Date Posted: May 30th, 2023

Dave Kord, Shop Foreman, Darling's Ford VW Audi

  • Years with Darling’s: Just shy of 22 years
  • What made you choose Darling’s: Highest profile Ford dealership in this area
  • What makes you stay: Best option for my skill set, the company is strong and healthy
  • Have you held any other positions within the company?I started as a Class A tech, moved to Senior Master Ford Tech, then Shop Foreman. Recently, I acheived 20 year Ford Senior Master.
  • What's the best advice you could give to someone just starting out? Produce the quality of work you expect on your own pride and joy vehicle.
  • What was your first job? Lawn mowing, clam digging, blueberry raking for cash and McDonald's
  • If you could travel to the past- what year/event would you go to? 1992 - Senior year of high school. Life was easy and gas was cheap
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?Auto repair master and crafty metal fabricator
  • Who is your hero? Anyone who is real, self sufficient, and happy in their own life
  • First Car/Dream Car The Kord Slingshot. A prototype car I designed and drafted on paper when I was young. (I still have the drawing)
  • Favorite Book Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Favorite gift you ever received?Natural gift of dowsing for water
  • Favorite family recipe: My mom's rhubarb crisp or my wife's turkey chili
  • WHat is something that most people don't know about you?I am 100% Polish
  • What is your proudest accomplishment? My kids, and my ability to help family and the knack to figure out mechanical issues