Meet Our Team
Roger Sparks, Owner & President
Roger Sparks is a 3rd generation merchant in the Mineral Area.
The Sparks family has a long history serving the local community going all the way back to 1936 when Roger’s grandfather, Roy Sparks, opened an International Harvester™ Farm Equipment Dealership.
Roger Sparks grew up in the business and can be seen as a youngster in many of the early dealership photos. He went off to college and returned in 1976 to become more active in the dealership.
With Roger’s help they began extensive promotion of Jeep™ and GMC™, expanding parts and service departments. They worked hard to better serve their customer base and expanded their territory past the Washington County lines. The Jeep™ dealership became one of the largest producing dealerships in the entire Midwest.
Roger also developed the Ozark Eagle. The Ozark Eagle was the most dressed out Jeep™ of the time, far ahead of anything else offered back then. In 1985, Sparks took on Buick™and Pontiac™ franchises which resulted in even greater expansion.
The Sparks reputation as a well-established business came from hard work to offer customers better service, parts, and reasonable deals at reasonable prices. Roger sold the business in 1989 and eventually became an independent used car and truck facility. Roger’s son, Damian, worked in the business with him and was the 4th generation representative until his untimely death in 2011.
Roger is married to his wife Maggie. He supports and is active in local charity events.
Roger and SPARKS MOTORS has been at their current location since 2000.
He’s still offering customers the best deals and value in the area!
To see and learn more about Sparks long business history, click here.
Buyer & Sales
Kaleb has worked for Sparks Motors since 2012.
He buys and sells cars at the wholesale car auctions. He also screens and evaluates trade-in vehicles for condition and value.
When he’s not at the wholesale auction, he’s here on the lot selling for our retail sales team.
Kaleb is married. His hobbies include firearms and survival training.
He’s also an active participant in St. Louis SKYWARN®.
SKYWARN® is a life-saving volunteer program of the National Weather Service with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters nationally.
Mark has over 20 years experience in sales & marketing.
He will do his best to get you the best financing available!
Mark came to work at Sparks Motors in 2014, and he fit in just like he has been here for years.
People who come to work here at SPARKS MOTORS tend to stay here. So we expect Mark to be around for a long time.
To all the eligible ladies out there, Mark is single! Mark has two daughters from a previous marriage.
He does a great job at Sparks Motors, but he says his two beautiful daughters are his greatest accomplishment.
His hobby is playing guitar.
Kathy has been employed at Sparks Motors since 2006.
Her background is accounting. Her job is handling all of the financial aspects of the dealership as well as the car titles.
Kathy is married and has one son and five grandchildren.
Kathy and her husband breed and train purebred Kuvasz dogs and are nationally known for their many show champion dogs.
Her hobbies are exhibiting her dogs at official dog shows and reading historical romances.
Rich has worked for the dealership since 2008.
He’s our utility expert and is highly skilled.
He is married with one son. Rich’s hobby is woodworking.