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Robert H. Garff is Chairman of Garff Enterprises, Inc.; a Salt Lake City based Corporation founded in 1932. Robert's responsibilities within the community include his service as former Chairman of the Board for Deseret Book Company, and as board member for organizations such as Intermountain Health Care, the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Utah Commission on Volunteers. Previously, Robert served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002.
Robert has held various community, business and religious leadership positions during his career, including Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Utah, former board member of First Security Bank, and former chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Robert serves today in many positions for the American Cancer Society. The National Advisory Board for the College of Business for the University of Utah recently honored Robert as a member of their prestigious business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Garff and his wife Katharine have five children and eighteen grandchildren. They reside in Bountiful, Utah.
John Garff is the CEO of Garff Enterprises, Inc. He received his Bachelors of Science
Degree from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business and earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern
University's Kellogg School of Management.
He currently serves as a board member on the National Advisory Board for the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business. In 2010, John served as President of the New Car Dealers of Utah.
John resides in Salt Lake City with his wife Amy and their five children.
Brett Hopkins is currently the CEO of the Auto Group for Ken Garff. Brett has been with the Garff Organization for 14 years and oversees all operations and acquisitions for the company.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1999. He received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Matthew was put to work early in the car business by his father where he swept dealership floors, mowed lawns and sold his first car at the age of 14. Matthew operated six Ken Garff Ogden franchises where he increased customer satisfaction scores and gained market share and now manages the real estate assets owned by Ken Garff subsidiaries.
Matthew and his wife, Nicole, have four children.
Dax grew up in Casper, Wyoming and started his automotive career at a very young age; working his way through junior high and high school pumping gas and working on cars at small independent repair shops. His professional career started in 1989 when Dax moved to Phoenix, AZ and began his employment at Bell Acura while also completing his college education. Over a seven year period, Dax worked in most every Fixed Operation position as well as spent two years in New Car Sales.
Philip currently serves as the Vice President of Business Operations. In this position, Philip leads the operational efforts of an ever growing automotive group.
Following graduation from Brigham Young University with a Masters of Accounting, Jim worked as an auditor for Deloitte and Touche and became a CPA. From there he joined American Express where he supported global products and businesses with accounting, reporting, forecasting, and risk management for over 20 years. In September 2015, Jim accepted the opportunity to become the Chief Financial Officer of Ken Garff.
As Chief Financial Officer, Jim directs financial management, accounting practices, and relationships with lending institutions and financial partners. He also works with the Executive and the Accounting Teams to improve the profitability and efficiency of the Company.
Jim currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and six children. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement projects, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Tony attended the University of Utah. His career in business started with First Security Bank in auto loan collections. Early in 1970 he began his automotive experience at Wagstaff Toyota where he worked in sales and finance for 3 years. His first management position started in 1974 as General Manager of Clark Datsun. This responsibility expanded when two other dealership were added to his charge.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1992. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1995.
Michael has particular experience in the automotive, real estate, technology and e-commerce industries, and he has written and lectured on basic business law for technology-based companies.
Prior to joining the Ken Garff team in 2007 as Vice President and General Counsel, Michael was a Shareholder and Director of the Salt Lake City, Utah law firm of Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. where he served as Vice Chair of the firm's Automobile Dealer Law Practice Group. He was also a member of that firm's Business Development Committee and its Recruiting Committee. Michael also served for one year as Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He is currently a contributing member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
Rick received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Utah and a Dealership Management Degree from the General Motors Dealer Academy.
He developed and launched the Keys to Success and Road to Success incentive based education programs. Both programs influencing almost 300,000 students attending high schools and elementary schools. Rick continues to work with the Ken Garff Dealerships on large community sponsored projects along the Wasatch Front. He currently serves as a board member on the President's Club, as the Army Reserve Ambassador for the state of Utah encouraging and speaking on the benefits of serving in the military and has previously served on the Crimson Club for the University of Utah. He currently leads the Ken Garff Community Relations and Grassroots Marketing team.
Rick is married to Jennifer Garff Folkerson and together they have two children, Richard G. and Jacob R. Folkerson.
Brad received his Masters of Accounting from Brigham Young University.
He currently serves as President and CEO of the Kornerstone Insurance group of companies. He is also a partner with Ken Garff Automotive Group. Kornerstone provides F&I products that are sold to automotive customers. They also provide risk management and administrative services to the automotive group.
Brad resides in Salt Lake City with his wife Brenda and their three children.
Working as a mechanic to put himself through school, Mark attended Ricks College receiving an Associate Degree in Automotive Small Business Management and Utah State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Jason started in the automotive business in 1984 at Great Basin GMC in Salt Lake City, UT in the accounting department while attending the University of Utah. After graduating cum laude with a degree in finance and a minor in Spanish, he became the full time F&I manager at Great Basin.