Hutchinson Service Staff

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  • Tony Hoover
    Fixed Operation Director

    Tony has been with Conklin Cars for 9 years. He loves hanging out with his wife Mary and their two daughters. His hobbies include running, working in the yard, and watching KU basketball. He graduated from KU. The family is involved in Church. He tries to go to the Colorado mountains to hike as much as possible. His wife also graduated from KU and they hope their daughters will follow in their footsteps.

  • Jeff Rush
    Service & Parts Director

    Jeff Rush brought us 30yrs of experience from working in the Automotive Dealership Circles. He started as a lot boy at a Chevrolet Dealership in Las Vegas, where he worked his way up to the Wholesale Parts Manager of the Biggest Manufacture OEM Parts Group in Nevada. After 17yrs there, he inherited a family farm in Indiana and relocated his two daughters and himself to a quiet small town outside Indianapolis, and went to work for the largest Chevrolet Dealer in Indiana for 10yrs. While there, Jeff meet a KU Graduate and followed her home here to Kansas, which brought him to our family here at Conklin.

  • Jody Pendergrass
    GM Advisor

    Jody grew up around the Hutchinson and Newton area. He moved to California for 8 years but Kansas brought him back home. Jody has been in the automotive industry for 20 years. Around that same time, he met his wife. Jody has two step daughters and a son. He loves to fish and watch his son Peyton play football at Fort Hays State University.

  • Katie Ybarra
    Honda Service Advisor

    Katie was born and raised in Hutchinson, KS and has been with Conklin Cars since September 2017. She loves dogs, traveling, and hanging out with her niece. You can find her cheering on the Kansas City Royals every game day!

  • AJ Overton
    Nissan Service Advisor

    AJ has been with Conklin for 8 years and he genuinely enjoys Ford truck and performance cars. His favorite way to spend his spare time is with his wife Amanda and their 4 kids. He also like vacationing, playing games with the family, and cheering for the KC Cheifs, Royals, KU Jayhawks, and the NY Yankees.

  • Kaylee Coleman
    Service Advisor Assistant

    I have lived in Hutchinson Kansas my entire life. I graduated from Hutchinson High School. I attended Hutchinson Votech for Automotive schooling and am furthering my education in Business. I have a lab named Roscoe and a blue heeler named Bear. I enjoy taking my dogs to the dog park and being outdoors.

  • Richard Eddington
    Body Shop Manager

    Richard has been with Conklin 9 years. He moved to Hutch in 1983 and enjoys fishing and being a Scout Master. Richard has been married 17 years, has 4 kids, and loves spending time with his family. 

  • Bob Roberts
    Assistant Body Shop Manager

    Bob joined the Conklin team in July of 2017. He's born and raised Hutchinson, and loves hunting, fishing, camping - anything outdoors! Bob has been married 17 years, he has three daughters - two of which are twins!