Planet Ford Honored with Top Ford Awards, Elite Dealer 6th Consecutive Year

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HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2016) — Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring, Texas is pleased to announce that the dealership has received multiple elite awards from Ford Motor Company. The Ford dealer has been No. 1 in the Houston area for 15 consecutive years and is the No. 1 Ford F-150 Dealer in the Nation.

Planet Ford received their 6th consecutive ONE Ford Elite recognition that rewards top performing dealerships. The family-owned dealership has been named in the Ford One Hundred Club for outstanding sales performance for being in the Top 15 in the Nation, The Premier Club for ESP and Parts for exceptional operations for being in the Top 12 in the Nation and Partners in Quality, the most prestigious tribute for the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty to Ford Credit.

SKV_1666“We are thrilled to receive so many repeated honors year after year,” said Shawn Burns, General Manager and Operating Partner at Planet Ford. “We have an amazing staff that works hard to ensure our customers receive top-notch service every step of the way whether they are here for sales, service, parts or collision repair.”

P45 Automotive News Luncheon“This is exciting news for us,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford on I-45, which is part of World Class Automotive Group. “As a family-owned dealership, we take pride in taking care of our customers and treating them like our friends and family.”

That hard work and customer dedication shows in the Planet Ford’s repeat customers and referrals. In addition, the Ford dealer is always seeking out new ways to better service customers. Recently, the dealership opened the largest Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center with 28 service bays. Planet Ford recently completed its new Pre-Owned Auto Center and is finalizing the construction of one of the largest Ford Trustmark Design New Auto Centers.

“It’s wonderful to have confirmation with awards like these of what our team strives to accomplish every day for every customer – provide top-notch service — is translating to truly satisfied customers,” added Mr. Burns. “After all, our customers and their happiness is paramount.”

About Planet Ford in Spring

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring is located at 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. The dealership has been 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. Learn more at www.PlanetFord45.com.

About World Class

World Class Automotive is owned by Randall and Sherry Reed. The family-owned business is comprised of several dealerships throughout Texas, including: Planet Ford in Spring, Planet Lincoln in Spring, Prestige Ford in Garland and Park Cities Ford and Lincoln in Dallas.

 

*Based on retail ford sales reported by Ford annually since 1998.

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Planet Ford Drive One 4 UR School at Klein High School

Drive one 4 ur school klein high schoolWhat a great event! Planet Ford in Spring had a wonderful time supporting Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School with Klein High School. March 5th, the Planet Ford team rolled into Klein High School with several brand new Ford models, including the Ford F-150 and popular Mustang.

The goal was to raise up to $6,000. For every valid test drive taken, Ford donates $20 to the high school. Planet worked with the Lady Tigers Girls Soccer Team who hosted this FUNraising event.

At the end of the day, we conducted over 250 test drives and helped the Lady Tigers raise a lot of money. Stay tuned to learn how much this great group of kids, their teachers, parent and community helped to raise. We look forward to presenting them with the much deserved check soon!

To learn more about Drive One 4 UR School, visit www.forddrive4ur.com. To learn about Planet Ford in Spring (serving greater Houston, The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine) visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Sponsors Drive One 4 UR School at Klein Collins HS

klein collins hsDo you love to drive awesome cars? Do you care about your community? Then, we invite you to join Planet Ford at Klein Collins High School on Saturday, March 5th, for for Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School.

Klein Collins’ Lady Tigers Girls Soccer Team will be hosting the annual FUNdraising event at the school which is located at 20811 Ella Blvd. in Spring, TX. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Planet Ford will have a variety of awesome vehicles on hand that you can take for a spin, from Mustangs to trucks to SUVS. For every valid test drive completed, Ford Motor Company donates $20 to the participating high school. The school can earn up to $6,000.

It’s fun, its fast and it’s Fordtastic! Come help us raise money for these great kids and our wonderful community. To learn more, visit the event page at www.PlanetFord45.com!

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Planet Ford Supports Best Buddies Texas Friendship Walk

best buddies walk feb 265 2016 image002Planet Ford in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine) is excited to be a sponsor of the upcoming Best Buddies Texas Friendship Walk!

Best Buddies Texas Friendship Walk is taking place 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9th, at Lynn Eusan Park on the University of Houston campus. This year, Houston will also be adding a 5K Friendship Run to the Annual 1K Friendship Walk.

