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  • The Stanley Subaru Team
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    Are you ready for a different kind of car dealership experience? Come in and see us! From Sales to Service, Stanley Subaru enjoys a reputation for being laid back and people oriented. We're only happy when you're happy.

    Give us a call at 207-667-4641 or come by and visit us at 22 Bar Harbor Road, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

    Prefer email? Email [email protected]!

    We're here to answer any questions you have about buying, selling, maintaining, or accessorizing your vehicle, whether it's a Subaru or not. Plus, we have great coffee!

    Don't take our word for it; hear it from our guests! Check "Why Stanley Subaru?" for guest comments, videos and more.


    Proud member of:



    Subaru Dealer in Maine-Stanley Subaru-Thank You to our Guests for Your Loyalty and Your Business! Stanley Subaru proudly supports the following communities: Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, all of Mount Desert Island, Trenton, Lamoine, Blue Hill, Castine, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington, Hancock, Gouldsboro, Milbridge, and all of Down East Maine and Atlantic Canada!

    Drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know how we're doing! Any comments or suggestions? We'd be happy to hear what you have to say! Our job is to provide you with the best possible service and we welcome your advice!

    Member of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Mark Politte
    Dealer Principal
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    After a few years working as an engineer, Mark Politte joined the automotive world in 1994 to work for Ford Motor Company. A dynamic career with Ford led Mark, and his wife Samantha, to many assignments and cities throughout the United States. In 2005, he fulfilled a childhood dream by purchasing Stanley Subaru.

    Mark and his wife Samantha are very proud as the owners of Stanley Subaru, but are even more proud of their three children. In 2004 they decided to make Down East Maine their home fulfilling their desire to put down roots, be active contributing members of a small community, and raise their family in a supportive and value based environment.

    Since purchasing Stanley Subaru, the dealership has received numerous awards and accolades including twice receiving Subaru's most prestigious "President's Award". Most recently Stanley Subaru was recognized as a Stellar Care dealer, an award bestowed on an elite few for exceptional customer (guests) relationships.

    Mark is particularly pleased that the dealership participates in many community events and in the last seven years has actively supported over 20 local charities through hours, financial support, goods, and services-work he says is critical to Stanley Subaru's long term success in this small community.

    Feel free to email Mark at [email protected]

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  • Kevin Townsend
    Pre-owned Specialist
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    Kevin was born and raised in Maine and graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1987. He also attended the University of Maine at Machias where he graduated in 1992 with a bachelors degree in business management and marketing. He has two boys, Kurt and Kyle.

    Kevin says, "At Stanley Subaru our guests satisfaction is everything.  It starts with the right employees who can surprise and delight our guests on a daily basis."  He's personally committed to making sure this happens everyday in the dealership.

    Feel free to email Kevin at [email protected]

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  • John Hutchins
    Sales Manager
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    John Hutchins was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. He currently lives in Holden with his wife Karen and daughter. John is an avid golfer (although he admits he is not very good), and tries to play as much as time and his daughter will allow.

    John has been in the automotive industry for over ten years, having managed restaurants before making the switch.

    Feel free to email John at [email protected]

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  • Darren Zajdel
    Business Manager
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    Darren Zajdel was born in Ipswich, England. He came to Stanley Subaru after serving in the US Air Force.

    When he's not helping you find the right car, chances are he's with his family, his dogs, or catching a movie.

    Feel free to email Darren at [email protected]

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  • Neil Harriman
    Fixed Operations Director
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    Neil Harriman grew up in London, England and  moved to Maine in December 1997. He has been in the Automotive Industry for more than 20 years and has worked in all the different dealership departments.

    Neil loves anything that has an engine in it
    (except the lawn mower), and loves the beauty Maine has to offer.

    Working at Stanley Subaru is like finding a home," Neil says. "The people who I work with and Stanley Subaru guests are like a big extended family."

