Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Ernst Toyota is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Brand Staff

President Jim  Ernst
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President
Jim Ernst
Dealer Principal  John  Ernst
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Dealer Principal
John Ernst
General Manager  Brent  Bond
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General Manager
Brent Bond
Controller Stephanie Laska
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Controller
Stephanie Laska

Meet Our Sales Staff

Sales Manager  Mike  Backstrom
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Sales Manager
Mike Backstrom
 Sales and Leasing  Lee  Lorentzen
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Sales and Leasing
Lee Lorentzen
 20 Years Toyota Sales/Leasing Kevin  Wagner
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20 Years Toyota Sales/Leasing
Kevin Wagner
Sales/Leasing  Fernando  Lopez Jr
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Sales/Leasing
Fernando Lopez Jr
Sales and Leasing Maria  Tuma
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Sales and Leasing
Maria Tuma
Sales and Leasing Jorge Giron
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Sales and Leasing
Jorge Giron
Sales and Leasing Rick  Smith
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Sales and Leasing
Rick Smith
Sales and Leasing Matt Enquist
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Sales and Leasing
Matt Enquist

Meet Our Finance Staff

Business Manager  Jeanne  Ksiazek
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Business Manager
Jeanne Ksiazek

Meet Our Office Staff

Office Manager Janessa Pinney
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Office Manager
Janessa Pinney
Customer Relations Manager  Joan  Satorie
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Customer Relations Manager
Joan Satorie

Meet Our Service Staff

Director of Fixed Operations Kory Nelson
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Director of Fixed Operations
Kory Nelson
Service Advisor  Gary  Ortmeier
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Service Advisor
Gary Ortmeier
 Technician Greg  Jochum
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Technician
Greg Jochum
Technician Scott  McDonald
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Technician
Scott McDonald
Technician (402) 564-2736  Bill  Finley
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Technician (402) 564-2736
Bill Finley
Technician Jordan  Volkmer
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Technician
Jordan Volkmer
Technician Gary Brooks
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Technician
Gary Brooks
Technician Jeremy Summers
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Technician
Jeremy Summers
Lube Tech Jacob Brewer
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Lube Tech
Jacob Brewer
Lube Tech Justin Butzke
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Lube Tech
Justin Butzke
Porter Ralph Aerni
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Porter
Ralph Aerni
Porter Ken Cook
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Porter
Ken Cook

Meet Our Parts Staff

Parts Director  Al  Schafer
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Parts Director
Al Schafer
Assistant Parts Manager Zach Schoenhofer
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Assistant Parts Manager
Zach Schoenhofer

Meet Our Body Shop Staff

Body Shop Manager Charlie Bahr
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Body Shop Manager
Charlie Bahr
Body Shop Technician Mark Buzynski
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Body Shop Technician
Mark Buzynski
Assistant Body Shop Manager Joy Dechant
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Assistant Body Shop Manager
Joy Dechant
Body Shop Technician Dale Houdek
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Body Shop Technician
Dale Houdek
Body Shop Technician Tony Prothman
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Body Shop Technician
Tony Prothman
Body Shop Technician Steve Rozmiarek
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Body Shop Technician
Steve Rozmiarek

Our Location

Ernst Toyota
815 East 23rd Street
Columbus, NE 68601

Sales: 402- 564-2736
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Sales Hours

Monday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SundayClosed

Service Hours

Monday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday7:30 am - 12:00 pm
SundayClosed

Parts Hours

Monday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday7:30 am - 12:00 pm
SundayClosed

Office Hours

Monday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday7:30 am - 12:00 pm
SundayClosed

Brand Hours

Monday8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
SundayClosed
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They did an excellent job working with me so that I could drive away in exactly the car I wanted

- Robyn, CARGURUS

Excellent responced

- Tim, CARGURUS

Contacted me immediately. Just wasn’t interested anymore.

- Shania, CARGURUS

Great dealership to purchase a car from.

- Mike Lathen, GOOGLE

Staff very courteous and knowledgeable on their products and services!

