Meet the Staff of 44 Auto Mart

Rusty - Owner


Rusty has been in the car business for over 30 years. Rusty and his father Ronnie started 44 Auto Mart by selling, buying, wholesaling vehicles and have built the business from 3 employees in 1989 to employing nearly 100 today. 44 Auto Mart is one of the largest pre-owned dealerships in Kentucky with 5 locations, 2 service departments, and 2 collision centers to better serve you.

Ronnie - Founder/Consultant


Ronnie has been in the car business for over 40 years. Ronnie and his son Rusty started 44 Auto Mart by selling, buying, wholesaling vehicles and have built the business from 3 employees in 1989 to employing nearly 100 today. 44 Auto Mart is one of the largest pre-owned dealerships in Kentucky with 5 locations, 2 service departments, and 2 collision centers to better serve you.

Jeff Johnson - General Manager of Operations

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Jeff is the General Manager of our operation. His personal goal is 100% customer satisfaction. He welcomes any questions or concerns about your experience. Just send him an email and he will respond promptly. Jeff has been in the automotive business for over 24 years.

Tony Nusz - CFO

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Tony is currently our CFO, and has held many job titles at 44 Auto Mart. He spends his days handling our accounting tasks, along with managing and updating our computer and phone systems.

Doris - Office Manager

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Doris has been managing automotive offices for many years. She has handled our office for the last several years and is extremely skilled and detailed when it comes down to it. Doris is involved in nearly all aspects of the office paperwork flow and has implemented several timesaving procedures to help the office run smoothly. She is and has been a valuable asset to 44 Auto Mart.

Madge - Business Manager

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Madge is our business manager for all 4 locations. Her duties include payroll, human resources, new hires, handbooks, and various other business affairs.

Theresa - Administrative Center VP

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Theresa, also known as "T" around the office has been with 44 Auto Mart for many years and has always been one of the foundations of the company! One of her main duties it handling payables. She is the mother of two and enjoys spending quality time with her family. What she really likes is riding her motorcycle with her husband.

Tommy Nusz - Courier

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Tommy Nusz has been working at 44 Auto Mart for over 15 years and we couldn't do it without him! Opening up the Shepherdsville store just about every morning, running errands for the Office Staff and making frequent trips to the County Clerk's office are all in a day's work! When Tommy isn't working he likes to enjoy the outdoors and work in his garden.

Tommy Gray-Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Store - Sales Manager

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Tommy has been in the car business nearly all his life. He started working for his father who owns a dealership in downtown Louisville. He learned everything he knows from his Dad who also taught him how to buy vehicles! He knows how to keep his customers happy and goes the extra mile! Stop at our Premium Preowned Hurstbourne location and give Tommy a shout about that new car, truck or SUV or call 502-239-4481.

Brian McGrail - Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Store - Sales

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Brian started out in sales at our Fern Creek store before taking the Finance Manager's position at our Fern Creek store, he later became the Sales Manager because of his outstanding sales results! Brian is a West Virginia University Alumni and a big fan of the Mountaineers! Brian enjoys spending time with his 4 children and tries to golf regularly! See Brian at our new Premium Pre-Owned Hurstbourne location for any of your automotive needs.

Bryan Bean - Sales Consultant

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Bryan Bean is a welcome addition to our sales team. Having lived in Florida his entire life, Bryan came to Louisville via the restaurant industry.

The lessons of the restaurant industry has taught him well, customers really appreciate his work ethic and determination to help them find the
perfect vehicle for their needs. In his off time Bryan enjoys spending time with his young son, golfing, maintaining his classic '66 Mustang, and
he's a huge baseball fan. Call Bryan for a stress free buying experience at 1-502-239-4481.  

Allan Wright-Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Store - Lot Manager

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Allan has been with 44automart for over 4 years and is a vital part to our success at 44automart. Allen is an avid UK fan and a member of a rock & roll band here in Louisville.

Collin Johnson-Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Store - Asst detailer-Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Locatio

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Collin has been a welcome addition to the detail shop for the summer months. His hard work and workmanship has increased the output of the detail shop dramatically.

