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926 Central Avenue
Directions Albany, NY 12205

  • Service: (888) 697-0615
  • Sales: (888) 519-0495
  • Parts: (888) 697-5048
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  • Armory Garage
    Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram & Pre-Owned
    (888)6970615

    At Your "Service"

    Armory Garage welcomes only the best on board-which means our sales representatives, parts department, service department, and finance team are the cream of the crop. As Albany, New York's top Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram showroom and dealership, we're proud to offer the most impressive lineup of new and used vehicles around the metro area. Our level of customer service is unmatched. To learn more about our staff members, click on each individual below to learn more. 

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  • Tom Harpster
    Service Manager
    (518) 641-7639

    Tom Harpster started out as one of Armory Garage's many customers, but was prompted to put in an application with us by his service advisor.

    As they say, the rest is history.

    "I absolutely love what I do. The day to day challenges are exciting to me and I really take pride in satisfying our customers," said Harpster.

    The Albany native thinks Armory Garage is different from other dealers thanks to the Armory Club. Members of the Armory Club get exclusive access to the cheapest gas in town; set every morning below the lowest price found on AlbanyGasPrices.com.

    Harpster says his dream car would be a 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat, but he's also a big fan of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. 

    His love of powerful engines and off-road prowess extends to his personal life, where he's an avid snowmobiler. He's a member of a couple snowmobile associations and the Salisbury Ridge Runners snowmobile club.

    There's a lot for Harpster to be proud of, but what does he think is his greatest accomplishment?

    "Somehow I managed to convince my lovely wife Justine to marry me."

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  • Paul Cassala
    Service Advisor
    (518) 641-7640

    Paul Cassala has been with Armory Garage for more than 25 years.


    The Guilderland native was influenced by his family's long history with the car business to join it himself, and said he likes what he does because he gets to meet different people everyday. 

    Cassala said the thing that sets Armory apart is the fact that so many of our employees have been here for years, like him.

    For fun, Cassala likes to play sports with his two sons. He also coaches a little league baseball team.

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  • Marlon Hardie
    Service Advisor
    (518) 641-7642

    Marlon Hardie is a service advisor with Armory Garage.

    Hardie went to college to be an automotive technician, and said he loves what he does because he gets to work with a great group of people. 

    His favorite car on the Armory lot is the Chrysler 200S.

    For fun, Hardie can be found enjoying one of several sports including golf, tennis and soccer.

    He said his proudest accomplishment was being able to buy a house.

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  • AJ Erschen
    Service Advisor
    (518) 641-7636

    AJ Erschen came into the car business 15 years ago. 

    The service advisor made his start with the help of his now brother-in-law.

    A Rotterdam native, he believes it's Armory Garage's employees that separate us from the other dealerships.

    Erschen said he likes to drag race for fun. When he's not screaming down the pavement, he likes to spend time with his proudest accomplishments: his children.

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  • Gary Barrell
    Service Advisor
    (518) 641-7635

    Gary Barrell has been a Mopar guy since he was a teenager, and has always found a job that revolved around his hobby of working on classic cars.

    Barrell likes what he does because it gives him a chance to meet new people, and the satisfaction of knowing he helped them when their vehicles needed repair work done.

    The Colonie, NY native thinks it's the atmosphere here that sets Armory Garage apart from the competition. 

    "When you're here, you always feel as if you are family. Plus, not many dealerships have a giant coil over their elevator, giant spark plug and fan as pat of their show room!"

    In his free time, Barrell likes to work on his photography, drum, and put work into his classic muscle car. He's also involved in a few car clubs that do charity shows for local causes.

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  • Mike Murphy
    Service Advisor


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  • Mark Turner
    Express Lane Advisor

    Mark Turner started working in the automotive industry over 36 years ago at a family gas station. 


    Maybe that's why he takes pleasure in working at a family-owned and customer oriented business like Armory, a distinction he says sets us apart from the competition. He says he likes what he does because he enjoys working with people.

    The Columbia County native says his proudest accomplishment was raising three children. Now that they're grown up, he appreciates spending his free time with his grandson.

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  • Rachel Benoit
    Appointment Coordinator
    (518)641-7936

    Rachel Benoit has been with Armory over two years, joining the team based on a referral from another employee.


    Benoit enjoys interacting with new people, which makes her a great fit as the appointment coordinator for Armory's Service Department. She says she loves working with the team here.

    What does she think sets Armory apart? Our years of experience of course.

    When she's not here, the Troy, NY native likes to hang out with her kids. She's also very proud to have competed in the Warrior Dash.

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  • Danielle Sagendorph
    Service BDC
    (518)641-7654

    Danielle Sagendorph has always been a car person, and that interest makes her a perfect fit for Armory's Service Department.


    "I love the mechanics and logistics of all vehicles."

    She believes Armory sets the bar for customer satisfaction thanks to our friendly atmosphere and the fact that so many customers keep coming back.

    In her free time, the Selkirk native likes to help out local firehouses and work with senior homes on fun night.

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