I guess you could say I was born and raised to sell cars. I'm the son of a car dealer, the grandson of a car dealer, the nephew of a car dealer, the brother of a car dealer, and someday...I'll probably be the father of a car dealer too! It's not just what I do...it's who I am, and what I love.
I have two awesome kids...Addie's 10, and Andrew's 8. Addie is a very accomplished competitive Irish Dancer (yes, like "The Riverdancers"), and Andrew's favorite thing in the world is Blackbeard's Cove (he's right...it's pretty awesome!). Addie and Andrew go to school at Christ Our King, which is also where we attend church. Like many of you who are parents, my kids are my life...they're growing up fast, but I try hard to soak it all in and spend every minute I can with them...they refuel me!
Not too many people know this about me, but when I was younger, I traveled around the world in 100 days by boat. Canada, Japan, China, Vietnam, India, Spain, Africa...you name it! It was the most enlightening experience of my life. In those 100 days, I learned that no matter what culture, creed, or color a person is, most people are inherently good inside, and if you treat them with kindness and honesty, they'll do the same for you. That's my philosophy for running Rick Hendrick Dodge, and I encourage our entire staff to follow the same principle!
I've been in the car business for 19 years now. I love my job, and people tell me I'm pretty good at it. Patrick and I work great together, and the Hendrick organization is hands-down the best group I've ever been associated with. I take a lot of pride in what we've accomplished as a dealership...we're #1 in North and South Carolina. But, it's no magic potion...it's just setting goals and working hard. My favorite all-time quote is: "A goal is just a dream with a deadline!"
I'm a car guy by day, but at night, I'm a full-on sports nut! I'm a die-hard Miami Heat fan...I think LeBron's going to be known as the best ever by the end of his career, but the old-school guys like Wilt and Jerry West will always have a special place in my heart. I'm also a big Cowboys fan, although my enthusiasm there has pretty much been restricted to the regular-season for the past few years. And my true sports love...is Tar Heel Basketball. Go Heels!
I love cars, and I love sports, but my greatest passion is definitely my family. My wife Tori and I were recently blessed with a son, Gavin Daniel Anderson. I never knew I could love anything so much. Even though we didn't get much sleep at first, and there's a lot of dirty diapers to be changed, he's the best thing that's ever happened to me. Gavin's taught me a lot about compassion, patience, and goodness. Together, Gavin and Tori help me to be the best sales manager I can be!
A Word from the Coaches...
Mr. Hendrick has this saying..."You don't get happy customers without happy employees." We love helping people find the perfect car, and our goal is to make your buying decision as easy and enjoyable as possible. But, we couldn't do that without the team around us...the best team we've ever worked with. Our team loves working here, and working together. And that's what shines through when you visit our dealership. Sales to Service to Administration...that enthusiasm, experience, and friendly attitude is what makes it so easy to buy a car here. And, it's why we're the #1 Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram dealer in the Carolinas!
Patrick and Danny (aka Coach Bachrodt and Coach Anderson)
1468 Savannah HighwayCharleston, SC 29407