July 24-26, 2022 Kalahari Resort Round Rock, Texas

2021 TIADA Expo Speaker

Luke Godwin & Jeff Watson

The Independent Dealer Podcast

Sourcing Inventory in a Post-Covid World

Tuesday, July 27th, 9:00 a.m.

Luke Godwin is a 3rd generation car dealer from Columbia, SC. He has been the owner of Godwin Motors Inc since 2015 and before that was general manager for 12 years. Godwin Motors has grown from a small store 2 man store to a 20 employee business during this time. He has built and oversees a BHPH portfolio of 800+ accounts that averages repo percentages of less than 12% annually. He now operates a 14 bay service facility, RFC and the dealership daily. Godwin Motors’ mottos are “We Finance you, Not your Credit” and “Come be part of our Family”, the dealership strives to make an impact for better in our community. 700+ 5 star google reviews, 230+ 5 star Facebook reviews, 50+ 5 star yelp reviews without ever using an outside vender. He is a Past President of the Carolinas IADA and the 2016 CIADA’s Quality Dealer of the Year. He has also served on the Services and Foundation Board for the National Independent Automobile Dealership Association. He is currently the co-host for The Independent Dealer Podcast found on all podcast platforms.

Jeff Watson built his independent dealership from the ground up in 2005. Many failures and bad decisions over the years has motivated him to help educate the dealer community. As co-host of the weekly podcast The Independent Dealer Jeff has had hundreds of conversations with dealers and automotive thought leaders. He doesn’t claim to know it all, but he can find the guy who does. “Dealers Helping Dealers”.