Staff

Owner & Operator

  • Jim Buzzetta

    Jim Buzzetta

    Dealership Principal

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    Jim Buzzetta

    Jim Buzzetta

    Dealership Principal

    Jim has operated Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since its inception in 2001 and has spent over 27 years in the automotive industry. He grew up in Smithtown and graduated with a Finance Degree from the University of Vermont. Jim is a second generation car dealer, and his family also operates Competition Subaru of Smithtown, Competition BMW of Smithtown, Competition Infiniti of Smithtown, and Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter of Smithtown. Jim takes pride in the management and employee team that he has assembled at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington and believes strongly that treating employees well ensures that they have a long career with the dealership. Customers appreciate developing a long term relationship with dealership staff, so happy employees results in happy customers. Jim lives nearby in Huntington Bay and enjoys spending time locally in Huntington Village.  Jim has three sons and a beautiful granddaughter Blair.  The oldest is James, who works in the family business as Assistant Controller in the Competition Automotive Group.  Middle son Daniel is a police officer in Phoenix.  Youngest son Christopher is a student at the University of Miami.  Jim enjoys golf, biking, going to the beach, gardening, cooking, walking and spending time with his family.  He enjoys good food and loves collecting and enjoying wine.  Jim belongs to the Huntington Crescent Club.  Jim serves on the St. Charles Foundation Board for many years as well as the Board of Trustees for Alternatives for Children for over 20 years.

Management

  • Dennis Scheller

    Dennis Scheller

    General Manager

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    Dennis Scheller

    Dennis Scheller

    General Manager

    Dennis has been with Mercedes-Benz since 1997 & joined Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2003. In 2011, Dennis was honored to be invited into the Master Guild & visited the factories in Germany to celebrate the Mercedes Benz 125th year anniversary. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife & two daughters. He also is a die hard fan of the NY Knicks & NY Giants & studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

  • Jeff Frankel

    Jeff Frankel

    General Sales Manager

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    Jeff Frankel

    Jeff Frankel

    General Sales Manager

    Jeff has worked in the automotive industry since 1974, and has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand since 1987. Jeff joined Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2015, and takes great pride in what he does here. He is a hard worker, and always puts in his all with everything he does. His hard work was recognized with him being invited to Germany to tour the Mercedes-Benz factory, which further enhanced the love for the Mercedes-Benz brand he has. In his spare time when he is not working, his favorite thing to do is to spend time with his wife and his family.

  • Christopher Bahamonde

    Christopher Bahamonde

    New Car Sales Manager

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    Christopher Bahamonde

    Christopher Bahamonde

    New Car Sales Manager

    Christopher has been in the automotive industry for over 8 years now, and joined the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team in 2019. In his spare time, he is an avid mixed martial arts enthusiast, as well as a car enthusiast.

  • Michael Anno

    Michael Anno

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

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    Michael Anno

    Michael Anno

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

    Michael has been in the car business for over 25 years and is extremely excited to join the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family. When he’s not at work, he loves spending time with his wife & son, Michael, as well as swimming & running.

  • Gregg Weiss

    Gregg Weiss

    Finance Manager

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    Gregg Weiss

    Gregg Weiss

    Finance Manager

    Gregg has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years, and has come to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington with an extensive amount of knowledge and a passionate attitude. In his spare time he loves to golf, travel, as well as spend time with his family and his dog, a Bernedoodle named Murphy.

  • Jim Gustaw

    Jim Gustaw

    Service Manager

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    Jim Gustaw

    Jim Gustaw

    Service Manager

    Jim Gustaw has been a member of the Competition Auto Group since 1983. Jim was the Shop Foreman from 1990 until 2001 when he moved to the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington branch as the service manager. Jim is the Proud father of two, Angela (also in the automotive industry) and James a veteran of the Metro Las Vegas Police Dept. Jim enjoys the outdoors; fishing and hunting along with being a New York sports fan.

  • Jon Gabel

    Jon Gabel

    Parts Manager

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    Jon Gabel

    Jon Gabel

    Parts Manager

    Jon has been with Mercedes Benz since 1995, joining the Competition Auto Group in 2000. He enjoys spending his free time with his daughters and playing sports.

  • Steve Young

    Steve Young

    Assistant Service Manager / Foreman

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    Steve Young

    Steve Young

    Assistant Service Manager / Foreman

    Steve has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand for over 20 years now, and has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since we opened in 2001. He was born and raised on Long Island and in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

  • Lori Machansky

    Lori Machansky

    Internet & Marketing Manager

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    Lori Machansky

    Lori Machansky

    Internet & Marketing Manager

    Lori is a graduate of the University at Albany Business School with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and a minor in Communications. She loves using the knowledge and skills she learned from school at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family (especially her six nephews and two nieces), spending time outdoors, going on hikes, reading books, and listening to records.

