About Us

In 1994 when owner Barry Braniger moved to Lake Havasu City,AZ he was not looking to open another car dealership. Barry had many ideas of what he might do. He thought of opening a storage facility, possibly a car wash among other things. Eventually Barry was driving down Industrial Blvd one day when he spotted a small trailer and a tiny car lot for sale. 22 Years and thousands of satisfied customers later Paradise Auto & Truck Center has made a positive and lasting impact in Lake Havasu City, AZ. 

Specializing in late model pre owned vehicles Paradise has a very high customer satisfaction rate and many of their customers come back again and again because of the family like atmosphere when purchasing their vehicle. By staying small in size Paradise is committed to personally attending to every customer and helping them choose the perfect vehicle for them and their specific needs. 

All of the employees at Paradise are on the same page when it comes to their customers. They all know that Paradise would not exist with out them and they all remember to treat each and every customer they way they would want to be treated. With those things in the forefront of the minds of the employees its easy to see why Paradise Auto & Truck Center has become the delership to purchase from when looking for your next vehicle. 
Owner : Barry Braniger 

Barry has been in the automotive industry for over 40 years. Barry is not only the owner, he also hand selects every vehicle that is in inventory at Paradise and they all must meet his standards before offered for sale. Barry is normally up and at the auction before most of his employees have had there first cup of coffee. He spends countless amounts of time on the road finding the beautiful vehicles you see for sale. 

When Barry is not working he enjoys spending time on the golf course, playing the slots and enjoying time with his family. Barry is very personally involved with the operations of the dealership and holds a very high standard for how each customer is treated from the moment they walk on the lot. Quite often customers become long standing friends and customers of Paradise because of the way Barry has personally attended to them. It is not rare to see him attending to a customers needs and helping them with anything they may need before, during and after the purchase. 

With Barry having such a hands on approach to running his dealership you are sure to get the treatment you deserve before and after your purchase, a competitive price and a beautiful vehicle that will bring you the happiness you deserve every time you are behind the wheel. 
Owner/Office Manager : Kathy Garrison 

Kathy has been with Paradise for over 22 years and has helped her father Barry run and operate the dealership from day one. Kathy is a very integral part of the team at Paradise. Along with being part owner she is also the office manager, maintains the inventory, handles the vast amount of paperwork that goes along with each deal and also plays a very personal role in maintaining customer satisfaction. Kathy is often found, like her father Barry, personally walking a customer through any paperwork questions they may have. Always striving to help she is continually involved with how customers are treated from beginning to end and of course after the sale. 

When not working hard at Paradise Kathy enjoys spending time with her beautiful family and her beloved dogs. She and her family have rescued several dogs over past years. Many whom for whatever reason were left at the humane society. She and her family have given these animals a welcoming and loving home and a place to grow and return the love that Kathy has given them. 

Kathy has worked very hard to make sure that Paradise runs efficiently and smoothly as possible. As any of her co workers will tell you she is not only efficient she is  so much fun to work with. Her warm smile and contagious laugh keeps things light and fun no matter what the day brings. 
Manager : Joe Livingston 

Joe Livingston has been with Paradise Auto for over 10 years and is vital in the dealerships success. Joe is the final stop in your purchasing experience and he always takes the tension out of signing the final paperwork. Joe makes the purchasing experience light, fun and enjoyable. Joe also works very hard helping people who may have had credit challenges in the past to get behind the wheel of a beautiful vehicle at a very fair rate. 

When Joe is not working hard at Paradise he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family, playing the bass guitar and being very involved with his church. With his compassionate heart Joe has helped many people through some of life's hardest challenges. 

Joe is more like a family member than an employee and he treats customers with the same care and attentiveness as such. Joe has worked very hard in maintaining the success and integrity of Paradise through the years and the dealership could not run the same without him. Joe also manages the sales staff and like Kathy our office manager, Joe keeps the sales personal uplifted and smiling throughout the day. 

 
Nick Sponseller : Sales manager  

Nick has been with Paradise approaching 3 years and with his vast amount of knowledge and a eagerness to help he is a treasured member of the Paradise team. Nick is often overheard at his desk with customers laughing and joking while they truly are enjoying their sales experience. He brings many years of service from the automotive industry and as all his customers will attest he is a pleasure to work with. 

While not working at Paradise Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching his beloved LA Kings, or out on the open road in his 2016 Dodge Charger R/T. 

Nick is always quick to help with anything needed and when purchasing a vehicle from him you will find yourself relaxed, informed and quite possibly laughing your way through your purchasing experience. 
Gene Pruitt : Sales 

Gene joined the Paradise family in early 2017 and has been a very valuable addition ever since. Gene's product knowledge is second to none. He studies every aspect of new and existing inventory and will always have an answer for any question you may ask. Gene brings a laid back approach to purchasing a vehicle and you will not only feel knowledgeable about the vehicle you purchase, you will also feel relaxed during the whole process.  When Gene is not at Paradise you will find him with his family or out on the water enjoying his favorite hobby, fishing. 
Mike Coombe : Sales 

Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to the Paradise family. With his many many years in the automotive industry there is almost no question Mike won't have the answer for. He is a much appreciated member of the Paradise team. With his know how of almost anything automobile related you can be sure you will get a first class buying experience when purchasing a vehicle from Mike. When not at Paradise Mike enjoys spending time with his family and out on the water riding his air chair. 
Charlie Graham : Sales 

Charlie brings many valuable tools the Paradise team with his years of service in the automotive industry.  Knowledge, expertise and very easy going approach to help find you the perfect vehicle would be the way to describe Charlie. 

When not at Paradise you'll find Charlie out exploring the beautiful city of Lake Havasu or quite possibly tucked away in the mountains at a beautiful campsite. 
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Business Hours
Mon: 8am-6pm
Tue: 8am-6pm
Wed: 8am-6pm
Thu: 8am-6pm
Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: Closed