By CHRIS AGEE
Mineral Wells recently welcomed another automobile dealership with the opening of Ram Country Mineral Wells.
General Manager Jonathan Jones said locals have been very supportive thus far, noting many residents are familiar with the building's history and are excited to see it serve its original function as a dealership.
"We've been welcomed with open arms from the community," he said, "and we thank them. We opened our doors on May 1 and sold our first car on May 1."
Describing customers "chomping at the bit to get in here and do business," Jones said he shares the enthusiasm and looks forward to earning their continued patronage.
"We've hired excellent technicians who have been working on Chrysler products for quite some time," he said, explaining his entire staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
Marketing Director John Ludlum said the company emphasizes creating lasting relationships.
Rather than provide just a "one car deal," he said, "Team Ram Country wants your business today, tomorrow, next week, and next year. We back up our sales with a service department that is second to none."
Parts and Service Director Johnny McBride said he wants customers to "truly come and work off a handshake," adding his staff can provide "a complete one-stop shop regardless of make or model."
He said he will strive to earn the community's business, noting customers typically base such decisions on word-of-mouth and reputation.
Ludlum said much of the company's mission involves hosting community events and supporting local causes.
Ram Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is located at 4011 U.S. Highway 180 East and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.