Honda

3201 Park Avenue
Directions Paducah, KY 42001

  • Sales: (877) 438-8058
  • Service: (877) 289-2809
  • Parts: (877) 715-4822

Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mike Absher
    Owner/President

    I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. I grew up in a "car family" on both the maternal and paternal-side as both of my grandfathers and both parents were car dealers. I started working in the shop as a custodian starting at age 12, and worked at the dealership until graduation from high school.

     

    I graduated Marion (Illinois) High School and then was admitted to and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point New York with the intention of being a career Army officer. I ultimately left the Academy and the Army voluntarily and returned home. I then enrolled in SIU-Carbondale and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship. I worked at the family dealership throughout my college years as a warranty administrator and service writer.

     

    Upon graduation, I was employed as Parts and Service Director, sales manager, used vehicle manager until I left the family company in 2003 to start a software firm named DealerWare LLC selling F&I Menu Selling software to car dealerships. We were very successful and this was the wildest ride of my life. We ultimately were endorsed by American Honda and were in the process of rolling out our software to the Honda dealerships nationwide, when our biggest competitor decided to take me out. And so, they did, and I sold DealerWare in 2006 to DealerTrack, Inc. 

     

    I decided to get back into the business I missed so much and purchased Marion Ford, Inc in my hometown. I have since purchased three other dealerships, in Marion IL, Paducah KY, and Madisonville KY, and that has evolved into the Watermark Auto Group.

     

    I have played the trumpet for nearly 38 years, and enjoy every opportunity I get to play in a brass quintet with some friends from high school and college. I also enjoy woodworking, and have lots of cool equipment that is really dangerous, but I never turn on because I am too busy in the car business.

     

    I have been married for 21 years to Cheryl, who is a licensed non-practicing attorney. We have three sons aged 16, 13, and 10.

    I recently retired from service on the Southern Illinois Healthcare Board of Trustees which is the largest employer in our region with 3300 associates. I serve as the President of our local school board, and enjoy lending my time and talents to all organizations that are crazy or desperate enough to want or need my help.

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  • Rick Duncan
    General Manager

    I was born and raised in Paducah and have lived here most of my life. The only exception being four years spent in Detroit working my way thru college. 

    I have been "car crazy" for as long as I can remember. I learned to drive in my father's 1957 Ford Ranchero, a vehicle that my twin brother and I still own to this day. 

    I started in the automobile business in 1983 at a Pontiac-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. One year later I joined Allan Rhodes Chrysler-Honda and have been "here" ever since. "Here" has certainly changed over the years. We added BMW a year after I joined Allan Rhodes and in May of 1993, I and two partners bought Allan Rhodes out and changed the name to Bluegrass Honda-BMW. Mike Absher and I became friends several years ago and in October 2009 we completed a transaction that made Mike and his wife Cheryl the new owners of Bluegrass.  Mike has since started the Watermark Auto Group in 2016, the Bluegrass Honda changed names to Watermark Honda. 

    I am married to my best friend Kathy and we have four kids and six grandkids. In my spare time I enjoy restoring vintage automobiles, any kind of racing, and traveling back roads.


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  • Danny Tribble
    Honda Sales Manager


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  • Jamey Ladd
    Used Car Sales Manager

    I was born in Princeton, KY and moved to Paducah in 1993. I graduated from Reidland High School in 1994. In 2009, I moved to Calvert City.

    I have worked here since October of 2003. I was not in the car business before that but was in sales. 

    My family and I all enjoy hunting and going to the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball games. 

    My wife, Beverly, works at CFSB as a mortgage lender and our daughter, Katie is in the Nursing Program at WKCTC and Hannah is a Junior at Marshall County High School. 

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  • Chance Mooneyham
    Business Manager

    I grew up in Lowes, KY and graduated from Graves County High School. I've lived in Paducah for over 15 years now. 

    I started in the car business in 2007 and mostly did Internet Sales and Marketing before moving into Finance. 

    I have been married to my wife, Shalie since 2012. We have an 18-month-old named, Faith and I have two teenage daughters, Kali and Abby. 

    I consider myself pretty boring.

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  • Matt Colburn
    Business Manager

    My parents moved to Paducah when I was only 2 years old, I definitely love Paducah and call it home.


    My wife, Jessica Colburn, is an RN by day and a wonderful mother of two by night. My wife and I spend all of our free-time with our two girls, Mary-Kate and Olivia Grace. 

    Mary-Kate is a gearhead, just like her Daddy, and rides ATV's and bicycles. She like anything to do with the outdoors. Olivia is just a baby, but she is already a Daddy's girl too. 

    I have been in the car business for over 12 years. It all started in auto detailing while earning my bachelor's degree. After college was completed, I decided that I loved cars and car people too much to give it up...so I stuck with it. I moved up into sales; years later into management. 

    Years later, Watermark approached me and that opportunity of a lifetime ensued. Today, I am thankful to be with other car guys, who always want to do the right thing for our customers and truly make work fun. I work with some of the best people that I have ever known and it is really a "dream job". I get to help people, talk to other car people and be an active member of the community. 

