Ford

Fairmont Ford

700 East Blue Earth Avenue
Directions Fairmont, MN 56031

  • Sales: (507) 235-6681
  • Service: (507) 235-6681
  • Parts: (507) 235-6681

Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • David R Kloeckner
    President,
    800-726-6912

    38 years
    I started full time in 1979, before that I worked part time while in high school and college.  I guess you could call me a lifer.  While in school I worked various jobs at the dealership from washing cars to changing oil, to delivering parts.  In 1979 I started full time in the sales department.  Over the years I worked my way from sales person to sales manager to general manager, and now Dealer Principal.  I'm lucky enough to come to work every day and work with 33 of the best people I know in the auto industry.  I'm also very fortunate to work with my brother James, the sales manager, and to top it off I have two of my kids working at the dealership.  My son Paul has been with me 5 years as a sales person, he does an outstanding job with our customers.  My daughter Teresa Haycraft has been with me two years and is our General Manager. 
    When I'm not working, my wife Beth and I enjoy quiet time around our backyard fire pit, pontooning on the Fairmont Lakes, and spending time with the 6 grand kids that live in town.  We also enjoy traveling to the cities to see our son Patrick and his family.  While up there we try to get to some gophers sporting events. 

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  • Teresa Haycraft
    General Manager,

    2 years at Fairmont Ford


    Here at Fairmont Ford, I order all of the new car inventory.  I also work in service helping with billing, scheduling, and helping at the customer counter.


    My favorite thing is working with the customers every day and helping them with their car issues.  I love ordering new vehicles.  I sit back, pick a person and think what could I see them driving.  Typically the exact opposite is who ends up buying it.


    Outside of work I have always enjoyed playing volleyball and spending time outdoors with my family.  My husband, Aaron, is the controller here at the dealership.  We have 4 young kids who keep us very busy.


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  • James Kloeckner
    Sales Manager,
    507-235-6681

    26 years of service at Fairmont Ford
    I am the sales manager.  My primary job here is assisting our staff and clients to acquire the vehicle that fits their wants and needs.  I also purchase pre-owned vehicles and manage the reconditioning of the pre-owned department. 
    The best part of my job is getting the clients into the vehicle of their dreams.  It is very gratifying helping make clients happy, and have them become repeat customers.  I am very fortunate that many clients are considered friends and family.  I can't wait to get to work each and every day and I am driven by providing outstanding customer service every hour of every day. 
    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, we spend summers camping at the Flying Goose Campground, and winters snowmobiling. 
    I am a member at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Early Risers Kiwanis club, and the Blizzard snowmobile club.
    My family consists of my amazing wife Kathy of 29 years, and 2 college age daughters.

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  • Aaron Haycraft
    Controller,


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  • Gregg Smitherman
    Sales and Leasing,
    800-726-6912

    Fax: 507 235 3673

    18 years of service at Fairmont Ford

    I am a product knowledge specialist that helps people when they are buying a new or used car.  My job is to help them find exactly what they need.  I help customers by helping them sort through all of the information available to them now.  We can discuss size, options, drive train, or payment to see what makes sense for them.

    The best part of my job is building relationships with all of my customers.  I enjoy when customers come back and get an oil change and stop by my desk to catch up.  Some of my customers I have had for over 17 years.  It makes it fun when you really get to know clients.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Mary Ellen, cooking, woodworking and anything Iowa State Cyclones.  In the summers you can often find me on the Rose Lake Golf course. 

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  • Paul Kloeckner
    Sales and Leasing,
    150-723-5668

    Fax: 507 235 3673

    5 years at Fairmont Ford

    I started full time at Fairmont Ford in 2012.  Before that I spent a little over 5 years in Thief River Falls, MN where I went after college.  My primary job here at Fairmont Ford is to help clients find the correct vehicle for them.  I do this by having extensive product knowledge and great listening skills.  I help customers find the perfect car for them, whether it be new or used.  My other duties here are helping out with IT and our phone system, hooking up bluetooth phones for customer and showing them how SYNC works.  You have probably heard me on the radio as well.  I also seem to get called on if coworkers are having trouble with a computer or have questions.  This makes the days fly by, but I wouldn't have it anyother way.

