Bob Bush – A Man Who Loves his Family, his Sports Team, his Steak, and Porkchop

Bob Bush has been a Dubuquer for his entire life. And now he has joined the Runde Chevrolet team as one of our sales gurus. Read on to learn more about Bob, what he likes and what he’d do with 100 million bucks.

Where are you from?
Dubuque Iowa, born and raised.

Have you always known about Runde’s?
Yeah, I’ve pretty much always known about Runde’s. My dad bought a used truck from the Hazel Green store not to long ago. He still has the truck and it’s still running good!

How are you liking it here at Runde’s?
I’m liking it. I’m getting the hang of things and it’s going great.

What do you like to do around the area?
Hang out with friends, go cook out, watch my buddies fight in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), hang outside, go on the river, and I like to play games like bags (bean bag toss) and Polish horseshoes.

Do you fight in MMA?
No, I’m there more for support.

Do you cook?
Oh yeah, me and my girlfriend cook a lot and grill. I’m a big season freak, I have tons of seasonings and a bunch of different sauces and marinades I make.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
Around here – probably the Village Bar for their Prime-rib. The Pepper Sprout is good food. Also Olive Garden, everyone loves Olive Garden.  I go to 3 Mile House and Lot 1 for a great Steak Sandwich… I’ll also go anywhere that has a good steak.

What’s your favorite food?
Anything on the grill – Steak, chicken, sausage etc… I also like seafood and Italian.

What’s the most complicated food you’ve made?
Probably homemade Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo because you have to start from scratch with the sauce… either that or a whole beef tenderloin because you have to cook them just right or they can easily get overdone.

Do you have any kids?
Yes – Collin is 9 years old, he’ll be going into 4th grade. He loves to play soccer, it’s his favorite. He’s excited for his first tournament that’s on Sunday.

Cool, are you guys keeping track of what’s happening in the World Cup?
Yeah, Team USA got to stick around in the tournament by beating Algeria, but we were ousted by Ghana in the next round.  Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Do you have any pets?
Brooke I have a dog named Porkchop, he’s a Shih-Poo which is a mix between a Poodle, Shih-Tzu and a Lhasa Apso. We also have a cat named Cheeba but we call her Weebies. She’s not even like a cat, she’s like a dog.

Bob's puppy: Pork Chop

Where’s your favorite place to go in the Tri-States?
Any place where friends are. I liked watching the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team. I’m looking forward to the new ice stadium they are building, it’s supposed to be huge.

Are you a hockey fan?
Yeah, I played hockey, it’s the only sport I’ve ever played. It’s a fun sport overall, wears your legs out but it’s fun.

What’s the latest movie you’ve seen?
Uhh…. What was the last one I went too…
Did you see the new Toy Story 3?
No, I didn’t see that one, is it good?
Yeah, I’d recommend it.

I can’t remember the last one I went to but I want to see that new theater they are making in the Mississippi River Museum. They are making a really nice renovation to the place for like 40 million dollars, they are going to have a 4D theater where there are like sharks coming out at you, smoke and mist everywhere… cool stuff.

What do you, your girlfriend and your son like to do together?

The last thing we did is take them to Michael’s Fun World in Davenport, IA. They have a three story jungle gym, trampoline basketball, go-karts outside, big miniature golf course, a jousting area… it was awesome.

Do you like to travel around a lot?
Yeah, I go to a Chiefs game at least once a year. We usually go to Florida at least once a year. My girlfriend’s grandpa has a condo there in Fort Lauderdale. We just got back last week from a Cubs game; we like to go to various places.

Planning to go anywhere this year?
Yeah, We are probably going to Noah’s Ark in the Dells before summer is done. I want to try to find the nearest Dave and Busters and try one out. I’ve been in search for one for a long time but there isn’t one really close to us.

What is one invention you couldn’t live without?
Probably a phone. From talking to people and now we have the internet and GPS available on them … it’s pretty much everything you need.

What kind of music do you like?
I’m pretty much open to anything, I’d say my least favorite is probably country. I like rock and old school rock n roll like ACDC and stuff like that.

I bet your radio station is tuned to 97.3 The Rock.
Now that my CD player is broke YOU ARE RIGHT, it’s on 97.3 but I listen to Bob and Tom in the morning.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I’m a HUGE Kansas City Chiefs fan. I was born to be a Rams fan because that was my dad’s favorite team but I branched out to the Chiefs because of people like Joe Montana, Derrick Thomas, Priest Holmes… they are just kind of a team I took on.  Arrowhead stadium is a great place to go to a football game; it’s really loud and a great time.If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money… say it’s $100 million.
I’d probably be getting around $60 million because I’d take cash. Right away, I’d go on a nice trip so I wouldn’t have to deal with those people who say they are my “long-lost brother” and stuff like that. Just let the excitement die down a little bit.

Would you bring your Cell Phone?
Yes I would. I’d take my current phone and throw it in the garbage and go buy the most expensive phone out there. I would change my number, though, in a heartbeat. Just be in contact with family and close friends.

After I got back from my trip I’d definitely move. I’d figure out where all my family and close friends wants to go and take them there. We’d all get a couple of beach houses, and maybe I’d get a house on the Fiji Islands, that’s a place I’ve always wanted to go – Google it, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Why do you think people should come to Runde’s instead of a different dealership?
We don’t mess around, we don’t play games with you, and we give you a great base price on the cars right off the bat. They train you here to be really polite, not pushy and no high-pressure sales. We don’t want to scare people. When people walk in here they come in with a smile on their face because they usually are thinking, “We aren’t going to be pressured to buy this right now.”

Thanks for chatting Bob, welcome to the team!


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