Meet Our Haddad BDC Representatives

Haddad BDC
Left to Right: Teresa, Amanda, Ashley, Nikko

When most people think of a car dealership, they instantly think of a showroom scattered with sales consultants making deals. While this is a typical event here at Haddad in Pittsfield, many people are unaware of the hard work that goes on behind closed doors in our Business Development Center. Our BDC representatives work diligently every day directing calls, following up on leads, setting up appointments for our sales consultants, sending price quotes, and assisting customers with all of their other questions regarding vehicles. Without our BDC representatives, Haddad Toyota simply would not operate as smoothly as we do! That’s why we want to introduce you to our enthusiastic and hardworking representatives:


Amanda Crosby has been with Haddad for just over a year. Amanda is a very family oriented person, which includes her dog, Harper. Eventually, she wants to move to the Adirondacks, which makes complete sense considering her love for hiking, fishing, and hunting. Out of all the vehicles that are sold here at Haddad, Amanda really likes to sell trucks, and eventually wants to get a Nissan Titan with a Cummins engine for herself. Every Friday here at the BDC, we order lunch from a local restaurant. Amanda’s first pick is either Hot Harry’s or Samel’s Deli, both located here in Pittsfield. Working at Haddad has been a great experience for Amanda; she says that her co-workers feel like they are family, and that George Haddad and Mike Coggins are great people to work for. Most notably, Amanda mentions that there is a sense of caring at Haddad that she has never felt at any other job.


Ashley Strack was actually hired at the same time as Amanda, meaning she has been working here for somewhere around 16 months. Also similarly, Ashley claims that the BDC representatives are becoming like family to her. Visiting friends and family, spending time outside in nice weather, watching football, going shopping, and doing creative craft projects are just a few of the ways that Ashley spends her time outside of work. Aside from that, learning about new things every day that she didn’t previously know she was interested is the most rewarding part of her experience working at Haddad. Ashley particularly likes to sell new SUVs such as the Nissan Rogue. Her favorite local restaurant is Patrick’s Pub, despite its opening a bit too late to eat for lunch. Aside from Patrick’s, Ashley absolutely loves both chocolate and coffee.


Teresa Gladu has been with Haddad for just over two years! Teresa is the mother of 4 children, two boys and two girls. Fishing and camping are some of her favorite hobbies, but she spends a lot of her time hanging out at home waiting for a kid or two to come visit with some grandchildren. Teresa’s favorite part about working at Haddad is the wonderful feeling of contributing to sales by doing her job, and Haddad’s coming together to support both the community and employees. On Friday’s for lunch, Teresa’s go-to is a turkey club from Samel’s Deli. Teresa says that she finds herself pushing people towards buying a Toyota RAV4 after buying one for herself and falling in love with it.


Nikko Rodriguez has been with Haddad for around 10 months and was actually a sales consultant at our Toyota store previously. Nikko spent most of his life in Texas and moved to The Berkshires when he was 16. Reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time outdoors, particularly at the beach are some of Nikko’s favorite activities when he’s not at work. To him, the best part of working for Haddad is that he comes across different types of people every day from all over the world and is able to engage them. Nikko’s absolute favorite vehicle to sell is a Toyota Tundra 1794. When the team orders lunch on Fridays, Nikko’s vote is usually for Jae’s Asian Bistro in Lenox.


As you can see, our BDC representatives are like family to each other here at Haddad. They work hard every day to get the best deals for you and to make the showroom operate more smoothly at each dealership. This department is a crucial aspect of Haddad’s business, so the team deserves to be showcased!

Traveling With Pets

Traveling With Pets

Taking your favorite companion on a road trip is an experience the whole family will remember. Traveling with pets is different than traveling with people and there are a few things you can do to ensure everyone has a happy memory. Here are a few tips for traveling with pets.

  1. Supplies – Some pets aren’t that great in cars which makes having cleaning supplies and a few towels a necessity. Bring some food and water, as well as a container or two, and treats so your pet doesn’t get anxious about their next meal. Bringing along their favorite toy doesn’t hurt either!
  2. Driving – Like humans, pets need to be both secure and comfortable. Make sure you drive a large enough vehicle to do both. Many automakers offer pet harnesses and other pet-oriented products in aftermarket packages. Be sure to stop every few hours so your pet can eat, drink, and take a break.
  3. Arrival – Once you’ve arrived at your destination, take the time to let your pet get acquainted with their surroundings. A new place can make pets both excited and anxious. While older pets aren’t likely to grow hyper as they get out of the car, younger dogs and cats could take off. Keep a firm grip on them!

