Meet Our Staff

Meet The Owner

  • Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner

    President

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    Michael Stogner

    Michael Stogner

    President

    Hello, my name is Michael Stogner, and I am President/Owner of LaGrange Toyota. Here at LaGrange Toyota, we believe that the process of purchasing a vehicle should be as easy and comfortable as possible. Throughout the years, we have proven that we truly understand the needs of our customers by doing whatever it takes to provide the ultimate shopping experience. Whenever you purchase a new vehicle from LaGrange Toyota, you’ll receive “Tires for Life.” At LaGrange Toyota, customer service isn’t just something we talk about; it’s how we do business. I invite you to give us a chance to earn your business today.

  • James Stogner

    James Stogner

    Founder

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    James Stogner

    James Stogner

    Founder

    Mr. Stogner founded LaGrange Toyota in 1978, and has built a trustworthy staff that our customers have grown to rely on whenever it comes to their automotive service and purchase needs. A LaGrange native, Mr. Stogner helped set the standard for Toyota dealerships nationwide.

Sales Staff

  • Brandon Dearth

    Brandon Dearth

    General Sales Manager

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    Brandon Dearth

    Brandon Dearth

    General Sales Manager

    I’ve been with LaGrange Toyota since 2007 and have over 25 years in the car business. I grew up in Georgia, and have two beautiful children with my wife, Alison. We’re members of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. When not working, we love to hunt, fish, wake surf on the lake, and ride off-road vehicles.

  • Bobby Sabia

    Bobby Sabia

    PROS Sales Manager

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    Bobby Sabia

    Bobby Sabia

    PROS Sales Manager

  • Charlie Shirey

    Charlie Shirey

    PROS Sales Manager

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    Charlie Shirey

    Charlie Shirey

    PROS Sales Manager

    I’ve been with LaGrange Toyota for over 20 years, starting as a Product Specialist and worked my way up to Sales Manager! I have a wonderful wife and three beautiful children, and we’re proud members of Franklin Road Baptist Church. I drive a Corolla LE Eco, and look forward to helping you with your next purchase!

  • Greg Efferson

    Greg Efferson

    Senior Sales Manager

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    Greg Efferson

    Greg Efferson

    Senior Sales Manager

    I’ve been with Toyota for over 15 years and have over 20 years in the car business and I’m always ready to please customers. I know that by listening to the customers’ needs I can make them HAPPY.
    I love when customers call or show up and ask for me!!!
    I love my job and serving the LaGrange Toyota “family of customers”

  • Kevin Franklin

    Kevin Franklin

    Inventory Manager

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    Kevin Franklin

    Kevin Franklin

    Inventory Manager

    I grew up in Heard County and have been with LaGrange Toyota for over 16 years. I started out as a product specialist, and I’m always trying to stay up on the latest features. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, collecting and listening vinyl records, and going to concerts. I have driven Hybrid Toyotas for over 18 years! Let me know if you need help with anything online!

  • Heather Thompson

    Heather Thompson

    Finance & Insurance Manager

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    Heather Thompson

    Heather Thompson

    Finance & Insurance Manager

    Heather Thompson has been serving the West Georgia/East Alabama area for over 20 years when it comes to their automotive needs. She has been with LaGrange Toyota since 2018 and has THOUSANDS of happy customers coming back to see her and sending their friends and family to her when they need a vehicle. Heather drives a Toyota Avalon.

  • Brent Steele

    Brent Steele

    Finance & Insurance Manager

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    Brent Steele

    Brent Steele

    Finance & Insurance Manager

    Brent Steele was born and raised in LaGrange. He played baseball 4 years at LaGrange High School and was previously a life insurance agent. He is married and has 5 beautiful children (2 boys and 3 girls)! Brent is excited to be here at LaGrange Toyota, and he can’t wait to help you get in a new or used car.

  • Randy Kraus

    Randy Kraus

    Finance & Insurance Manager

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    Randy Kraus

    Randy Kraus

    Finance & Insurance Manager

    Randy has been with LaGrange Toyota for 6 years! Before his time with Toyota, he served in the Air Force and spent time overseas. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his amazing wife and two beautiful girls. He was salesman of the year and a Southeast Toyota Pro for the past 5 years and is on track to repeat in 2023. He is dedicated to providing the highest quality of customer support and is available anytime to help with your vehicle needs.