Albert Johnson-Hurstbourne Premium Preowned Store - Detail Assistant

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Albert has worked here during several of his summer vacations. Albert is a great help in keeping the inventory, parking lot, and showroom in pristine condition

Willie Morris - General Manager

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Willie has been working in the automotive industry for 20 years and prides himself with his incredibly large "family" of Kentuckiana customers. His commitment to treat each and every customer with the respect and personal care that they deserve is seen everyday by his fellow workers and is an inspiration to us all. Willie has lived in the Shepherdsville area his whole life and looks forward to adding you to his family.

Claude Morris - Sales Manager

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Claude has over 20 years of experience in the car business with his last 4 years spent here. His goal is to continually provide his customers with a level of expertise that is seldom seen in any business setting. Claude enjoys working with vehicles and understands the mechanics so much so that he engineers and manufactures working steam engines that he sells globally. One of his favorite quotes is "I have been and always shall be your friend".

Samantha Mayer - Shepherdsville Finance Manager

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Samantha is a welcome new edition to the staff at the Shepherdsville Location. In her spare time she loves to spend time with friends and family. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and listening to music.

Nick Chesser - Shepherdsville Sales Specialist

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Nick has been in the car business now for 2 yrs. He enjoys meeting new people and helping them get the car of their dreams. He has had the benefit of working with Ernie, his mentor and father. Nick is recently married to his lovely wife, Scarlett. They spend their time at home planning for the future and playing with their Pitbull, Thor.

Arlo Ashby - Shepherdsville Sales Specialist

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Arlo is a new member of our team and is off to a great start! He has a long history of customer service as he has been working for several years as a golf pro. Arlo looks forward to helping you select the perfect vehicle for you and/or your family. He can be reached at our original Shepherdsville location via phone @ 502-955-5012.

Donnie Ward - Shepherdsville Lot Manager & Online Inventory Mana

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Donnie is an asset to us here at 44 Auto Mart in more ways than can be explained. He handles the dealership's overall appearance inside & out, as well as managing the online inventory. Donnie enjoys spending time with his family and camping as well as watching the Louisville Cardinals. Donnie has sales experience so if you have a question or would just like to speak to Donnie please call him anytime at 502.955.5012...

Eric Hodoh - Manager

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Eric is our newest edition to 44 Auto Mart and we are excited to have his experience and leadership on our management team. Eric has an uncanny ability to locate exactly what the customer is looking for. So come on down and let Eric show you how easy it is to SAVE MORE @44....

Barry Davis - Finance Director New Bardstown

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Barry has been a life long family friend of the owners of 44 Auto Mart. He prides himself on pleasing all of his customers. Barry is a true professional and has been a top salesman since he started. Barry enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, and time with his family. Barry can be reached at 502.348.4187....

Darlene - Both Bardstown Stores - Office Manager

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Darlene has been with the 44 Auto Mart family now for almost 10 years. A lifelong Bardstown resident and with her knowledge of the Bardstown area and the automotive industry Darlene's ability to get the job done and to be counted on in a pinch makes her an invaluable asset. With such a great personallity Darlene is always wearing a smile and always has a kind word for everyone, Darlene is a gem to work besides!

Will Beard - Senior Sales

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Will moved to Nelson county in 1987 and loves it here. He is married with 3 children and 10 grandchildren he is very busy when he's not taking care of his customers. Will is a true professional and loves taking care of all his customers ... Call Will anytime at 502-348-4187....

Jon Morgan - new bardstown sales

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  Jon Morgan, born and raised in the mountains of Eastern KY, joined our 44 automart family in 2016. John has over 8 years experience and a vast knowledge of the preowned market. Stop by and see John at Bardstown KY. Let Jon's experience work for you!!!!

Drew Whitaker - Bardstown Sales Specialist

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Drew is BRAND NEW to car sales and is eager to learn. Drew's youth and enthusiasm is welcomed and appreciated. He enjoys photographing nature and trips to Bernheim Forest. Drew would also like to invite all of his friends and family to come visit him and support his new career path... 502-348-4187

Perry Luttrell - Old Bardstown general manager

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Perry has been in the car business since 2000 and has been in management of the cars business for 15 years. Perry's goal is 100% satisfaction on all aspects of your deal. When not at work he likes to spend time with his family and his 2 beautiful daughters.