Best SUVs to Take on Vacation

Best SUVs to Take on Vacation

When it comes to taking a vacation, odds are you want the best vehicle around. An SUV is the best choice for many reasons, ranging from incredible cargo room to an excellent return on fuel economy. Considering gas prices are still relatively low, driving an SUV on your summer vacation is likely the best choice possible. As it turns out, Toyota is great at making utility-driven SUVs!

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers up to an EPA-estimated 24 city/31 hwy mpg, making it one of the most fuel efficient models on the road. With an engine that delivers 176 hp, the Toyota RAV4 offers considerable power as well. As for cargo area, with the seats up, the RAV4 offers 38.4 cu ft. of space. With the seats down, that comes to 73.4 cubic feet of space.

To get a little bigger, take a look at the 2016 Toyota Highlander. This SUV offers an EPA-estimated 20 city/25 hwy mpg with an engine that puts out 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. With the rear seats down, the Toyota Highlander offers up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it one of the best offerings on the market.

When it comes to luxury, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia is the way to go. Earning an EPA-estimated 13 city/17 hwy mpg, this isn’t the most fuel efficient SUV on the road. Packing up to 120.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down, it easily makes up for what it lacks in fuel economy.

Here at Haddad Toyota, we have the best SUVs to take on vacation waiting for you!

HADDAD 600 at Haddad Toyota

In the past we’ve held the Haddad 400, and then the Haddad 500. This year we’re setting our sights higher than ever with the Haddad 600! Not only is this our biggest sales event of the year, but it’s our biggest sales event in our entire 84 year history. Help us here at Haddad Toyota pull ahead and win the race by taking advantage of our incredible deals. We only have until the end of July to reach our ambitious new goal!

You may be wondering how we plan on selling 600 cars in the month of July. The answer is simple! Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield will be lowering prices and beefing up both our new and pre-owned inventory. Between all our dealerships, you will have over 750 fantastic vehicles to choose from! Alongside this, we are offering above market value for trade-ins. There is no better time than now to come to our Pittsfield location with your trade and leave in a brand new or pre-owned vehicle.

This promotion is 100% focused on making customers happy, and we are doing whatever it takes to reach 600 vehicles this month. We pride ourselves on making it as easy as possible for you to do business with us. Our owner, George Haddad, promises to keep your business in the Berkshires, so come down to Haddad Toyota today and find the vehicle of your dreams!

Pittsfield Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Pittsfield summer activitiesPittsfield, Massachusetts offers a wide variety of attractions for the whole family, whether you’re just looking for an educational experience like a museum or the local wildlife sanctuary or for something more fun like an arcade, bowling lanes, or recreation on one of the area’s many bodies of water. Pittsfield summer activities are plentiful; there’s no excuse to be bored during the hot, free summer months around here!

For 2016, seasonal activities are already open, including mini golf at the Bakers Golf Center, river adventures at Crab Apple White Water Rafting, horseback riding at Harmonytrails, and more. The area is even home to several “adventure parks” like Catamount or Jiminy Peak that provide families with the experience of conquering obstacles, swinging down ziplines, and scaling treacherous bridges. You can also drive go-karts at The Range or Thunder Alley.

As if the seasonal activities alone weren’t enough to fill an entire summer, there’s more to do in Pittsfield than just that. Visit Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 18th century village that offers everything from a cafe to hiking trails to an animal farm, plus a number of educational things to do and sights to see. Several other farms, orchards, and wildlife sanctuaries are present in the area, as well—Green River Farms, High Lawn Farm, Bartlett’s Apple Orchard, and the Berkshire Mountain Llama Hike, to name a few. Bartholomew’s Cobble is another great local historical experience situated among the beauty of nature.

