Gainesville Daily Register
From Highway 82, the Klement Ford dealership is the first and largest sight in Muenster, the town where this car business has enjoyed more than 65 years of success.
And unlike fledgling companies, this one is here to stay.
“Every year, it seems, we not only take care of what we have here, but word passes around that there’s a small dealership in Muenster, Texas, with nothing else around it,” said sales associate Brice Gibbs. “And other people come just to see it. It’s downhome, it’s no gimmicks and it’s no games. And it’s the way they’ve been doing it a long time.”
This Ford dealership currently specializes in “up-fitting” trucks typically seen in commercial and farming work. The lot is among the largest handlers of Royal and CM flatbeds in America, and it stays competitively priced.
Rather than rely on sales gimmicks, Klement Ford salesmen use fair and straightforward pricing.
“Technologies change, and so do vehicles and the amount of people and facilities,” Gibbs said. “But the principle of the way we do things has not. We’ve kind of joked and laughed about what these guys pull on TV and in newspaper ads. And when people get tired of that, they come and see us.”
The dealership on Highway 82 was originally called Endres Motor Company and had been located more centrally in town at the intersection of 82 and Main Street. Entrepreneurs Urban Endres and Marty Klement initiated the business and ran it for many decades until Klement’s sons, Karl and Kirk, inherited the reins.
The small-town, family-owned tone of the business has remained, despite its growing success.
“We’re going to kind of go with the philosophy of, ‘If it ain’t broke, we’re not gonna fix it,’” Gibbs said.
Klement Ford of Muenster also offers parts and repair while upholding an inventory of regular cars. The lot generally has around 50 preowned vehicles in stock, cars and trucks included, and negotiable in-house financing is always available for new customers.
For more information about inventory or financing at Klement Ford of Muenster, call (940) 759-2244 or visit www.muensterford.com.