Dennis and Phyllis Houston – New Enclave to Accompany One Tough Truck.

Dennis and Phyllis Houston came into Runde’s today to pick up a new vehicle for Phyllis to drive around in. Dennis was so impressed by how tough and maintenance free his Silverado was that he bought from here back in ’03 so he knew exactly where to go when they needed a new vehicle. This time around they had a chance to sit down for a little interview to go over their experience.

What brought you into Runde’s today?
Mostly the internet. We searched online for a vehicle and found one that we liked here. I bought from here before so we decided to come here for our vehicle.

Where are you guys from?
We’re from Wyoming, IA. Between Maquoketa and Anamosa, IA.

Who and what is the vehicle for?
Phyllis: It’ll be for me, just for general purposes.

What vehicle did you end up with today?
We bought a Buick Enclave – it’s a very nice SUV.

What do you guys do in Wyoming?
Dennis: I’m a farmer.
Phyllis: I work at the University of Iowa.

Oh, I’ve been to their dentistry school, very nice campus.
Neat, I work in philosophy, linguistics and rhetoric. I’m in the administrative department.

Dennis: She likes to psycho-analyze people, I’m waiting to see what she says about our salesman, Al Kloft.
Phyllis: I do. And I like Al!

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How was your overall experience at Runde’s?
It was excellent.

On a scale of 1-10 what would you give your experience?
Dennis: A 10. Al was really good and honest and you guys have a great selection of vehicles. Everything was very straight forward.

You say you’ve bought a vehicle here before. What did you buy?
We got a ’03 Chevy 2500HD, mostly for my farming.

How has that been through the years?
Super. I’ve never been back because there was never anything wrong with it. It has been wonderful.

How long have you two been together?
Since 1977.

Remember the first Date?
Phyllis: Yeah, it was New Year’s Eve. We went to a dance together during a snow storm.

Any family around where you live?
We have four daughters. All of them are out of the house. Our youngest one is at Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids. All of them are within 25 miles of where we live.

Do you have big get-togethers?
For Christmas and Thanksgiving we get together if they don’t have to go to their spouses families.

Do you guys like going on vacations?
Once in awhile we like to. We got this plan so now we go more often. It’s kind of like a time-share, where you can go to these various places to visit. Last year we went to Pennsylvania. We also went to New York and stayed in a great place.

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Scott Hudson **

Any ambitions to go outside of the country?
Dennis: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe someday, but not yet.
Phyllis: Yeah, I do want to go outside of the country. I watch Rick Steves on public TV and he’s always talking about these neat places. But I don’t like water and I don’t like flying.
Dennis: It’s hard to go anywhere overseas with fears like that.

If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Dennis: I’d keep farming. I love the farming life.
Phyllis: I don’t know. I guess just travel more. Maybe we could buy our own plane or boat.   I’d feel like I have control over it.

That’s all the questions I had for you, anything else you’d like to add?
It was a good experience, we enjoyed Al Kloft.

Thank you very much for your time. We appreciate great customers like you!

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