With so many options for Pittsfield summer activities, no one in the area should be short on ideas of what to do during the hottest season of the year. Whether you’re hiking trails amidst the beautiful scenery of Massachusetts, experiencing the region’s history, or just looking for a day of fun, Pittsfield has you covered.

Only 8 Days Left of the Haddad Sock Game!

With the month of June coming to a close soon, we’ve received an amazing response to the Haddad Sock Game here at Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield!

To refresh your memory if you haven’t been keeping up, The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that aims to raise money for #HoopsNotCrime. Hoops Not Crime is an outreach program created in Gainesville, Florida with a goal of bringing children and police together, creating better youth relations, and providing basketballs and hoops so that anyone and everyone has the opportunity to play.

Haven’t participated in the Haddad Sock Game yet? Not to worry, you still have 8 more days to contribute to a great cause! Here’s how to play:

  1. Find your wildest pair of socks.
  2. Snap a picture.
  3. Load it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can post it to the Haddad Toyota Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or twitter (@HaddadToyota). Whichever you choose, make sure to include the #HaddadSockGame. For every post with this hashtag, Haddad Toyota will donate $1 to Hoops Not Crime to help fund the equipment needed to bring the youth of Pittsfield together through basketball. That’s right, 1 minute of your time equals $1 for a great cause

So far, the community participation of different businesses, organizations, and people here in the Berkshires has been astounding! Let’s keep the momentum going through the end of the month and raise as much money and awareness for this great cause as possible!


Here’s just a small sample of the many participants in the Haddad Sock Game: Officer Darren Derby of the Pittsfield Police Department and the brains behind the Hoops Not Crime chapter in Pittsfield (Left) and our Haddad Toyota Team (Right). Haddad Toyota would like to make a special thank you to Blue Q here in Pittsfield for providing us with a steady supply of socks to give out to customers!

What are you waiting for? There’s only 8 days left, so show your support for the Haddad Sock Game and you’ll be supporting the youth and community!

Here’s the Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Haddad Toyota

2014 Certified Pre-Owned Toyota Highlander
Why buy certified pre-owned?

In your search for a new car, have you considered buying pre-owned? At Haddad Toyota here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, we have an extensive inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles that are just like new, only without that new car smell. Buying pre-owned can seem like risky business, but we are here to assure you that a pre-owned vehicle may be an option better suited for you. Let’s take a look at some of the significant benefits that come with buying a Certified Pre-Owned from Haddad Toyota:


When you look past the allure of having a brand new car, you will realize that buying pre-owned is a definite option to be considered. A lot of money can be saved if you are willing to give up the flawless upholstery and single digit mileage that comes with a new car. According to, in a 6 year period (average car ownership period), buying a pre-owned vehicle results in the smallest total out-of-pocket cost when compared to both leasing and buying new. This is an ideal option for many, and purchasing from Haddad Toyota assures that you are purchasing a high quality vehicle. Also relating to price, a pre-owned vehicle depreciates in value at a much slower rate than a new vehicle. New vehicles depreciate in value very quickly upon purchasing, whereas used cars have a slower rate of depreciation since they have already passed their “new car phase.”

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage

One concern for many people is that a pre-owned vehicle may be in poor condition, which would mean significant money would need to be spent on servicing the vehicle. At Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield, this is not an issue, thanks to The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage. Included in this is:

  • 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 1-year of Roadside Assistance
  • 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
  • Certified customers are eligible for standard new car financing rates

One of the most notable aspects of The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage is the 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection. This intensive vehicle inspection process will put to rest any worries you may have about the quality of the pre-owned vehicle you are thinking of purchasing. Alongside this, the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ acts as a resource for you to ensure that you aren’t purchasing a vehicle with expensive hidden problems. The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage allows our customers to shop confidently.

Dealer vs. Private Seller

There are numerous benefits to buying used from a dealership instead of a private seller. By choosing a dealership instead, you are giving up a casual atmosphere for an experience that is more beneficial to you as well as practical. By choosing a dealership, you are subject to specialized financing options, service promotions, a larger vehicle selection, and reassurance that you are purchasing a top quality pre-owned vehicle. Buying a lemon will leave a sour taste in anyone’s mouth, but at Haddad Toyota, we guarantee that our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will exceed your expectation of quality and be priced very reasonably. It is also worth mentioning that many lending companies will not finance a car from a private seller, which could prove to be a major issue for some. Why subject yourself to a time consuming and risky process by buying from a private seller when we’re right here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts waiting to get you into the pre-owned vehicle of your dreams.

