By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2012
Assistant Accessories Manager Kori Hurley and “The Accessory Guru” Jeff Leslie with a customer’s new “tricked out” F250 Ford Lariat truck.
Jeff Leslie is the Bob Hurley Ford Performance Center accessories manager and is known by friends and fellow employees as the “The Accessories Guru.” Jeff has been in the performance accessories business for years and came to Bob Hurley Ford two years ago. He was hired to start up Hurley’s Performance Center, but they had no idea the department would grow so much in such a short while. Jeff is assisted by Kori Hurley and, as Jeff put it, “Kori hit the ground running. She works hard and is eagerly learning the performance parts and accessories business. She is an asset to our team.”
“We specialize in accessories for Ford and GMC products, but we also accessorize other makes and models,” said Jeff. Although a high percentage of the work they do is on trucks, the Performance Center has “head to toe” accessories for most vehicles. When you buy a new or used truck, the shop can add custom accessories to match your type of work or style. Some items they install include DVDs, leather upgrades (cars and trucks), auto start systems, window tinting, spray-in bed liners, Weather-Tech custom mats, grill guards, brush guards, fender well splash guards, window shades, wheels, tires, power tonneau covers, trailer hitches, goose neck hitches, and much, much more. Most accessories bolt on to your truck, are safe, and are covered by warranty.
What’s the first thing most of us do when we buy a new truck? We arrange for a spray-in bed liner, and we have the windows tinted. Jeff says Bob Hurley not only has the number one spray-in bed liner in the state, but is the only shop in Tulsa applying the Vortex product. This system creates a high-impact, durable, and insulated surface to the bed of any truck. The Performance Center has a window tinting bay that can stage up to six vehicles at a time.
“We spray the bed with a Vortex Liner and tint the windows of every new or used truck we sell,” says Jeff. “The total amount of your accessory package can be added to your monthly vehicle payments.” And the accessories you order are installed at the Bob Hurley facility.
The really nice thing about having your vehicle accessorized by the Bob Hurley Ford Performance Center is that the entire delivered package is warranted by either Ford or Bob Hurley Ford. “Our shop has the best equipment in town, the best facility in town, and everything we sell is covered by one of the best warranties in the business,” said Jeff. “And our products and services are very competitively priced.”
As the Performance Center continues to grow and expand, they will be looking for additional talented, experienced employees that would like to grow with them. “It’s another way the Hurley family can give back to the community,” says Jeff. “They enjoy providing great employment opportunities in the Tulsa community.” Bob Hurley Ford is family owned and operated.
Bob Hurley Ford has plans for a new accessories super store and showroom in the near future. Keep your eyes open for the announcement. Jeff and Kori invite you to drop in to get acquainted and look over the Performance Center. They both take a lot of pride in everything they do.
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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.