Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists

At Kevin's Royal Auto, we may be an auto group, but we are not some big corporation. We are your local hometown dealer. We are not from the big cities, instead we are from the rural areas including Owego, Cooperstown, Ithaca, Conklin, Elmira, and all the surrounding areas. We are your local family-owned dealership, and we provide the laid-back environment that you actually want to buy a car in. Come to see us and our team today.

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Staff
Staff
Kevin Harris
Owner
Bio
Mr. Harris has owned Royal Automotive for over 40 years. His experience and attention to detail remains the driving forc behind the continued success of his dealerships.
Jason Harris
General Mgr (Ford)
Bio

Ford Master Certified

Jason is a lifelong resident of New York and has been with Royal for 20 years. He has worked throughout every department of the dealership, giving him the complete understanding of how a dealership works. This has provided him with the tools necessary to assume his leadership role for the past 15 years. When he is not working, Jason spends time with his wife and their two children. Jason also enjoys outdoor activities and going on family vacations.

Tami Farley
General Mgr (CDJR)
Bio

Chrysler Certified

Tami has been part of the Royal team since 2001 and worked her way up to GSM in 2006, where she has remained for the past 11 years. She has over 25 years experience in the industry. Tami thinks the best part about her job is the relationships with customers made throughout her time here, that she now considers part of the ‘Royal’ family. She is the youngest of 13 children, likes to travel in her free time and enjoys spending time with her family.

Ed Stringer
Finance Mgr (Ford)
Bio

Ford Master Certified, SYNC specialist

Ed has 13 years combined auto sales and finance management experience. He joined Royal a year and a half ago and has been a huge asset to our team. Ed appreciates the freedom to tackle challenges head-on without too many restrictions. When he’s not at work, Ed enjoys spending time with his children.

Cara Harris
Sales Rep (CDJR)
Bio

Ford Certified

Cara began her sales career at Royal in 2012. She takes pleasure in building and maintaining customer relationships and enjoys being part of a team. Cara spends her free time with her husband, dogs, family and enjoys shopping.

Ron Edwards
Sales Rep (CDJR)
Bio

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Certified

Ron has been with Royal for five years and has 25 years sales experience. He appreciates the close relationships he has with co-workers and customers. When he's not working, Ron enjoys spending time with his children, off-roading in his Jeep Wrangler and finding new places to explore.

Michael Counts
Sales Rep (CDJR)
Bio

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Certified

Michael has been in sales since he graduated college and has been continuing his career at Royal since then. He enjoys meeting new people and maintaining relationships with them. In his spare time, Michael builds computers from scratch and also enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Felix Rosario
Sales Rep (Ford)
Bio

Ford Certified

Although Felix has been at Royal for only six months, his sales experience extends 25 years. He enjoys working with customers and building relationships. When he's not working, Felix dedicates his time to charity work for Shriner’s Hospitals. He also enjoys spending time with his family.

Mark Williams
Service Mgr (Ford)
Bio

Ford Master Certified

Mark has had 33 years experience in the industry, the past three years working at Royal. His favorite part of the job is building and maintaining customer relationships. When he is not working, he enjoys fishing, boating and watching his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Brett Nichols
Service Mgr (CDJR)
Bio

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Brett started his service excellence following High school. He has been at Royal for 31 years and has earned a certificate of automotive service excellence. In addition to handling Chrysler vehicles, he is also GM, and Subaru certified. In his free time, Brett enjoys drag racing and restoring antique automobiles.

Lloyd Byers
Service Advisor
Bio

Ford Master Certified
Ford Senior Master Technician/Advisor

Having spent the last two years at Royal as the service advisor, Lloyd has been with Royal for a total of 7 years, starting as a technician. He is the highest trained technician at Royal and has had 18 years experience in the industry, all with Ford. He prides himself in building customer relationships and enjoys working with all different types of people. Outside of work, he enjoys fishing, outdoor activities, watching his favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens and restoring antique cars.

Greg McNamara
Parts Mgr (Ford)
Bio

Ford Master Certified

Greg has been with the Royal team for 15 years with over 22 years of experience in the industry, with Ford. He enjoys building relationships with customers and fellow employees. Greg is an active member of the community, coaching youth football and in his free time, he enjoys restoring cars.

Denny Middendorf
Parts Mgr (CDJR)
Bio
Denny has been with Royal for 40 years and previously has had many years experience in the industry. He began his career at a Chrysler dealership, owned his own business for a period of time and is now back with Royal Chrysler. When he is not working, Denny enjoys spending time with his grandkids.
Scott Bostwick
Body Shop Mgr
Bio
Scott started working for Royal in 2016 but has 30 years experience in the industry. His favorite thing about his job is the easy-going, family atmosphere. When Scott is not working, he enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.
Debbie Covey
Office Manager/Controller
Bio
Deb has used her expertise in accounting and management with Royal for 35 years. She is a dedicated employee who works to improve every day. Deb loves spending time with her grand-babies, dogs, enjoys waterskiing and camping, when she's not working
Sandy Hutchinson
Title Clerk
Bio
Sandy had been a dedicated employee with Royal for 35 years. She likes the family atmosphere and has built many friendships during her time here. In her free time, Sandy enjoys reading books, crocheting, and cross-stitch, working in her garden and walking her dog.
Coryn Crandall
Accounting Clerk
Bio

Coryn began her career with Royal in 2014. She is very experienced in customer assistance and enjoys seeing her regular customers. When she's not working, Coryn enjoys spending time with her son and family.

Ashley Meeker
Office Manager (CDJR)
Bio
Ashley is a "behind the scenes" star at Royal Chrysler. We feel lucky to have her and could not operate at our full potential without her.
Nikki Burdick
Finance Manager
Bio
Nikki brings 22 years of automotive sales experience and her incredible talents to the Royal Chrysler team. She is Chrysler Master Certified. If you need financing for your next vehicle purchase or lease, there is no one better than Nikki to achieve that for you!
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