1300 Country Club Dr, Madera, CA 93638

Driving Together, Thriving Together

Rest In Peace, Marty Mayfohrt, our Dealer Principal

Henry Martin “Marty” Mayfohrt Jr.

May 25, 1954 – March 10, 2023  

Clovis, California – Henry Martin “Marty” Mayfohrt Jr., born on May 25, 1954, in Santa Rosa, California, was a cherished son of Henry Martin Mayfohrt Sr. and Betty Marie Lowdermilk. A true Californian, Marty’s heart belonged to the San Joaquin Valley, having lived in Turlock, Modesto, Bakersfield, and Fresno.

Marty graduated from West High School in Bakersfield in 1972 and earned his accounting degree from California State University, Bakersfield in 1976. His professional journey began at Fox and Company, an accounting firm in Bakersfield. His career later took him to Santa Barbara, where he worked for Sunburst Exploration under his dear friend Bud Reid.

Though an accountant by training, Marty’s true passion lay with cars. This love led him to managerial roles at Bill Wright Toyota and Family Motors, and ultimately to his dream of owning Madera Auto Center in 2000. Even as he faced cancer, Marty’s spirit remained strong, and he ensured his legacy by passing the business to his beloved daughter, Lauren.

Marty found joy in NASCAR and Indy car races, golfing, working out, traveling, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. He often reminisced about the idyllic years spent on St. Cloud Lane in Bakersfield, where close-knit families created lasting memories.

Marty is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Lela, his daughters Michelle Coupe (Damon) and Lauren Millard (Ray), and his adored grandchildren: Austin Coupe and twins Reagan and Haley Millard. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at Hinds Hospice of Fresno.

(Madera, CA), (07-08-24) – Lauren Millard of Madera Toyota Chevrolet was named one of Automotive News’ 40 Under 40. This annual program honors 40 high achievers at new-car dealerships who are under 40 years old. 

Automotive News received nominations from across the U.S. and identified outstanding performers in a large field of high-quality talent at dealerships. This year’s honorees are a diverse group with a broad range of titles and backgrounds. These bright stars were profiled in the July 8 issue of Automotive News, the leading news source for the global automotive industry. 

“Our 40 Under 40 program celebrates dealership employees who stand out with their leadership and their results,” said Jamie Butters, executive editor of Automotive News. “The individuals on this 13th annual list have demonstrated significant business achievements that have improved their stores and their communities.”

“I am incredibly honored to be named a 2024 40 Under 40 honoree. This recognition is not just a reflection of my efforts, but also of the incredible support and collaboration I’ve received from my peers, mentors, and community. I am excited to continue my work and contribute to the automotive industry in meaningful ways. Thank you for this prestigious acknowledgment.” Lauren Millard stated her appreciation in being named one of the honorees on this year’s list.

For complete information about Automotive News’ 40 Under 40, visit www.autonews.com/40under40. Ally, a leading digital financial services company, is the exclusive sponsor of this recognition program. 

Our Core Values

At Madera Toyota | Chevrolet, our core values are the foundation of our dealership’s identity, guiding our actions and decisions every day. These values represent our commitment to excellence, expectations, teamwork, and trust, ensuring that each interaction with our customers and community members is meaningful and impactful.

Exceeding Expectations

We are committed to going beyond the usual to provide exceptional service and experiences. Our aim is to not just meet but exceed expectations, ensuring every interaction with us is memorable and gratifying.

Passion for Excellence

We are driven by a passion for excellence in every aspect of our work. From customer service to vehicle maintenance, our goal is to deliver top-notch performance consistently.

Teamwork and Respect

Our team operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and support. We believe in the strength of team to achieve our goals and provide the best service.

Building Trust

We prioritize open, honest communication and transparency in all our dealings. By fostering trust and showing integrity, we aim to create lasting relationships with our customers.

Our team is a pillar of trustworthiness, dedicated to honesty, reliability, and transparency in every interaction.

Meet The Team

Lauren Millard

Owner, General Manager

Lela Mayfohrt

Owner, A/P

Ray Millard

Owner, Operations Manager

Junior Zaragoza

GM Sales Manager

Tyler Duffin

Toyota Sales Manager

Tim Gaither

Used Car Manager

Josh Riegelhuth

General Sales Manager

Christina Zazueta

BDC Manager

Gloria Garcia

Human Resources Manager

Ali McMullin

Business Manager

Darrell Lindsey

Fixed Operations Director

Ashleigh Bowe

Fixed Operations Manager

Oscar Aguilar

Service Drive Manager

Ricardo Rodriguez

Parts Manager

Glory Hernandez

Customer Care Manager

Tony Alvernaz

Finance Director

Isabel Flores

Finance Manager

Eddie Chavez

Finance Manager

Careers with Madera Toyota | Chevrolet

Embark on a rewarding career journey with Madera Toyota | Chevrolet, where we value integrity, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. By joining our team, you’ll be part of a supportive family that thrives on providing exceptional service and contributing positively to the community. Explore our available positions and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in an environment that encourages growth and values your unique contributions.