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Doug Craigo of West Virginia Auto Sales

D. Douglas Craigo is a native of Charleston, WV. A 1973 graduate of Mountain State Baptist High School in Alderson, WV, Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bob Jones University in 1978. He has been certified by the Frank Furher School of Finance.

Doug began his career in the retail automobile business at Bert Wolfe Ford in 1978. Since that time, he as worked for several other dealerships and has many years of experience in all facets of the business, including sales, service, finance and insurance, and administration. Doug is an expert in all areas of the business with a special emphasis on European vehicles.

Doug brings his love and knowledge of motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and boats to WV Auto Sales, which recently became a QLINK franchisee. He will prove invaluable with his sales and service knowledge of this fine brand of ATV's and MOTOR SCOOTERS.

Doug and Dana, his wife of 28 years, have two beautiful, young daughters, Amy and Christen. In his leisure time Doug enjoys boating and water sports. As a member of the Ridge Runner running club, Doug has participated in the Charleston Distance Run and many other competitive running events for over twenty five years.

R. A. Dick Daugherty of West Virginia Auto Sales

R. A."Dick" Daugherty of Dunbar, is a West Virginia native and a graduate of G. W. High School. While at West Virginia University, he was an English and Political Science major, and was active in many campus activities. He is a proud member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Dick holds a captain's license through the United States Coast Guard and is an active member of the Great Kanawha River Navy as well as the Kanawha River Power Squadron.

In 1984, Dick began his automotive career at Capitol Chrysler in South Charleston, WV. He served as a top sales producer and, at different times, served as the Used Car Manager and as the Finance and Insurance Manager. Dick was the General Manager of the C. W. Lewis Cadillac, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Inc. dealership in White Sulphur Springs. While there, Dick arranged a successful change in ownership in which it was necessary to procure financing and corporate approval from General Motors for the buyer.

With twenty-plus years of experience, Dick brings a wealth of knowledge and a loyal customer following to West Virginia Auto Sales. He loves cars and he loves people, so it is natural for him to want to be of maximum service to all his customers. "Simple, Easy, Fast and Friendly" best define what Dick is all about.

Dick and his wife Nancy have a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Beth, in Charlotte, NC. Their grandchildren Merideth and Brady are the apples of their eyes! Dick's extended family has strong ties to the community and love the "West Virginia Hills."

Keith Leadmon of West Virginia Auto Sales

Keith Leadmon is a lifelong resident of Hurricane, W.V. He started his career in the automobile business at the tender age of 17 where he has held every position including General Manager for several new car dealerships. Leadmon Auto Sales in Hurricane belonged to Keith for twelve years and since that time he has devoted his talent and energy to the wholesale automobile and truck market. He brings over 40 years of experience to WVAS and we are proud to have him on the team. Keith and Anna (wife) love NASCAR, 4 wheeling and family get togethers in their spare time. They both are excited to be with us and exude our motto "Simple, Easy, Fast & Friendly."

J. Preston Smith of West Virginia Auto Sales

J. Preston Smith joined the WVAS team in April of 2015. Originally from Nebraska, Preston has been a member of the Army National Guard since 2009 and studied Electronic Engineering at ITT Tech. He gained valuable sales experience while working at Will Jewelry and Loan in Spring Hill WV and his infectious personality will make you feel at home immediately. A Nitro resident he was recently engaged to his girlfriend Stephanie and together they are parents of 3 beautiful children, jasmine, Nick, & Ryan. Preston's goal is 100% customer satisfaction and he plans to make a life long career helping you with your automotive and powersports needs.

Robert Jerry Gammon of West Virginia Auto Sales

Robert "Jerry" Gammon hails from Dunbar WV where he is an active life long resident and currently serves on the Planning and Zoning Board for the City. A born salesmen he sold newspapers as a young man, worked at Sloan's dept. store, owned Gammons Furniture & Appliance, and worked in management in several local new car dealerships in the Valley. Jerry loves to keep a finger in the game and works at WVAS part time. Stop by most Thursday's, Friday or Saturday and you will meet Jerry where he practices our moto "Simple, Easy, Fast & Friendly."

Better than New

  • "Our cars are better than new! You know why? Because they cost less! It is crazy to buy a brand new car when it immediately depreciates by as much as 40% as soon as it leaves the lot. In my opinion you are much better off buying a fully re-conditioned, used car that is tried and true. You can add an extended warranty for "peace of mind" if you like and remember, used costs less, much less, so payments are lower - terms are shorter - and in most instances rates are the same or even lower than new cars. You also have the flexibility of trading more often because you are not "upside down" (owe more than the value of the car!), not to mention insurance is lower, taxes are lower, and you can get more car for your hard earned money!"

    -- Dick Daugherty

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