General Manager, Barry Bolio, says that he likes the feeling of connection that Sandia BMW has with its customers and employees, “It is one that is so difficult to replicate in a big corporate store. We have the respect, encouragement and full support of management that allows us to do our jobs at the highest level. “That “Family” feel is just right for everyone!” Says Barry.
Barry’s favorite BMW is the Austin Yellow BMW M4. Outside of work Barry enjoys skiing his favorite mountain, Taos, mountain biking the foothills of Albuquerque, and exploring all the bike trails that intertwine all of New Mexico’s restaurants and breweries.
Barry grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from La Cueva. He spent 2 years at TVI/CNM to become an Architect, but found he had a knack and love for the car business and decided to follow his gut.
Dave Orso is the new Sales Manager at Sandia BMW and has been with the company for just over one month. Before coming to Sandia, he was the Sales Manager at Audi and Porsche of Albuquerque for 14 years. So far, Dave says that he loves the atmosphere around the store at Sandia BMW, “Everyone on staff seems happy and positive, hard working, and very friendly,” he says. Thus far, his favorite BMW is the M8 Competition because of the sleek, head-turning lines and awesome performance.
Outside of work, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports (particularly baseball and football), and he’s also a big outdoorsman.
Fred Badgett has worked for Sandia Automotive since 2005 and couldn’t see himself working anywhere else. He started working for the company as a Client Advisor and after doing that for seven years he was promoted to Pre Owned Sales Manager in 2012.
Fred’s favorite car is the BMW M3 Sedan, “The model year doesn’t matter,” says Fred, “They are all great cars with BMW screaming from under the hood of each Generation!”
When he isn’t at work Fred enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He also enjoys traveling, usually by car because driving is one of his favorite things to do. Fred is an avid Baseball and Football fan and also enjoys hiking and snowmobiling.
Roxy has worked for Sandia BMW for over 15 years. Before she worked for Sandia BMW, she worked in the airline industry locally at the Sunport Airport in Albuquerque. She was born and raised in the Land of Enchantment and went to El Dorado High School. She has always had a passion for expensive cars with no means to afford one. She then decided to start a new career at Sandia BMW and wasn’t sure how her future would play out after that. Now, fifteen years later, Roxy says that her career at Sandia BMW has not only allowed her to drive the car of her dreams but she gets to learn about the company and how it’s managed on a daily basis. Her other passions include her family and two dogs. Roxy also loves mountain biking in her spare time and driving her BMW every day, “It’s like being spoiled every day of the year,” she says.
5 Star Customer Review
Outstanding dealership, very professional, knowledgeable, and sets the standard for other dealerships. If you go here ask for Roxy, she is great! Thanks again to Roxy and her team for providing a stress free and outstanding experience! ~ G.A.
Tony Harris started his career at Sandia BMW in March of 1999 and has worked as the pre-owned sales manager and currently as a Client Advisor. He grew up in Southend-on-Sea in England and came to the United States in 1973. After coming over seas Tony almost immediately started working in the automobile industry and worked for Hornburg Jaguar in Santa Monica California. He has also sold Porsche, Audi and Mercedes Benz in Seattle Washington. Tony says that he really enjoys selling BMW’s and feels that Sandia BMW is by far the best dealership to work for in Albuquerque. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys watching the British premier league games.
5 Star Customer Review:
Everyone at Sandia BMW did a wonderful job walking me through the car buying process. Kevin was incredibly knowledgeable about anything and everything related to the car and walked me through all the features start to finish. When it came time to talk about numbers, Tony was very reasonable and negotiated fairly. Once we came to an agreement, Josh helped close out the process and explained all the fine details. Everyone went above and beyond to make the process as nice as they could. ~ Tyler W.
Rick Herman has worked at Sandia BMW for over ten years and has been in the automotive industry for 36 years total. He has lived in Albuquerque for 40 years and has many outside interests. Sandia BMW, being a locally owned Company, has what Rick is looking for in a working environment, “Believing in what you sell is crucial, and I have that belief in the BMW brand,” says Rick.