  • Greg Lassetter

    Greg Lassetter

    PROS Certified Master Sales Consultant

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    Greg Lassetter

    Greg Lassetter

    PROS Certified Master Sales Consultant

    Continuously one of our top Salesmen, Greg is well-known in the community, and loves sports cars & motorcycles. He has two daughters and five grand-daughters! He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Former owner of Rosemont Daycare and retired from Milliken & Co. Greg drives a 4Runner. Call him with any new or used vehicle needs!

  • Antonio Lovelace

    Antonio Lovelace

    Sales Professional

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    Antonio Lovelace

    Antonio Lovelace

    Sales Professional

    Antonio has been the go-to guy for inexpensive transportation at our Value Lot for years, and has many customers that keep coming back to him!

  • Steven Adamson

    Steven Adamson

    PROS Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Steven Adamson

    Steven Adamson

    PROS Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Steven has been with LaGrange Toyota for over 5 years, and has quickly ascended to the PROS status for Toyota (based on sales, customer satisfaction, and product knowledge). He drives a Prius, and has twin boys with his wife. Come see Steven for a great experience, detailed knowledge, and a great deal on your next vehicle.

  • Kenny Crawford

    Kenny Crawford

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Kenny Crawford

    Kenny Crawford

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Kenny has been with LaGrange Toyota for a couple of years now, and is the “Professional Looker Helper” that you’ve heard about all over town! He drives a Tundra, and has an adorable son with his wife. Kenny speaks Spanish, too, so come see Kenny for excellent service in finding your next vehicle.

    En Español:

    Kenny ha trabajado en LaGrange Toyota durante un par de años y es el “ayudante profesional” del que has oído hablar por toda la ciudad. Conduce una Tundra y tiene un hijo adorable con su esposa. Kenny también habla español, así que venga a ver a Kenny para obtener un excelente servicio para encontrar su próximo vehículo.

  • Lamar Lovelace

    Lamar Lovelace

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Lamar Lovelace

    Lamar Lovelace

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Lamar has been helping folks in LaGrange and Newnan to find their perfect vehicle for over a decade. A Marine Vetaran, Lamar’s integrity is unmatched. Come see Lamar at our Value Lot on Hogansville Road to find the perfect vehicle to fit your budget.

  • Kyle Ward

    Kyle Ward

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Kyle Ward

    Kyle Ward

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Kyle drives a Tacoma, and has been here for a couple of years. His loyal customer base is constantly growing for a good reason. Come see Kyle for a great experience when you’re ready for a new or previously-loved vehicle!

  • Jason Gale

    Jason Gale

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Jason Gale

    Jason Gale

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Jason has been with LaGrange Toyota for over a decade! He has 3 awesome children (a girl and two boys) with his wife. Jason drives a Tacoma, and is ready to give you his undivided attention when finding you the perfect vehicle!

  • Christian Neese

    Christian Neese

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Christian Neese

    Christian Neese

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Christian is a LaGrange native and he drives a Corolla. A product knowledge expert, Christian is the perfect guy to help you find your next new or used vehicle!

  • Jacob Howard

    Jacob Howard

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Jacob Howard

    Jacob Howard

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Jacob is a LaGrange native, married to his high school sweetheart, and he drives a Tundra. Enthusiastic to help, come see Jacob for your next new or used vehicle!

  • Alan Vazquez

    Alan Vazquez

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Alan Vazquez

    Alan Vazquez

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    ¡Habla Español!

    Alan ha estado ayudando a los lugareños a encontrar el vehículo perfecto durante un par de años y recientemente se mudó aquí desde Kia. ¡Su primer hijo está en camino y está emocionado de poder ayudarte a encontrar un buen auto!

    English

    Alan has been helping locals find the perfect vehicle for a couple of years, and recently moved here from Kia. His first child is on the way and he is excited to help you find a good car!

