Welcoming Adam Millman to the Staff of Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Adam Millman to the staff of Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville!

Adam, a Dubuque native, has spent the bulk of his career in supply chain management. He is familiar with sales, having worked in both the insurance and automotive industry.

“I enjoy helping customers find exactly what they’re looking for and looking out for the customer’s best interest before, during, and after the sale,” Adam says.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys cooking, fishing, hunting, watching sports, and woodworking. He was once an Iowa state bowling champion!

Adam has always had an interest in vehicles. His favorite is the Chevy Tahoe because of its versatility.

If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, give Adam a call!

Adam can be reached by calling 866-576-0797 or emailing amillman@rundeautogroup.com.

Get to Know Our Staff: Nate Elder, Shoe Aficionado

 

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Nate Elder, Reconditioning Manager at Runde PreDriven

This is the first of a series featuring staff members from the four Runde Auto Group dealerships.
We hope you enjoy learning more abou
t them!

 

Some people collect photographs to remember specific moments in their lives.

Nate Elder, reconditioning manager at Runde PreDriven, collects shoes. He has about 25 boxes of unopened shoes in his closet at home right now – some have been there for years.

“Each one has a story and a memory attached to it,” Nate said. “I have a pair that I bought in 2003, that’s one of my older pairs.”

shoesHe recently opened a pair of DC Pure XEs because he had worn out the DC Mikey Moes he had been wearing.

Working in the PreDriven washrack area means his shoes get dirty and wet – so he is very aware of that when choosing shoes.

“I went through the collection probably a half-dozen times to decide what I could wear for work,” he said.

The collection started when he was helping a friend move years ago who had stacks of Sketchers boxes full of shoes.

“He explained that he would buy back-up pairs of shoes so that when he wore them out, he had new ones,” Nate said. “That made a lot of sense to me.”

So Nate now does the same. He typically won’t wear a pair unless he has a back-up pair.

“It makes it easier for me to wear them, knowing I still have a pair that’s perfect,” he said.

Most of his collection is made up of DCs, Adidas, and Vans. He also has a pair of Ferrari Pumas with a story behind them.

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Ferrari Pumas

“I’ve only worn those one time when I went to Las Vegas with my dad,” he said. “I got to drive a Ferrari 9 laps around the track.”

Nate says his friends and family sometimes give him a hard time about his passion for shoes, but he enjoys when he has a pair no one else does anymore.

“One time I had a pair of Dave Mirra Signature shoes and I walked into Reality Check and the guy behind the counter looked over and said ‘Are those Dave Mirras? They look brand new!’ I had just taken them out of the box. It validated this for me.”

When he is buying a pair of shoes, Nate said he is partial to blue, but he just decides based on what stands out to him.

“I could go two years without buying any shoes, or I could buy 1/2 dozen or more in one year,” he said. “It just depends on the styles that came out that year.”

Nate said he doesn’t purchase shoes to save and sell later.

“I plan on wearing them all eventually,” he said. “At this point, I might be 70 putting on a brand new pair of DCs.”

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado Has Arrived at Runde’s

 

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is HERE!

One hundred years after the first Silverado was delivered in 1918, the next-generation Silverado was created with feedback from more than 7,000 customers on what they wanted in their next truck.

“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain in a press release. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”

The Silverado’s grille and headlights are completely refreshed, and Chevrolet is stamped Backacross the truck’s rear bumper. The Z71 Crew Cab model features twin chrome tailpipes.

The truck’s bed offers best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length and features a high-strength steel floor, more and stronger tie-downs, plus an available power tailgate operated with the key fob, interior button, or by hand.  The bed also has available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet, and larger cutouts in the CornerStep bumper to accommodate steel-toed boots.

“Truck customers value capability and functionality above all else,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer of Full-Size Trucks, in a press release. “Every truck — including the luxurious High Country — is a work truck with a job to do. As such, we set out to create the best tool for the job at hand, one that makes work more productive and more enjoyable, no matter what they call ‘work.’’’

SIDEThe 2019 Chevy Silverado is larger, with a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches longer. There are three inches of additional rear-seat legroom — totaling 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.

The second-row seatbacks have available 10-liter bins for storage, and there is a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat.

To continue Chevrolet’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size truck on the road, the GM engineering team performed seven million miles of testing on the vehicle, making it the most-tested vehicle GM has ever produced.

“Truck customers told us they depend on their trucks for much more than just transportation,” said Herrick. “Many use their trucks to earn a paycheck, or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Given how important trucks are to our customers, we set a lofty goal for exceeding the dependability and longevity of the current Silverado.”

There are eight 2019 Silverado models. One of them, the new Silverado LT Trailboss, integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift.

“Truck customers told us they want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits frontmost’ truck, compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors, in a press release. “That insight shaped our design strategy with eight distinct models, each with a unique personality to fit different customers, from the affordable Work Truck to the luxurious High Country.”

The eight models use a varying amount of chrome, which is a major differentiator for many truck-buyers.

“Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design,” said Rich Scheer, director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks, in a press release. “Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without a chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too ‘flashy.’ Others want as much chrome as they can get.”

There are also six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel.

Want one? View our inventory of all-new 2019 Silverados here.