  • Terri Melanson

    Terri Melanson

    Accounting Office Manager

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    Terri Melanson

    Terri Melanson

    Accounting Office Manager

    Terri has been in the automotive industry for over 35 years, and has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since it’s inception in 2001! When Terri’s not working, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Sales

  • Charles Cohen

    Charles Cohen

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in French!

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    Charles Cohen

    Charles Cohen

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in French!

    I have been selling cars for over 22 years and have been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since 2007. I’m married with two great children. Soccer is a big part of my life. I speak French fluently, love to travel and spend time in Manhattan.

  • Dave Bank

    Dave Bank

    Sales Consultant

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    Dave Bank

    Dave Bank

    Sales Consultant

    I have been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington for over 13 years and in the automotive industry for more than 30 years. I am married with two sons and a daughter. I play golf, softball, football and love all other sports!

  • Brian Haney

    Brian Haney

    Sales Consultant

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    Brian Haney

    Brian Haney

    Sales Consultant

    Brian is from Smithtown, NY and has a Bachelors degree from Stony Brook University. He’s been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since 2005 and enjoys what he does very much. Cars have always been his passion. When he’s not selling cars, he makes time to enjoy the beach or a round of golf.

  • Tom Caccavale

    Tom Caccavale

    Sales Consultant

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    Tom Caccavale

    Tom Caccavale

    Sales Consultant

    Tom joined Mercedes-Benz of Huntington after 15 years with a different luxury brand. Prior to that, Tom was the owner of a commercial leasing company based here on Long Island. Golf is his passion and is also an avid N.Y. Mets fan.

  • Anthony Mastroianni

    Anthony Mastroianni

    Sales Consultant

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    Anthony Mastroianni

    Anthony Mastroianni

    Sales Consultant

    Anthony has been in the automotive industry since 1975. Before settling on Long Island, he lived and traveled all over the country. Anthony came to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2014 with 7 years of experience at Volvo and previous experience as a factory representative for Jeep Corporation. On his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his wonderful family: his wife, his two daughters, and his new grandson.

  • Steve McCloskey (BIG STEVE)

    Steve McCloskey (BIG STEVE)

    Sales Consultant

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    Steve McCloskey (BIG STEVE)

    Steve McCloskey (BIG STEVE)

    Sales Consultant

    Steve has been in the automotive business for over 20 years. He has over 10 years of experience with Mercedes-Benz which he believes is the best vehicle in the world. He has been a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family since 2015 and enjoys being a part of such a successful team. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his sons. Be sure to check out “BIG STEVE” on our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

  • Evan Retzkin

    Evan Retzkin

    Sales Consultant

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    Evan Retzkin

    Evan Retzkin

    Sales Consultant

    Evan has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since 2015, and came in bringing his extensive background in customer service and sales. He is extremely enthusiastic about the Mercedes-Benz brand and has been an avid car enthusiast his entire life. Some of his hobbies include photography, playing tennis, and watching boxing and MMA.

  • Steve Verras

    Steve Verras

    Sales Consultant

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    Steve Verras

    Steve Verras

    Sales Consultant

    Steve Verras came to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2014 with over 12 years of car business knowledge. Prior to that, Steve managed some of Manhattan’s largest real estate companies. A resident of Port Washington, Steve’s hobbies include golf, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

  • Tom Aveni

    Tom Aveni

    Sales Consultant

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    Tom Aveni

    Tom Aveni

    Sales Consultant

    Before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2016, Tom has had a successful career in marketing and design while living in Manhattan for years before moving back to Long Island where he grew up. He has a lifelong passion for automobiles, innovative technology, and music.

  • Jonathan Jacobs

    Jonathan Jacobs

    Sales Consultant

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    Jonathan Jacobs

    Jonathan Jacobs

    Sales Consultant

    Jonathan has been selling luxury cars since the young age of 20. He’s an avid car enthusiast and absolutely loves what he does. When he’s not at work, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his daughter, Elayna.

  • Leonardo Anglin

    Leonardo Anglin

    Sales Consultant

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    Leonardo Anglin

    Leonardo Anglin

    Sales Consultant

    Leonardo was in the automotive industry for over five years before joining Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2017 and absolutely loves what he does. He was born and raised in Long Island, where he raises his three wonderful boys now. When he’s not selling vehicles, he enjoys spending time with his sons, watching and playing basketball and football, and working out.

  • Jordan Haas

    Jordan Haas

    Sales Consultant

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    Jordan Haas

    Jordan Haas

    Sales Consultant

    Jordan has been a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family since 2014 and absolutely loves what he does. He has had a passion for cars his whole life, and now uses that passion to educate others & get them in the vehicle of their dreams. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, going out to eat, and hanging out with friends.

  • Jason Tinling

    Jason Tinling

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in Spanish!