    Feel free to email Neil at
    [email protected]

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  • Kelly Armstrong
    Sales Consultant
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    Prior to joining Stanley Subaru's Sales Department in February of 2007, Kelly attended University of Maine at Machias earning a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in History. Though initially planning to teach high school English, she took a position in sales and found she loved the field, working for eleven years as a Sales Consultant and Sales Manager at several newspapers in both the Portland and Hancock County areas. 
     
    Originally from East Machias, a small town up the coast, Kelly now resides in Northeast Harbor with her partner, one small dog and a trio of kitties. Living in such close proximity to Acadia National Park affords Kelly the opportunity to indulge in some of her favorite hobbies, hiking and kayaking. She also enjoys reading, gardening and genealogy.

    Feel free to email Kelly at [email protected]

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  • Bill Carey Jr.
    Sales Consultant
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    Bill is a Bar Harbor native who has managed businesses all over the country including in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, and even the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


    After years of working in the restaurant service industry, Bill wanted to try his hand at cars, but only if he could work at Stanley Subaru. Having bought two cars with Stanley Subaru before, he wanted to be part of our commitment to our guests.


    Bill currently lives in Surry where boating, fishing, and otherwise spending time on the water is close at hand.


    Feel free to email Bill at [email protected]

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  • David Grant
    Sales Consultant
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    David has lived in Addison Maine for the entirety his life. Prior to joining the team at Stanley Subaru he was deeply involved in two things that Maine is known for: blueberries and University of Maine Hockey.

    He has worked any job you can think of that involves the harvest of Maine wild blueberries, including helping run a freshpack blueberry plant to working on the back of a harvester.

    During his time as a student at UMaine he worked as a Student Assistant Equipment manager, and he cannot wait to buy season tickets.

    Feel free to reach out to David at [email protected]

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  • Katie Hyson
    Sales Consultant
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    Katie grew up in New Jersey where she graduated from Holy Spirit High School. She moved to Maine recently, and she currently lives in Franklin. She brings with her automotive experience she gained at Virginia Beach.


    Katie has three dogs, and brings them everywhere. They like to go on walks and quite enjoy swimming.

    Feel free to email Katie at [email protected]

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  • Sophia Miller
    Sales Consultant
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    Sophia lives in Deer Isle with her husband. She's a mother of two young boys and two dogs. When she can, she takes them all hiking or kayaking.


    Feel free to email Sophia at [email protected]

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  • Jordan Stanwood
    Sales Consultant
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    Jordan was born in Milbridge, and now lives in Ellsworth. She plays soccer when she's not traveling or spending time with family. Or when it's winter.


    She grew up spending a lot of time on the back of a lobster boat, working closely with her father while she attended high school at Narraguagus.

    Happy to have joined the staff at Stanley Subaru, Jordan is happy to assist in any situation.

    Feel free to email Jordan at [email protected] 

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  • Lynden Westrich
    Sales Consultant
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    Lynden grew up in a small town called DeKalb, MO, where he spent the first 9 years of his childhood, then through the years moved to Los Angeles, California, before moving to Maine in 2012 with his family.


    He graduated from Bangor High School in 2014 where he played football and baseball. Lynden currently lives in Prospect with his fiancee Britney and their cats. Anything aviation he enjoys. He spent three years in the aviation industry, and is working on becoming a pilot.

    Feel free to email Lynden at [email protected]

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  • Shannon Dionne
    Sales Consultant
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    Shannon is a native of Madawaska, Maine and recently moved to Ellsworth with her dog Hooch and three cats to be closer to the beauty of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.


    With two years of previous sales experience, she is more than happy to help you find the car that suits your needs. 

    In her spare time, she can be found taking photos of her pets, reading, enjoying a long Sunday drive and exploring new local and health food stores and restaurants.

