Joey Gabarda was born and raised in the automotive capital of the United States, Detroit, Michigan. His passion for automobiles began as a child. Joey’s father worked for Chrysler for 35 years.
Through education, Joey pursued and continued his passion for cars. He graduated with a BBA in Automotive Marketing Management from Northwood University and attended NADA Dealer Academy. His professional career has taken him all over the country. His management experience includes managing the number one Chevrolet store in the world located in Grapevine, Texas and Sutherlin Nissan of Marietta, Georgia. A top 5 U.S. Nissan store.
In 2015, Joey brought his leadership and management skills to West Texas by acquiring Classic Honda of Midland. His mission is to change the way dealers conduct business with customers in the Permian Basin. “The family relationship and customer loyalty are what we value. We want to be more transparent and make it easier to do business with our customers,” expressed Joey.
Joey is the proud father of Ava and Jag. He has been married to the love his life, Erin, for 12 years. They love living in Midland and giving back to the West Texas Community which has embraced them.