    A few years ago I would have told you my hobbies were fast cars, big trucks, remote controlled cars and pretty much anything to do with cars. But truly, my hobby is my family. My wife and girls are my motivation.

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  • Joe Yamada
    Honda Sales Associate

    I started here is April of 2007 and am a father to a beautiful daughter born in 2006.

    I love the car business, because you never know what will happen and who I will get the opportunity to meet throughout the day. I really enjoy helping people find a car and the excitement it brings them when they find the car they need for their family.

    In my spare time, I spend as much time as I can with my family.

    I love working at Watermark Honda, everyone that works here is like family to me. Come on in and see us.

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  • Corey Keller
    Honda Sales Associate

    Corey was born and raised in the little town of Joppa, IL.  After college, he started working at Watermark Honda as a salesperson in July of 2001. After three years of sales Corey moved on to the Finance Manager position were he worked for the next four years. He then went to the Sales Manager position for BMW and eventually returned to his roots in Honda Sales. 

    Corey now lives in the big city of Metropolis with his wife Rebecca & children, Wakely and Whitley.  Corey has all types of hobbies including bowling, hunting, fishing, golf, woodworking, playing pool, cheering on his favorite baseball team.. but his favorite is spending time with his family and friends. 

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  • Kyle Stewart
    Honda Sales Associate

    I was born in Germany, graduated from Lone Oak and have been in this area ever since. I started working at Watermark Honda in 2014 and haven't ever looked back! I fish every chance I get and love spending time with my family. 

    I got married this year to my beautiful wife, Jose. We have a great son, Cailin and 2 dogs, Ollie & Zoey. We are huge UK and Yankees fans.

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  • Bryan Crim
    Honda Sales Associate

    Carrier Mills, Illinois is where I was raised. After that, I went to college at SIU. I've been in the car business for 10 years, 8 of those years have been right here at Watermark Honda.


    I fish, hunt and watch the St. Louis Cardinals every chance I get. I have 2 boys, Nolan, who is 9 and Jonah, who is 7. They are my world!

    On weekends, you may find me at Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City, IL.

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  • Catrina Reisner
    Sales Associate

    We are so happy to have Catrina with us at, Watermark Honda. She is a phenomenal person. Originally from Colorado, she has lived in various states. Luckily, she and her family decided to move to Paducah in January 2017. Colorado's loss is our gain! She has 7 years experience in the automotive industry - prior to that she worked in the financial industry and was a Munitions Specialist for the United States Air Force. 

    She is an animal lover and enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Josh, and awesome little boy, Wyatt.

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  • Zach Hill
    Honda Product Specialist


    I started off in the clean up shop in 2008 and by 2012, I was in sales. I'm a firm believer that no matter what you do in life, always be good to those around you. I'm beyond thankful to be a part of this company and to know these people around me.

    I was born and raised in Paducah. Shortly after high school, I met my beautiful wife, Mistelle. Knowing her has been an absolute blessing. She brought our son, Desmond, into this world in 2009 and I'll forever love her for that. My most proudest achievement in life is being a dad.

    When I'm not at the dealership, you can find me at home running around with my son and having a good time drumming to whatever music I can get my hands on, watching science fiction shows with the family, reading and discussing comics with my wife. We're definately a nerd family. Life is too short to be someone else.

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  • Johann LeClaire
    Honda Parts & Service Director


    I was born in Massachusetts, and as the son of a US Army soldier moved all over. Including out west, down south, back east, and even Germany for six years. In 1991 we moved to Kentucky, and I decided to call it home.  I've been married to the love of my life since 1999, and we have two beautiful young daughters. We live in Reidland, and are part of the church at Gospel Mission. Spending time with my family and friends, working with the youth at church, and playing bass in the youth band are just a few of the things I love to do.  I consider myself blessed to work with everyone here at Watermark Honda. Their commitment to customer satisfaction and teamwork is, without a doubt, top notch.  Rom 5.1

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  • Amanda Gentry
    Honda Service Advisor

    Hi! I'm Amanda. You can find me in the service department at Watermark Honda. I started in the car industry at 19 years old working as a receptionist for the service department at a Honda dealership in Louisville, Ky while attending college. I moved back home and a year later started at Watermark Honda and have worked here ever since September 2003. On my days off I enjoy playing with my son, Jackson. I also enjoy days out shopping with girlfriends, movies, and hitting the lake on the weekends during the warmer months.  I have one son, Jackson. He is my greatest joy and blessing!


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  • Caleb Buchanan
    Honda Technician


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  • Wesley Sullivant
    Honda Technician

    I was born and raised in Paducah, KY. I have worked in retail since I was 15 years old. In 2010, I started working at Sams Club in the tire department where I earned the title "Master Tire Specialist". While there, I helped train other new techs. In 2016, I graduated from WKCTC and started working at Watermark Honda as a Technician. 


    In my spare time, I love to fish and play pool. I have a girlfriend of 2 years and 2 wonderful dogs, Phoebe and Cletus. 

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  • Issac Stone
    Honda Technician

    I'm recently married to my wife, Kelsy.  We don't have any children but have a Fish named Puddles and a Pitbull name Aphrodite. I've been working on and racing cars for about 10 years and enjoy it greatly! I am a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College where I studied Automotive and Diesel Technology along with High Performance Engines.