Travis Bays - Old Bardstown-Sales

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freddie sanger - old bardstown sales

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  Freddie is a great salesman he has been with 44automat for some time his goal is to find the right vehicle for you and 100% satisfaction for his customer stop by and see Freddie for you next vehicle or call 502-311-0171

Heather Butler - Bardstown sales

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My name is Heather Butler im a new member of the 44automart sales team. I have a 1 year old son and a wonderful husband love time with the family. My priority at 44 is to assist my customers in finding the vehicle of their dreams. I will always go above and beyond to ensure ever customer is 100% satisfied come in and see me today!!

Zach Fitz - Old Bardstown-Sales

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Zach is on of our newest additions to our Sales team here at 44 auto mart Bardstown! He is highly motivated and ready to help you find the car of your dreams! Come in today and let him go to work for you!




TJ Lawson - Elizabethtown manager

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TJ has lived in this area his whole life and has been with 44 AutoMart for over ten years. He knows the business inside and out and can handle all of your automotive needs. He prides himself with keeping the "right" inventory at his location and knowing how to assemble a team of managers and sales people that will continue his long tradition of happy and satisfied customers. Call TJ today and let him put his team to work for you.  270-765-2886

Lola Riney - Elizabethtown Store Sales Manager

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Lola has been working in the automotive industry for over 30 years. 44 Auto Mart is lucky to have Ms. Lola and she loves working here in Elizabethtown where she can see all of her previous customers. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her grandchildren. Come on in and allow Ms Lola to help you find the right vehicle for the right price. 270-765-2886 !!!!!     

Brian Pierce - Finance Manager

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Brian has a vast array of EXPERIENCE!!!  He has been in customer service his entire life, from being a K9 Unit, to an EMT/Firefighter, to Managing Retail Stores. Brian is an expert at understanding how to make buying a car a simple task.  Brian would love to show friends, family, and old customers that you always SAVE MORE @ 44!!!!!!!! 270-765-2886   

Patrick Croghan - Sales Professional

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   Patrick has been another great addition to the 44 Auto Mart family. Patrick served proudly in the US armed forces for 11 years and brings the same committed and determined attitude everyday. Patrick has helped several of his military family find vehicles and would love to help you. When Patrick is not here selling cars he enjoys all types of outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. Come on in and see Patrick to find the next vehicle of your dreams ....... 270-765-2886 !!!!!!     

Brian Vance - Elizabethtown Sales Specialist

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Vance is one of the newest additions to the 44 AutoMart family. He brings with him a tremendous amount of European car knowledge and keeps up to date with new trends. Vances enthusiasm and outgoing personality are quickly garnering a loyal following of new and repeat customers. Vance would love to invite all of his previous customers, friends and family to see him at our BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL ELIZABETHTOWN LOCATION.... 270-765-2886   

Ernest Cadick - Elizabethtown Sales Consultant

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Ernest has been in the automotive business for over five years. Ernest prides himself in finding the right vehicle for his customers at the right price! So, if you want your vehicle purchase to be a blessing, come see Ernest for your next vehicle purchase! Call Ernest at 270-765-2886   

Reiner Legaspi - Sales Consultant

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Come meet Lee TODAY!  Lee will let his previous experience in the US Army speak volumes when it comes to helping you BUY a car today.  Your car buying experience will be an amazing adventure with Lee!

Travis Stewart - Sales Consultant

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                Travis has a ton of experience in making stressful situations enjoyable!!  Let Travis make buying a car EASY!!  Call him today to schedule an appointment and get your Dream Car, Truck, or SUV in your driveway TODAY!!! 

Tina Farris - Office Manager- Elizabethtown


                    Tina is an absolute joy to have in the dealership. Tina has an amazingly positive outlook on life and brings her optimism into work every day. Her organizational skills are second to none and we could not make it without her. Tina would love to invite her friends and family to come see her at the BRAND NEW BEAUTIFUL ELIZABETHTOWN LOCATION . 270-765-2886       

Chuck Midkiff - Service Technician- Elizabethtown


Chuck is our Service Tech for our Elizabethtown location, give Chuck a call for all your automotive service needs!

