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Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers and take you through our complete line of new, Certified pre-owned and used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply.We look forward to serving you!


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  • Jeff Richmond
    General Manager
    701-356-8685

    Jeff Richmond has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry starting in sales in 1989. Jeff looks forward to seeing the excitement on a customer's face when they take delivery of their new or pre-owned vehicle at Valley Imports. Jeff is married and has three daughters. He invites everyone to experience something different at Valley Imports!

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  • Kristen Pagel
    Customer Experience Manager
    701-356-8661

    Kristen is a retired veteran of the North Dakota Army National Guard and has over twenty years of experience in vehicle sales, finance and management. Kristen prides herself on her ability to find the highest quality vehicles for her sales consultants to provide to the best customers in the nation! She also believes that Valley Imports has the ability to provide every customer with a unique experience and quality vehicle that fits their lifestyle and budget. Most importantly, Kristen understands that a vehicle purchase is the second largest purchase most people make. She appreciates that it is a big decision that requires your time and attention. Her sales consultants will be sensitive to your needs and provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision that you will be happy with for years to come!

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  • Jerry Meier
    Brand Manager
    701-356-8662

    Jerry is married with three children.  Born and raised in a farm community in rural North Dakota. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University with a major in Business Finance and a minor in Economics. Jerry started working for Valley Imports in 1975. He has worked in every facet of the business ranging from sales, preowned manager, new car manager, general sales manager and general manager. Jerry is currently serving as the Porsche Brand Ambassador Manager.

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  • Erik Swenson
    Brand Ambassador
    701-356-8668

    Erik grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo South High School. After graduating from the University of North Dakota Erik returned to Fargo and has been in sales at Valley Imports for over 10 years. Erik enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids Madeline, Gavin, Cullen and Chocolate Lab Dez. Most of his time outside of work is spend chasing kids around, grilling, and the occasional trip out to the lakes. Some of his passions include hunting, Ducati Motorcycles, and rooting on UND Hockey.

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  • Steve Dargen
    Brand Ambassador
    701-356-8716

    Steve grew up in Fargo, where he attended Shanley High school, MSUM, and NDSU. He was prominent in the Bar/Restaurant industry, for 20 plus years, before making the change to sales. He brings 10 years of sales experience with him to Valley Imports. "Before starting with VI, I had leased my current vehicle thru them, and experienced first hand, the ease, professionalism, and integrity, that VI offers to its customers. I am excited to be part of that process, as I realize just how satisfying it is for the customer!" Steve enjoys reading, movies, time spent with his friends, and multiple walks with his two dogs.....may the wind be always at your back!


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  • Cory Burkhardt
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8695

    Cory Burkhardt is married and has three children. Born and raised in Fargo ND. Cory has over 20 years of experience in the automotive field from parts to service. Currently serves as a Porsche Brand Ambassador, Mercedes Benz and Mitsubishi Certified Specialist for Valley Imports th past 10 years. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family at the lake, also enjoys hunting, fishing & camping.

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  • Wayne Lepp
    Service Advisor
    701-356-8693

    Wayne was born in Bismarck, ND. He went to school at Northern State University in South Dakota. Wayne has been married to Brooke for more than 10 years and has 1 son, Jude. He has 8 years of automotive experience ranging from Detail Technician to Service Advisor. He enjoys working with Valley Imports guests to keep their vehicles maintained and on the road. In his off time, Wayne enjoys golf, camping, and working on old vehicles

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  • Tim Lund
    Parts Manager
    701-356-8703

    Tim grew up in Roseau Minnesota and started his parts career there in 1980. Tim is married and has four grown children and four grand kids. His hobbies are playing guitar, fishing, riding motorcycle and working on projects.

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  • Tony Hirchert
    Parts Consultant
    701-277-1782

    Tony Hirchert was born and raised in Fargo, ND and graduated in 1978 from Fargo North High School, once done with High School Tony worked construction until he started working for Valley Imports in 1984. Tony enjoys watching sports, loves to pitch horseshoes in 2 leagues. Tony has been married for 34 plus years and has two Sons, Steve and Sam, he loves spending time with his family, especially his two adorable grand daughters.

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  • Angi Bigelow
    Fixed Op Customer Service Rep
    701-356-8719

    Angi has lived in the Fargo-Moorhead community for more than 25 years including graduating from Concordia College. She has returned to Valley Imports after a 5 years hiatus.  Angi has 6 years in the service industry.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, her two dogs, traveling, and reading.

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