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  • Robert Magnuson
    Founder

    Robert started La Porte Chrysler in 1973.  A life long La Porte Supporter and Resident, born and raised!  He also purchased the Chevy franchise in the 80's and later sold it.  Before being a Chrysler Dealer he worked at his Dad's Dealership and opened his own Used Car Lot.  Now retired he enjoys his antique cars, children, and grand children.  His son Matt took over the dealership January 2018 after working for him and learning from him for 30 years.  He started the La Porte Family Values as you know them now, Always Fair Honest and Transparent, it is what has made us La Porte County's Oldest Dealership and one of the few left in the county that is Locally Owned.

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  • Art Magnuson

    Art started the Magnuson Automotive Family in the 1930's, he had various franchises including White Truck, Pontiac, Edsel, Lincoln and Mercury.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to go hunting and fishing.  The picture is his Dealership in La Porte in the 1950's. They are standing by a brand new White Truck which he sold at Maple City Auto Service. Our founder, Robert Magnuson, is in the showroom window in left corner. Art is by the driver door with black hat and pants. He also sold Pontiac's at this dealership. Also pictured are Ken Pagel on left, the lady is Faye, behind her is Woody, and Bob Burdine is on the far right. 

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  • Matthew J Magnuson
    Dealer Principal
    219.608.9971

    Born and raised in La Porte, Indiana and a 1992 graduate of La Porte High School!  I started my automotive career at age 14.  My first job, sweeping the garage floor and emptying the trash.  Since then I have done nearly every job in the dealership from oil changes, detailing cars to selling and managing.  

        I love every aspect of the dealership and love the family atmosphere that my Father started and I continue at La Porte Chrysler.  We do not believe in high pressure or silly games that other dealers play.  I personally work every deal with my sales team and all prices are listed on our website, upfront, transparent and HONEST!  

        We have been a local La Porte business for 45 years for a reason, we WORK, PLAY, SUPPORT and LIVE in LA PORTE.  We pride ourselves on repeat customers and long term employees.  I am so proud and confident of my team that I have my personal cell phone listed here, feel free to call me anytime.  

        Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our website and welcome to the La Porte family!

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  • Sales Manager
    Sales Manager

    The photo is not available because we do not employ a sales manager!  That's right!  Here at your local family owned dealership we DO NOT have a pushy Sales Manager.  The Sales Team works your deal directly with the Owner.  No pressure No games, Transparent and Honest, its the La Porte Family way, the ONLY way!

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  • Michael Mullen
    Senior Sales Specialist

    Mike has been with La Porte Chrysler for 45 years!  He is a success story for sure, starting out washing cars while attending La Porte High School and now is our Senior Sales Specialist. 


        Mike is a cornerstone of the dealership.

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  • Robert Wiles
    Sales Specialist
    219.575.3827

        My name is Bob Wiles, from La Porte, Indiana. Not only did I purchase my first car from Mr. Magnuson when I was 18, but also have been employed here for over 30 years and still counting. 


        I'm married with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and we love spending free time in my boat on the water. I

        I'm a Marine Corp Veteran and have a background in Martial Arts. Most folks say hello with a "Save a lot of miles, when you see Bob Wiles" greeting!

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  • Calvin Schoon
    Sales Specialist
    ext 208 (219) 326-6850

        I'm glad to be back at LaPorte Chrysler. With over 30 years with the Magnuson family, it's definitely like family to me. 


        I truly appreciate our customers and without you we do not have a business. We do our best to make it a simple and enjoyable experience. 

        Feel free to stop in and see me.

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  • Gary Morefield
    Sales Specialist

        Gary is a lifelong La Porte supporter and local business owner.  We have been fortunate to have him at La Porte Chrysler for many years.

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  • Tim Smith
    Sales Specialist
    (219) 326-6850 Ext 214


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  • Xavier Lipscomb
    Sales Assistant


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  • Dave Dutcher
    Special Financing
    219.326.6850

        We are delighted to welcome Dave Dutcher to our LaPorte Chrysler Family, Dave has been financing folks for many decades and has help countless people re-establish their credit!  With his expertise, he is able to find a great program for every situation.   


        LaPorte Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM has the right program and with Dave's extensive knowledge and experience we are able to cater to everyone!  

    We finance everyone!

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  • Pam Lindborg
    Office Manager

        Pam has been a dedicated and valued family member with La Porte Chrysler for 13 years and counting

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  • Anita Kraus
    Controller


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  • Jennifer Hartke
    Title Clerk


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  • Corrine Garver
    Receptionist


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  • Glenn Burgdorf
    Service Advisor


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  • Tyler Leka
    Service Advisor


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  • Kim Piotrowicz
    MasterTechnician

        Born and raised in LaPorte. I'm married with two daughters and three grandchildren and have been a part of the Magnuson Chrysler family for 34 years

     ASE & Chrysler Certified Technician. 

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  • David Pavnica
    MasterTechnician

    Dave is not only our Master Tech he is also the creator of our Magnuson Performance Division, turning Jeeps and RAMS into HELLCAT Jeeps and RAMs

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  • Michael Hogg
    Master Technician

        Mike brings over 20 years automotive experience and is Chrysler Certified.

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  • Tyler Walker
    MasterTechnician


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  • Shane McLemore
    Express Lane Tech


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  • Zachary Haas
    Express Lane Tech


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  • Clay Manering
    Parts Manager

    Throwing a shut out or shooting par on the golf course, Clay is a former La Porte Slicer Pitcher and a graduate of Ball State.

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  • Bobby Lee McMillion
    Detail Tech

    Bobby has been making our vehicles look better than new for 30 years here at La Porte Chrysler

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  • David Sickman
    Parts Advisor


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