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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(402) 564-2736
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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Responded in a timely fashion.

- GuruPMM8M, CARGURUS

Great response

- Dan, CARGURUS

Courteous, fast, knowledgeable help!!

- Khristian Roman, GOOGLE

We have had a very good experience purchasing vehicles from Ernst however, be VERY WARY of their service department as there may be a tendency to scam you. I don't believe we will ever use their service department again.

- Angie L, GOOGLE

Didn't end up getting this car but, very friendly staff and very reasonable prices.

- GuruK6CRZ, CARGURUS

Quick to follow up and thorough about making sure you are taken care of!

- GuruRTZF4, CARGURUS

Excellent customer service displayed by Michael Re and the team at Ernst Auto Group. Felt welcomed even before the dealership visit via the phone calls. Highly recommend Ernst Auto Group should you be searching for a vehicle.

- Charles, CARGURUS

Salesman Kevin Wagner was outstanding. He brought the vehicle to my workplace for me to inspect. Their initial price was fair and reasonable plus they took care of a couple of minor concerns I have without balking. I would recommend this dealership to anyone.

- dleonard130, CARGURUS

Have not felt pressured but appreciate all the information.

- Ron, CARGURUS

Great service

- Kris, CARGURUS

Dealer has consisently contacted me & provided useful information.

- Danny, CARGURUS

Excellent

- GuruN2HLL, CARGURUS

The pressure for the mechanics to sell service and products is clear. I have to sort through sales talk from service talk. This is not a complaint as it is feedback.

- Alan Lemke, GOOGLE

Big shout out to George Bokur. We came looking for a car and he was excellent helping us out and making the process easy. Thank you and keep up the good work.

- Betty Guerra, GOOGLE

Good

- GuruNSL9F, CARGURUS

Great dealer to shop for cars.

- Mateo Andrés, GOOGLE

I was contacted. Holly was very helpful in meeting my needs, as I am a truck driver. My purchase will be home when I get back.

- GuruK31BQ, CARGURUS

Responded in a reasonable time.

- Guru1L8WC, CARGURUS

I was in Columbus Neb on business, and Ernst Toyota was very close to the hotel I stayed in for the week. I had been looking for the perfect Toyota Tundra, and in driving by their lot, I saw they had a couple of pre-owned Tundras. They had exactly what I was looking for! I sent a message online,...

- Jason Drury, GOOGLE

Great dealership to purchase a car from.

- Michael Thomas 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

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

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

Great. Very friendly.

- Jean Ksiazek, GOOGLE
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