Bruce and Mendy Wallace

Bruce and Mendy Wallace

5 Star Cars

Owners Bruce and Mendy Wallace have been a part of the Prescott community since 1973 (Bruce) and 1983 (Mendy). Bruce graduated from Yavapai College in 1982 and then went on to obtain his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. In the early 80’s, While Mendy was busy caring for their very busy 5 children, Bruce not only worked in the Engineering Department of Global Navigation in Prescott, but also obtained his Car Dealers License and began “5 Star Auto”, selling “super clean” cars from his dad’s Exxon Service Station located in Prescott at the 5 Points Intersection.  In the early 90’s Bruce went on to purchase “The Oak Tree” furniture store in Prescott, (while still buying and selling “super clean” cars) and began providing the people of the Prescott area with high quality furniture — for over 16 years!

Going back to his roots, in 2013 Bruce purchased the closed down Car Wash on Yavapai Road in Prescott Valley, and “5 Star Cars” came to life!  And just as he has been doing for many years, he continues to offer folks from all over Arizona (and many other states) high quality products, comfortable professional service, and second to none support after the sale! Check out the reviews, and head on down to 5 Star Cars. You just might drive out with your next “SUPER NICE” vehicle!

Luke Pero

Manager and Head Mechanic

Luke has been with 5 Star Cars since day one, and is certainly a big part of our success!

Luke has a degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology, and has been involved in Mechanics since the early 80’s. He has specialized experience in all makes and models including European and Asian Imports. He also spent 13 years as a Quality Control Inspector and Department Lead in Aviation Repair and over 10 years as a Repair Facility owner! Luke has a vast amount of Automotive knowledge and hands on experience with every conceivable automotive repair and maintenance challenge!

Luke personally drives all our cars a minimum of 75 miles and there seldom is an issue that escapes his keen diagnostic skills! Although we have other great technicians on staff, it’s Luke that makes sure all our vehicles are in top condition, with no issues!

And on top of all that, Luke is as fine a person as you will find. He is a devoted husband for 30 years and loves spending time with his wife and kids. He is always willing to help and share his knowledge with someone in need.  If you haven’t done so already, stop by and say hi to Luke! 

Tim Murphy

Finance Manager

Tim has been in the Auto Finance business since before most of you reading this were born! (sorry Tim).  So wow, Tim is one Experienced guy and he has really allowed us at 5 Star Cars to put together some incredible financing options for our customers. He was also instrumental in 5 Star Cars becoming an Authorized Credit Union Direct Lender! Tim knows many of the lenders (both prime and subprime) on a first name basis, and because he has always been honest and very thorough, we are able to get approvals for many of our customers that would not normally get approved! So even if your financial history is challenged, If anyone can get you approved, it will be Tim.

And if you see our customers giving Tim a big hug before they drive off in their new Super Nice car… well, needless to say Tim is very easy to talk to, very personable, and just the type of guy you want to give a big hug! He always gives 100% in trying to help every customer!

Tim moved to PV from the Phoenix area in Feb of 2017, when he came on board with 5 Star Cars. He and his lovely wife Bonny live right here in Prescott Valley and have three super talented kids currently residing in Nebraska and Arizona. Tim is a HUGE Cornhusker Fan and loves to talk sports! Tim and Bonny (who will be celebrating 28 years in Oct) love taking day road trips, when he’s not busy helping someone get approved for their next car!

We are very fortunate to have Tim working with us here at 5 Star Cars, and hope you get a chance to stop by and meet him. You’ll love his comfortable knowledgeable way and will probably feel like you’ve just made a new friend! 

Daryl Barker

Display and Inventory Condition Manager

A native of Prescott for 32 Years, Daryl is the proud Father of 3 boys, and an upstanding citizen in our community. Not only is he a car enthusiast, and knows a great deal about the technical aspects of cars, but Daryl also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science / Physiology (2008) graduating with Honors from Arizona State University.

Daryl’s knowledge about how every Button and Knob and Menu is supposed to work, and his attention to detail keeps our 5 Star Cars in Tip-Top working order! Plus, he also keeps our display area looking super! Daryl is a Certified audio/video technician, a Bi-lingual Spanish translator, and our all around “go to guy” when it comes to keeping everything looking and working up to our 5 Star Standards!

We are very fortunate to have Daryl working with us here at 5 Star Cars! Be sure to stop in and say hi to Daryl.

Skylar Hanson

Sales, Internet Marketing

Skylar comes to us from the Great White North, and is a very valuable member of the 5 Star Team! A very bright young man, Skylar is also “super good” with all our internet stuff! (And he would love you to “like” our Facebook page!). Besides keeping our 5 Star Cars in front of the Wide World of internet shoppers, he also does a super job helping folks that come in looking for their next vehicle. Skylar also plays a big part in the day to day operations! He handles many tasks from photography, checklist entry and maintenance to tracking our cars through Inspection, Reconditioning, and Testing.

If you haven’t yet, stop by an chat with Skylar … you’ll be impressed with his friendly honest demeanor and you might just find you would like to buy your next vehicle from him! Skylar and his beautiful wife live in Prescott. He loves Hockey, the pleasant weather of Prescott and the absence of mosquitoes!

Joe Cerkvenik

Lead Detail

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Henry Cota

Lead Mechanic

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Lindsey Cerkvenik


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