    Feel free to email Shannon at [email protected]

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  • Jess Wharff
    Sales Consultant
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    Jess grew up in Hermon, and she's lived in Ellsworth for last nine years. Married with two children, Jess enjoys spending time with her friends, family, her kids' sporting events, and (like all Mainers) the outdoors.


    Jess has twelve years of sales experience and is ready to provide exceptional service to all guests at Stanley Subaru.

    Feel free to email Jess at [email protected]

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  • Jason Craig
    Business Development Coordinator
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    Jason joined our sales staff in March of 2012.  He started in the car business in 1998 after spending 6 years in the Air Force. 

    In 2014 Jason was awarded Stanley Subaru's "Surprise & Delight" award for outstanding guest service. 

    Between Jason and his wife Anneliese, they have 6 children, 4 girls and two boys.  When he is not helping his guests at work, he enjoys playing classic rock on the guitar, motorcycling and hiking in Acadia National Park. 

    Jason is grateful to his guests for their past support, and looks forward to assisting you with your next vehicle purchase!


    Feel free to email Jason at [email protected] 

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  • Dawn Conary
    Comptroller

    Dawn was born in Maine and grew up in Connecticut.  She has been in the automotive industry since 1986. Dawn has spent every vacation in Maine since her parents moved back 25 years ago. Dawn moved to Maine to spend more time with her parents.  Dawn started at Stanley Subaru in October of 2009. When Dawn is not pulling out her hair due to Mark's antics, you will find her driving her convertible to the lake.

    Feel free to email Dawn at [email protected]

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  • Sally Daley
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    Title Clerk, Administrative Assistant and "Vehicle Deal Queen"

    Born and raised in Sullivan, Maine, Sally is married to her husband of 16 years Elliot Daley and she has 2 daughters, a step son and step daughter, and together they have 11 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 20 years old.


    Sally loves to paint and is a crafting guru-- she taught Stanley Subaru's owner Mark Politte how to make beautiful bracelets for his wife! She creates an annual Christmas craft show with her best friend and together they create exquisite works of art that delight and amaze everyone here at Stanley Subaru.


    Sally enjoys gardening and spending summers out at Flanders. Sally has been in the automotive industry for 26 years and has worked in every department. She feels that Stanley Subaru is family oriented and that the employees are like family and make every day fun.


    Feel free to email Sally at [email protected]

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  • Addie Gray
    Title Clerk
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    Addie grew up in Ellsworth, Maine. She graduated Ellsworth High School and attended Beal College. She currently lives in Orland with her husband, two dogs, three pigs, and fifteen chickens.

    While she is quite fond of our human guests, our furry, four-legged ones are her favorite. "Bring your dog to visit me. I've got bones!" (Presumably milkbones in addition to the other ones.)

    Feel free to email Addie at [email protected]

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  • Spencer Patterson King
    Communications Coordinator
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    Born and raised in central Arizona, Spencer could not be happier to live in Ellsworth where summer activities include hiking, cycling, and kayaking rather than hiding indoors away as far away from the sun as possible. He frequently thanks his Mainer wife Patti for bringing him Downeast.

     

    He is less grateful about the marathon she tricked him into running in 2012. They now run a few miles a few times a week. It is much more pleasant. It is only recently he realized this may have been her plan all along.

     

    In addition to the outdoor excursions, Spencer draws and writes and gets excited about science news. He has a pair of degrees in the arts and a background in teaching. He's taught everything from life drawing to math to dog obedience.

     

    Spencer is excited to use his enthusiasm for sharing information as Stanley Subaru's Communications Coordinator. He is also excited about Stanley Subaru's community commitment and its support of local arts organizations.


    Feel free to email Spencer at [email protected]

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  • Heather Nelson
    Subaru Express Representative
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    Heather has lived in the Ellsworth area for 30 years. She is a Coast Guard veteran. When Heather joined the team at Stanley Subaru, she had over 18 years of experience in the automotive industry.