    The best part of my job is getting to help people find the right vehicle for them.  One that is going to fit them and their needs the best.  Then you get to see the excitement on their faces when they leave.  It is a high not only for the customer when they get a new car, but for the sales man too.  It is very gratifying to help people with the 2nd biggest purchase they will make.  

    Outside of work I enjoy camping, fishing, biking, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.  My lovely wife Amber and I have 2 daughters.  I am involved in the community at Grace Lutheran church, the Yacht club, Rotary club, and a Graduate of the Martin County Leadership program.

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  • Kyle Flohrs
    Sales,
    507-235-6681

    I am the newest member of the Fairmont Ford sales team.  I am from the Trimont area and a MCW graduate.  My home for the next four years was as South Dakota State University where I earned a degree in an Environmental Science.  Martin County is a great place to live so I chose to move back to the community I enjoy living in.
     
    I am looking forward to working as a sales consultant.  Being well organized and listening to my customer's needs will help me ensure the sales process will go smoothly for them.
     
    Helping people find their perfect car or truck is a top priority so my customers will enjoy it for many years to come.  I know the feeling I get when I buy a new car, and it's awesome helping others to achieve that same feeling.
     
    My favorite things to do outside of work are anything that keeps me active.  Some of those activities are hunting, camping, fishing, trap shooting and riding my horses.  I also participate in dart leagues and tournaments.  Clubs I'm involved in are the Martin County Conservation Club and the Fairmont Trap Club.
     
    My family consists of my parents, Brad and Melissa, along with my two brothers, Jared and Josh.
     
    My goal is to have you enjoying your vehicle for many years to come.

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  • Lori Schock
    Business Manager,
    507-235-6681

    23 years at Fairmont Ford


    I finalize the paperwork for our customers whether it's financing or leasing a new or used vehicle, or just paying cash.


    My favorite part of the job is making my customers enjoy their experience in my office.  Helping customers with their payment expectations and educating them on products available is my number one priority.  It's a stressful time making all the right decisions and I am thrilled to help them make the right ones.


    Outside of work I enjoy boating on the Fairmont lakes and summer vacations on the White Fish Chain are some of my favorite activities.  I also enjoy watching high school sporting events, reading and playing piano and organ.


    I am involved with my church where I am an organist and also a member of the Chain of Lakes Yacht Club.


    My husband Greg and I have raised two children.  Garrett is a recent SMSU college graduate and Megan is in her 2nd year at RCTC in Rochester.


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  • Charles Hubley,
    Parts Saleperson
    507-235-6681

    33 years

    I was born and raised in Fairmont.  After trucking for a short while, I worked at Fairmont Motor Parts for a couple of years.  I enjoyed working in parts, but the fit wasn't quite right.  Then I found myself a home here at Fairmont Ford.  I have been working behind the parts counter for 33 years.  I help customers and employees find parts for vehicles.  We have come a long way from the old way from where I started looking up parts.  Now I can sit and do it from the comfort of my desk.    
    I enjoy helping people and our technicians to help find parts for their vehicles.  My favorite part of the job is our Ford picnics and holiday parties.      

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  • Doug Elbers,
    Parts Manager
    800-726-6912

    I am the Parts manager which includes ordering and organizing parts, looking up parts for customers, service department and body shop.  I also assist the sales department getting accessories for new and used vehicles.

     

    I enjoy meeting new people and looking up parts for big crash jobs in the body shop.

     

    In my free time I work gun shows, go to auctions, flea markets and rummage sales.  I also like shooting at gun range, watching a good movie and going on cruises.

     

    I am involved with Fairmont Gun Club and Fairmont Trap Club.

     

    My family includes my wife, Pam, of 44 years and daughters Marisa and Samantha who live in San Diego, CA.