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    Jason Tinling

    Jason Tinling

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in Spanish!

    Jason has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since 2018, and before that had two years of previous experience working with the Mercedes-Benz brand. From a young age, he has always had a passion for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and loves being able to represent the brand! When he is not at work, his favorite thing to do is spend time with his daughter Mila.

  • Paul Garritano

    Paul Garritano

    Sales Consultant

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    Paul Garritano

    Paul Garritano

    Sales Consultant

    Paul has been in the car industry for over 20 years, and enjoys being a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team since 2019! In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, listening to music, and is an avid enthusiast of fine dining and food.

  • Harez  Fedaie

    Harez Fedaie

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in German & Persian!

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    Harez  Fedaie

    Harez Fedaie

    Sales Consultant - Fluent in German & Persian!

    Harez has been in the automotive industry for over six years, and enjoys being a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family since 2019. He is originally from Munich, Germany, and is proud of the fact that he is tri-lingual. He can speak Persian, German, and English!

Service

  • George Gonatas

    George Gonatas

    Shop Foreman

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    George Gonatas

    George Gonatas

    Shop Foreman

    George has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand for over 30 years, and is proud to be a part of such an innovative brand. He is a lifelong New York Giants fan, and also is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop #75. In his spare time he likes to do activities outdoors, such as camping and hiking.

  • Ron Kraham

    Ron Kraham

    Service Consultant

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    Ron Kraham

    Ron Kraham

    Service Consultant

    Ron Kraham has parlayed a childhood love of cars into a lifelong career. He began his career in Brooklyn, working and managing in a repair shop. He went on to own a Goodyear Tire & Auto Center on Long Island before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2001. With over 35 years of experience in the car business, Ron has found his niche at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington. He lives in East Northport with his wife, a teacher in Greenlawn and his daughters.

  • Eric Grobert

    Eric Grobert

    Service Consultant

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    Eric Grobert

    Eric Grobert

    Service Consultant

    Eric Grobert has been in the automobile industry since 1988 and has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since our inception in 2001. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful children.

  • Tom Palmero

    Tom Palmero

    Service Consultant

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    Tom Palmero

    Tom Palmero

    Service Consultant

    Tom has been in the automotive industry for over 33 years, and has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington for over 10 of those years. His favorite part of working at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington is his team of co-workers who he enjoys having worked with over the years. When he is not working, he loves spending time with family and friends, is passionate about music and collecting music, and loves going to concerts.

  • Klint Papadelias

    Klint Papadelias

    Service Consultant - Fluent in Greek!

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    Klint Papadelias

    Klint Papadelias

    Service Consultant - Fluent in Greek!

    Klint has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand since 2001. He is fluent in Greek and is also an avid music and motorcycle enthusiast. In his spare time he loves spending time with his two young daughters, riding his motorcycle, bicycling, and being outdoors in nature.

  • Randy Arnegger

    Randy Arnegger

    Service Consultant

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    Randy Arnegger

    Randy Arnegger

    Service Consultant

  • Marie Davi

    Marie Davi

    Service Consultant

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    Marie Davi

    Marie Davi

    Service Consultant

    Marie began with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2018, however she has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years. She absolutely loves the Mercedes-Benz brand, and stands proudly behind it. When she is not working, her favorite thing to do is to spend time with family & friends.

  • Joseph Goncalves

    Joseph Goncalves

    Service Consultant

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    Joseph Goncalves

    Joseph Goncalves

    Service Consultant

    Joseph brings with him an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in the automotive industry, and utilizes his skills to assist Mercedes-Benz of Huntington customers! Before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2019, he was in charge of two different Jiffy Lube repair shops, where he would do everything from assisting customers, managing the staff and operations of the store, to fixing and working on vehicles himself. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to nice restaurants, fixing cars, and spending time by the water.

Business Development Center & Marketing

  • Justin McCue

    Justin McCue

    Marketing Assistant

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    Justin McCue

    Justin McCue

    Marketing Assistant

    Justin is a transplant from New Jersey to Long Island. He graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. He is thrilled he gets to combine the skills he’s learned in school, with his passion and lifelong love for cars (especially Mercedes-Benz!) with his work. Before working in Marketing for Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, he started here in 2017 as a Cashier for the Service Department while in school. In his spare time, he likes to be with family and friends, go to the gym, and spend time at the beach in the summer.

  • Kimberly Caldwell

    Kimberly Caldwell

    Customer Care Sales Coordinator

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    Kimberly Caldwell

    Kimberly Caldwell

    Customer Care Sales Coordinator

    Kimberly is extremely passionate about helping people, and she always looks forward to putting her skills to the test in this position. She’s an avid car enthusiast, and loves both driving vehicles and learning everything she can about them.

