The Tennessee Redneck with the Greg Norman Hat: Mark Bonner Staff Spotlight

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Mark Bonner is a self-proclaimed “Tennessee Redneck” that hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee – a city made famous for the first gold record awarded by the music industry for “The Chattanooga Choo Choo,” the #1 song in the U.S. on December 7, 1941. These days, you can find Mark wearing a signature straw Greg Norman hat at Phillips Buick GMC in Fruitland Park where he sells new Buick and GMC vehicles as well as used cars, trucks and SUVs. And if you hear the sound of a train whistle, don’t look for a train; it’s just the ringtone on Mark’s cell phone.

For over six years, Mark has worked at Phillips Buick GMC, one of the top-rated Buick dealers in the Southeast for General Motors. While he has been in the automotive business since 1993, he enjoys working at Phillips. “Everyday is different and everything is really great here,” added Mark. “Phillips really empowers the salespeople to take care of their customers.” People from across the United States find their vehicles at Phillips.

Last week a 2019 Chevy Corvette was purchased by someone in Clemson, South Carolina. He was a huge Clemson Tiger fan and was very specific about finding a Sebring Orange Corvette. He found the corvette at Phillips and said “the car was everything I expected and more – not a scratch on the car.” The bottom line is that with the selection at Phillips, they almost always have what people are looking for or they go out and find it for them.

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Veteran J.D. Smith has a Commitment to Community and to Customers

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With over nine years of sales experience at Phillips Buick GMC in Fruitland Park, Florida and over eighteen years of automotive experience, J.D. Smith is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of knowledge to his customers. In getting to know J.D. further, you’ll discover a Gulf War Veteran whose passion for the military is evident.

His daily uniform includes a U.S. Marine Corp polo and his office has an impressive patriotic display featuring the American Flag, the U.S. Marine Corp flag and numerous military photos and accolades.

J.D. says, “Being in the military really defined me and I loved the men and women I worked with. It was a great community for me, just like the Phillips family.”

J.D. is ‘Flo-Grown’ and grew up in the Ocala area. He has connected with a lot of veterans over the years. “You can’t move forward if you keep looking back,” is what J.D. tells everyone who meets him. “Being a Gulf War veteran is a part of me,” added J.D, “I really enjoy sharing stories and hearing about their experiences. I am here for all veterans as well as our first responders”.

With Kenny Phillips at the helm of Phillips Buick GMC, this family owned dealership was founded by Larry Phillips and is the closest dealership to The Villages Community®. With the support of a family atmosphere, Phillips Buick GMC offers a transparent pricing process and customers receive a quick, easy, and hassle-free delivery process.

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Salesperson Spotlight: Fred “Coach” Allen

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Affectionately known to the local community as “Coach”, Fred Allen is iconic both on and off the field. His warm personality, jovial laugh and positive attitude are some of his greatest attributes. He’s been selling cars at Phillips Buick GMC in Leesburg for 33 years.

Fred is well known in the community for coaching sports for many years and has forged thousands of relationships with parents and kids. His commitment to community is evident. He’s been in Leesburg practically all his life and considers himself home grown in the area.

When some people set out to have a career in business, they don’t always think of the auto industry but Fred “Coach” Allen shows that it is all about relationships when it comes to his success. We asked Fred about his longevity in the car business and he replied, “I really love what I do. We are a one stop shop where you can find a car from $4,000 to a vehicle for $80,000. With our selection, we truly have something for everyone.”

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Save 19% Off MSRP on 2019 Buick Encores at Phillips Buick GMC in Fruitland Park!

At Phillips Buick GMC, it’s the people that make the difference!

“We create relationships with our customers. I see them at dinner, we say hello, we have a good time. See you at Publix. It’s a good family atmosphere here.” – Daniel Wertz

“We have one of the largest selection of vehicles in the area. So come on down and understand why everybody’s joining the Phillips family.” – Matt Wilcox

“Our customer service is great. We love them; we treat them just like family you know.” – Sean Collins.

Phillips Buick GMC, the right cars at the right place, right on the money!

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2160 Hwy 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
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At Phillips Buick GMC, it’s the people that make the difference!

“It’s a great business. We try to keep everything hometown based. It’s a great place to work. It’s a great place to buy a car with honorable people.” – Kevin Paulling.

“We’re here for our customers to make sure they are comfortable and happy with the deal that they just made.” – Penny Miller.

“We are very organized here, that’s one thing I like about it. I also see it go out to the customers too.” – Mark Bonner.

Phillips Buick GMC, the right cars at the right place, right on the money!

Phillips Buick GMC
2160 Hwy 441/27, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
352-728-1212

Discover Why Employees Like Phillips Buick GMC

At Phillips Buick GMC, it’s the people that make the difference!

“It’s a great business. We try to keep everything hometown based. It’s a great place to work. It’s a great place to buy a car with honorable people.” – Kevin Paulling.

“We’re here for our customers to make sure they are comfortable and happy with the deal that they just made.” – Penny Miller.

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At Phillips Buick GMC, it’s the people that make the difference!

“It’s a great business. We try to keep everything hometown based. It’s a great place to work. It’s a great place to buy a car with honorable people.”
– Kevin Paulling

“We’re here for our customers to make sure they are comfortable and happy with the deal that they just made.”
– Penny Miller

“We are very organized here, that’s one thing I like about it. I also see it go out to the customers too.”
– Mark Bonner

Visit us today at Phillips Buick GMC, the right cars at the right place, right on the money! 2160 Hwy 441/27, Fruitland Park, FL 34731, 352-728-1212.