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  • Ben Artner
    Service Advisor,
    507-235-6681

    Fairmont Ford Employee for 17 years
     
    Ben is our service writer here at Fairmont Ford.   Ben is responsible for answering phones and scheduling appointments.  His responsibilities, don't stop there he is the go to guy in the shop for anything unknown. What kind of key do you need, how do you reprogram your phone with the sync system, what are the steps on the new recall, what kind of filter does this, new to us, foreign car take.  If he doesn't know the answer he will find it.  Ben also helps trouble shoot with the technicians, sometimes when the techs have tried everything and it hasn't fixed the vehicle, Ben has the ability to think outside of the box and lead the guys into what to try next. 
     
    One of the toughest parts of Bens job is putting the mechanical information into laymen's terms so that customers can understand what is wrong with their car and what they need to do to fix it.  It is not as easy as Ben makes it look. 
     
    Outside of work Ben has two sons that go to school here in Fairmont.  Their after school activities keep him quite busy.    

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  • Ken Goraczkowski,
    Service Manager
    800-726-6912

    I was body shop repair man for 19 years and have been the service manager for 21 years


    My favorite thing is working with all the different people.


    Outside of work I enjoy fishing, boating, restoring old cars, and hunting.


    I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and Parts & Service


    My wonderful family includes my wife Barb, daughter Justa, and son Caleb.


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  • Marlan Bremer
    Auto Technician,

    I specialize in front-end suspension alignment, diesel repairs, and automatic transmissions.


    My favorite thing is helping customers maintain their "pride and joys" or daily drivers and keeping them running (and getting paid for it).


    In my free time I enjoy motorcycle riding, dirt track racing, and attending church.


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  • Ed Gerken
    Auto Technician,


    30 years of service at Fairmont Ford
     
    Ed specializes in large engine repair, 4 wheel drive systems, and rear ends noise mainly in trucks.   Ed likes to have one job that he can work on all day.  If you need a gas engine replaced he is your guy. If the rear end of your truck is howling, he is the one that will check it out.  4 wheel drive not engaging, he will get it fixed for you.
     
    Outside of work Ed helps with his family farm.  He raises sheep, mini horses, and other animals for fun.  He will often invite people out to "Ed's petting zoo" to show off all of his animals to the kids. 
     
    Ed has lived in Fairmont all of his life, and is active in his church.  Ed also enjoys camping with his wife Amy, and two kids, who are currently going to school at Fairmont High School and college in Wisconsin.

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  • Mike Preston
    Auto Technician,


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  • Brian Huebert
    Auto Technician,

    I work as a service technician and specialize in light maintenance and servicing your vehicle.  


    My favorite thing about working here is actually working on the vehicles.  I feel like I am part of a family, not a number.


    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my Pets, gardening, doing many different things.


    I am a member at my church.


    My family consists of my lovely lady Laura, Faith-Oldest daughter, and Laura-youngest daughter.


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  • Todd Weinke
    Auto Technician,

    Senior Mastered Certified Technician
    Fairmont Ford employee for 21 years
     
    Todd works with the electrical components with cars, trucks, or SUVs.   Do you have a check engine light on? He is your guy.  He can hook his computer system up to your vehicle and diagnose the problem, saving you money to make sure we get exactly what you need. 
     
    Todd is addicted to solving the problem and fixing it right.  He wants to get to the bottom of your issue and make sure your car is running like new again.
     
    Outside of work Todd enjoys spending time with his loving wife Lori, his kids, and grandkids.  On the weekends you can find him camping with his family or doing projects around home.
     
    Todd has 5 kids and 5 grandkids.   

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  • Dan Anderson
    Mechanic,

    I service customer vehicles when they come into the shop.  I check all the fluids, visually inspect the working parts, including lights, and I put in a new filter before changing the oil.  I enjoy working here because I am always learning something new.


    Outside of work I spend time hanging out with my 3 kids and girlfriend.  I like going fishing, hunting with my family and doing work around the house.

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  • Mark Potter,
    Bodyshop Manager
    507-235-6681

    I mange the Body Shop, work with insurance companies, write repair estimates and check in Fairmont Ford's new vehicle inventory.

