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(800) 252-6352 | Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Welcome to Cowell Volkswagen

Gary Cowell first opened his converted eight service bay dealership on December 1, 1967. He had four employees, and within the first month had sold 2 new and 1 used vehicles. By 1972 Cowell Volkswagen had outgrown their original space, resulting Gary in purchasing the property next door – building a brand new location that housed not only Volkswagen but also Audi and Porsche vehicles.

Without a doubt, Cowell Auto Group is an industry leader. They were one of the first dealerships to relocate to the Richmond Auto Mall – as Gary Cowell was one of the founders in 1985. Today, the Cowell family not only owns Cowell Volkswagen but also owns Audi of Richmond, Jaguar Richmond, Land Rover of Richmond, and Infiniti of Richmond. All dealerships except Infiniti of Richmond are located in the Richmond Auto Mall, employing over 350 people.

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Cowell’s two sons Ryan and Rand Cowell, now both work in the business. They are university and Dealer Academy graduates who were encouraged to broadly explore all career opportunities. But like their father, they love the automotive industry. Ryan and Rand are both very positive about the future of the company, the products that they offer, as well as, the staff and customers that they work with on a daily basis.

“The fostering of our dealerships’ value and culture. We have such a wonderful team of people who believe in the products that we sell and the services that we offer. Happy Staff equals happy customers. It is ingrained in our culture.”

by Gary Cowell


Sales Department

Aaron Blitzstein
General Sales Manager

Mark Hansford
Sales Manager

Patrick Zhang
Sales Manager

Gil Santo
Brand Specialist

Nicholas Yan
Brand Specialist

Danny Chang
Brand Specialist

John Vu
Brand Specialist

Louis Chueng
Brand Specialist

Josh Nidzgorski
Brand Specialist

Michael He
Brand Specialist

Joseph Han
Brand Specialist

Kenny Ho
Product Delivery Specialist

Kristen Fulsom
Business Office Manager

Kelly Zeng
Business Office Manager

Parts/Service Department

Tony Wong
Service Manager

Jackson Lau
Service Advisor

Kathy De Koster
Service Advisor

Eric Wang
Service Advisor

Jon Fishman
Service Advisor

Cory Wong
Service Advisor

Kevin Papilla
Junior Service Advisor

Gary Kwok
Assistant Parts Manager

Rudy Rugg
Parts Advisor/Warranty Administrator

Ivan Indroyuwono
Parts Advisor

Tiffany Cheung
Appointment Coordinator

Derrek Fong
Service Appointment Coordinator

Volkswagen Certified Technicians

Norm Patterson
Volkswagen Technician

Nino Castillo
Volkswagen Technician

Sean Cheng
Volkswagen Technician

Michael Vu
Volkswagen Technician

Keith Thomas
Volkswagen Technician

William Chen
Volkswagen Technician

Bryan Muli
Volkswagen Technician

Mike Grocott
Volkswagen Technician

Emily Galloway
Volkswagen Technician

Graham White
Volkswagen Apprentice Technician

Nathaniel Dominguez
Lot Manager

Jaron Isagunde
Service Lot Attendant

Jason Yi
Service Lot Attendant
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13611 Smallwood Place • Richmond, BC V6V 1W8

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Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-6pm

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Cowell Volkswagen
Cowell Volkswagen
13611 Smallwood Place
Richmond, BC, V6V 1W8 United States
(604) 273-3922
Cowell Volkswagen 49.1721878, -123.0778148.