Categories: Automotive, Maintenance & Repair | Issue: August 2019
Brakes • Tires • The Works
Jack Kissee opened the doors to the Jack Kissee Ford dealership, in the spring of 1958, just off of Main Street in Claremore. In 1963, business was bustling and there was a need for expansion. Kissee Ford moved to its location on Lynn Riggs Blvd. where it remains strong to this day. Stephen J. Kissee, Owner and son of the late Jack Kissee, is now at the wheel, steering the family business with great success. Steve takes great pride in serving in a business started by his parents and in his hometown. He was raised in Claremore and graduated from Claremore High School. In 1976, after college, he returned to work for the dealership, learning the ropes from the ground up. While his natural family members are involved in the business, he explains that the employees of Kissee Ford have become his family as well. The office manager, for instance, has been with the company since 1981. The sales manager has been a valued employee since 1989. And the list goes on, every single member playing a valuable part of the success equation and translating into a great customer experience. Since 1958 their family has been relentlessly focused on one thing, treating their customers like family. The only way to do that is to be present. That means being at the dealership, every day, meeting with customers, helping with their needs, and being a part of the community. Steve Kissee, President of Jack Kissee Ford, is here every day. Stop by his office and say hello or better yet, you might just run into him in the service department or out on the lot. Everyone at Jack Kissee Ford is part of our family. Many team members have made their careers here and have been an integral part of our continued success. Marking milestones and going the extra distance in customer service are where the rubber meets the road at Kissee Ford, both in the showroom and the service department—from the first visit, where an individual is warmly welcomed, to servicing a vehicle long after its purchase. Jack Kissee Ford is community driven in multiple ways. It participates in Ford’s “Drive For Your School” fundraiser events for local districts, taking new vehicles to a school site. Then, Ford donates $20 to the district’s fundraiser for every test drive of a new vehicle. The dealership also awards yearly scholarships for students attending Rogers State University and supports FFA auctions along with sponsoring numerous community events. They look forward to serving you and your family!