Season’s Greetings

Posted on: December 29, 2013

Hello Everyone! I hope the Holiday Season is treating everyone right.  I was so pleased to be able to spend this past Christmas with my friends and family.  It was so nice to meet at my sister’s house with all the kids running around excited with new toys and games.  Us adults got an opportunity to laugh and reminisce about fun times in the past.  I am so grateful to have the family and friends that I do.  They keep me going.

Now it’s almost 2014.  I am SOOOO excited for the New Year.  2013 had its challenges and set backs for me on just about every level. But I look back on those events and it reminds me that I am strong and with the help of those around me, I can overcome anything.

What really pumps me up is when we have a really great Saturday of car sales.  We couldn’t be more thankful to our customers for making our jobs fun and rewarding.  This past Saturday we sold a large amount of cars.  It was great seeing the team I put in place working hard to make deals and make people happy.  The time flew by.  It isn’t always easy being here on a “weekend” but a Saturday like this last one made it awesome.  I truly think I have the best team of Managers and Salespeople and the store wouldn’t be where it is without them!

One thing that can bring down a great Saturday of sales is vandalism.  Yes, you read that right.  Saturday night around 10pm we had 22 of our vehicles damaged SEVERELY.   I received a call late Saturday night after being a guest at a close friend’s wedding.  I was on my way home and when I received the news my heart sunk.  We are a family owned business.  We’ve been in the Kent Community for almost 50 years.  It hurts me that someone would take the time to destroy our property.  It is clear this person doesn’t understand the consequences of their actions.  Fortunately, none of our New or Used car inventory wasn’t affected.  It was all trade-ins and lease turn ins.

This is where we need your help.  If you know ANYTHING linking someone/anyone to this destruction of property you could help us get closure and seek the appropriate steps towards punishment.  Please contact me directly. Take a look at the photo below for more information.  There is a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the culprit(s).


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I want to wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year!