Herb was born and raised in the town of Galliano, La. After High School he went to work for Chevron as a dispatcher at the Leeville, La. In 1996 he moved to the gulf coast took a job at an independent body shop in Bay St. Louis, Ms. Where he learned the body shop trade and moved up into management . In December of 2005 he was bought into Champion to Manage our Body Shop. He is I-CAR Certified and continues to update his training as new repair technology is developed.
Rick, or Big Rick as he’s known around here, has mammoth sized charisma. He’s been with Champion for over 25 years, and was an electrician before that. This explains his electric personality, and how he’s able to make anyone light up with a smile very easily. A Mississippi native who spends his spare time fishing, watching football, and relaxing with friends. He adores the people he works with, always trying to make everything light-hearted and pleasant. Big Rick will go out of his way to take special care of you.
Vic’s career humbly started in New Orleans as an Auto Prep Associate from which he took his roots and appreciation for transportation. “I learned and observed the simple but important truth that a vehicle was not just a thing you buy, but a part of someone’s everyday life. It reflected who they were regardless of social status or income level.” Also, Mr. Dehon developed an appreciation of teamwork, of “we” and “us”, when working with staff members and when serving the customer.
Kathy is basically “Switzerland” within the dealership. She is undeniably an extremely sensible, calm, and collected person. Dealerships, like any business environment with alot of moving parts, can get very complex and always runs the risk of being disorderly. Kathy’s super power is keeping us all well-knit, organized, and running smoothly. She is a huge book worm and will read anything you put in front of her eyes from cover to cover. We are always grateful for her diligent work at Champion.
Cheryl is most likely to be the first face you see or talk to here at Champion, and this is a major responsibility as it directly reflects on our company. Thankfully, she is the perfect person for this duty as she shows genuine concern for our customers, empathizes with their needs, and does everything she can to assist. She loves cooking, but rarely brings any of it to work for us to enjoy too (but from what we hear, it’s really good). She’s been with Champion since the Y2K scare, and has been committed to making customers happy ever since.
Champion is Lisa’s first dive into the Automotive Industry, and she started that journey back in 2011. She came from customer service in the food and beverage industry. She has a passion for art, couponing, fishing, and kayaking. Lisa has an over-the-top personality full of humor and kindness. Originally from Bay St. Louis she moved to Woolmarket to settle down and have a family. She strives to learn everything she can so she can move further up the management ladder. Her dealership hero is Kathy May.
Melissa, a Bay St Louis Mississippi native, has been with Champion since 2009 and brought with her 17 years of Automotive experience. She practically walked off stage of her high school graduation and right into a dealership, of course after taking a few breaks to go boating and mud riding first. Melissa loves working at Champion, and she says the reason is because of all the great people she gets to work with on a daily basis. We’re family to her, and she’s family to us.