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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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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