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Charles Gardiner
Charles Gardiner, Financial Services Manager, Oakridge Ford
4.9

Charles Gardiner

Financial Services Manager

Oakridge Ford

601 Oxford St W.
London, ON N6H 1T8

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My name is Charles Gardiner, I live in Brantford Ontario. I have been a Ford Financial Services Manager for over 15 years. I have been a single parent of 2 boys for the last 18 years, which I am very proud of, and has given me a better appreciation and understanding that people have budgets but need to be protected in their purchase as well! I pride myself at structuring a vehicle purchase in a positive way from a negative. Looking at every deal as if my own family were purchasing a new/used vehicle. My beautiful fiancée also has 2 boys, and works as a Finance Manager for the Phaeton Group as well. A vehicle purchase for most, is their 2nd biggest purchase. I hope to make the experience the best experience possible and as easy as possible too!

Dealership Experience

4 yrs, 1 mo

Industry Experience

20 yrs, 4 mos

Specialties & Trainings

Multi-time Ford Summit winner, Multi-time Ford Certified, featured in 2 Autoworld Magazines

2016 & 2017 Ford Summit Award winner, Oakridge Ford's Best Finance Manager of the year 2015, 2016 & 2017. Phaeton Group's Best Finance Manager of the year 2015 & 2016. 2015, 2016, 2017 Ford Certified, 2015 & 2016 Ford Certified Product Specialist

Languages Spoken

English English

256 Reviews of Charles Gardiner

June 30, 2015

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"First time purchase from Oakridge"

- Mustang Rider

I found the initial purchase negotiation to be open and straightforward including details between Black Book retail and wholesale pricing. Reese listened to my requirements and took the necessary steps to meet all of them, including additional back and forth questions over the course of a few days. The ultimate outcome resulted in my buying a '14 Mustang rather than a new one. The subsequent process was equally straightforward for the initial purchase. The financial process was somewhat less structured and I would have preferred working a prepared document laying out the services provided and related costs during the discussion with a total summary rather than as individual items. Once I had the car home I discovered a small ding in the trunk lid. Reese coordinated this matter as well and it was quickly addressed with the repair scheduled for later this week. Excellent response. I would recommend Reese Patterson as a contact for anyone considering buying a vehicle from Oakridge. This is a first experience review with Oakridge and based on first impressions I expect that future interactions will be positive.

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June 26, 2015

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"Great experience "

- Happy customers

Travis and Oakridge Ford were very helpful and answered all our questions. They were welcoming and made the experience stress free. I Wouldn't hesitate to purchase my next vehicle at Oakridge Ford.

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June 21, 2015

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"Great Experience"

- dj88ns

we just bought my second brand new ford focus, I want to thank David Sharpe. He was very helpful.. friendly. Made us feel comfortable , in the decision of making this perfect for us . We are very excited on our purchase, i would recommend anyone to go to Oakridgeford dealership, wonderful people. Thank-you again.

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June 07, 2015

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"Found what I wanted"

- HC

I had been looking for an SUV for months, but couldn't find the right one...model, colour or price. But, I found it at Oakridge Ford. I also found Reese Patterson to be a very courteous, helpful, and informative sales person, making my buying experience an an enjoyable one. Thank you Reese and thank you Oakridge Ford! HC

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Other Employees Tagged: Reese Patterson , Thanks to Liz for such a warm welcome on each visit.

June 06, 2015

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"BMW X1 "

- ALo

Overall I am pleased with my experience at Oakridge Ford. Brian, the sales representative, was very knowledgable on BMW which substantially helped with educating me on the countless features the car has to offer. Furthermore, he was very friendly and allowed me to feel comfortable while forming decisions on my car. In addition to his great service, Brian made sure the BMW was in mint condition for when I picked it up, and helped push to have the front bumper touched up at no additional cost. Charles, the finance representative, was also very good. He set me up with a warranty and additional features that were perfectly suited for my car and I.

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May 08, 2015

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"Excellent Service by all at Oakridge Ford"

- Damar

Oakridge Ford serviced my previous vehicle and I always received excellent service. Then it came time to purchase another vehicle and with Reece Patterson's help I did just that. Reese was helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable and could not do enough for you and was a great help in my decision to buy. Reece has a wonderful personality and is a natural salesman.

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