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  • Jeremy Burd
    Honda Service Advisor

    I have over 10 years in Automotive Industry including school and work experience. I am a 2006 graduate of the automotive school, Universal Technical Institute in Houston. After that, I worked as a technician for a while but found that I preferred working with people more than turning wrenches. It was for the best of everyone that I go into service advising. I eventually opened my own automotive business in 2010 and operated it for nearly 3 years. I met my future wife while running the business and eventually decided to close it so I could focus on family. I took a job as a wheel/tire salesman for 3.5 years until I got the opportunity to work for Watermark. 

    I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gracie), Weight Lifting, playing Magic the Gathering, playing Video Games and binge watching Netflix TV Series. 

    My wife, Reagan and I, have one son, Ellis.  We also have a male Husky named Avi.



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  • Stephen Keith
    Honda Technician

    Stephen works in the Watermark Honda service department.  He has been in the car business for about 5 years.  When he is not here at the dealership, he like to read comic books, play video games and also likes drumming.  Welcome, Stephen!

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  • Bob Konemann
    Technician


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  • Ronnie McCoy
    Honda Parts Advisor

    I've lived in Paducah all my life and am married to my wonderful wife Shana. We have a beautiful daughter Ivy and a dog named Ben.

    I started with the Honda Family in 2010 as a porter and was promoted to the Parts Department in 2011.

    In my spare time I enjoy playing music with my friends.

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  • Justin Byram
    Parts Advisor

    Justin is from right here, in Paducah, Kentucky. Prior to joining our team back in 2015, he bagged groceries at Food Giant for 2 years. When he isn't handling parts requests...he is hunting, fishing, snowboarding, skateboarding and building fast cars. His main goal is to continue building his Corvette. Ladies, Justin is a single man, who loves playing music, taking long walks and holding hands. He is also in a punk band "The Shop Rockets"!

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  • Lori Alvey
    Office Coordinator for Watermark Honda & Bluegrass BMW

    I was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Paducah, KY, when I was 11 years old. I graduated from Heath High School in 1988. Shortly after, I joined the United States Navy.

    I have been in the car business since 2013. I love to sing, go to the gym and spend time with my family. I love yard work and bleed blue for KY Wildcat Basketball and Nascar (Jimmy Johnson #48).

    I am married to Donnie Alvey, my high school sweetheart and we have 3 wonderful boys that we adore. We also have 3 boxer fur babies and 1 grand puppy.

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  • Beverly Dublin
    Scheduling

    I was born in Paducah, lived in Metropolis for 20 years then moved back to Paducah in early 2000. I have been here since 2013. Everyone here is like family. Before working here, I worked at a Temp Agency/Payroll Service. 


    In my spare time, I enjoy roller skating, dancing, walking, golf (even though I'm not good at it) and spending as much time with my grandson's as possible!

    I have 2 children, Christina Culp and Jason Phelps. Christina and her husband, Mike, are the proud parents of my only 2 grandchildren...Wesley Drew & Brentley Allen. Jason is currently in the Navy. I am a very proud Mom and Mimi!




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  • Jeri Coughenour
    Warranty Administrator


     



    Hello! My name is Jeri Coughenour and I live in Paducah, Kentucky.  I have been with this company since 1997 and just celebrated my 20 year work anniversary as Warranty Administrator. 

    When I am not at work, I enjoy swimming, walking, traveling, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with my family. I have (1) daughter and (1) son and (2) beautiful granddaughters.

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  • Donna Pace
    Office - Part-time Receptionist /Cashier

    I was born in Paducah, Ky where I graduated from Reidland High School in 1972. Attended classes at PCC. In 1999 after living in Virginia and Illinois, I came back home to Paducah. I now live only 1.5 miles from the dealership. 


    I started in the car business in 2004, after being in the banking business for over 27 years. I went from full-time to part-time a few years ago, it was a huge change, but I totally love it. 

    My family is my favorite hobby! I have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren who keep my busy. Also, love flowers and working in the yard. When I can't get outside, reading is my passion. My Kindle and I have never parted!

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  • Aaron Duncan
    Delivery Specialist

    My story...where do I begin? We'll just hit a few high points. I know nothing of failure. In fact, I'm the ONLY person in the history of the Reidland School System to get 2nd Place in the 5th Grade Science Fair two consecutive years in a row! I love animals, I love them so much I want to ingest them.         

    When not putting in hard labor at the dealership I am a "stay-at-home-son." I also hold the record for being the ONLY person ever to Rollerblade on I-75. I read a Goosebumps book once. I allsow considur miselph too bee a grate spelar. It is my dream to one day own a 50 acre Beet Farm.                   

     The End?

    Aaron Duncan The 1st

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  • Josef Rumsey
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    I grew up in Golconda, IL and moved to Paducah in 2007. I have been working at Watermark Honda / Bluegrass BMW since 2009.
     
    I am currently enrolled at West Kentucky Community and Technical College with plans of transferring to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. 

    While not at work, I enjoy recording music and finding complicated ways to make LED bulbs blink. 

     

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