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
Service and Parts Director Mike  Mangapit
Mike began his career in the automotive industry in Las Vegas, Nevada while working for Chevrolet as a lot porter/ lube tech in 1995 part time while attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Over the years Mike gained knowledge and experience by working every position in fixed operations. Mike move to Washington in 2005 where the majority of his family resides. During his tenure as a GM Service Manager he was mentored and trained by the factory and extended his knowledge to all dealership positions through training provided through NADA. Mike came to the Larson Automotive Group in 2011 where since he has serviced as service manager at various locations before becoming Service Director in 2014. Mike carries certifications not only though the various brands in the Larson Automotive Group but also is ASE Certified. In 2015 he was awarded in The Top 40 People Under 40 from Automotive News for his success with operations, employee and customer satisfaction. Mike can also be read in various publications as a contributor on articles related to business, next generation employees and the auto industry.

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Service and Parts Director
Mike Mangapit
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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Friendly and helpful,.

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Bought my first car yesterday and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you Mike A. for all your help!! I love my car and he made it very easy!! Highly recommend Larson’s and Mike! You will not be disappointed.

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i was treated as a valued customer and Erik was very dogged at getting me a nice deal on my Hyundai Elantra - I am deeply appreciative of his efforts.

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