  • Gabby Lawless

    Gabby Lawless

    Customer Care Service Coordinator

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    Gabby Lawless

    Gabby Lawless

    Customer Care Service Coordinator

    Gabby came to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2017, and is always eager to assist people in any way she can! Before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, she went to school at Suffolk County Community College for Baking & Pastry Arts. In her spare time she enjoys working out, spending time with friends, watching television shows and movies, and of course baking!

  • Mavia Ashraf

    Mavia Ashraf

    Customer Care Service Coordinator - Fluent in Urdu!

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    Mavia Ashraf

    Mavia Ashraf

    Customer Care Service Coordinator - Fluent in Urdu!

    Mavia enjoys being a part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team, and assisting our customers in any way possible.  She is most proud of the fact that she can speak five languages; English, Arabic, Urdu, Italian, and Hindi. When she is not working, her favorite hobby is dancing.

Product Concierge

  • Connie Werner-Lamberson

    Connie Werner-Lamberson

    Product Concierge

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    Connie Werner-Lamberson

    Connie Werner-Lamberson

    Product Concierge

    Connie is a transplant from Texas to Long Island. She was in the luxury car industry in Houston and is thrilled to be representing the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family. Her children are her pride, and when she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, cooking, fishing, exercising, and rooting for her Houston sports teams. Go Texans!

Sales & Service Support

  • Jason Wright

    Jason Wright

    Lease-End Coordinator

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    Jason Wright

    Jason Wright

    Lease-End Coordinator

    Jason started off at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington as one of our Service Drive Attendants, and has moved his way into the position of Lease-End Coordinator. In his spare time, he is a martial artist, a fan of anime, loves watching and playing basketball, and spending time with his son.

  • Joseph Sansivero

    Joseph Sansivero

    Pre-Owned Assistant

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    Joseph Sansivero

    Joseph Sansivero

    Pre-Owned Assistant

    Since childhood, Joseph has been an avid car enthusiast, which is what led him to want to work around cars. Besides being a car enthusiast, he is also a musician and loves all different types of music.

  • Nicole  Danielson

    Nicole Danielson

    Service Cashier

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    Nicole  Danielson

    Nicole Danielson

    Service Cashier

    Nicole is one of our Service Cashiers in our Service Department, and she is always enthusiastic to help our customers! Besides working at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, she also serves and bartends at Zinburger in Huntington, and is a talented photographer who owns and runs her own photography studio in Coram, NY.

  • Kayla Schumacher

    Kayla Schumacher

    Service Cashier

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    Kayla Schumacher

    Kayla Schumacher

    Service Cashier

    Kayla is one of our friendly Service Cashiers, always eager to assist our Service customers! In her spare time, she is an avid animal lover, loves good food, and enjoys going for walks on the beach.

Accounting

  • Ana Zizzo

    Ana Zizzo

    Head Bookkeeper

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    Ana Zizzo

    Ana Zizzo

    Head Bookkeeper

    Ana has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since 2004, and enjoys being a part of such a great place to work! She was born originally in Portugal, and identifies deeply with her Portuguese roots. Her family carries on their traditions, such as making homemade wine and raising farm animals. Ana is happily married to her husband, who she met at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, and together they raise two twin boys!

  • Michelle Sandiford

    Michelle Sandiford

    Accounts Payable & Receivable

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    Michelle Sandiford

    Michelle Sandiford

    Accounts Payable & Receivable

    Michelle has been with the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team since 2013, starting in our Business Development department and then moving to her position of Accounts Payable and Receivable in our Accounting department. She is most grateful to work with such fun and caring people, and loves all of the friendships and memories she has developed working here. In her spare time she loves going on adventures and spending time with her husband.

  • Diana  Schedlbauer

    Diana Schedlbauer

    Accounting Admin

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    Diana  Schedlbauer

    Diana Schedlbauer

    Accounting Admin

    Diana has been in the car business for over 18 years, and came to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2018 with lots of expertise in various positions. She considers herself a “Jack of All Trades”! However, she feels she has found her home at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, as she loves her job and the people she works with. In her spare time, she is also a licensed hairdresser, and an animal lover.

     


 
Our friendly staff is here to assist you with your next new or Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz purchase. We are conveniently located at 1103 E. Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, NY, and our showroom features fantastic amenities, a vast selection of inventory, a state-of-the-art Service Center, as well as a top-of-the-line Parts Center. With all this considered, we are the premier Mercedes-Benz resource for drivers all over Long Island and Suffolk County, NY due to our award-winning customer service. If you are looking to experience the best, whether you are in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz near Commack, NY, or you are looking to have your Mercedes-Benz serviced near Huntington, NY, then come down to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington today! Contact us today with any questions you may have about the vehicle you are interested in, or schedule your service appointment today if you are looking for quick Mercedes-Benz maintenance or looking for repairs.