By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013
The Fowler Chevrolet “Turn Tulsa Pink” service team includes (L to R): Service Manager Jeff Cantrell and Service Consultants David Brock, Eric Bowman and Bill Dewil.
Following storm damage, Fowler Chevrolet of Tulsa has spent 18 months with remodeling projects that have brought the family-owned dealership to a high performance standard. The dealership was previously operated by Sonic Automotive out of Charlotte, North Carolina and was a corporate-owned dealer franchise operation. It is now wholly owned by Fowler Holding Company, Mike Fowler, president.
The dealership officially changed hands, becoming Fowler Chevrolet, on September 12, 2012. New management has brought the dealership to a level that has exceeded public expectations.
The building has a brand new front and new car sales area. Almost everything throughout the operation is new, including paint, floors, service drive, furniture, customer lounge, and state-of-the-art service equipment. Service Manager Jeff Cantrell reported that in the near future each service advisor will be equipped with a personalized computer tablet, enabling them to record your personal service information on the drive as you deliver your vehicle for service. You’ll immediately see new computerized equipment on the service department driveway that checks wheel alignment in less than two minutes. And it’s done for free. The shop also sports new lifts and a Broadway car wash area. “Our shop is built for the next century,” says Jeff, “with all its technology, sophisticated equipment, convenience, comfort, and detail to protecting the environment.”
Jeff says customers are sure to be impressed by the new lounge area. “We have a hard time getting our customers to leave the lounge after their vehicles have been repaired,” he laughed. “But that’s okay. We want them to feel right at home when they visit.” Fowler is now fully open for business with no more construction woes, and employees and customers are appreciating the beautiful new automotive dealership and their provided services.
Fowler Chevrolet’s on-site service department employs GM-trained certified service technicians equipped with all the knowledge and tools required to keep your vehicle in top-running condition for many years to come. They provide all services, from routine oil changes to detailed collision repairs. Be sure to check the Fowler Chevrolet website for featured daily specials. You’ll find Fowler’s fully-stocked parts department handy when you require genuine OEM parts or need assistance locating a hard-to-find part. There’s always an expert behind the counter to assist you.
Fowler Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of Turn Tulsa Pink. The mission of this program is to bring to light the local charities that offer services and support to all people affected by cancer in our communities. They believe charity begins at home, and Turn Tulsa Pink is a focused act of kindness and love for all people in our community battling any type of cancer. To promote Fowler’s participation in the program, all service advisors wear pink shirts each Tuesday, and sales personnel wear their Turn Tulsa Pink shirts each Saturday. As part of the Turn Tulsa Pink campaign, Fowler Chevrolet will be giving away a Chevy Spark vehicle. You can get details at the dealership or the website.
You’ll see both familiar and new faces when you visit the newly remodeled Fowler Chevrolet. You’ll also see a lineup of great vehicles with some exciting new changes for 2014 being introduced later in the year. But the main thing you’ll find is a dealership that is giving customers what they want and expect from a first-class automotive dealership. Look them over and see if they don’t exceed your every expectation.
Sales hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Service and parts hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.