Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Lexus of Merrillville is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM Staff

General Manager PETE  TAKACS
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(219) 769-4545 Hi Everyone. My name is Pete. I am the GM at our award winning store. We have been an "Elite of Lexus" dealer since 2005. Providing high end customer satisfaction is what our staff and myself will do each and every visit. While your looking or buying or servicing, we're the best! I look forward to putting a smile on your face and all of your family members as well. I have an "open door" policy to all. In my spare time, I like to golf, travel when I can and spend time with my wife Pam and my 3 adult children, Nick, Joelle and Alec.
General Manager
PETE TAKACS
Director of Marketing Ryan Kowalis
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Director of Marketing
Ryan Kowalis
Pre-Owned Manager WILLIE  HADDAD
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(219) 769-4545
Pre-Owned Manager
WILLIE HADDAD
Sales Manager BRUCE  CLARK
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(219) 769-4545
Sales Manager
BRUCE CLARK

Meet Our FINANCE DEPARTMENT Staff

Finance Manager BOB  WINLAND
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(219) 381-3302 Hi, My name Bob Winland. I am our Business Manager. I have been in the Auto industry since 1997. I will always make sure that your financial transaction will be smooth, professional and prompt. When you leave Lexus of Merrillville, you will have a smile from ear to ear! I am an ARMY veteran. Some of my hobbies are, traveling, bird watching and fast cars..Buy or lease a new or L/Certified Lexus, or one of our many other high quality pre-owned vehicles, you won't be disappointed. See you soon...
Finance Manager
BOB WINLAND

Meet Our SALES AND LEASING TEAM Staff

Sales & Leasing Consultant DARRYL  JONES
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(219) 769-4545
Sales & Leasing Consultant
DARRYL JONES
Sales & Leasing Consultant DAVE  GARDINER
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(219) 769-4545
Sales & Leasing Consultant
DAVE GARDINER
Sales & Leasing Consultant JOSEPH  SEPULVEDA
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(219) 769-4545
Sales & Leasing Consultant
JOSEPH SEPULVEDA
Sales & Leasing Consultant ROBERT  NAVARRO
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(219) 769-4545
Sales & Leasing Consultant
ROBERT NAVARRO
Sales & Leasing Consultant JOHNATHON  VARGAS
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(219769-4545
Sales & Leasing Consultant
JOHNATHON VARGAS

Meet Our INTERNET PROCESS TEAM Staff

Internet Sales STACY  NORD
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(219) 381-3291
Internet Sales
STACY NORD

Meet Our DELIVERY & TECH SPECIALISTS Staff

Delivery & Tech Specialist RIC  COVEN
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(219) 769-4545
Delivery & Tech Specialist
RIC COVEN
Delivery & Tech Specialist JOE  SEPULVEDA
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(219) 769-4545
Delivery & Tech Specialist
JOE SEPULVEDA

Meet Our SERVICE MANAGEMENT TEAM Staff

Service Manager TODD  SOBCZAK
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(219) 381-3260
Service Manager
TODD SOBCZAK
Service Advisor CHRIS  HODGES
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(219) 381-3268 Hi, My name is Chris. I am a senior service advisor at our store. I have been helping and guiding all of our guests with servicing their Lexus vehicles since 2011. You will be treated with politeness and professionalism the minute you enter our service drive. We only suggest what you need, and nothing else. All at fair and competitive prices for all our service, parts, and tires. We won't be undersold. A well-serviced Lexus from Lexus of Merrillville makes your car worth more at the time of trade or sale! Come see us! I love cooking and I am an avid White Sox fan.
Service Advisor
CHRIS HODGES
Service Advisor EDGAR COVARRUBIAS
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(219) 381-3301
Service Advisor
EDGAR COVARRUBIAS
Service Consultant Carter Bryant
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Service Consultant
Carter Bryant
Receptionist Kimberly Newberry
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Receptionist
Kimberly Newberry

Meet Our PARTS DEPARTMENT TEAM Staff

Parts Manager JASON  MULVIHILL
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(219) 769-4545 Hello, My name is Jason. I am the Parts Manager at our store. I started in the Auto industry in 2009. I enjoy helping find the "hard to find" parts. I can do it! If it's parts for our local and friendly body shop's..I got you too!. Parts are on hand and will be delivered early and on time. Hobbies, I love to bowl. I have a huge average. Sometimes. And I also like to build models of any thing.. Please call me or stop by. I will be happy to assist!
Parts Manager
JASON MULVIHILL
Parts Specialist SAUL  RIVERA
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(219) 769-4545
Parts Specialist
SAUL RIVERA

Our Location

Lexus of Merrillville
3957 West US 30 Highway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Sales: 219-576-6148
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No high pressure. Straightforward but still willing to negotiate

- c thomas, GOOGLE

Joe was great to work with! He answered all of my questions before and after I picked up my car. Everyone at Lexus of Merrillville made my leasing experience exceptional. This is the 3rd vehicle I have gotten at this dealership. I just Love my ES 350, it's Beautiful. I cannot Thank You enough.

- Roseann, CARS

Very professional team and the service was outstanding. I would certainly recommend to my family and friends. Most pleasant experience.

- Barbara, CARS

The salesman Dave made us feel very special during the entire experience. His expertise and product knowledge was evident from our first contact.

