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CarHop Overview

Edina, MN
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Vehicle Dealers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
CarHop, an industry-leader in the Buy-Here, Pay-Here marketplace, specializes in helping those who have not quite perfect credit to achieve transportation independence!

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Mission: Helping People Drive.

Company Updates

  • New Branch opening soon - Appleton, Wisconsin!!!

  • Congratulations to Sharon, Chad and Scott on 20 years of Employment with CarHop!!! Thank you for your ongoing dedication and commitment to Helping People Drive!

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CarHop – Why Work For Us?

Helping People Drive.®


The CarHop story began in 1996 in Lincoln, Nebraska when a few people had an idea of starting a used car dealership dedicated to helping good people get a quality used car.

CarHop has its own finance company, so we make it fast and easy for people with ALL types of credit (good, bad or no credit) to get approved and driving today.

All of our dealerships have a wide variety of hand-selected used cars, SUVs, vans and trucks. Plus, all CarHop vehicles include an 18 month, 18,000-mile warrantyIf you have questions about the warranty on your Carhop Vehicle. and a Money Back Guarantee.

CarHop is proud to serve customers all across America.

Helping People Drive.®

It all started in 1996 in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a single neighborhood store, three employees and a passion for helping good people. Today, CarHop has stores in 13 states nationwide and is continuing to grow by serving thousands of customers who drive an estimated 40 million miles each month!

Since 1996

CarHop helps customers with less than perfect credit, or no credit, get approved for a great used vehicle with affordable payments designed to meet their budgets. All CarHop vehicles come with an 18 month, 18,000 mile warranty*, plus a Money Back Guarantee**. Most importantly, CarHop provides its customers with a chance to improve their credit. At CarHop we believe that with better credit, comes great life changing opportunities.

 Helping People Drive.®

At CarHop, we’re so much more than cars and credit! We specialize in helping people who need a second chance! Our passionate team members build meaningful relationships with our customers to help them find a vehicle to fit their needs and their budget!

Helping People Drive.®



  • Do the right thing.

  • Handle it now.

  • Keep it simple.

  • Get better.

  • Work together.

  • Have fun! 

We believe that by giving back to the areas we serve, we can make a difference. Our branches worked with local charities to identify people in need.

Over the last two years CarHop has we donated over $80,000 to help people in our local communities.  Below are just a sample of the things we did to help make a difference within our communities.

Maplewood, MN CarHop donated enough money to provide 2,250 meals to hungry familes in Minnesota.

Inver Grove Heights, MN CarHop helped bring smiles to more than 100 patients at the Children's hospital.

Joplin, MO CarHop gave over $1200 to two charities:  Lafayatte House helps battered women, and anyone dealing w ith domestic abuse and Souls Harbor the only homeless shelter in the Joplin area that accepts families.

Chippewa Falls, WI CarHop delivers gifts to the Boys and Girls club of Chippewa Valley along with a check for $600.00.

Richfield, MN CarHop adopted 10 families through a non-profit called Face to Face, a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of children, offering helath care, counseling, and programs for homeless.

The CarHop in Auburn, Washington donated more than $1200.00 in toys to the Kent Hope Center to provide woman and children a clean and safe environment to enrich their lives.

CarHop Reviews

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CarHop CEO Tim Ehde
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    "Great Company for Ambitious People"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tulsa, OK
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    I have been working at CarHop full-time (Less than a year)


    Challenging and fun! Recognizes performance, the harder you work the more fulfilling the job is. You really provide a valuable service for people who need a second chance. If you are motivated to succeed and care about people you will excel here.


    It is sales so it's not for everyone. Don't come into this job expecting the moon if you aren't prepared to put in the work. The hours can be long and days often extend past closing time. So if you aren't ready to work early evenings and Saturdays then consider other options.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and evolve! This company is great and there's always room for growth as a company.

    Communication between the car lots and the approval department needs to be streamlined. The current format is unwieldy and can really waste our customers precious time.

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CarHop Interviews



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    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at CarHop (Fort Collins, CO) in October 2017.


    The first step was a call received from the corporate recruiter to talk about the position as part of a screening process. The second step was an in person interview with the District Manager who asked questions about your resume timeline, beginning all the way back to high school, and anyone you looked up to etc. The third step was a 45 minute recap interview with the regional manager that was similar in content to the DM interview. An offer was sent, and new hire paperwork submitted through a nearby location.

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