Meet Service Writer and Stock Car Racer Wes Digman!


Wes is relatively new to Runde’s but has been a great addition to the team. We decided to get the inside scoop on him and his interests through an interview!

Are you originally from the Dubuque area?
I am from Cuba City, Wisconsin. I was just looking for a different job opportunity. I got a better opportunity here than where I was working.

How long have you worked for Runde Chevrolet and what do you do here over the course of a normal day?
Over the course of a normal day, I schedule work and order parts for mechanics. I also schedule appointments for customers and deal with extended warranty companies and try to sell service, obviously, being a service writer. I basically just try to keep the customer happy and coming back.

What’s the best part about your job?
Helping people is the best part about my job and that’s what makes it worth it.

Considering the awesome Chevrolet new vehicle line-up, which vehicle are you most excited about right now?
I really like the new 2014 Impalas. The interior design and layout of them is pretty slick compared to the older ones. The previous Impalas were just plain, nothing really exciting about them. But the inside and outside of the new ones are pretty impressive.

Do you have a favorite spot in the Tri-State area?
I’m a racecar driver, so I like to go to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. It’s a good time over there.

If you could only drive one vehicle for the rest of your days, which one would you chose and why?
A new Corvette wouldn’t be too bad.  It’s a nice-looking, fast car.

Would you describe yourself as the life of the party, a casual mingler, or a wallflower?
I wouldn’t quite say life of the party, so I guess I’d have to say a casual mingler.

Do you have family in the area?
I have my sister, mom and dad, and there are a lot of Digmans in the area—I’m related to probably half of them. My dad is a maintenance manager for the Diamond Jo Casino, my sister attends UWP-Platteville, and my mom works for Dubuque Bank & Trust.

Do you have any hobbies that you do regularly?
I race a stock car every weekend. I race in Dubuque, Farley, and Darlington.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Days of Thunder is definitely my favorite.

How many times have you watched it?
Too many.

What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
That’s My Boy by Adam Sandler. His voice throughout the whole movie is just a really weird one. And there is really no plot throughout the movie.

What is currently in the CD player of your vehicle?
Theory of a Deadman is currently in my CD player—their first CD. They’re not my favorite band, but that’s just the one in there right now. Shinedown is my favorite band.

If you had one month left to live, what would you spend it doing?
I would spend that time traveling wherever I could get in that month. I would definitely have to go to Eldora Speedway.

What’s the furthest place you’ve ever traveled to and what did you do there?
I went on a family vacation to Florida. We went to the Daytona racetrack, the beach, and Disneyland.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever witnessed?
The weirdest thing I’ve ever witnessed happened to a guy in downtown Dubuque by Wendy’s. He took off by the stop light and his belt came unhooked. He didn’t even know it and just left it there.

If you had a time machine and it worked, what date in time would you go back to first and why?
I would probably back to my senior year in high school. I would probably put forth quite a bit more effort than I ever did.

Rolling Stones, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, or good old Zeppelin?
Rolling Stones.

Mexican food, Chinese buffet, Burger King, or pizza?

Cherry Berry or YoSoSweet?
I really like Cherry Berry. I like to get chocolate, chocolate, and a lot more chocolate.

Home on the range, or bright light, big city?
Home on the range.

Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo news, or the daily newspaper?

If you could have one famous person as a teacher/mentor for a year, who would you chose and why?
Tony Stewart. He’s a Nascar driver. He came from pretty much nothing and he grew up a dirt car driver. I went and watched him race in Milwaukee and he had an interview over the intercom. He said he races Nascar for money and dirt because it’s more fun.

What is your most prized possession in life?
I would say my racecar because my whole family is intertwined in it and it’s kind of a family ran operation.

If your life story was turned into an ABC movie of the week, what would it be called?
Young, Wild, Free, and Poor.

What’s the furthest you can throw a softball?
50 yards, maybe.

That’s all the questions I had for you, Wes. We are proud to have you as part of the Runde’s Family!  FYI:  We tried to put him to the test with the softball throw, but we kept forgetting to bring the softball to work … oh well, we’ll have to take his word for it on the 50 yards.

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