Chris Haugen- General Manager
First car: White 1988 Oldsmobile 98. It was my aunt’s car and it was passed down through all of my cousins before it became mine. It was a good car except when it would randomly shut off while sitting at a stoplight. Now that was embarrassing as a teenager.
Growing up in rural Minnesota, I was driving at the age of 8. It’s just what kids did to help the family on the farm. Since then, I’ve had many cars from a 1979 Nova to a 1971 Volkswagen Bus with a fake cherry pie in the window. My favorite vehicle to date was a floral delivery van and it sure did bring me a lot of joy. I literally drove around all day delivering bouquets of flowers and making people happy.
Since 2004, I have made cars my business. I truly enjoy the industry because I get to interact with people and guide them through a big and important decision. Just like delivering flowers, I still get to make people happy and feel good.
As a leader at DAG, I don’t take anything for granted. Why would I ask someone to do something that I wouldn’t do myself? Everyone here does their job and more, because nothing works without everyone working together. It makes me smile to know that people look forward to coming here to buy a car. All the credit goes to the entire team. When everyone is happy the job becomes fun. When you walk into DAG, you sense that. Customers leave happy. The best part is when you truly make someone happy, you have done more than just sell something, you have created a relationship with them.
I’ve worked with both franchises and independent dealerships, but Discovery Auto Group is home. Let us help you feel good behind the wheel. If you’re happy, then we are too.
Rebecca Bregar- Office Manager
First car: 1993 Geo Metro, two-door. I bought it shortly after I had my daughter, so I had to fit 2 car seats in it for over 3 years. It was tight but it got the job done for sure. I think I sold it for $300.
I love cars now, obviously. My job is to make sure you don’t feel a bump in the road to purchasing your car. I’m definitely a jack of all trades when it comes to what I do here. I handle titlework, loans, payroll, taxes, and everything that has to do with getting you on your way smoothly. But I, like everyone at Discovery Auto Group, can easily take over for just about everything. I absolutely love my job, because it’s not just my job, it’s part of my life and it’s part of what makes me, me.
I love to create, one of my passions is confectionery. I have a real knack for decorating cakes and I do them all the time for others. That, along with being a health nut and going to the gym all the time. I love to pursue my interests and build relationships along the way. I want you to know when you walk into Discovery Auto Group, that we’re human too. We know that everyone is going through different stages of their lives and we want to cultivate your purchase experience to whatever stage that is.
I’ve been here since day one, and watching Discovery Auto Group unfold into the successful dealership it is today has been insane. I remember the first vehicle we bought. I remember our first customer. I remember the first car we sold. I remember our beginning like it was yesterday. We were definitely overlooked at the start. I always heard that the first 3 years of a new business is when you find out if you are destined to succeed or doomed to fail. Everyone told us we fit in the second category, we were just another car dealership looking to scam people into buying overpriced cars. But that’s not who we are. We are here to serve you, not us. Discovery Auto Group has prevailed and overcome expectations in every way possible, and it makes me proud. I have been in this industry since 2002, and I know it is a privilege and an honor for you to choose us. It is our goal to take the opportunity and make it the best car-buying experience you can have.