December 28th, 2022 by

Calvin began his journey here at Berger in the fall of 2020 when one of his friends referred him to apply. Soon after submitting his application, Calvin was hired as a Porter in our Service Department. Little did he know, taking this job would soon lead him to make big moves in his automotive career.

After seeing Calvin’s work ethic shine, our then Quick Service Manager (now Service Director), Channon Spaans, encouraged him to expand his automotive skills by moving into the Quick Service Department. Calvin began working as a Quick Lube Technician and was soon promoted to Quick Service Advisor. He enjoyed working for Channon and loved his co-workers in the Quick Lube Lanes!

His hard work and dedication as Quick Service Advisor did not go unnoticed. Calvin was recently promoted to his current role as Service Advisor.

Now, instead of servicing vehicles he works directly with customers, discusses vehicle diagnosis, and is a correspondent with customers throughout the entire vehicle service and repair process. Although going from turning wrenches to interacting with the public is an adjustment, Calvin is taking it in stride.

When asked if he had any advice to anyone interested in working in the Service Department he said to, “give it a shot”, and that it is rewarding to see the work done by your own two hands. He also said that the people here at Berger Chevrolet make it all worthwhile. In fact, he wanted to give a shout-out to his co-workers in the Quick Service Department. Even if it was a busy and hectic day, the team knew how to have fun and could find humor in anything. He also wanted to acknowledge Steve Johnson, Service Manager, for showing him the ropes in the first weeks after transitioning to Service Advisor.

Let’s take a minute to recap Calvin’s career at Berger as he continued to quickly excel in each position: Porter to Quick Lube Technician to Quick Lube Advisor to Service Advisor.

Calvin isn’t all work and no play. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing. Whether it be on his boat or out on the ice, Calvin is ready with his fishing rod in hand. And as if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, his two adventurous kids certainly do! When the weather is nice, they like to ride dirt bikes and minibikes!

Please join us in congratulating Calvin as January’s Employee Spotlight! We’re so grateful to have you on our team.

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