    Heather has a daughter and two grandchildren who also live in the Ellsworth area. And when Heather isn't swimming or kayaking, she is spending her time with them.

    Heather is excited to help you with Subaru Express Service. She'll be there to help you get the service you need without an appointment!

    Feel free to email Heather at [email protected]

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  • Becky Leger
    Service Advisor
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    Becky grew up in Blue Hill, where she has lived most of her life. She has three kids, loves drag racing, and she loves working with the people at Stanley Subaru.


    Feel free to email Becky at [email protected]

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  • Jennifer Rankin
    Service Advisor
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    Jennifer Rankin has lived in Maine all her life. She grew up in Kittery and moved to central Maine in 1985.
    Jennifer has been married to her husband Jefferson for 28 years, has 2 sons and now a brand new grandson!
    She has a German Shepard that keeps her physically fit, she loves the outdoors and especially enjoys 4 wheeling, motorcycling and fishing.


    Feel free to email Jennifer at [email protected]

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  • David Carney
    Parts Manager
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    David grew up in Eastbrook. He likes it a lot there, and lives in Eastbrook with his wife and their two dogs, Remington and Lucy.

    He likes motorcycling when it's motorcycling weather. He works around the house, which suits him well as a trained carpenter. He camps when it's camping weather. And when he's not doing all of that, he's volunteering with the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Feel free to email David at [email protected]

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  • Jeremy Greatorex
    Reconditioning Manager
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    Jeremy works in our Detail and Reconditioning department, where he vacuums, washes, details, and shines up all the cars alongside his top-notch crew.

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  • Mark Rogerson
    Detail and Reconditioning
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    Mark grew up in Bucksport and now lives in Sedgwick. He has been at Stanley Subaru since 2005 because he likes the way Stanley Subaru treats people.


    Mark is a fan of football, fishing, and freezing temperatures, so he does quite well here.

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  • Service Technicians
    Subaru Certified Technicians
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    Our Subaru Certified Technicians are here to keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly for the life of your car. Our Service Department strictly adheres to the requirements of Subaru of America and employs a detailed 27-point inspection at EVERY visit, regardless of mileage or level of service scheduled. We provide excellent service not just on Subarus but all makes and models.


    Our technicians include Sean, Chris, Bobby, James, Nate, Elliot, and Hank.


    Have a technical question about your vehicle? You can check our Service FAQ or feel free to send an email to our Service Department
    and they will be happy to answer your questions!

    Email Service at [email protected]

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  • We remember Geddy Himes-Richardson

    We love Geddy and miss her terribly. She was the very first employee of Stanley Subaru and was a huge part of building us into the organization we are today. She embodied all the virtues we strive for - exceptional service and attention to our guests, a force for good on our team, and a positive contributor to our community. Our deepest sympathies are with her family. We love Geddy and will continue to try to do right by her.

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  • We Remember Steve Bailey
    Parts and Scooter Specialist
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    Stanley Subaru lost a family member, Steve Bailey, on December 23, 2012. Steve was a strong fighter in his battle with cancer, and remained brave and strong for his wife and son. Although we are relieved Steve is no longer in pain, we are deeply saddened and heartbroken for his family and friends. Thank you Steve for the years we shared with you and your smile will live on through your son, Corbin. May you rest in peace. To read more about Steve, click here. 

    We will honor Steve's memory here at Stanley Subaru. Until a proper memorial can be created, we will share our photos stories of our memories. We invite you to share your memories of Steve with us. 

    Steve Bailey moved to Maine from Rhode Island in 2006. Steve worked in the automotive parts business for 10 years and was with Stanley Subaru for 6 years.  Steve moved to Maine to be closer to his wife Michelle's family and recently welcomed their first child, Corbin.

    Steve always enjoyed classics cars, hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports - and knew more about scooters than just about anyone!

    To share your memories of Steve, send an email to [email protected] Please keep Michelle, Corbin, and all of Steve's family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Thank you.

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