8057 E Yavapai Rd Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-775-5060

Meet the Staff of 5 Star Cars

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


Info to be posted soon!

Henry Cota - Lead Mechanic


Info to be posted soon! 

Lindsey Cerkvenik - Detailer


Info to be posted soon!

Review Snapshot

Tasha Douglas - 2008 Lincoln MKX

Best car buying experience I have ever had! From beginning to end, I have never been treated with such RESPECT and TRUST from a sales associate, finance professional, and even owner of the dealership. There is an inventory of great quality vehicles at some superb prices. We were able to finalize the process in two short visits of and hour or less, which is unheard of in the big dealerships. Thank you so much Bruce, Tim, and Skyler for being so wonderful. We will see you again, and refer everyone to visit you first!

Michah Chapman - 2010 Volkswagon CC

My wife and I purchased a vehicle here. The staff was amazing. I highly recommend this place to anyone needing a used car.

LG - 2009 Toyota Matrix

I recently purchased a vehicle from 5 Star Cars, and I am so pleased to report that my car-buying experience was by far the most pleasant, easy, and fun that I have ever had while purchasing a vehicle. My impression of the owner, Bruce, is that he is a honest and kind man. He does a great service in providing quality used vehicles at a fair price. The vehicle I purchased is a 2009, but it looks and runs like new! Tim, who is a auto finance expert, made the financing process easy and very enjoyable--I'm telling the truth!! I truly enjoyed spending time with him and can't say enough good things about 5-Star Cars!

Dominick Calise - 2009 Audi A4 Quattro

Excellent service very caring no pressure at all. Purchased an Audi A4 excellent condition. Bruce buys fine vehicles. Tim in finance is great to work with. I have been in the car business many years and this the best place I have purchased a car from. Was treated with dignity and respect.

Hillary North - 2007 GMC Yukon

Now I understand why they are called "5 Star Cars"! I saw the vehicle the night before online and decided that was the vehicle for me a GMC YUKON SLT. It checked all the boxes for what I had been looking for. Seeing it in person sealed the deal. I was introduced to Tim the finance person who was a true gentleman. We worked out my needs and I was very pleased with the whole process. Everything fell into place just the way it should and at 5:30pm I drove my new vehicle home. Thank you to all at "5 Star Cars" I would most definitely recommend to anyone I know who is thinking of buying a used vehicle.

Terri Lippens - 2005 Mercedes S430

By far the most courteous dealership in Northern Arizona. I recently purchased a 2005 Mercedes S430 and I couldn't be more pleased with Bruce & Tim's knowledge on luxury vehicles. I definitely recommend anyone who is interested in purchasing a pristine used luxury vehicle, to check out Bruce & Tim at 5 Star Car's in Prescott Valley, AZ. You won't be disappointed! Simply Amazing!

Sean Hoops - 2013 KIA Optima

Quick and easy. Cars are very good quality and prices correctly. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good used car!

Cindy Williams - 2006 Nissan Murano

Had a great experience with 5 Star Cars. Great group of people. They helped us find the car we wanted and had us driving out in that vehicle that afternoon. I will be sure to reccomend them to anyone looking for a good used vehicle for a fair price.

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5 Star Cars, 8057 E Yavapai Rd, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-775-5060