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Meet Pete Kearney, Employee of the Month

Meet Pete Kearney, Sales Consultant and Honda of Grays Harbor Employee of the Month!  Pete is a local guy born in Aberdeen and a lifelong resident of Hoquiam. Recently Pete also received accolades from the community as he was voted as one of the top favorite Automotive Salespeople in the Best of Twin Harbors 2019.

Pete has a positive attitude and coupled with his commitment to providing excellent customer service he was selected to receive Employee of the Month honors.  He always goes above and beyond to assist not only his customers but the customers waiting for service in the showroom. Pete always has a smile for everyone.

A little bit more about Pete, after he graduated from Hoquiam High School, he attended Grays Harbor College for a year then got the opportunity to go to college in Montana. Then as fate would have it, he took a road trip to CA and decided he wanted to stay in the sunshine for a while. So, he moved to Costa Mesa, CA and worked in a nursery. Sunny California was great but when the opportunity to work at a saw mill in Elma offered better pay he moved back to Grays Harbor where he barked and bucked trees.  After one year the mill closed and so Pete began his career in sales.  In his sales career he sold fireplaces, automotive and general merchandise at Sears and radio advertising. Because he was so successful someone suggested he try selling cars. The rest is history. Pete worked at local Grays Harbor dealerships and landed at Honda in 2004. He left for a while in 2010 and decided to come back and join the new Honda of Grays Harbor team in 2017.

In addition to his successful sales career, Pete has owned and operated his own limousine service, Northwest Excursions since 1987. He notes one of the things he really likes about the limo business is he enjoys helping people make memories associated with milestone events such as proms, weddings and adventures.

Pete loves spending time with Suzy, his girlfriend and Wolfie his 6-year-old Chihuahua. Pete noted that although he enjoys cooking Suzy is much better!

Pete enjoys barbequing on his Traeger grill, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, watching all kinds of movies and listening to music. He enjoys traveling and would like to go to Scotland and Ireland someday since it is where his ancestors came from. He is also an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan.

In closing, Pete noted that if he was going to sell cars, he was not going to be the “stereotypical car salesperson” and he isn’t. He treats every customer (in sales or in his own business) the way he wants to be treated.  Pete said he loves his job at Honda of Grays Harbor and he loves helping people buy cars.

Thank you, Pete for all you do every day!  Congratulations!