Meet Pete Conklin, one of our Five Star team members who believes in serving others while he helps you find the best deal on a Jeep in Lake Wales.

Pete Conklin has accomplished two things that he is thankful for: He no longer lives in extreme below zero weather and he’s helping customers find the best deals on Jeeps in Lake Wales. As a sales and leasing consultant at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the former US Army NCO, is an active member in his community and he enjoys working with people who want to drive down the road in a Jeep.

Before moving here, he was stationed in Fort Drum, N.Y., which is actually closer to Toronto Canada than NYC. “It was the coldest place on the planet,” he says. “We had wind chills in the negative 70s! Down here it’s kind of like summer all the time.”

After his retirement from the military he moved to Central Florida, and about a year and a half ago he got a job as one of our Five Star team members here at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

“I like it because I have owned Jeeps throughout my life. Working as part of the Mahalak Auto Group team is a blessing and it’s really nice to help people. I also help those who feel like they might not be able to afford a vehicle and that’s very rewarding,” he says.

And in his sales efforts, he doesn’t come across as pushy, which is what many people feel is a characteristic of sales people. “I’m not in sales to become the next millionaire. He believes if you give the customer service 100% of the time then the customer will always be happy.


Service and Sales Are Just A Part of Helping the Lake Wales Community and Beyond

In the community, Conklin is involved with the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Wales Main Street organization, and has been a regular at the Polk County Public School’s Great American Teach In, where he goes to local campuses and talks to students about his job, both in the military and at our car dealership off of Highway 27. He also works with veterans. He is an active member with both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He is also a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and the Purple Heart Association. “I do a lot of charity work, helping soldiers who have PTSD,” he says. “It’s something I have myself. I show other soldiers how to lead a meaningful life.”

At the Low Payment Kings family of dealerships,  Conklin feels fortunate to work as part of a team where the owners take into account that both the employees are happy and the customers are satisfied with everything, from buying a vehicle to the service they get afterward.

“What I do here and what I do in every situation is to work with the customers. Listen to their needs and help them out as much as possible. Customer Service is everything”

We’re proud that Conklin, one of our many American heroes, is a part of our Five Star team members here at our Lake Wales auto showroom.  If you need a trustworthy, knowledgeable member of our community to help you find the best deal on a Jeep in Central Florida, Pete Conklin and the rest of us are here to serve. To reach Conklin, don’t hesitate to call 863-220-6660 and ask for Pete.