New Jersey Couple Finds the Perfect Van for their Travels at Runde Chevrolet

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Jim and Angie Mullen, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, flew in to pick up their 2017 Chevrolet Express 12-passenger van from Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque!

The couple worked with nine dealers in their area, but none had a van with the features they were looking for.

“This van had all the options I wanted, which was basically all the options,” Jim said. “It had the locking differential, a cold weather package, and a six-way power seat, which comes in handy since Angie is a much shorter person than I am.”

They appreciated Runde Auto Group’s transparent and understandable sales process, along with salesperson Tim Loso’s helpfulness along the way.

“He was very easy to work with and even got us an interest rate that was better than our bank got us,” Angie said.

Jim added: “Out of the nine dealers we were working with, Tim was the only one who when I asked for RPO codes and a build sheet, he immediately sent those over to me. I didn’t have to wait or explain — he sent them right away.”

The couple plans to hook the Express van up to their RV and use it for traveling with friends and family, including their four grandchildren. In September, they have a trip planned from New Jersey to Oregon.

This was their first time visiting the Dubuque area.

“Everyone has been really great to work with here,” Jim said.

Congratulations and thank you for your business, Jim and Angie!

 

 

St. Stephen’s Food Bank Replaces Refrigerated Truck at Runde Chevrolet

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St. Stephen’s Food Bank will have an easier time distributing food after getting a new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 refrigerated cube truck from salesperson Jacob Puls at Runde Chevrolet today!

The vehicle is replacing their 2002 box truck that had a failing refrigeration unit.

“The parts for it aren’t made anymore, so every time something happened, they had to find used parts,” said Kathy Hutton, executive director of St. Stephen’s Food Bank. “Last time, it took 12 weeks.”

Resized952018042395144842(0)Twelve weeks is too long to wait when the truck has important work to do. The truck helps the nonprofit pick up food donations that they distribute to over 100 partner agencies.

St. Stephen’s Food Bank distributed 1.8 million pounds of food in 2017 — up 20 percent from the previous year.

“That poundage needs to be doubled to sustain everyone’s life in the hunger category in Dubuque County,” Kathy said.

They also participate in the state-wide Backpack Program, providing backpacks filled with food for weekend and holiday vacations to children who participate in free and reduced lunch programs. There are more than 400 backpacks distributed each week in Dubuque County, Jackson County, and East Dubuque.

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St. Stephen’s Food Bank was established in 1982 in the back of the Dubuque Rescue Mission. In 2006, it moved to its current location, a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on Cedar Crest Ridge in Dubuque.

Want to help out? You can donate on the St. Stephen’s Food Bank website to help provide food for tri-state residents. Donate Here.

“We can take $1 and make five meals from that dollar through our partnership with Feeding America,” Kathy said.

To learn more about the St. Stephens Food Bank, visit www.ststephensfoodbank.org

It’s a Perfect Day to Buy a New Truck from Runde Auto Group

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Deb and Steve Binger, of Black Earth, WI, were excited for the drive home today in a brand new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Dbl Cab!

They bought the vehicle from salesperson Tim Loso at Runde Chevrolet.

“We are excited,” Deb said. “Steve kept waiting to pick it up until the snow was gone. He said ‘I’m not driving my new truck in the salt!'”

They are replacing their 1997 Chevy Silverado that has 234,000 miles on it — but they don’t plan on getting rid of their trusted old Chevy truck any time soon.

The retired couple will use the vehicle as a daily driver and also for trips to their cabin up north. Steve plans to put a topper on the truck so he can fill up the bed.

While they shopped around, they returned to Runde Auto Group because of the customer service they received.

“Tim was great,” Deb said. “He was upfront with us,” Steve added.

Congrats, Deb and Steve!