Blake Fulenwider, a graduate of the University of Texas and a native of Georgetown has more than 18 years experience in the automotive industry and serves as the president of Blake Fulenwider Chrysler Dodge Jeep. His passion runs deep for community involvement and he is committed to helping make the communities his dealerships are located in wonderful places to live, work and play.
Mike is the most fun person we have in the company. He’s not the youngest, and not the oldest… but he thinks he’s the most hip! Check with Mike if you have any questions on anything – he’s in charge of operations and sales systems for all the dealerships. Plus he’s a managing partner. So watch for Mike to show up in any of the dealerships. He’s really a little fatter than his photo shows – the software just stretched his face a little so he’s got the Jay Leno chin going on. And one more thing; he’s a human, not a fast talking sales guy, so he’s gonna guide the sales staff to take real good care of all of our customers.
Shane Pettiet is the vice president of sales operations for the west Texas dealerships as well as the general manager of the Clyde dealership. Shane is a proud father. Both his children won state titles in high school sports and they excel in scholastics. Shane’s immediate goal is to get the kiddos graduated from college and to set them up for success. Next, he’ll work on leaving this world a better place than he found it. Shane and his wife, Jennifer love to visit the lake and spend lots of time at their second home in South, Texas.
This hard working man serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Blake Fulenwider Automotive. He moved from Brownwood to Abilene where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters and a son. His current career path has him planning on taking the CPA exam in a few months. With a background in finance, banking and insurance, he’s a great fit for Blake Fulenwider. And if that’s not enough about Jacob, ask him about his favorite movie: American Sniper.
Gloria Aguirre is the warranty clerk and cashier in the service department at Blake Fulenwider and recently celebrated ten years of service to Blake Fulenwider Chrysler Dodge Jeep. She’s a mom and grandmother and takes great pride in her grandbabies. Gloria looks forward to retirement so she can enjoy life to its fullest.
Jake Beeman is our parts and service director. He’s been Chrysler certified for six years and is motivated and determined to deliver the best service department experience for our clients. Jake likes his job so much he wants to work here long enough to retire. Jake and his wife Kristi live in Clyde with their son Tucker and daughter Tatum.
Steve Beeman is a sales professional that’s been in agriculture for 27 years before he came to the car sales business 14 years ago. He’s an expert in all things RAM, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep and that’s a certified fact! Steve prides himself on taking care of his customers and his family. He’s got three children and six grandchildren. You might find Steve listening to country music from time to time. It’s his favorite.
Jeremy Bouser is a father to two wonderful kids and he’s also an ASE Master Certified service technician with 20 years’ experience. He’s not from Texas, but he got down south from Pittsburgh and noticed that the winters are much milder here and decided to stay. Jeremy works hard every day to be sure that his work is Expert and that he is the best dad he can be.
Abilene resident Cody Bradshaw is known for his honesty and sense of humor. His college training landed him a profession in welding, but Cody soon saw the light and joined the Blake Fulenwider family. In his spare time (when he’s not selling RAM trucks) Cody likes to go hunting and fishing.
This mother of two has devoted 14 years of her life defending American freedoms as a member of the military. She’s currently best known as “the new girl” but we’re betting she will soon be known as the Expert at her job. Cat’s motto: Don’t worry, be happy” suits her well as she is energetic and very proud of her kids, Xavier and Zuri.
Buster Davidson is a former Midland native living in Clyde, Texas. He is sales oriented and has a sense of urgency in serving his customers. His goal is to be the best that he can be and to continue to enjoy life to the fullest. Buster greatest achievement is his family. He’s got a wife and 3 children.
Chris Davis is the shop foreman for Blake Fulenwider in Clyde. He lives in Abilene and has been in the automotive service industry for 12 years. He and his wife have 2 kids that keep them busy. And he’s pretty proud of his family. We can be sure that he’s got a couple hundred pictures of his family on his phone and he’s ready to show them off.
