For three months, Elijah Keever searched for the right person to join the staff at Keever Auto & Ag.
Despite interviewing several candidates, he just couldn’t seem to find what he was looking for. That’s when Steve Corpstein walked through the door. Only a few minutes into their conversation, Keever said, he knew he found the ideal candidate.
“I thought that, with his automotive background, and how he’s such a people person, he was just what I was looking for,” he said.
Nearly six months later, Corpstein is at work as the business’ customer service manager.
The automotive industry isn’t new to Corpstein. He previously worked as finance manager and in sales at Hays Chevrolet for eight years, and at Briggs Auto in Manhattan for nearly a decade.
The transition has been a smooth one as he works closely with customers, addressing their concerns, as well as scheduling and managing workflow.
“He finds out from customers what’s wrong before they come in, and explains to them what’s been done to the vehicle,” Keever said. “It’s about making sure everyone is on the same page, and we deliver.”
For Corpstein, customers are his top priority.
“It’s all about taking care of the customer,” he said.
A Tipton native, Corpstein married Lincoln resident Angela Davied last July. And it’s those ties, Keever said, that helped him get the job.
“He has roots in the area,” he said. “His father was a lifelong farmer. His mother was a schoolteacher. He just is a good all-around fit. It’s been a good experience.
Keever Auto & Ag is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and by appointment on Saturday. For more information, contact the business at 785-524-5135, www.keeverautoag.com, or find them on Facebook.
By Jennifer McDaniel for the Lincoln Sentinel