Josh Payne - Shepherdsville Service Manager

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When Josh first started at 44 Auto Mart he was a Service Technician. However, because of his outstanding work performance over the last 4 years, he is now acting as the Shepherdsville Service Manager! When Joshua isn't impressing us with his leadership skills he likes to spend time with his family at Nolin Lake.

Dennis McGary - Shepherdsville Service Writer

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Dennis is the Service Writer for our Shepherdsville Location. He has been in the car business for over 30 years and has been a member of the 44 family since 2012! On the weekends Dennis likes to spend time on the open road with his motorcycle!

Joe Chambers - Body Man

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Joe stays busy in the body shop at our original Bardstown location! He has been working on cars for nearly 40 years, and is a valuable addition to our team of dedicated technicians. In his spare time, Joe likes to hit the road on his Honda Gold Wing bike and hopes to be able to ride out West in the future.

Kenny Newcomb - Painter

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Kenny has been in the automobile industry for 20 plus years and has been working hard in the Bardstown body shop for the last 5! He likes to go hunting on the weekends and is also a huge racing fan. Dale Jr. is his favorite NASCAR driver.

Ron Orberson - Body Man

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Ron is one of our experts in the original Bardstown Body Shop! He has 20 plus years experience in the automobile industry and always gets the job done! When he isn't hard at work, you can find him enjoying the outdoors and riding 4-wheelers with his 2 boys.

Pat - Shepherdsville Service Master Mechanic

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Pat is a welcome edition to our service center. After 31 years he can diagnose a problem with a vehicle just by listening to it? Pat goes over our purchased vehicles before we offer them to the public or even put them on one of our lots. He puts in a lot of hours underneath vehicles getting them in top condition and diagnosing problems! He has been rebuilding cars and trucks for years and at one time was the head mechanic for a race car at the old Louisville Speedway.

Steve Duncan - Service Technician

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Steve has been working in the Shepherdsville Service Department since 2011 and is an important member of the team... he knows a lot about fixing cars after 40 years in the business! In his free time Steve likes to take it easy and travel to Tennessee.

Jeff - Shepherdsville Service Writer

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Jeff started working for 44 Auto Mart many years ago and has always been around our Shepherdsville store. As the service writer and he has his hands full dealing with our customers and with the auto mechanics. Every year he travels to Northern Minnesota to go fishing and camping for about 10 days! The rest of the time he is spending with his wife and 2 children!

Shawn Rainwater - Service Technician

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Even though Shawn may be a new addition to our Bardstown Service Department, he is no stranger to the car business with 25 years experience! When he isn't busy working in the shop, Shawn is a real daredevil and races Go-Karts all over the United States!

Johnnie Haydon - Body Man

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Johnnie is a valuable component of our team in the body shop at the Original Bardstown location. He started working on cars when he was only 16 years old and knows his way around any vehicle! Outside of work Johnnie enjoys listening to music, going fishing, and playing the guitar.

Billy Gillahan - Body Man/Painter

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Billy is one of our expert technicians at the Bardstown body shop! He has been a part of the 44 family for 5 years and we appreciate all of his hard work! When he isn't in the shop Billy enjoys getting some fresh air and loves to hunt and fish.

Justin Davenport - Reconditioning Manager

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Justin started his career in the car business in 2014 when he joined the 44 team! He is one of our expert Reconditioning Managers at the Shepherdsville location. Previously, Justin worked in Quality Control at Amazon. When he isn't hard at work, Justin enjoys shooting guns and playing the guitar.

John - Landscaping/Maint Mgr.

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John handles our landscaping, transportation, maintenance among other things. He gets to travel to our various stores keeping things in order and spends a good deal on time on the road. He is a big fan of hunting and turkey hunting is his favorite. Gobble, gobble, gobble! John is a valuable asset to the continued growth of 44 Auto Mart at least according to him!