Dalton Clendenen – Runde’s Transformer


Dalton isn’t new – he’s been here for a while. But he will be new to you! Dalton has been a hard-working detail worker for the past 2 years, working behind the scenes to make your vehicle look sharp before you take it home. Recently, Dalton had a calling to become a salesman, so he made the transformation and has been doing great! Since he came out from behind the scenes, we thought it’d be great to introduce the world to him in an interview!

What made you want to come work at Runde’s?
I saw in the paper that they were looking for a detail worker. I just got out of high school and was looking for a job so I applied. I did detailing for 2 years then I switched over to sales.

snkeWhat made you want to become a salesman?
Something different. Thought it was something that I could use my different skills for. Detailing was a lot more physical work!

How long have you been working at Runde’s?
It’s been about 2-and-a-half years.

Do you live in the area?
Yep, I live in Cuba City, WI. About 20 minutes away so not a bad drive.  I lived there since I was 2, then I moved a couple of times and ended up living back there about 2 years ago, I found a place with my girlfriend.

Do you have any pets?
We have a Calico cat named Emmy.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
We like to go out and have fun and go to bars. One of our favorite bars is “The Mall” in Kieler, Wi.

Any good bar stories?
I was at the Kieler mall one night, wearing an “American fighter” shirt and a guy came up to me and asked if I was a fighter. I told him “no” then he got all mad about that and wanted to fight. My girlfriend told me to stay calm and just walk away so I did.

What kind of hobbies do you enjoy?
I like riding my bike, four-wheeling and just getting outdoors in general.

ccWhat vehicle do you drive?
My good ‘ol Dodge Dakota.

What does your girlfriend do?
She’s a dental assistant at Cuba City Dental.

Do you have a favorite movie?
Never back down is one of my favorites; it’s a UFC kinda movie.

What sports do you enjoy?
I like football and basketball.

Favorite teams?
Dallas Cowboy’s and the Miami Heat.

What’s your dream vehicle?
Probably a Ford SuperSnake.

rpFavorite cartoon?
When I was younger it was Rocket Power.

If it was still on today would you still watch it?
Oh yeah.

Favorite sitcom?
Big Bang Theory… that has to be the most hilarious sitcom I’ve ever seen.

In your short time as a salesman so far, what is your favorite part of it?
Making people happy. I like to be more honest and I would rather help them out. I know from a customer’s point of view how I would like to be treated so I try to treat them how I would expect to be treated. I’ll do my very best to get them the best deal.

If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I’d give some of it to charity, some to family, buy a house and get some toys… I’d try and save a bunch of it, I’d probably put it into a business.

heatWhat would be the first toy you’d buy with the money?
Probably a crotch rocket then a race car.

Favorite band?
I am a rock person, I like Seether, Three Days Grace and that type of music.

Do you like Oreo’s?
I do like Oreo’s! I am a milk and cookies kind of guy… and I hate spiders… with a passion. Any kind, even daddy-long legs.

If you were president for a day, what would you do?
Put an end to this welfare that we all have to pay. Make it better for the middle class.

What’s one invention you can’t live without?

Did you get a haircut? What’s up with the stripes?
I let my friend experiment with cutting my hair. I haven’t had to many positive responses…


It’s not THAT bad… brings me back to the 90’s!

Thanks Dalton! We are proud to have you as part of our Runde’s Family!

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