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Gillman Honda Houston Boosts Sugar Land Junior Superstar Auditions!

 Based on the popular TV program, AMERICAN IDOL, the Sugar Land Junior Superstar competition kicked off its latest season with open auditions. Gillman Honda Houston was a key sponsor. Participants 9-13 years received a 60-90-second audition and vied for an array of prizes from Town Square merchants.


Gillman Chevrolet in Rio Grande Valley Teams With Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District for Highly Successful Perfect Attendance Program

Four years ago, the Gillman Chevrolet team in the Rio Grande Valley partnered with top executives from the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD) to develop a special program. This effort, directed at improving school attendance, had immediate favorable results. Now, its success is even greater!

Shane Strubhart, HCISD Director of Public Relations/Community Engagement, said, "It's had a huge impact on our attendance. We have more students that qualify for the awards today than ever."

The Gillman Chevrolet team provided a brand new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic as the grand prize. Other Gillman Chevrolet awards included a 13-inch MacBook Pro, an iPad Mini, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and 50 gift cards.

Alyssa Lorraine Gonzales, a sophomore at Harlingen High School South, beamed when she was announced winner of the Gillman Chevrolet Sonic. About calling her mother with the news, Alyssa said, "I'm pretty sure she was shocked. I heard her call my dad, like yell for him, and I'm pretty sure he was excited, too."
 
David Amaya, General Manager for Chevrolet Harlingen and Chevrolet Buick GMC San Benito stated, "It's a great way to show community support!"

This event is one of the most innovative school attendance programs in the nation.

Gillman Subaru Houston Helps Raise Awareness for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society With Cure-a-Thon!

Messages of hope, blankets, arts and crafts kits for kids battling cancer, a special Saturday where $250 of Subaru accessories were offered to every new Subaru vehicle purchaser who made a contribution of any size, and a display area in the Gillman Subaru Houston showroom. That added up to a major Cure-a-Thon effort to boost awareness of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Eliel Ramirez and the Gillman Subaru team went all out.

This event was also to support our own local hero, Justin Stout, who is battling leukemia.

A major effort for a truly great cause!

Gillman Honda Sponsors Sugar Land Town Square Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

The Cinco de Mayo Celebration held at the Sugar Land Town Square featured music by local favorite Grupo KaChe along with food and beverages from Stadia Sports Grill. The Gillman Honda Houston team was welcomed by the large crowds and their display of 2017 Hondas met with great favor.

It was a fine day, an exciting event and a great effort by the Gillman Honda team.

Gillman Subaru Sponsors Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta for Fourth Consecutive Year!

Houston exists because of Buffalo Bayou which connects the city to the Gulf of Mexico. Part of this historic waterway was dredged into a ship channel that grew into one of the world's major seaports.

The section of Buffalo Bayou which runs through Houston was in sorry shape until the Buffalo Bayou Partnership was formed. Today the bayou has become a major recreation area and a crown jewel among the city's parks.

One of Buffalo Bayou Partnership's biggest events is its annual regatta. More than a thousand boats, canoes and kayaks race down a 16-mile course that ends in downtown Houston on the banks of that vital tributary.

Gillman Subaru has been a major supporter of this spectacular day-long regatta. The 2017 version marks the fourth time the Gillman Subaru team has helped make this a premier event on Buffalo Bayou Partnership's calendar!

Gillman Nissan Supports Sugar Land Eggstravaganza!

In a great demonstration of being a good neighbor, the Gillman Nissan team established a well received face-painting and character-drawing booth at the largest Egg Scramble in Sugar Land. Called Eggstravaganza, the event drew thousands of children and parents to Eldridge Park for a day of fun filled festivities.


Gillman Subaru Houston Supports Evelyn's Park!

The Gillman Subaru team in Houston scored a great community outreach effort by lending their support to the Earth Day opening of Evelyn's Park. This amazing recreational facility is the city of Bellaire's newest addition to its public areas. Once the site of a plant nursery, Evelyn's Park is an outstanding example of what a community can accomplish by coming together for a common cause.

Congratulations to the Gillman Subaru Houston team for its role in helping make Evelyn's Park opening a success.

Gillman Chevrolet Buick GMC in San Benito Supports San Benito High School Youth Baseball!

Youth baseball builds character, teaches sportsmanship and gives young players lessons they can carry through life. In another outstanding example of community support, Gillman Chevrolet Buick GMC donated $500 to San Benito High School in support of its youth baseball program.


Gillman Chevrolet Buick GMC in San Benito Presents Another Outstanding New Owners Clinic!

A well run, fun and informative new owners clinic takes planning, presentation skills and a desire to assist buyers in getting the most from their new vehicles. A properly conducted clinic also builds new owner loyalty and satisfaction.
 
All that was accomplished and then some when the Gillman team in San Benito, headed by General Manager David Amaya, conducted another exceptional new owners event. They know how to do it right!

General Manager Marcus Wagoner and His Gillman Nissan Team Give Powerhouse New Owners Clinic!

In today's high technology automotive world, new owners have a lot to learn about getting the most from their new vehicles. So new owners clinics have taken on a very important role in creating customer satisfaction.

