All posts tagged: riata

Customer Highlight: Meet JoAnn

    Meet JoAnn Wolf– Proud owner of this snazzy buy, recently purchased at Riata Ford in Manor, Texas. This isn’t her first purchase from Riata, but rather her third in TEN years. She’s a longtime fan of our dealership, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her as a loyal customer. But this dedicated buyer loves more than just the Fords she buys from us. She boasts that she has not only four grandkids (ranging in ages from 15-34) but also four great grandkids, and we can tell that they keep her busy in the very best way possible. And as if she hasn’t got her hands full enough, JoAnn bought this spacious vehicle from us for a very special reason. A dog lover and owner of three border terriers, JoAnn proudly tells us that that she will be taking her pups to and from dog shows in her new Ford. We at Leif Johnson are so grateful to have so many unique and fun customers with so many interesting stories and from so many different …

Employee Highlights: Ajay Malani

Salesmen Ajay is an employee of our Riata Ford location and a resident of Austin, though this isn’t quite his hometown. Ajay was not only born, but also raised in India–Not exactly a neighbor to Texas or our Leif Johnson Ford dealerships. Still, he made his way to Austin with his family when he was fourteen years old and has loved it enough to never move anywhere else since. He also loves his job; More than half of his time spent in Austin has also been spent with us at Riata! Ajay has been with us at Riata Ford for nearly six years, and states that his favorite part about working with us are all of his customers. The feelings are definitely reciprocated, as Ajay is a favorite to many of the Ford-buyers who walk through our doors. Whenever he gets the chance, he does make visits back to India, and tells us he misses the cooking and the people when back in Texas. But he loves the Austin life too, and spends his spare time playing …

Learn all about Bryan Beltran (And watch him perform at Riata Ford!)

  Bryan Beltran of the Manor Marching Band has an inspiring story. For the first ten years of his life, Bryan knew no English. He tells us that learning was a challenge for him, but one that he overcame by being around his English-speaking classmates at school. He now speaks both English and Spanish fluently. But what Bryan really likes to talk about–in either language–is his passion for music. “I love music, I love hearing it, and playing it. Ever since my dad gave me a guitar in middle school, I have enjoyed exploring music. I taught myself how to play that guitar. I enjoy that you can create your own type of music and emotional connection.” Bryan tells us, and his excitement is palpable. Bryan’s father was his inspiration for his love of music, and even has a band that both Bryan and his brother take part in. He loves watching his dad perform, and says he can just see all of his struggles melting away as he plays his instruments. “Growing up in Mexico, my dad was the …

Riata Ford Employee Of The Month–Penny Torres

Riata’s newest Employee of the Month is our lovely receptionist Penny Torres! A very busy lady, Penny can be found doing everything from greeting customers to answering phone calls to helping decorate for Christmas–and she’s never seen without a smile on her face! Always cheerful, kind and outgoing, it is no surprise that Penny was chosen as our newest Employee of the Month. She happily listed many things when asked what her favorite part of working at Riata. “Getting to talk to all of the people. Everyone is so good to me. It’s the first job I’ve had that I actually like getting up for. I look forward to it.” Outside of work, Penny enjoys hanging out with her grandkids; She has four grandaughters and is eagerly anticipating her first grandson arriving in March. As for unique hobbies, she absolutely loves collecting Boyds Bears. So far, she’s collected over one-hundred bears and has even had the chance to visit to to visit the Boyds Bear factory in Pennsylvania. We definitely love Penny just as much as she loves working …

This Week In Pictures!

This week we’re over at two of our locations– Leif Johnson Ford Central and Riata Ford Manor, taking pictures of our daily shenanigans. Take a peek at the fun below! Leif Johnson Sales Team, hard at work- Riata Sales Team, Lookin’ good- Our puppy friend, Sugar Bear, at Riata Our Sync friend, Peter, over at Leif Johnson- All smiles at Leif- Happy customer with her old AND brand new Ford, over at Leif- Former Olympic runner with his new Ford Mustang at Riata. A speedy car for a speedy guy! No matter the location, it’s always a good time when you’re a part of the Leif Johnson stores. Come by and see for yourself!