Last year, the Houston walk was named as a National Pacesetter by Best Buddies International and finished in the Top 10. Six teams from Houston’s event were recognized as National Pacesetters and finished in the Top 20 of ALL walk-teams across the United States.

Thanks to all those hard walkers, Best Buddies Texas raised over $75,000 and welcomed over 800 walkers. It was a great event in spite of the slight sprinkle of rain!

We look forward to another great event! For registration information and event details, visit www.bestbuddiestexas.org/hwalk. To learn more about Planet Ford, visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Planet Ford Celebrates Employees January Milestones

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Brad Stapp, Fixed Ops (left), Aaron Smith, GSM (right) & some Planet Ford team members

Today, our Planet dealerships in Spring celebrated employees with anniversaries and birthdays in January.  Brad Stapp, the Director of Business Operations and Aaron Smith, General Sales Manager presented several of our wonderful employees with a gift to market recent milestones.

Those recognized included: Mark Foxworth for   10 years of service, as well as Wonnetta McNair and Nate Gordon for 5 years of service at Planet Ford.  A big congratulations goes to Morieta Treat for 19 years of service. Mr. Stapp and Mr. Smith also recognized our Employee of Month for January, Miguel Chavez.

Birthdays

Alejandro Castillo, Alan Boney, David Betcher, Carolyn Muskiet, Rogelio Gonzales, Anthony Hoyuela, Francisco Cardenas, Justin Sauer, Colto Smith, Joseph Caccamo, Jason Moore, Juan Gonzalez, Dawn Pierson, Clarence Green, Jesse Williams, Gregory Austin, Mark Olmos, Jon Martin, Lawrence Mize, David Totola, Hector Guzman, Miguel Chavez snd Jessica Williams.

Anniversaries

Marietta Treat, Sheila Gressett-Mcnatt, Larry Wills, Bryan Witt, Mark Foxworth, Lauren Forgie, Thomas Jones, Eddie  Fullen, Charles Tatum, Karen Witkowski, Wonnetta McNair, Nathaniel Gordon, Chad Jennings, Jacoby Garmon, Armando Diaz and Ricky Salinas

We are thankful for and celebrate all of our wonderful Planet dealership family.

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Planet Ford, The Woodlands Rotary Club Support STOP HUNGER NOW

stop hunger nowPlanet Ford in Spring, Texas and our team greatly enjoy helping our local community partners, including the Rotary Club of The Woodlands. This week’s meeting did not follow the typical meeting agenda.  Instead, The Woodland Rotarians used their time to support STOP HUNGER NOW.  Together, we packaged meals through a fun, hands-on assembly line process.  When it was all said and done, nearly 10,000 meals had been assembled.

Each dehydrated meal is highly nutritious and comprises of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and essential vitamins and minerals.  Each care package provides a reasonable serving for six and can be transport, stored and distributed to those in need.

STOP HUNGER NOW is a significant contributor in domestic and international disaster response efforts. The organization provides more than 5 million meals and 400 tons of aid to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and nearly 200,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

What a great day for the Rotary Club of The Woodlands!  It is an honor for Planet Ford on I-45 to be part of this club and support its efforts in our community.

To learn more about STOP HUNGER NOW visit www.stophungernow.org. To learn more about Planet Ford in Spring (serving Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Aldine), visit www.PlanetFord45.com.

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Congrats Salesperson of the Month: David Mena

P45 social jan 2016 dec sales person image003Clap! Clap! Clap! Planet Ford in Spring is so thankful to have so many hard working and caring employees.  We would like to thank and congratulations Planet Ford’s New Car Salesperson of the Month December 2015, David Mena.  He was also the recipient of this award in November, as well.

This actually marks the 11th month that Mr. Mena has achieved this honor during his three years at Planet For on I-45.  His accomplishment proves that through hard work and dedication you can achieve real and ongoing success.

Mr. Mena is a native Texan who resides in the Spring area.  When David is not working and winning awards, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Great job, Mr. Mena! Planet Ford appreciates your hard work and we are sure our wonderful customers appreciate your expertise and on-going excellence. To learn more about Planet Ford, our wonderful staff and and great deals, take a short drive on I-45 to the Loretta exit or shop online at www.PlanetFord45.com!

