75-5721 Kuakini Hwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Voice: 808-334-1111 Text Only: 808-468-3009 Right across from Downtown McDonald's

Meet the Staff of Pre-Owned Motor Cars

John Caudell - Dealer Principal

808-334-1111 - john@hawaiicar.com

Lived on the Big Island 40 Years  Certified NIADA Master Dealer and a Certified Master ASE Master Tech . State President of HIADA (Dealer's Association), Amateur Radio Operator WH6EGT
Thankful organ transplant recipient. My job is to serve my customers to the best of my ability!

Hiromi Caudell - Comptroller

808-334-1111 - hiromi@hawaiicar.com

Hiromi was born in Japan in Shizuoka Prefecture. Her home town is called Ito which is famous for hot springs, tangerines and green tea. Her hobbies are being a soccer mom, reading, travel. If you are Japanese speaking, she will be your contact. Hiromi is an expert in helping you buy, finance, sell or repair your vehicle. She has been at the company for 22 years. She is the company bean counter supreme.

Lydia Droge Ruenes - Business Manager

808-334-1111 - lydia@hawaiicar.com

Lydia grew up on the Big Island. Her hobbies are, being a great mom, cooking, taking care of her dog, chickens and fish. She is a very essential person responsible for titling, registration, proof reading paperwork and contracts. If you need an answer...ask Lydia Yo hablo Espanol

Ryan Kennedy - General Sales Manager

- ryan@hawaiicar.com

Ryan comes to us from the great state of Montana, AKA the Big Sky State.  With close to 20 years in the automotive industry, his vast knowledge of the industry has helped people from all walks of life get into the vehicle that they want and deserve.  Specializing in financing and having established relationships with multiple lenders, he can guide you through the automotive lending process with ease and efficiency.  In his down time, you can find him hovering over the local pool tables, attending live concerts/shows, or hiking in hills.   

Roger Pezzulich - Sales Consultant

808-334-1111 - Roger@hawaiicar.com


Roger has been in Hawaii for over 20 years. He comes fro New York, where he amassed many years of management at a Honda Store. Roger worked on the parts side for many years and knows every piece on your car (or any car, for that matter) Now Roger sells the cars whole instead of part by part. When Roger sells you a car, you can rest assured that it will be a complete vehicle, in the best of condition. He/we wouldn't have it any other way.

Joe Cox - Sales Consultant

808-334-1111 - joe@hawaiicar.com

Joe was born to help people into their next vehicle. Having sold thousands of vehicles over his long career, he really knows how to take the pain out of buying. Joe loves to fish, cook and he really knows how to entertain. Joe is just plain FUN to be around and is never too busy to help a customer with whatever comes along. Come in and ask for Joe, you won't regret it!

Mac McCracken - Sales Consultant

808-334-1111 - mack@hawaiicar.com

Moved here from Seattle with my wife and we love it here. When I'm not working I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with family. I have 30 years of automotive experience give me a call and I would be happy to help you any way I can.

Matt Tuohy - Service Technician Electronic

808-334-1111 - matt@hawaiicar.com

Matt hails from the Great Pacific Northwest, Washington State. Matt has an electronics technician, hold patents for inventing several auto racing equipment items and has worked on vehicles all of his life. In addition he has worked as a sound engineer at rock concerts for some major rock bands. He's not to keen on the heat here in Hawaii, but fits right in with Island style living. Matt is the guy that figures out what is wrong with vehicles that know one else can fix. He's a problem solver and a great team member to have on staff. Bring in your impossible to fix car...Matt will sort it out and have it back on the road fast.

Dustin Huey - Service Technician Heavy

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Dustin came hear 2 years ago from the Detroit area. He really appreciates our warm weather and warm (not frozen) wrenches. Dustin can repair what ever you put in front of him. From electronics to engine changes nothing is too tough for him. Dustin's background includes having his own repair business in Michigan, a high school auto shop teacher, used parts operation and one of the best mechanics you will ever run in to. In his spare time Dustin loves all things adventure. Excitement is his middle name. No challenge is too BIG for Dustin!

Dayton Keliikipi - Service Technician Brake and Heavy

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Dayton Is from Oahu relocating over to Kona to enjoy the slower pace. Dayton has worked on everything from tour buses to Beetles, And most everything in between. Dayton likes life when he is working solving other peoples problems with their vehicles. He loves to hunt in his spare time and loves to fish too. 

Matthew Nelson - Service Manager

808-334-1111 - matthew@hawaiicar.com

Matthew is new to the Islands. Having traveled to Hawaii many times he and his wife have grown to love Hawaii (especially Kona), over the years. Matthew has many years of service manager experience, he even was a service trainer at one time!  Call and ask for Matthew, he'll help you with your service needs.

Harris Carvalho - Reconditioning Expert

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Harris, born and Raised in Kona. Has two children and one Grandson! Harris has a big heart, love animals and even feeds and takes care of feral cats every day of the week. Harris loves to cook and was trained as a chef at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
We love having Harris on Staff, he is a pleasure to work with. 

Kekoa (Josh) Silva - Reconditioning Expert

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