Welcome Evelyn and Raul to the Bean Auto Group Family

September 24th, 2019 by

Raul Gandarillas and Evelyn Chatel

Welcome Evelyn and Raul.

Raul Gandarillas has been working in the auto industry for 22 years. Raul brought one of AutoNation’s stores from the bottom to being the number one store in the company and received an AutoNation award as a result. He also won the President’s Award and Mark of Excellence Award for six consecutive years for AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables and in 2016, he won Automotive News “Best Dealerships To Work For.” Raul loves the energy the automotive industry has. He enjoys being able to have a one-on-one conversation with customers and employees. He recalls that when he first started working in the auto industry, Kendall Toyota was the number one dealership in South Florida. To him it was always a privilege to work in Kendall Toyota and still believes it to be so. With his experience, Raul plans to continue building Kendall Toyota’s legacy.


Evelyn Chatel has been serving the auto industry for 37 years. Her career has been marked by several accomplishments in her life due to her genuine care for her team, customers and community. Evelyn’s challenging youth as a Cuban immigrant, established her path for success. At age three, she and her family boarded a Freedom flight from Cuba and relocated to the US. Once she was 18, she started working as a greeter in the service lane for a Honda dealership and over the years ascended in the dealership. Evelyn Chatel is passionate about serving people and has received several recognitions for her work. In June 2018, she received the Women in Automotive Inspiration and Innovation Award at the Women in Automotive Conference. In 2017, Evelyn was Woman of the Year for the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. She is also the first woman to serve on both Toyota and Chrysler Minority Dealer Boards. Evelyn plans to continue building the amazing team at West Kendall Toyota by applying servant leadership, taking care of each other and the community. With her experience and knowledge, she knows West Kendall Toyota will be the best leading dealership.