     

    My favorite part about working here is meeting new customers and making them happy with the end result when they pick up their vehicle.  I have 2 great workers that do their job with expertise and have fun doing it.  Figuring estimates has always been one of my favorite things to do.

     

    In my free time i enjoy going to garage sales,auctions, and selling things at flea markets 3 times a year.  I have worked for Ford dealership for 28 plus years and enjoyed every year.

     

    My family consists of my wife-Shelly, son-Tyler, daughters-Michelle and Amanda.  1 grandson and 2 granddaughters.

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  • Dave Hanson,
    Bodyshop

    I am a body shop technician.


    At work I enjoy meeting people, making new friends, and helping others when their vehicle is damaged.

    Outside of work I enjoy hunting and fishing, flea market, and antiquing.

    I am a member of the Historical Society.

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  • Troy Krosch,
    Bodyshop


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  • Rick Borchardt,
    Tire Manager
    507-235-6681

    Fax: 507 235 3673

    Here at Fairmont Ford I sell tires, install them, and do repairs to them.


    The best part about my job is the way everybody works together.  Whenever anyone of us has a problem, we all work together to solve that problem.

    In my free time I am an avid Viking, Twins, Lynx and Gopher fan.  For vacations I love extreme wilderness trips.


    I live for my two dogs-Jack & Bailey.

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  • Chad McGowan,
    Tires

    I am in the tire department. I sell tires.  I put patches on them when there is a hole.  I also spin and balance them to make sure you have a smooth ride.


    I enjoy working on different things around the dealership and being able to work with other employees side by side.

     

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family doing different things.

     

    I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and donate a lot of my time.

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  • Lori Rosenberg, Reception


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  • Jeannie Atkinson, Reception

    13 years

    At the dealership I work in customer service and bookkeeping.  You will find me answering phones, and helping people with their bill.  I also help keeping the office organized and getting the paper work where it belongs.
    The best part of my job is helping customers.  I enjoy visiting with all the different people that I see every day. 
    Outside of work some of my favorite thing is being with family.  My husband Mark and I have two children Meghan and Dylan, we also enjoy spending time with our grandchildren Reese and Kylah.  I also enjoy traveling, being outside, gardening, walking, and reading. 
    I am involved in the community with the Martin County Humane Society.  I volunteered with kinship for 12 years.
     

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  • Laura Huinker, Internet Coordinator

    I am the internet coordinator and I help with sales and advertising.  I take photos of vehicles and post them on the website.  I make website updates and also help in the office and answer phones.


    I enjoy working with a great office and sales staff because the people are very nice and friendly.  I also like greeting the customers and helping them with their needs.


    My favorite things to do outside of work is going on vacations with my family, and watching the kids at their sporting and school events. 


    I am involved with the East Chain 4-H club.


    My husband, Clark, and I have 3 boys, Jake, Cole and Ben.

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  • Darla Meeker,
    Detail Person

    Little bit of everything
    Fairmont Ford employee for 20 years
     
    Darla is our everything gal.  Darla started 22 years ago detailing vehicles for the lot.  She took a couple of years off, and missed us, so she came back.  Since then she has evolved into many different roles here at our company.  She helps keep the service department moving by giving customers rides home, picking up, and delivering vehicles.  Darla also helps with filing the service repair orders.  She is the company runner, if you need anything she will take care of it.  If you didn't know, she keeps our bathrooms the cleanest in town and makes the showroom sparkle.  Plus, she makes the coffee so we are all alert and ready for action. 
     
    Darla has been a work horse since she started here.  If you ask her to do anything, like decorate the show room, give some one a ride, or paint tires she is your gal.  She has brought many of my crazy ideas to life.  Darla has an old school work ethic, that can't be taught.
     
    Outside of work Darla enjoys antiquing.  She also enjoys spending time with her son, daughter, and grand kids. 

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  • Dean Dwyer,
    Detail Person


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  • Tyler Abbas,
    Detail Person


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  • Jerry Buhman,
    Detail Person


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  • Steve Fogelson,
    Detail Person


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