Darryl Washington is not an easy man to find. Celebrating thirty-one years at our dealership, he has become a jack of all trades at Leif Johnson. “I do everything! I’m all over this place.”, he chuckles, after my coworkers have helped me track this busy guy down. We are sitting in one of the cars he has been working on, and it’s hard not to almost instantly notice Darryl’s sweet smile and great attitude.
Darryl tells me that he started out working in the body shop, then moved to accessories, followed by make-ready and mechanic work. Though his title says he is now a porter, he is still willing to help out with anything and everything thrown his way. When asked what it is that’s kept him at Leif for over thirty years, he immediately gives credit to his managers and the great way they treat their employees. He even recalls going over to one manager’s house years back, and enjoying a glass of ‘cold iced tea.’ It is clear that Darryl is not only an employee with us, but that he has also become family.
Speaking of family–Darryl is the youngest of thirteen siblings, and his childhood home is only miles from Leif’s Central location. He has been married for twenty-six years and has four kids of his own; When he’s not on the clock, he enjoys spending time with his big family and working on more cars.
We couldn’t be more thankful to have Darryl on our team, helping us out for thirty-one years with, as he puts it, “Whatever needs to be done!” It is hard-working, dedicated and positive people like him that makes our Leif Johnson family such an amazing one!