- William, CARS

Courteous staff and clean facilities. more than willing to answer the questions that I have. never an issue dealing with the service department

- John, CARS

We bought a used vehicle from Bob Navarro at Lexus of Merrillville on Saturday. I cannot say enough about the amazing experience we had - not only with Bob but the entire group, including the finance department. We visited the dealership several times to look at various cars and Bob was absolutely...

- Emma Mathurin, GOOGLE

Service Manager is TOP NOTCH.... All the guys in the shop have always great to answer questions and have always got the job done right the first time.

- David, CARS

The salesman and finance man was perfect we work the numbers and they made it happen and I walk away with my 2020 LS 500

- Joseph, CARS

We were pleased with the prompt completion of the service. The waiting area was comfortable. The service personnel were friendly. We were able to visit the showroom area to check out some of the new cars.

- Richard, CARS

Chris was very helpful. I enjoy working with him. He explained everything clearly and I didn't feel he was trying to sell me something unnecessary. Highly recommend him

- Michael, CARS

I have been to the Lexus Dealership many times, Both in Merrillville and Illinois. The service work starts immediately when I drop off the Car. The service work is explained by the service manager in detail.

- Herbert, CARS

I went and purchased a vehicle from Lexus of Merrillville and Darryl Jones was Phenomenal along with the finance department. He was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend that if you are look to purchase a vehicle, new or used to see him.

- Patrick Jenkins, GOOGLE

If I could give him 0 stars, I would. He doesn’t belong in this industry because he cannot talk to customers with good bedside manor. The day we went in to buy our cars, yes that’s plural, we saw him yelling at a couple before he was able to handle our purchase. He then yelled and threatened to...

- Lebastinian423, DEALERRATER

If I could give him 0 stars, I would. He doesn't belong in this industry because he cannot talk to customers with good bedside manor. The day we went in to buy our cars, yes that's plural, we saw him yelling at a couple before he was able to handle our purchase. He then yelled and threatened to...

- Lebastinian423, CARS

I was not held a long time, and everyone was friendly and pleasant. I will more likely refer friends and family. Very professional environment.

- Michelle, CARS

My salesmen DJ was very knowledgeable about the Lexus RX350. Bob from Finance Shared with me helpful tips on how to reduce my interest rate. My experience was a delightful one. Thanking everyone, Jesenia Vilar

- Jesenia, CARS

Friendly and trustworthy. My sales person, Dave, did a great job of getting to know me and worked with me when there was an issue with the vehicle after I drove off the lot.

- Spencer, CARS

Pretty good now so far now that everything is updated with my new 2020 lexus rx 350 truck and now things are improved. Great yay!

- tamsam96, DEALERRATER

I really appreciate the steps that LOM is taking to keep everyone safe and make us feel safe. The customer service was outstanding and I really appreciate that as a customer. Great Job!

- Monette Yarrington, GOOGLE

I really appreciate the steps that LOM is taking to keep everyone safe and make us feel safe. The customer service was outstanding and I really appreciate that as a customer. Great Job!

- Monette, CARS

It is fast, concrete and kind service, I would definitely buy again at Lexus de Merrilville, Jhonatan made our dreams come true

- Daniel, CARS

Johnathon Vargas did a great job when I bought a new ES 350. Always friendly and very helpful when it came time to decide which car.

- tuber2373, GOOGLE

Sales Rep JOE S. was very accomadating. He was very patient and most helpful. We will definitely be a re-peat customer.

- Leonard, CARS

I want to buy every car from Bob Navarro. I always have a hard time luring my husband to a car dealership. Bob Navarro was easy for my husband to talk to. Bob was very knowledgeable and patient with all of our questions. Bob Winland was also very personable and efficient. Sitting in the car with...

- Deborah, CARS

Chris is awesome. Car was taken right away, and the service was quick and efficient. Will always use this location.

- Nicholas, CARS

We had a great experience dealing with Johnathon Vargas. He was polite, professional and returned our calls as soon as he could. We did the entire deal on phone and spent a very short time at the dealership to sign papers and pick up the car. I would recommend Lexus of Merrillville for a great car...

- Rehan Khan, GOOGLE

Edgar Covarrubias was really good at communicating with me on my warranty work and what other services that I needed on my car. I would go back to Lexus of Merrillville again for service.

- Joseph, CARS

Quick, friendly service with comfortable waiting area. Will definitely come back to have car serviced and have confidence in their competence.

- Gayle, CARS

Friendly sales people, very clean facility, and very reasonable prices!

- George Such, GOOGLE

Everyone was friendly, your prices were reasonable, and your building was beautiful. Was a pleasure doing business with you! I wouldn't hesitate to buy a car from you again.

- George, CARS

I believe the dealership is a 5 star location. I leasing a 2018 MDX so i wanted to look into paying cash for this vehicle.

- Guru5LN63, CARGURUS

I needed and oil change and they got me in and out pretty quickly.

- Steve Davern, GOOGLE

Everyone was friendly and courteous. My service was performed quickly and priced perfect. I've had my Lexus for 10 years and this is the only facility to service my car.

- Terrence, CARS

Received me quickly and got the work done promptly. They washed my car as usual but this time they took my floor mat on the driver side which is extremely filthy and washed it and I really appreciated them doing that.

- Sheila, CARS

Great environment, salesperson was nice, process was easy. I would recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a quality vehicle at a great price!

- Roderick, CARS
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