  • Jonathan Castillo

    Jonathan Castillo

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Jonathan Castillo

    Jonathan Castillo

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    ¡Habla Español!

    Jonathan ha estado ayudando a los lugareños a encontrar el vehículo perfecto durante un par de años y recientemente se mudó aquí desde Kia. Él conduce una Tacoma y le encantaría ayudarle a encontrar su auto nuevo o usado perfecto.

    English:

    Jonathan has been helping locals find the perfect vehicle for a couple of years, and recently moved here from Kia. He drives a Tacoma and would love to help you find your perfect new or used car!

  • Micah Prophett

    Micah Prophett

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Micah Prophett

    Micah Prophett

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Micah is a LaGrange native, and was the kicker for the LaGrange High Grangers Football Team. New to the business, Micah is eager to help you find your next new or used vehicle!

  • Ethan Sargent

    Ethan Sargent

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Ethan Sargent

    Ethan Sargent

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

  • Chris Avery

    Chris Avery

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

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    Chris Avery

    Chris Avery

    Sales & Leasing Consultant

  • Alan Trainer

    Alan Trainer

    Inventory Coordinator

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    Alan Trainer

    Alan Trainer

    Inventory Coordinator

    Alan is back at LaGrange Toyota! After a short break, one of our most trusted Sales Professionals is back doing what he loves here at LaGrange Toyota. Alan started back in 2005 when we were on Hogansville Road, and has thousands of customers that love working with him. Stop by and see him to catch up, or for all of your new and used car needs

  • Mike Golden

    Mike Golden

    Used Car Manager

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    Mike Golden

    Mike Golden

    Used Car Manager

    Mike has been with us since the store opened in 1978! He’s won the Service Excellence award every year since!

Office Staff

  • Teresa Hancock

    Teresa Hancock

    Comptroller

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    Teresa Hancock

    Teresa Hancock

    Comptroller

  • Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor

    Office Manager

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    Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor

    Office Manager

    Cindy has been with LaGrange Toyota for several years, started out in Reception, and has worked her way up in our office very quickly. She’s a proud mother and drives a Toyota Highlander.

Parts & Service Staff

  • Joey Shadix

    Joey Shadix

    Service Manager

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    Joey Shadix

    Joey Shadix

    Service Manager

    Joey has been with LaGrange Toyota since he was 16 years old! Known to go the extra mile to make the customer happy, he will help you keep your vehicle serviced.

  • Michael Baker

    Michael Baker

    Assistant Service Manager/Warranty Claims Manager

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    Michael Baker

    Michael Baker

    Assistant Service Manager/Warranty Claims Manager

    Michael Baker is an electronics and technology expert and has been with LaGrange Toyota for over 15 years.

  • Ben Stogner

    Ben Stogner

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Ben Stogner

    Ben Stogner

    Assistant Service Manager

    Ben Stogner has been working with LaGrange Toyota his whole life! Come see him in service for all of your maintenance and repair needs.

  • Tyler Olson

    Tyler Olson

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Tyler Olson

    Tyler Olson

    Assistant Service Manager

    Tyler started here as a technician in High School, and he’s been promoted up to Assistant Service Manager. He’s always happy to help keep your vehicle running in tip-top shape!

  • Brett Karr

    Brett Karr

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Brett Karr

    Brett Karr

    Assistant Service Manager

    Brett has been with our service department for 11 years. He’s always willing to help and a great asset to our dealership!

  • Greg Tucker

    Greg Tucker

    Master Certified Parts Manager

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    Greg Tucker

    Greg Tucker

    Master Certified Parts Manager

    Greg Tucker has been with LaGrange Toyota for 34 years! He’s your go-to guy for anything part and accessory related. He’s also achieved Toyota’s highest level of Parts Certification: Master.

  • Tim Garner

    Tim Garner

    Assistant Parts Manager

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    Tim Garner

    Tim Garner

    Assistant Parts Manager

    Tim has been with LaGrange Toyota since the mid-’90’s and is a Tire Expert through and through. Known for building relationships with parts suppliers all over the Southeast, he can help you find what you need.

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