- Denise Rupert, GOOGLE

Good people

- Opala_1311, CARGURUS

Very responsive.

- GuruB1G91, CARGURUS

Great customer service

- GuruHWD6J, CARGURUS

What else poor design

- Gary Stone, GOOGLE

Very responsive with my questions

- David, CARGURUS

Provided the info we were looking for in a timely fashion.

- John, CARGURUS

Last minute getting it scheduled, on a SAT, but they got it in on Monday first thing Thanks everyone

- John Willis, GOOGLE

fast and courteous follow up, did not pursue

- jwats, CARGURUS

Very quick to reply and helpful.

- GuruS6YRL, CARGURUS

Very happy with the service that we got today. Holly was very helpful! Thanks again for all your help!

- Lela King, GOOGLE

My favorite Toyota dealer. I enjoy the service experiance as a frequent customer.

- Ace TatorTot, GOOGLE

This dealer has been outstanding to work with. We’re in another state, and they’ve done some innovative things with us to make sure we get a realistic and thorough inspection of the vehicle. They have been very upfront about the vehicle and accommodating with a third party pre-purchase...

- robnorman, CARGURUS

Went to find a truck, 1 I wanted sold day before. So ended up with a 12 suburban.

- scott leifert sr, GOOGLE

Good

- Sergio, CARGURUS

My salesman Matt Enquist and the manager Mike went so far above and beyond anything I could hope for. I could not have had a better experience if I tried. Honest and fair, I would recommend this dealership to anyone and everyone I know! Extremely happy customer, thank you so much for everything!!!

- Patrick Cahalne, GOOGLE

Ernst cares about their customers!

- Mari Evans, GOOGLE

It was awesome! Calvin and Rick were great to work with! I ended up getting a different truck then what I found on the site. Recomend them on any vehicle purchase

- Chris, CARGURUS

Great. Very friendly.

- Jean Ksiazek, GOOGLE

I’m still working on a deal but the salesperson was very helpful and quick to respond.

- Shakercar, CARGURUS

Took car in for an oil change. In and done in the time frame was told. Also enjoyed the free refreshments and the cozy fireplace. The staff was friendly and courteous as well.

- james Ernst, GOOGLE

Holly Williams was great at helping me find a truck in my price range and stuck it out with me for several months till I could find the one that matched what I was looking for. I would suggest that anyone looking for a new vehicle ask for her.

- Caleb Hopkins, GOOGLE

Friendly service. Very accommodating.

- Patty Younger, GOOGLE

Holly was so nice and helpful. Very pleased with all she did to help us get the vehicle that we came there for. Would recommend This dealership to a friend or family member. ☺️

- Mrs. Zuniga, GOOGLE

Holly is exceptional great customer service and ambassador for industry

- David, CARGURUS

Matt contacted me immediately, was very courteous, no pressure, answered all my questions honestly & within a couple of hours after I sent the E-Mail. I rated them a 5 star dealer.

- KEStoy, CARGURUS

Holly Williams helped us explore our options and really went out of her way to make sure we knew what was available. The dealership is welcoming and more than willing to work on your schedule. Buying a vehicle here is an overall good experience.

- Samuel Deschaine, GOOGLE

see my other review! Best dealership ever!

- Tom Tomtom, GOOGLE

Like other posts my communication started by phone. I wanted to look at a specific used Tundra. Holly our salesperson put a hold on it as we had an hour drive to get there. The truck was sitting right out front when got there. After the test drive Holly was very good at making sure it had all...

- Greg Radke, GOOGLE

Did a great job

- MARK, CARGURUS

Holly was great. Didn’t end up buying the truck, but Holly made sure she answered all of my questions

- GuruXR34P, CARGURUS

Very helpful and great people to work with

- Lance, CARGURUS

I talked with 4 different people per phone before driving 100+ miles to look at the van and purchase. When we arrived 6 people interacted with us. Everyone we had contact with made our purchase a very positive experience. Ernst Auto comes highly recommended by us.

- Gloria, CARGURUS
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