Planet Ford Lends Hand for Disaster Relief

P45 Disaster Relief image012Spring weather in Texas can be dangerous. The recent weather has impacted many in our community leaving them with damaged homes and vehicles.

In May, Planet Ford in Spring, Texas teamed up with more than 300 community members to volunteer with the Disaster Relief Unit organized by Samaritan’s Purse and The Woodlands Church.

Together, we provided free demolition and cleanup services to homeowners impacted by the flooding in our area who have little or no insurance. It was hard work for our team and rewarding to be able to pitch in and help those recovering after the wave of terrible storms.

If you’re in need of automotive assistance, contact Planet Ford in Spring to find out how we can help with auto repair and new vehicles. www.PlanetFord45.com

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Randall Reed, Planet Ford Present College Scholarships

Shawn Burns, GM/OP, presenting Houston-area graduating seniors with Planet Ford Scholarships.

Shawn Burns, GM/OP, presenting Houston-area graduating seniors with Planet Ford Scholarships.

Randall Reed and Planet Ford in Spring, the No. 1 Ford Dealer in the Houston area for 15 years, presented five graduating high school seniors with the Planet Ford Scholarship.

The awards, in the amount of $2,500, are part of the ongoing outreach by the Reed family and Planet Ford to help fuel the dreams of the young people in the Spring, Texas and surrounding communities.

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This year’s Planet Ford Scholarship winners include:Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.03.28 AM

  • Julia Meyer of Conroe High School. Attending Texas A & M University for Biomedical Sciences.
  • Katie James of Oak Ridge High School. Attending Texas A & M University for English.
  • Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.02.44 AMHailey Rogers of The Woodlands College Park High School. Attending Georgia Institute of Technology for Chemical Engineering.
  • Matthew McClellan of The Woodlands High School. Attending the University of Texas at Austin for Chemical Engineering.Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 10.03.17 AM
  • Olivia Wren of Caney Creek High School. Attending the University of Houston for Business.

The Planet Ford Scholarship awards were open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school was eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring, Texas. “It was a real challenge for our team to narrow it down to a handful of winners, which also speaks to how special those selected truly are.”

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford and World Class Auto Group agreed. “This is a group of extraordinary young people. We are so happy to help encourage and support their future endeavors. They are going to go far in life,” he said.

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring is located at 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. The dealership has earned of being the No. 1 Ford dealer in the area for 15 Years*. Planet Ford offers new Fords and quality pre-owned vehicles. In addition, Planet Ford also provides a full Service, Parts and Collision Department. For more information, visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Presents Spring ISD Teachers of Year with New Ford, Dream Cruise

Shawn Burn, Planet Ford GM/OP, presents Spring ISD Teacher of the Year with keys to a new Ford donated by Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Shawn Burn, Planet Ford GM/OP, presents Spring ISD Teacher of the Year with keys to a new Ford donated by Randall Reed and Planet Ford

On May 3rd, Teacher Appreciation Day,  Planet Ford had the honor or surprising two of Spring Independent School District educators with a brand new Ford vehicle and a Caribbean vacation during the district’s Employee Recognition Banquet. The awards were courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Aldin, Cypress, Conroe, greater Houston area).

Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner of Planet Ford had the thrilling task of announcing that Chase Jones, of Twin Creeks Middle School, was the Secondary Teacher of the Year and winner of a brand-new Ford. “The look on his face when we announced his name was priceless,” said Mr. Burns. “We really enjoy being able to do this for our teachers and school district each year in a celebration of all they do for our kids and community each and every day.”

Mr. Burns, GM/OP, presents Francis Bugarin, Elementary Teacher of the Year, with a dream cruise trip for two courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Mr. Burns, GM/OP, presents Francis Bugarin, Elementary Teacher of the Year, with a dream cruise trip for two courtesy of Randall Reed and Planet Ford

Mr. Burns also surprised Francis Bugarin, of McNabb Elementary, with an all-inclusive Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean for two, also provided by the Reed Family and Planet Ford. Mr. Bugarin was awarded Spring ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year award.

“All of our amazing teachers are at the heart of this community,” said Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group and Planet Ford. “Our educators not only teach, they mold lives of our children and have a profound impact on everyone’s future. With all they do, we’re thrilled to be able to recognize their outstanding efforts with the gift of a new Ford and dream getaway.”

The Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet was held May 3, 2016, at the Hilton North Houston at 12400 Greenspoint Drive in Houston, Texas. Spring ISD’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding educators for their passion and commitment to excellence in education. Each Spring ISD school selects their campus Teacher of the Year, who are invited to submit written materials to be considered as a finalist for the district’s Teacher of the Year. A selection committee chooses an Elementary and a Secondary Teacher of the Year to represent the district.

To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring, visit www.planetford45.com.

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Planet Ford in Spring Presents Teacher of Year New Ford, Cruise!

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This Ford Fusion is all dressed up and ready for the Spring ISD banquet.

