There is a better way to buy a car. We strive to deliver a car-buying experience that is fast, fun and easy for our customers. Foremost in this effort is that we provide clear, upfront, and discounted pricing to save the car shoppers time and money.
Fast means you can find all of our vehicles online, and we offer the shopping tools to help you quickly narrow your search to the vehicle(s) that you best suits your needs. Create your account online and you can save your favorite vehicle, get notified of any price changes and expect to save 30 minutes at the dealership. Other tools, like Value Your Trade and Pre-Qualify for Financing can save you even more time, on average 1.5 hours.
Easy means you can start the purchase online, and once you’re at the dealership, our experienced sales professionals are ready to quickly guide you through the rest of the sales process. Our team will show you exactly what you’re paying from the moment you initiate your purchase until you own your vehicle.
Fun means we respect your time and want to create an experience for our customers that is enjoyable with no stress. Our team works as a team, to ensure the process is fun without rigid rules and formality.
The sales team here at Midstate Dodge is made up of a diverse group of people who are your neighbors and friends. We attend and support community churches, have members of Rotary, The Elks Club, and serve our community by volunteering with groups like The Salvation Army, The United Way, and The Jimmy Fund.
I started in the automotive business in 1990 at Capital Chrysler in Barre. I held multiple positions within the dealership, until 1998 when I purchased the store changing its name to Midstate Dodge, reflecting our location in the middle of Vermont. I am proud to have grown up in Vermont and today my family has joined me in the business with my daughter serving as our General Manager, my son assisting our service department and my granddaughter hanging around after school, trying to help. We look forward to assisting you with your transportation needs and are proud to be part of the Central Vermont community.
Jessica joined the team at Midstate in 1999 after studying nursing at Southern Vermont College in Bennington Vermont. What started out as a summer break from college turned into her first and only full-time job after four years of college. Jessica was a top performer in her first two years in used car sales, moving on to a stint as our Business Manager before taking over as our Hyundai Sales Manager in 2004. She has been a relentless advocate for Hyundai and won several awards, including having Midstate recognized as the number one dealer for customer satisfaction in her district at times. Jessica is also the lead proponent for Midstate’s participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for several years. Her daughter Kaleigh was born 11/09/2011. She is growing into a beautiful young lady. Today, Jessica is taking on the role of leading the family business into the next generation.
Craig Stevens is a native Vermonter from the Newport area in the northeast kingdom. After high school, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Rail Road before joining the United States Navy. In the Navy, he served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk working flight operations around the world. Craig is a very proud father, his daughter is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force while studying pre-med at Norwich University. Craig has a long career in sales, with the last fourteen in the auto industry. On his days off he likes to spend time with his family doing anything that may come up.
Where did six years go? I now consider myself a resident of Williamstown, Vermont.
My daughter who is also my best friend has since graduated from Norwich with a degree in nursing and who is currently (proudly) serving her country in the United States Air Force.
I now have a black Labrador named Jagger that turned my house into a home.
My partner, April, has supported me for the last twelve years and we are looking forward to more years and updates in the future. Stay tuned!
Paul grew up in the Morrisville area and has worked in a couple of areas at Midstate. He has just moved back into our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom and we are excited to have him back helping customers find that “Just Right Vehicle”. Please stop by and let me help you with all your transportation needs.
I like to think I am easy to talk to and really listen to what people tell me. I enjoy the outdoors and want to be outside as much as possible. I grew up on a farm in Cambridge Vermont, where I learned the value of hard work
Charay Ridlon grew up in Littleton New Hampshire where she was in the dooryard working on “beaters with the heaters” with her dad. Always intrigued by the mechanics that ran a vehicle. Prior to car sales Charay owned and operated her own daycare in Littleton for 16 years. Her hobbies include anything outdoors including fishing, swimming, and going to the ocean. As she grew up with a brook in her backyard, water is her go to place. She has been in car sales in 2014. When she moved to Barre VT car sales to Charay became a desire. She didn’t know had until she actually gave it a try. Charay enjoys conversing, meeting new people, and getting to know what others enjoy in life. She is energetic, positive and always friendly. Car sales is always something different everyday, no day is the same as the last, and you never know what the day is going to bring, which is one of the reasons why Charay loves the business. She joined Midstate in June of 2019. She always wanted to work in a family oriented business as she has four grown children and understands and appreciates the importance of keeping it family friendly within a community and business.
Danielle moved around quite a bit growing up. Half of her family is from New Hampshire and the other from New York. By the time she graduated high school, she had been to four high schools along the East Coast including New Hampshire, Florida, New York and Virginia. She relocated to Vermont in 2019 and took a break from college while working at a restaurant where she found her niche in sales! When she’s not at work, she loves to snowboard, attend concerts, travel and spend time with loved ones. We are excited to have Danielle join our team as we are confident that she will make sure her customers are taken care of!
Let our team of Service Advisers, Body Repair Estimator, Parts Specialists and factory certified Technicians help you with all of your automotive parts, service or tire needs today. We not only work on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles, but most all makes and models with computerized equipment and shop manuals for these other brands.
Paul has run the Service and Parts department for 3 years. He has over 30 years of experience working with many car lines. He keeps himself and the department members up to date in their knowledge. Paul is married and has 3 children. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping and biking. Paul is an active member of the Central Vermont Rotary Club and the Green Mountain Club.
John is originally from Orange County, New York. He and his wife Linda moved to Northfield in 2001 where they live today with their 2 Golden Retrievers, Sam and Annie. John has worked in the automotive industry for approx. 13 years, 5 of which have been at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
Jeff lives in Orange and has been at the dealership for several years. He started in the old car wash, reconditioning used cars during his senior year in high school. After attending college, he decided to come back and worked as a mechanic in the shop for a couple of years before transitioning into a support role for our service department. Today you might run into Jeff in the service drive on a busy day, answering the phone, driving our shuttle or helping get a warranty question answered from the factory.
Steve Smith has been in the automotive parts business for over thirty years, twenty plus of those years here at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Steve and his effervescent wife Sarah live in Barre. He enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.