5 STAR CUSTOMER REVIEW
I normally don’t write reviews, but I need to for this. I walked into Sandia BMW back in October. I was shopping for a car, and the M240i was one I was looking at. Rick Herman took me out on a drive, and by the end of it my mind was made up. But it wasn’t just the Amazing car that made everything worthwhile. From the time I ordered it to the time it came in, Rick was in constant contact with me on the status. When the car got here (earlier than expected) Rick had everything lined up so I was in and out. Alex, showed me the Ins and outs of the car. He knows everything there is to know, and went over every detail like a true professional. Jill in the finance department couldn’t have been any more of a pleasure to work with. Not only was she there to make sure I got the best deal, was well informed, and was getting everything I asked for, she was just a great person to have a conversation with. The manager Barry was the first person I made contact with and he ensured everything was in line with our first email contact. The service team was nothing but helpful with getting my car tints and front splitter installed. The employees walking around the dealership are always saying hi and striking up conversation. This was the best car buying experience I have ever had in my life. Great team all around.
Kurt Johnson was born and raised in Albuquerque N.M., where he attended Highland High School. Growing up he loved riding motorcycles, skiing Sandia Peak (when it had snow!) and hiking around N.M. He worked with his father, Neal Johnson, at Clinical Pharmacy from the age of 9 until he was 16. Then, he discovered his passion for food! He studied under one chef for seven years and spent the following 10 years in the restaurant industry as a pastry chef, sous chef, and an executive chef. In that time he had three amazing kids, his wonderful son, Lucian, and two beautiful daughters, Aria and Marli. His passion for the culinary arts has translated into a passion for the Ultimate Driving Machine, here at Sandia BMW. He has been at Sandia BMW since February of 2014 and couldn’t see himself doing anything else. He credits his amazing managers, fellow co-workers and the best vehicles on the road, “Drive a BMW and try not to smile! I dare ya!” he says.
5 Star Customer Review:
Sandia BMW is home to the finest service reps and sales force in the business. Need a car? I highly recommend Kurt Johnson. I stopped in today just to say hi to my favorite Service Expert, Joseph and Sales Professional, Kurt Johnson. It was time to maybe start looking for a new lease to move into when mine was up. I was met with such respect and excitement. The new 2019’s are out and they are amazing. Thank you Kurt, Joseph, Jill and the entire BMW team! I am excited to be out and about in my new 430i Sparkling Brown Coupe. Wow! I would not recommend going anywhere else if you are looking for expertise, quality and professionalism. Thank you Sandia BMW. I look forward to our long relationship continuing. ~ Vancellen S.
Rudy Lopez has been working for Sandia BMW for 19 years. He grew up in Eastern N.M. and West Texas and went to Odessa Jr. College, New Mexico Junior College and UNM to receive his BBA in Marketing and International Management. Before starting his career at Sandia BMW, Rudy worked as a Stock Broker. He enjoys having the opportunity to meet and talk with customers about BMW and explain why it’s one of the best automobiles on the road. He appreciates the support that he gets from Owner, Mike Houx, his management team, and his fellow colleagues. Rudy explains, “Everything just feels like home to me and it feels great to be part of an outstanding organization like Sandia BMW!”
Outside of work, you’ll find Rudy playing, listening and collecting all kinds of music. He enjoys sports (biking, hiking and going to the gym), reading, cooking and traveling.
5 Star Customer Review
Sandia BMW’s sales team, service department and technology service makes this dealership outstanding! We recently just purchased a vehicle with the help Tony and Rudy from the sales department and they met all of our needs and did it with excellent customer service, they continue to follow up to see if we have any questions or concerns. After purchasing the vehicle we went through a one on one tutorial of all of the features with the onboard operating system with Kevin their BMW genius. Kevin thoroughly goes through all of the features and hidden gems of the vehicle with you and was great to work with. Joseph in the service department has been amazing with continuing the maintenance and answering any questions or concerns we may have with our vehicle. I am beyond pleased with the professional service we have received during the buying process and continue to experience, I highly recommend Sandia BMW! ~ Patrick C.
Kristy Anderson is a Client Advisor at Sandia BMW and has been with the company for two months. Before coming to Sandia she was an Account Manager for Office Furniture for 12 years. There she worked commercial clients such as the State and Local governments, schools, and healthcare companies.
Kristy says that her favorite part about working for Sandia is the people that she works with because they have been so nice and helpful. Additionally, Kiristy enjoys working with customers to make sure their experience is a happy one and to help them figure out which vehicle is best for their lifestyle. As a previous BMW customer herself, she has owned eight BMW’s from Sandia, five of which have been BMW X3’s. She says that it’s her dream to one day own a BMW X3 M Competion for herself.
Outside of work Kristy spends her time with her Husband and their two dogs, a Golden-doodle and a Yorkie. They enjoy camping hiking, and riding mountain bikes. Lastly, Kristy mentions that she moved to Albuquerque 12 years ago from Michigan and is ready to offer you an ice cold “pop” to drink when you come visit her!