Tonight is the night that two Spring Independent School District teachers will receive the surprise of a lifetime at the Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet. Randall Reed and Planet Ford in Spring will be honoring the top two educators in the school district; awarding one teacher a brand new Ford vehicle and the other a Caribbean vacation!

Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner of Planet Ford will have the honor of announcing the district’s Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. One teacher will be handed the keys to a new Ford donated by Randall and Sherry Reed and Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe). Another teacher will be awarded an all-inclusive Carnival Cruise for two, also provided by the Reed Family and Planet Ford.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 4.57.47 PM“Our teachers are at the heart of the community,” said Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group and Planet Ford. “These amazing educators not only teach, they mold lives and have an impact on our children’s future… and our future. With all they do, we’re thrilled to be able to recognize their outstanding work with the gift of a new Ford or dream getaway.”

Mr. Burns agrees. “There really is not enough we can do to celebrate and thank the teachers in our community. We’re looking forward to being able to surprise these amazing educators and handing over their well-earned rewards.”

The Spring ISD Employee Recognition Banquet takes place May 3, 2016, at the Hilton North Houston, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, TX. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will take place around 7:50 p.m. Media will have opportunity to conduct interviews before and after the big announcement is made.

Spring ISD’s Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding educators for their passion and commitment to excellence in education. Each Spring ISD school selects their campus Teacher of the Year, who are invited to submit written materials to be considered as a finalist for the district’s Teacher of the Year. A selection committee chooses an Elementary and a Secondary Teacher of the Year to represent the district.

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Planet Ford Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship!

Stephanie Luu, center, with here mother, team from Planet Ford and the High School as she accepts her reward.

Stephanie Luu, center, with here mother, team from Planet Ford and the Wunscce High School staff as she accepts her $5,000 Randall Reed – Planet Ford Scholarship.

A huge congratulations to Stephanie Luu of Wunsche High School. She is the recipient of the $5,000 Randall Reed – Planet Ford Scholarship Award.  This morning, Shawn Burns, Planet Ford’s General Manager/Operating Partner; Aaron Smith, Planet GSM; Brad Stapp, Operations Dir., John

Aaron Smith, John Dvorak, Brad Stapp in attendace at Planet Ford Scholarship presentation

Aaron Smith, John Dvorak, Brad Stapp in attendace at Planet Ford Scholarship presentation

Dvorak, GM of Planet Lincoln; and many other team members gathered at the high school to award and celebrate this remarkable student.

Surrounded by family, friends and Wunsche High School team members, Stephanie excitedly accepted her scholarship that she received after filling out and application and writing an essay that helped the panel select the bright and motivated student for this honor.

The scholarship awards are open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school is eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

Alexa Horack and Shawn Burns present Stephanie Luu and her mother with scholarship check.

Alexa Horack and Shawn Burns present Stephanie Luu and her mother with Planet Ford scholarship check.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring. “It was a real challenge for our team to choose, but when we read her application, her story and saw what she wanted to accomplish, she was a clear choice for this scholarship.

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford in Spring and World Class Auto Group agrees. “Stephanie is going to go far in life and help a lot of people alone the way. We are so happy to help encourage and support her in accomplishing her dreams,” he said.

Stephanie is an excellent student but also very active in in extracurricular and community activities. After encountering a sever health scare with few funds available for treatment, she was able to locate a service to help her through Harris County.  She already had an interest in the medical field.  She was worried that she would have to give that option up when she fell ill.  Thankfully, though the help medical experts, she has been treated and it further fueled her passion for the medical profession.

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 11.53.00 AMStephanie will be attending Texas A&M where she will being her education on the path to becoming a surgical nurse.  She hoped one day to work at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Ten years from now, her goal is to open a free clinic to allow people to have access to healthcare when needed — a service she is thankful was afforded to her when she needed it most.

Congratulation to Stephanie and her family.  Randall Reed, Shawn Burns and our entire team at Planet Ford in Spring celebrate all of your hard work and are thrilled to support you as you move forward onto a great future.

To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Klein Collins High School Earns $4,900 for Drive One 4 UR School

This week, Planet Ford presented a big check to the Klein Collins’ High School Girl’s Soccer Team. Alexa Horak, community relations director for Planet Ford in SpringScreen Shot 2016-04-29 at 11.01.58 AM (serving Greater Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine), presented The Lady Tigers team with a check in the amount of $4,980.

The team worked hard to raise the funds during Ford and Planet Ford in Spring’s Drive 4 UR School FUNdraiser event in March! The school staff, families and community came out  and took 249 test drives of new Ford cars, Ford trucks and Ford SUVs. Each qualified test drive earned $20 from Ford.

Planet Ford thanks the team for having us at  the annual soccer banquet where Planet presented the check.  Watch for more great community events sponsored by Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring.  To learn more about Planet Ford, visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Awards $2,500 Student Scholarships

Congratulations to this years recipients of Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 12.04.48 AMthe Planet Ford in Spring, TX scholarships. The Randall Reed family and Planet Ford team in Spring, Texas are excited to announce five scholarship winners.

