Jason Enos: President/Owner
Hi. My name is Jason Enos. My wife Jamie and I are the owners of Smart Choice Auto Sales in Godfrey, Illinois. We have two daughters and are residents of the Alton, Illinois. We opened our business in July of 2007. After working for two large dealerships in the area as a detailer, a salesman, and then a sales manager, I wanted to open an auto dealership of my own. I wanted to offer the same quality of vehicles that a new car dealer could offer but on a smaller scale with a lower overhead. I visualized owning a dealership that offered like new vehicles that could save a customer thousands of dollars over buying a new vehicle while at the same time providing professional and honest service. I wanted to provide a car buying experience that is enjoyable and did not take long to do.
This is how it happened. At the age of 18, I was hired to work as a detailer for Roberts Motors in Alton, IL. I worked there as a detailer for over 2 years while I attended Lewis and Clark College. After receiving my associate’s degree I was still uncertain of what I wanted to pursue as a career. I asked the owner of Roberts for an opportunity to become a salesperson while I took a semester off school before transferring to SIUE. I really liked selling cars and did this for two years before being promoted to pre-owned sales manager. As the manager I was in charge of purchasing inventory from the auctions, appraising trade-ins, creating newspaper ads, and making sure the pre-owned inventory was reconditioned to very high standards. I worked at Roberts Motors for a total of 8 years. In 2004 I was recruited by Weber Granite City Chevrolet to be their pre-owned sales manager and I worked for them for 4 years prior to establishing Smart Choice Auto Sales in 2007. Both Weber and Roberts were great dealerships to work for and taught me a lot about the business.
I now have over 22 years of experience in the automobile sales industry. I operate my car dealership with honesty and integrity. I truly believe that buying a pre-owned vehicle that has already depreciated is a smarter choice than buying a new vehicle. We do lots of research before buying and pricing each and every car. I have all of the prices clearly marked on the windshield of our vehicles. I promise that you will receive honest, professional, advice and service before and after the sale. It is our goal for you to buy not just one vehicle, but for you to refer us your friends and family, and to be back for your next one too.