Five Years of Treating the Customer Right
July 2012 marks the fifth anniversary for Lakewood Ford. Treating the customer like you want to be treated is their secret to success! Exceptional cutting edge Ford products, quality, integrity, reliability, and happy employees make this a winning team.
Henry Krebs, General Manager of Lakewood Ford started in the auto industry fresh out of college in Oklahoma at the age of 29 with a family on the way. When a job in his field with a CPA firm didn’t pan out, he landed a position as an office manager/controller for an auto dealer. There he stayed for a year before moving back to his roots in South Puget Sound. Henry has devoted 36 years to the auto industry, 25 of which have been with Titus Will. He was part of the team in 2001 when Titus Will purchased Mallon Ford in Tacoma. A few years later, Henry moved forward to open a new dealership. Searching for the ideal spot was a challenge but he found it here in Lakewood on I-5. At that time Lakewood didn’t have zoning for new cars but the city was quick to jump in and make it work. The process went extremely well and every department in the city was very helpful. It was an opportune time for Lakewood Ford and for the city to improve Pacific highway between Bridgeport and the 512 junction. Of course the dealership wasn’t planning on the recession and the base shipping out so many soldiers. However, things have turned around nicely with May 2012 being one of the best months in over three years. July turned out to be a great month for their anniversary sale. With the new Sounder train coming in the fall and two new Marriott’s on the horizon, the next five years are looking pretty bright.
Lakewood Ford’s 62,187 square foot building supports 90 employees. Henry is retired military and the company is military oriented having hired many veterans. EnviroStar certified and fully connected to the city at all levels, Lakewood Ford is a great community partner. From Chamber and Rotary memberships to sponsoring little league teams, monthly charitable involvement such as Relay for Life Gold Sponsor, many Charitable Golf Tournaments, countless staff volunteer hours, and mentoring activities, Lakewood Ford and it’s team members are a tremendously valuable asset to our community. The employees enjoy what they do, they like to come to work and it shows.
Lakewood Ford has the best selection of new, used, Ford Certified cars, trucks, vans, and sport utilities. Their certified vehicles are inspected by Lakewood’s best mechanics, and selection is second to none. Sales staff is master certified and will make the car buying experience enjoyable and hassle free.
What’s on the horizon? Building on those successes and continuing to improve customer satisfaction and service. Stay tuned for electric vehicles in the next 6 months and more great products from this top notch team!
Visit Lakewood Ford at 11503 PACIFIC HWY SW
Or on the web at: www.lakewoodford.net
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