Have we peaked your interest? Check out our entire inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Toyotas here!

A Look at the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Awards

Toyota RAV4 awardsThe 2016 Toyota RAV4 was made for adventure. With all the performance capabilities of the SUV class paired with versatile seating, plenty of cargo space, and a sporty look, the RAV4 was designed for the outdoor enthusiast road-tripper in all of us. Hands down, it’s perfect for your next big adventure. But don’t take our word for it—check out all the Toyota RAV4 awards the SUV has picked up so far.

  • A 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA and the title of “Top Safety Pick+” from the IIHS for the 2016 model year make the 2016 RAV4 one of the safest vehicles on the road.
  • U.S. News says the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is the Best Hybrid SUV For the Money.
  • IntelliChoice honored the 2016 Toyota RAV4 twice, as a SmartChoice Operating Costs Winner and a SmartChoice Fuel Costs Winner. Together with the award from U.S. News, this proves that the RAV4 offers buyers serious value.
  • Consumer ratings from Kelley Blue Book say the RAV4 has a score of 8.3 out of 10, while’s consumer ratings give the SUV a 4.1 out of 5 — proving that even drivers, not just corporations, are loving the RAV4.
  • The RAV4 even won an Industry Accolade for having over 90% of vehicles sold in the past ten years still on the road today!

The 2016 RAV4 has a history of success, reliability, value, and safety behind it, and it has gained recognition from a number of different prolific organizations as well as customers who just can’t get enough of this spirited, youthful SUV. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 awards prove that the SUV is more than just another competitor in the segment; it was born to be a leader.

The #HaddadSockGame is Back!

Haddad-SockGame-fbPostThe #HaddadSockGame is back!

That’s right folks- we’re bringing back the game that took the Berkshires by storm. Only this time, it’s in support of #HoopsNotCrime in Pittsfield.

What is the Haddad Sock Game?

The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that spreads across the Haddad Dealerships, designed to spread joy and raise funds for local causes.

What is #HoopsNotCrime?

Created in Gainesville, Florida, #HoopsNotCrime is an outreach program designed to bring kids and cops together. Local police officers, led by Officer Darren Derby, go out into the community and distribute basketballs, hoops, snacks and drinks to start a conversation and build a relationship with the kids of our community.

How do I play?

All you have to do is put on some fantastic socks, snap a picture and post it to one of our Facebook pages (or tag us in your Instagram post) along with the hashtag #HaddadSockGame. For every new post with this hashtag, we will donate $1 toward the purchase of equipment for #HoopsNotCrime.

That’s pretty straight forward right? Now, if you don’t have any funky socks and are in the market for some, you should definitely check out the selection over at Blue Q. Not only are their socks hilarious, they are an esteemed member of the Berkshire business community and have been extremely helpful toward our effort to raise funds for this fantastic cause.

For more information about donating to #HoopsNotCrime, check out their Facebook page:

Toyota to be the First Automaker to Use Biosynthetic Engine and Drive System Hoses

Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius ushered in a new age of environmental friendly technology. Now, Toyota is at the forefront again.

Toyota is always pushing forward to make their vehicles more advanced. They are also constantly looking for ways to make their vehicles more environmentally-friendly. Once again, Toyota is at the forefront of a new technology in the automotive industry. Toyota will be the first automaker to use biosynthetic engine and drive system hoses.

The biosynthetic material used for the hoses is called biohydrin. Developed in partnership with the Zeon Corporation and the Sumitomo Riko Co., biohydrin is made out of bio-materials derived from plants. The use of these bio-materials results in a 20 percent reduction of carbon emissions.

Engine and drive system hoses are required to have a high level of oil and heat resistance. In order to achieve this in the biohydrin, Toyota combined the bio-materials with traditional rubber materials on a molecular level.

The new biosynthetic hoses are expected to be implemented into Toyota vehicles by the end of the year.

This technology is just another example of Toyota’s commitment to more advanced vehicles and a healthier planet.