Rountree Branch Trail in Platteville Hosts Grand Opening


A grand opening ceremony was held tonight for the David Canny Rountree Branch Trail, celebrating the completion of a project that required hundreds of hours of volunteer time and $1.47 million in cash contributions.

20160915_174922Runde Auto Group is proud to have supported the 3-mile paved and lighted trail and we were excited to see our name on a plaque at the beginning of the trail and on the 1-mile marker!

About 100 people attended the grand opening, which included a ribbon-cutting. Speakers noted how important a trail system is to the quality of life for area residents, but also for economic development in the area.

“This is one of the top amenities that people look for when looking to move to a community — is there a trail infrastructure,” said Drew Nussbaum, of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. “Is there somewhere I can go outside and get some fresh air?”

Along the trail, there are gardens, a gazebo, benches, artistic bike racks, and historical kiosks. Tornado-damaged trees were removed, trail-side invasives were reduced, and the trail connection to Main Street was begun.

State Senator Mark Miller was in attendance, and said he was happy to suppo20160915_173245rt the trail.

“Congratulations on the completion of an outstanding project,” he said. “It’s easy for me to support grant applications like this one where the wind is at our back and the community is rallying behind it.”

A portion of the trail, from the UW-Platteville campus to Mineral Street, was dedicated to
David Canny, whose idea it was to create the trail. He passed away in 2010. His wife, Karen, spoke at the ceremony.

“In David’s own words before he passed away, ‘This is what a wonderful community can do working together toward one man’s dreams,'” Karen said.

A Belmont-to-Platteville trail will connect to this one in the future.

The project was made possible through a team including the Platteville Community Arboretum, Platteville Community Fund, Building Platteville, the City of Platteville, and more than 1,500 donors.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback is Ready for Any Adventure

fotorcreatedThe 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback has arrived at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, and Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI!

Both functional and sporty, the Cruze Hatchback offers the great driv20160914_091337ing experience of the
sedan, but offers more cargo space — 47.2 cubic feet with the second row of seats down!

“As Cruze continues to set the tone for Chevrolet globally, it articulates the brand promise of offering cars with the latest technologies, more features and greater efficiency, performance and safety with fresh, distinctive styling,” said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America and Global Chevrolet, in a press release.

Safety is a priori20160914_091220ty in the Cruze Hatchback, with 10 standard airbags, a high-strength steel cage, available rear cross traffic alert, available lane keep assist, and available forward collision alert.

The Hatchback follows the Cruze sedan’s lead as “the most connected car on the road,” with 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, Teen Driver, and wireless charging. It is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

This vehicle is ready for any adventure — start yours today!

See Runde Auto Group’s inventory of 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchbacks here:


Welcoming Tim Crawford to Runde PreDriven

Tim Crawford

There’s a new face at Runde PreDriven in Hazel Green! Please join us in welcoming Tim Crawford to the Runde sales team.

Tim, who is from Dubuque and lives in Galena, is familiar with selling a different kind of product.

“I used to own a retail gift store in Galena, so I’m excited to use my skills from that and shift my focus to automotive,” Tim said.

His favorite part of sales is meeting new people every day. He said he looks forward to providing a great experience for vehicle shoppers.

“Customer service means great service before, during, and after the sale,” Tim said.

He has always had an interest in vehicles. His favorite is the Ford Mustang.

“It’s a classic and it was my first car,” Tim said.

When he’s not at the office, you can find Tim spending time with his family – his fiancé Angie, his 17-year-old daughter Mia, and his 13-year-old son Spencer. You might even see him rolling around on 4 wheels with the kids!

“I like to go roller skating with my children,”  he said. “It’s great exercise.”

Tim is excited to sell from Runde Auto Group’s inventory of more than 800 predriven vehicles.

“Stop by and see me,” he said. “With so many vehicles to choose from I’m sure we’ve got the right one for you.”

You can reach Tim Crawford by calling 866-396-6832 or emailing