A GOLD STAR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
November 6, 2018
Let me first state up front that I do not like visiting dealerships and searching for a vehicle. That said, from my first contact with the Internet Sales Consultant, Heather Fowler, to the last contact with Mo in Finance, the customer service was outstanding. When I first spoke with Heather over the phone and then met her as my first contact at the dealership, she was not trying to sell me something but rather have me experience something; now that's a great business model. My greatest and longest contact was with Sales Consultant Melvin Williams. Before we even got to a conversation about a vehicle, he was outstanding in developing a rapport with me; so when we got around to discussing my vehicle needs, it was so easy. For example, when I shared with him that my son had been in an accident in our vehicle, his first response was not about the damage to the car, but "How was my son". The old adage rang true with Melvin which says "People don't care what you know until they know that you care". The things I liked most about Melvin were 1) that he was a consummate professional; 2) that he was extremely knowledgeable regarding not only the vehicle products of his dealership but what was and was not possible (straight forward matter-of-fact responses); 3) that he was an active listener and sensitive to our vehicle needs; and 4) that he demonstrated a "fighting for the customer" and a "we will make this happen" attitude. Having been in customer service management for the better part of 20 years, I know the difference between mediocre customer service and above-and-beyond customer service; Melvin certainly gave us the latter. If all Universal Kia associates are like Heather, Mo and Melvin, then the dealership is in excellent hands and its bottom line will reflect that. We are extremely satisfied with our vehicle purchase. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! My wife and I have now become Universal Kia fans!!!