1051 NW Louisiana Ave Chehalis, WA 98532 360-748-3512 1638 A Bishop Rd Chehalis, WA 98532 360-996-4572

Meet the Staff of Community First Auto Center

George Votaw - Owner/President

360-748-3512 - cfcars4u@gmail.com

George has spent the last 20 plus years in the automotive business in the local area, prior to that, he was in the cattle and dairy business dating back to his Registered Jersey cattle herd he had in his youth. George and his family reside in the Toledo area and have for many years. Stop in and say "hi" sometime when you are in the area. Also, if we don't have the vehicle your looking for, personally call George yourself and tell him what you were looking for...he will do his best at getting exactly what you want quickly.

Ryan Votaw - Vice President/Finance Director

360-748-3512 - rvotaw@cfaccars.com

Ryan is from Toledo and graduated from St. Martin's University in 2012 with his Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a minor in Law. He also played basketball at St. Martin's for three years. Instead of pursuing Law School, he decided to help his Father George, open up Community First Auto Centers.

Brianna Votaw - Office Manager

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Brianna has helped her family's business since day one. She is an avid equestrian. You may see Brianna at various roping events throughout the counties, be sure to say hello if you see her!

Bogie Votaw - Security

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Bogie strives for customer service. With him being involved in general operations around the dealership, he is constantly providing a better experience for our customers. We follow Bogie's belief that providing a better car to our customers will strengthen our community. Stop by and see Bogie (bring bacon!), sorry folks he made me write that.

Jeff Starroff - Sales Manager

360-748-3512 - jstarroff@gmail.com

Jeff has been living in this local Community for over 20 years. He has served in the auto industry for 30+ years with long term experience in finance and sales management. He remains constantly commited to great customer service and is always exploring the best possible options for our customers to ensure that they get the best deal possible.

Gene Harris - Sales Consultant

360-748-3512 - rvotaw@cfaccars.com

Gene is an avid outdoorsman. He has served the auto industry for 20+ years now. Gene grew up here and he is hoping to see some familiar faces. Stop by and see Gene today, he loves to visit!

Charles "Ray" Wright - Sale Professional

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Ray just moved back from California, he took some time off from the car business. He was previously working for us before he moved. We are lucky to get back one of our great team members. Swing by and chat with him about the Seahawks or any sports, he loves them all! And if you are looking for a vehicle, he has many years of experience, which will help him find you the solution you have been looking for, all with a laid back, non pushy attitude! 

Brandon Abbott - Sales Professional

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Brandon has grown up in this area his entire life! He has only been in the car business for about a year. As a W.F. West Graduate, Brandon loves to connect with people around the community, which is why he is a perfect fit for our team. He loves all sports...Golf, basketball, baseball, you name it, and he will converse with you about it. Brandon works very well with our philosophy of not being a pushy sales person, and knows how to treat our customers right! Stop by and say hi one of these days!

Lakota Rakoz - Sales Professional

360-827-0517 - lakotarakoz@yahoo.com

Lakota is local, grew up in Toledo, right down the road from us. He enjoys watching all sports, especially the Seahawks! Outside of work, one of his biggest interest is Fishing. So swing by some time and grab a cup of coffee and talk football ! Fishing stories are also encouraged. Lakota is eager to show customers that buying a car is supposed to be easy and fun! 

Gus Salzer - Sales Professional

360-219-6483 - gus.salzer@hotmail.com

Gus has been in the auto industry for over 15 years! There is a lot of history with his family and the local community. I am sure you have heard of the Salzer Valley!!! Gus enjoys to fish on his free time when he is not spending time with his wife and kids and grandkids! He also loves to watch the Seahawks on sundays! Swing by sometime and meet Gus, and maybe buy a car if the time is right, either way, he would love to meet you!

Larry Deach - Sales Professional

360-508-5624 - larrydeach@gmail.com

Larry has been in the auto industry for over 20 years, and has lived in Chehalis for just as long. Swing by and chat with him sometime, he will most likely be able to help, or point you in the right direction, even if you don't buy a car!