Jonathan Diaz has been in the automotive industry 6 years and is currently working as a sales professional for Blake Fulenwider. He’s really a jack-of-all-trades and has had many job responsibilities while working for Blake. “Chop” is one of those guys who will tackle a job and happily take on any responsibility set before him. He’s best known as a father to Jayden Kyle Diaz. He loves all movies that make him laugh and music that has a good dance beat.
Al Fanslau is affectionately known as the Old Man. But he’s a certified service technician that came to the dealership when Blake purchased it in 2007. A former shipyard welder, Al can repair any vehicle that is brought into the service department and he fixes it right the first time. He loves NASCAR and he 3 children and 4 grandchildren that he’s looking forward to spending time with when he retires in a few years.
Britni Howard is the best loved person in the company. She’s in charge of payroll. She’s on top of her game and manages payroll for five dealerships. We’re always thankful that Britni does such a great job of figuring out how to pay all of us without making mistakes!
Vera LeBlanc is in charge of human resources for all the Blake Fulenwider dealerships. She’s the one that activates our email accounts, administers our insurance and benefits and oversees the payrolls. Formerly from Kingsville, Vera moved to Abilene a few years back to be our human resources manager.
Merry was born and raised in California, but has been in Texas for quite a few years. She is a 30 year veteran of the automotive industry and has seen many changes over the years. In fact, she has learned a good part of her job on the fly as a self taught Controller. Merry has recently been awarded the Ford Motor Credit Company Award for Accounting Excellence. She loves to read thriller books and that may explain the reason for her trio of blood hounds. She’s got ’em if she ever needs to chase anyone down!
Ryan joined Blake Fulenwider Automotive as the pre-owned inventory manager. He is responsible for managing the day to day activities of all the pre-owned units that enter and exit our inventory as well as purchasing additional vehicles at auction. Ryan’s previous occupation was as a Dean at Cisco College. Ryan cheers for two college teams: Texas Tech where he received his undergraduate degree and University of Texas where he earned his Master’s degree. In his time away from work, Ryan coaches his two children in sports and spends time with his wife. Additionally Ryan is a city council member in Cisco, Texas.
Jerod is our Finance & Insurance Business Manager and has been with Blake Fulenwider Automotive for two years. In that time, he has completed financing for numerous clients that needed extra help as well as worked as a Sales Manager for the new and used car departments. He is efficient and caring and glad to be in the automotive business as a career. He says “It beats the heck out of being in construction!” Jerod grew up in Wichita Falls and earned his degree from Hardin-Simmons University. Jerod has marriage in his future to the lovely Sophie. In his spare time, Jerod enjoys rock music.
Jerry Owen is a member of our sales professional team. He’s been salesman of the month so many times we’ve lost count. Jerry loves to entertain in his backyard and that’s what he’s best known for outside the work environment. But when he’s working? Watch out for this little ball of energy to get-er-done in a faster than fast fashion. And count on Jerry to Be an Expert in RAM, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. It’s his specialty!
David grew up in Albany. Texas and currently lives with his wife Lori in Cisco. He graduated from Texas Tech University and had spent years in the oil and gas production industry until he came to Blake Fulenwider Automotive almost 12 years ago. In addition to reading (his favorite book is Lonesome Dove) and watching movies (think Shawshank Redemption), David is very active with his grandchildren and attends lots of athletic events they are participating in. Additionally, David ran his first marathon at age 55 and has quite a few under his belt.
Kimberly Valdez works in our accounting department. She’s been married for ten years and has an 8-year-old son who is the light of her life. He goal is to get to the point in life where she can financially help others. Originally from Trinidad, West Indies, Kimberly makes her home in Clyde. Her favorite quote is “She believed she could so she did!” We believe Kimberly will!
Want to get paid on time? Don’t worry Kimmi’s on the job. Our accounts payable clerk is Kimberly Young. She’s been in banking and accounting for more than 5 years and she’s also an accomplished mama and wife. She’s got 2 children and a husband that keep her busy when she’s not on the job. Her favorite books include anything by James Patterson and she likes the Marvel movies. Kimberly thinks she’s known for her sarcasm, but truly she’s known for her ability to flawlessly pay the vendors in a timely manner.