Carolyn Rauen Just Won Valentine’s Day


Carolyn Kotz Rauen just won Valentine’s Day with the BEST gift ever!

She surprised her husband of nearly 14 years with a pepperdust 2017 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab!

They had been talking about looking for a new truck for Donald “Frosty” Rauen Jr. this fall to replace his 2011 resized952017021405385695img951562Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab.

“He’s been wanting a new truck for a long time,” she said. “He’s a hardworking guy, he deserves it. He’s a great husband and father. He’s a very giving person and he is always helping everyone else. He’s not the type of person to buy himself a lot of nice things.”

She was considering surprising him for his birthday later this year but decided to instead plan the surprise for Valentine’s Day.resized952017021405323095img951561

“I was nervous I wouldn’t get him what he wanted, so his brothers helped,” she said.

Their two sons, ages 6 and 9, were at the dealership and had a tough time keeping the secret.

“I can’t believe they haven’t said anything,” she said earlier this week.

When Donald arrived home on Tuesday from work, the truck was parked in the driveway with a big red bow on it.

“He had no clue at all,” she said. “He’s still shocked!”





Buying a Truck from a Friend at Runde’s

7-11-15 Zach High

Zach High recently found his perfect truck at Runde Chevrolet: a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 WT 4WD Ext Cab!

The East Dubuque resident bought it from his longtime friend, salesperson Jacob Puls.

“It went smoothly and he knew what he was talking about,” Zach said. “He knew what I wanted.”

Zach was looking for a reliable vehicle with four-wheel drive and low mileage. He said it will be great for day-to-day driving but he likes that it has the capability for hauling when the need arises.

This was Zach’s first purchase from Runde Auto Group, but he said it will not be his last!

Happy driving, Zach!

Rob Biggin: A Runde Customer Since His First Car

Rob Biggin

Rob Biggin remembers when he got his first vehicle – a Chevrolet Beretta from Runde PreDriven – in the early 1990s.

He has since purchased more than 10 vehicles from Runde Auto Group, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

“I’ve always enjoyed buying them from Runde’s,” he said.

Rob picked up his latest vehicle, a white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4WD Crew Cab, today at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL. It is his third Silverado.

“I just like trucks,” he said. “I like driving up higher and it’s nice to have four-wheel drive and as a homeowner, to have a box to haul things or to help friends.”

Rob lives in Dubuque and is a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. His salesperson is Tim Runde.

“He has always treated me fairly,” he said.