson Hyundai. It took me to a month to decide purchasing a new car. Izzy has been reaching out to me with information consistently and I finally got a Elantra 2020 Value Edition. I purchased Sonata and Elantra in past at different...

- Shaunie Lee, GOOGLE

My wife and I had a great experience at Larson Hyundai. The staff member we worked with, Ronald, worked tirelessly to help us find a vehicle that fit our family's needs. Larson also purchased our prior car, a 2013 Honda Fit, and beat out CarMax's offer by $201. All in all, we very much appreciated...

- Jonathan Rahaeuser, GOOGLE

Had a great buying experience with Izzy, who was able to help my wife and I find a new vehicle that had everything we wanted. Thanks! We are loving the new ride!

- Jacob Riley, GOOGLE

Great experience at Larson Hyundai! Their crew made the car buying process easy. Izzy was great in walking me through all the features of my new Tucson and has been a great resource for all post-purchase questions.

- Morgan Milner, GOOGLE

Jay shin made my car buying experience amazing. He is really helpful and knowledgeable. I genuinely recommend asking for jay when coming to this location.

- Cynthia L., YELP

Had a pleasant time car shopping here, Izzy was never pushy and understood my needs I highly recommend him if you need to speak to someone. Finance portion could have been better but I know they were just doing their jobs in getting most money possible.

- Chris, GOOGLE

I went to Larsen Hyundai to purchase my new Tucson because to be perfectly honest I didnt want to get screwed here in Bremerton. I talked with Izzy on the phone before coming over. I already knew what I wanted to buy. Even though they did not have the color or model I wanted on the premises. Izzy...

- Sandy VanWagoner, GOOGLE
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