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Ben Shives View

Ben has been in the automotive industry since 1980. At that time, he initially began his career in the vehicle repairs and then later advanced his knowledge into vehicle sales and purchasing. Understanding the mechanics and structure of a vehicle has given him the ability to purchase with confidence and delivering quality vehicles to his customers. He has been servicing the Manatee County for over 30 years and has a wonderful following of loyal customers. His wide range of vehicle strengths includes passenger vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles (RV's), motorcycles, commercial trucks, and trailers. He has a passion for the industry which enables him to encourage and lead others. He is well liked and respected by his friends, family, customers, and colleagues. He believes in integrity and he is a man of his word. Come visit the dealership today and see for yourself.

Jessica Dunnam View

Jessica provides administrative support to the Auto Dealer Solutions team. Jessica is a native Floridian and has worked with Auto Dealer Solutions since its conception. Jessica and Ben Shives have been working together for the past 11 years and their combined experience and knowledge of the automotive industry gives them a unique advantage over their competition. Prior to joining forces with Ben, she worked at ABC Tampa Auto Auction in Bradenton, FL where she was responsible for the Fleet/Factory accounts. Over the past 18 years, she has been involved with every aspect of the automotive industry. Jessica developed a special interest in growth and customer relations. Inspired by Ben’s passion and dedication together they set out to change the common view on Used Car Dealerships and their Customer Service. With the support of her husband, Jamie and son Mackenzie and the valued relationship with Ben they worked on the building a dealership based on honesty, integrity and giving back to a community that has supported them.

Terry Hinton View

Terry was born in Columbus Ohio, in 1957. Terry graduated from Delaware County Vocational School in 1975, majoring in construction electricity. He was employed by Carter Plumbing Electric and Heating where he was immediately promoted to management. During his 10 years of employment with Carter Plumbing, he began to develop an interest in Sales and Marketing. After successfully becoming an intricate part of the expansion and growth at Carters he decided he wanted to pursue his strengths in Sales and Marketing. In 1986, he joined the Sales Team at Acura of Columbus where he managed the finance department. In 1990, he was offered to move to Florida to manage an automotive franchise operation in Manatee County. Over the years he has expanded his knowledge and recognized his passion in assisting customers in purchasing their vehicles. He has built a revolving base of customers over the past 30 years in the industry because he enjoys interacting with his customers. When he is not passionately selling vehicles he carries his passion to into his active lifestyle. He enjoys fishing, watching Ohio State football, loves NASCAR and INDY Car Racing. He has 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter, and currently, has 7 granddaughters.

Gene Wiggins View

Gene was born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1961. He graduated in the class of 1980 at Reeths Puffer High School. In 1983, he enlisted in the Army where he was stationed in Germany for 3 years. During this period he married his wife Kileen Thompson and had 2 children, his son Roy and daughter-Jessi. After completion of his service, he returned to Michigan and began his employment with UPS. In 2002, he went through a divorce, which lead him to Bradenton Florida where he enrolled into Automotive Boot Camp and began his career in Automotive Sales. In October 2009 he remarried to Jill Magda and together reside in Bradenton Florida with their 2 dogs. Although, life’s journey has lead him to various dealerships he has enjoyed the time he spent and the knowledge he has gained at each location. Gene truly enjoys passing on his knowledge and establishing relationships with his customers. His commitment to his clients has been demonstrated by his customer following and repeat clientele.

Jenifer Jones View

Jennifer Jones-Martinez is our Finance Assistant at Auto Dealer Solutions. Jennifer was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and has been living in Florida for over 3 years. She has a Master Degree in Business and has a Post Graduate Degree in Informatics (Technology). Jennifer has over 15 years of management experience in Sales, Customer Service, and Administration. Although, Jennifer had a serious auto accident which changed her career path, her passion for learning and assisting others has led her to the automotive industry. Through dedication and determination, she taught herself English and became a true spokesman for the Spanish community in Bradenton, FL. Jennifer uses her bilingual ability to work for all our customers. She is passionate about getting her customers a vehicle that is reliable, aggressively priced and at the best rate possible. She not only works hard for their benefit but she achieves satisfaction in knowing she put the customer’s interest first and therefore building relationships.
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