Butler Open Houses Offer Customers an Inside Look at Butler Dealerships

openhouse1When you’ve been in business for nearly 40 years, you’re bound to have some firmly-held traditions, and the Butler family of dealerships is no exception. From our monthly birthday celebrations to Red Shirt Friday, when employees wear red to show their support for our veterans, our weeks and months are full of activities that draw on the experiences we’ve shared together over the years.

One of our favorite traditions, and the one that might be most familiar to our customers, is our Owner’s Clinic, or “Open House” gatherings. Every six months, each of our four dealerships hosts their customers for an evening of friendly fun, yummy food, and the ability to have our guests ask the staff questions about their new vehicle. Curtis Hancock, our director of parts and service, is especially proud of the rare opportunities owner’s clinics present to customers.

guyandmatt“I think there are two things that really make owner’s clinics special opportunities,” Curtis says. “For one thing, when you buy a new car, for better or worse, you’re two to 6 hours in when you take delivery of your new vehicle. Then we go over all its features, show you how it works, it’s hard to retain all that information. At an open house, you can ask us anything you want, because all of us are there, finance, sales, and service.”

rexplaining“Open houses also provide people a chance to tour the shop, one-on-one with a technician. We almost never pull service off the line, so to be able to spend 15, 20 minutes walking and talking with someone who can answer literally any question you have about your vehicle is really unusual, and when we hear from people who have enjoyed our open houses, that’s often what they talk about.”

rockWe cherish every opportunity we get to spend time with our customers, and our open house events allows us to forge relationships outside of our conventional work schedule. We had our most recent Acura and Ford open houses in August, and we are already looking forward to our next Hyundai open house on September 17th. If you’ve purchased a new Hyundai in the past 6 months, we hope to see you there!

Last Butler Open House of 2014 in the Books

IMG_8359We wrapped up our Open House season last night with a delightful evening at Butler Kia.  Good conversation, happy customers, and plenty of food made for the perfect event.  The highlight might have been the presentation of flowers to Butler’s Service Manager, Curtis Hancock, for Boss’s Day.  He just about had a heart attack when he ran across the toy snake hidden in the bouquet!  Thanks to everyone who participated!  See you next year!

Last Butler Open House of 2014 to be held at Butler Kia

Can you believe we’ve almost come to the end of 2014? To help end the year on a high note we’ll be holding our sixth and last Open House of 2014 at Butler Kia on Thursday, October 16th. As always, it’ll be a party that doubles for an educational opportunity! Call or email us your RSVP today!

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Butler Ford/Acura Open House a Blast!

IMG_7862The turnout was so great at last night’s Butler Ford/Acura Open House that there were times when it was standing room only!  Thank you to everyone who showed up ready to chat, laugh, eat and learn.  We always enjoy your comp

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September 2014 Events at Butler Ford/Acura!

September is a busy month at Butler Ford/Acura! We have two events coming up, both of which allow us time to visit with our customers outside of the normal sales atmosphere.

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First, on Thursday, September 18th we’re having another Open House. You’ll be treated to food and tours of the shop (you know you’ve always wanted see where your car or truck gets worked on!), and have the opportunity to ask questions of our entire staff. Need help pairing your phone with your vehicle, or learning how to use your spare kit? Our Open House events provide the opportunity for both, and a whole lot more. All you have to do is RSVP by the end of the day Monday, September 15, and then show up at 5:30 on the day of the event!

Second, we’re having another Drive 4 UR School to benefit Phoenix High School! Never been to a Drive 4 UR School event? It’s fun! Test drive any one of a certain selection of Fords between 10:00 and 4:00 on Saturday, September 27th, and Ford Motor Corporation will donate $20 bucks to the high school! Funds go to support sports, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities. There’s also food and clothing for sale, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the band showed up to provide us with some rockin’ background tunes! Come support your favorite student; It’s easy and FUN!

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Butler Hyundai’s August 2014 Open House Biggest Yet!

IMG_7339Huge thanks to everyone who joined us last night for our biggest and best Butler Hyundai Open House yet! We started early, stayed late, and had nothing but fun in between! If we missed you stay tuned for information about the grand opening of the new showroom coming up next month. In the meantime, enjoy these snapshots from last night.