The scholarship awards are open to graduating high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. One student applicant from each participating school is eligible to win a $2,500 award. The winners were selected by a Planet Ford panel based on a students grades, school and community involvement and goals for the future.

“There were so many amazing candidates this year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford in Spring. “It was a real challenge for our team to narrow it down to a handful of winners. It also speaks to how special those selected truly are.”

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford in Spring and World Class Auto Group agreed. “These  are some extraordinary kids. We are so happy to help encourage and support their future endevors. They are going to go far in life,” he said.

Scholarship winners include:

Conroe High School: Julia Meyer; attending Texas A & M University for Biomedical Sciences

Oak Ridge High School:  Katie James; attending Texas A & M University for English

The Woodlands College Park High School:  Hailey Rogers; attending Georgia Institute of Technology for Chemical Engineering

The Woodlands High School:  Matthew McClellan; attending the University of Texas at Austin for Chemical Engineering

Caney Creek High School:  Olivia Wren; attending the University of Houston for Business.

Congratulation to all of this year’s amazing winners of the Planet Ford in Spring scholarship. To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 (serving The Woodlands, Adline, Cypress, Conroe), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Supports Spring Youth via Tri-Club Livestock Show

spring try club livestock showPlanet Ford in Spring, Texas believes it is key to support our youth.  Each year, Planet is proud to serve as an sponsor of the Spring Tri-Club Livestock Show & Fair.

This year, the 65th annual event was held at the L. C. Nagy Pavilion.  From April 7th to 9th, the youth of the Spring Tri-Club hosted a live auction, private sale as well as a silent auction to raise proceeds for the club.

The Spring Tri-Club encourage youth to become better students in the development of skills in practical agricultural and homemaking projects through personal achievement and to make better citizens and leaders for the community, state and nation through competitive achievement. The objectives and purposes of this organization are to encourage youth to become better students in the development of skills in practical agricultural and homemaking projects through personal achievement and to make better citizens and leaders for the community, state and nation through competitive achievement.

To learn more about Spring Tri-Club, visit www.springtri-club.org. To learn more about Planet Ford on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine, Cypress and greater Houston), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Celebrates Employee Milestones

At Planet Ford in Spring, we enjoy taking time each month to celebrate the milestones of our wonderful team member. This month, we celebrated employees with anniversaries and birthdays in March.

Shawn Burns, Planet’s General Manager/Operating Partner, also recognized our Employee of Month for March. A big congratulations to Lauren Forgie! She has been with Planet for many years and truly cares about our customers.

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Left, Kelly Witt with Shawn Burns, GM/OP. Right, Lauren Forgie with Mr. Burns

Also, congratulations goes out to Kathleen O’donnell for 10 years and Kelly Witt for 9 years of service. Each employee received a fun, free spin and chance to win some extra cash by taking a turn at the Planet Money Wheel. Thank you to all of our employees for your hard work daily to help make Planet Ford the best dealership around!
Birthdays
Ryan Allen
Glen Anderson
Thayne Badgett
Eddie Benavides
Elvin Carrera
Lindsey Crozier
Juan Cruz
Sean Currie
Devin Duoto
Alfredo Gonzalez
Sheila Gressett-Mcnatt
Brandon Harrison
Anibal Hernandez
Patrick Huygen
Rene Lopez-Reyes
Agustin Macias
Ted Matthews
Damon Moore
Marco Moreno
Sherry Nassif
Austin Negrin
Israel Perez
Jason Shultis
Rheanna Smith
William Summitt
Justice Taylor
Enrique Villafranco
Charles Walker
Loyal Walston
Kelly Witt
Bryan Witt

Anniversaries
Kathleen O’donnell, 10 years
Kelly Witt, 9 years
Brad Stapp, 7 years
Agustin Macias, 7 years
Brian Sprouse, 7 years
Cheston Krider, 6 years
Joseph Tazioli, 4 years
John Dvorak, 3 years
Danny Tran, 2 years
Otelia Burkhalter, 2 years
Luis Gonzalez, 2 years
Nazaret Cruz, 1 year

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Planet Ford Sponsors Throwdown Texas Burger Fest

throw down tx Looking for something fun to do with the family, check out the first Throwdown Texas Burger & Beer Fest‎ in April. Planet Ford in Spring, Texas (serving Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe) is proud to be an official Entertainment sponsor. 

The event will feature 12 competing restaurants, six live bands, Beer, food trucks and vendors, a VIP Tent, kid zone and activities, shopping, and much more! 

Michelle Merhar, of FOX 26 , will MC the event with great music from bands including Josh Ward and Jason Cassidy!  Celebrity chef judges include FOX 26’s Cleverly Stone and Phaedra Cook from the Houston PRESS.

To learn more about this throw down, visit www.throwdowntx.com. To learn about great car deals and service specials, visit www.PlanetFord45.com!

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