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Planet Ford Celebrate Our Employees Milestones

P45 Social Dec Bday Anni 2015.1image007Today, the Planet Ford in Spring team celebrated celebrated the milestones of several employees who had anniversaries and/or birthdays in December. P45 Social Dec Bday Anni 2015.1image008

Shawn Burns, General Manager/Operating Partner of Planet Ford on I-45 presented Walter Santos with a gift in honor of 10 years of dedicated service to Planet Ford and our customers. Congratulations goes to Steven Loveless for 17 years of service to the Houston-area Ford dealer.

P45 Social Dec Bday Anni 2015.3image009Mr. Burns also recognized the Employee of Month for December, which goes to Sheila Gressett.   In addition to their recognition, each employee received a free spin and chance to win an extra prize at the Planet Prize Wheel.

Birthdays

William Ballard, Janet Burk, Devan Crowe, Biagio Diblasio, Michael Flammer, Justin Flook, Amy Flynn, Brenda Jimenez, Thomas Jones, Naveed Khan, Justin Mazzella, Glen Mcadams, David Moran, Donald Morgan, Larry Morris, Jett Morris, Ana Navejar, William Nguyen, Daniel Pereznegron, Bryan Pinckard, Angel Rodgers, Julio Saucedo, Aaron Smith, Brian Sprouse, Derek Tessensohn, Miguel Vasquez and Karen Witkowski.

Anniversaries

Steven Loveless, Walter Santos, Juan Martinez, Clennon Preyer, William Ballard, Martin Mendez, Hilda Garza, Austin Hawks, Rafael Munoz, Jose Chavez and Jessica Pittman.

 

Thank you to all of our employees for your hard work daily to help make Planet Ford the best dealership around!

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Fortune Honors Ford as Blue Ribbon Co.

Ford Motor Co. is the the only automaker on the Blue Ribbon list. The American automotive company has appeared on four Fortune lists this year:

  • No. 42 on Change the World
  • No. 27 on the Global 500
  • No. 9 on the Fortune 500
  • No. 6 in the motor vehicles industry on the list of the World’s Most Admired Companies

This year’s Blue Ribbon Companies list is comprised of 25 companies, which is the most in any year.

Planet Ford in houston area (serving Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe, The Woodlands) is excited to be part of this wonderful award-winning automaker. To learn more about available New, Used and Certified Pre-Owned Fords, visit www.PlanetFord59.com!

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Difference Between 2014 and 2015 Ford F-150?

2015 Ford F150 Aluminum Image why smartest f150 ever exterior-r01-1If you’ve ever compared the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck with its predecessor, then you likely noticed a few exterior changes. But do you know the depth of the difference between both 2014 and 2015 models? Here’s a hint: It has a lot to do new features, engines and capabilities.

Ford F-150

Let’s get one thing straight: The Ford F-150 is actually one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. And, it has evolved quite a bit (as all models should) over time — something that is not necessarily obvious at first glance when admiring the new 2015 version. But once you step inside the vehicle, get ready to gasp in awe.

Interior Design and Features

The vehicle’s all-new aluminum-alloy body (something its predecessor does not have), saves weight and, therefore, improves fuel economy. However, important as this factor is, it’s not as noticeable as the upgraded quality of the materials found inside the cabin, the nicer layout, updated controls, new steering wheel and larger 8-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster. In addition, Digital Trends says Ford’s massive new pickup also comes available with driver-assistance features such as a 360-degree camera, curve control, parking assist and adaptive cruise control. Overall, you may be surprised by just how many features are offered with the new F-150.

Engines Offerings

Ford’s 2015 truck was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where the automaker described it as the toughest, smartest and most capable version of the model — ever. That, of course, is due in part to new power units: The 2015 F-150 ditches the base 302-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 found in the 2014 model for a 282-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine. And, a new selection is available: a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 unit that’s good for a total 325 horses, and that offers impressive city and highway fuel economy. What’s more, the truck’s aluminum construction has shed enough weight to actually improve the fuel ratings of the 5.0-liter V-8 unit.

Conclusion

While the 2014 F-150 pickup is definitely one to appreciate, the 2015 model has improved on so many levels that it would be crazy not to consider — let alone test drive — the truck. Contact or visit Planet Ford today to schedule a test drive!

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