Marcus Wagoner, General Manager of Gillman Nissan, and his enthusiastic team put on a solid program. They had a great turnout and those in attendance gained a deeper understanding of how to make their Nissans stay performing like new. They also came away with the knowledge that Gillman Nissan is truly devoted to their satisfaction.

Gillman Chevrolet Continues Long Tradition of Supporting Willacy County Fair


The Willacy County Fair, an annual Rio Grande Valley event, is one of the oldest county fairs in Texas. Supporting this activity assists many RGV organizations and causes. Gillman Chevrolet is proud of its long association with this Valley tradition.


Gillman Subaru Houston Stages Power-Packed New Owners Experience!

New Subaru owners are in love with their vehicles! So they eagerly seek more knowledge and understanding of how to get the most out of their Subaru pride and joy.

Eliel Ramirez, General Manager of Gillman Subaru, and his enthusiastic team did an outstanding job of meeting their customers' needs. The turnout was exceptional and those who attended left with a greater understanding of how to make their Subaru stay performing like new. They also came away with the knowledge that Gillman is devoted to their satisfaction.


Gillman strives to give back to the community and to our customers.  We do so in a number of ways.  Below is just a few of the great things that we do!
2016

The Annual Ramsay Gillman Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Contributions to the Fort Bend Women's Center Now Far Exceed $1 Million!


Many thanks to the generous sponsors, players, supporters and the organizing team who have made this possible.

The 20th Annual Ramsay Gillman Charitable Golf Tournament benefitting the Fort Bend Women's Center was held on November 7, 2016 at the Sweetwater Country Club. And before the first tee was stuck into the ground, there was no doubt about the success of this year's event.

An enthusiastic, highly experienced team of volunteers led by Bonnie Meyer organized another terrific day of golf, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Under their capable direction, the tournament, as usual, ran smoothly and all in attendance had an enjoyable experience.
Monies raised will benefit the Center's programs, including crises intervention, emergency residence, family support, counseling, and help for women and children in need because of domestic violence or sexual assault. Hundreds of women are served annually.

A number of special thanks are in order.

First to the sponsors. Your support helps make this annual fundraiser so successful.

Next to the players. For two decades, you have turned out in numbers to aid this worthy cause.

Then to the volunteers and supporters who contribute so much of their time and more.

 

General Manager David Amaya Hosts Outstanding New Owners Clinic at Gillman Chevrolet San Benito

Gillman team's newest General Manager, David Amaya, and his Service Manager, Bracy Wilson, greeted a crowd of proud new Chevrolet owners at the Gillman Chevrolet San Benito clinic. Interested in enjoying all aspects of their new prized possessions, the owners welcomed the opportunity to attend a session designed to help them receive maximum enjoyment and reliability from their vehicles.

A great deal of valuable information was provided and all in attendance had a fine time.



Gillman Rio Grande Valley Team Members Strut Their Stuff for Halloween!

More than 40 happy new Honda owners came to the dealership for an evening of fun, prizes, refreshments and vehicle knowledge. The entire Gillman Honda San Antonio Parts and Service teams, led by Kent Haberkorn and John Day, did themselves proud.

All in attendance went home wiser about their new Honda vehicles and gained the understanding that the Gillman Honda San Antonio staff was there to meet their automotive needs.

Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sponsors Concerts at Red Neck Country Club!

The Red Neck Country Club has become a Houston institution with a unique year-round series of concerts and events. Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has become a proud sponsor of club activities including a show by headliner Tracy Bryd.

Potential customers can check out the Gillman Ram trucks, win VIP tickets to shows and receive test drive coupons! It is a great promotion aimed at a very responsive group of future Gillman customers!

Gillman San Antonio Dealerships Sponsor Schertz-Cibolo-Selma Area Chamber Golf Event!

The Gillman team in San Antonio really made a difference through their support of the annual Chamber Golf Classic in October. Checks for $10,000 each were presented to representatives of Samuel Clements and Byron P. Steele II High School DECA Chapters.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship in the fields of business, finance, hospitality, management and other areas.

Gillman Subaru South Houston Big Event 8! They Did It Again! Only Better!

The Gillman Houston team that put on the Gillman Subaru Big Event 8 really outdid themselves! They produced a spectacular day devoted to superb Subaru engineering, design and performance. And Subaru owners as well as enthusiasts turned out in record numbers!

Subaru loyalty and pride of ownership blended with exciting events, family fun, great food and lots of excitement.



Hundreds of geared-up Subaru and car enthusiasts came to participate in one of Houston's premier automotive events. They brought their cars, both modified and stock, to see and be seen. They came to check out one of the most complete offerings of Subaru comfort, styling and go-fast parts. They came to meet and greet Subaru race/rally drivers and examine a super-fast Subaru rally car. And that does not count the food trucks, refreshment stands, jump stations, ball tossing, rock climbing, drawings for a course of rally driving instruction or the car talk that went on in time with the music and a most energetic and entertaining DJ!

David Higgins, Craig Drew and Travis Pastrana, the official Subaru competition drivers, were most gracious. They met with fans, signed autographs, and added to both the festivities and the importance of this exciting annual event.

Big Event 8 is history! But it left a lasting impression and a ton of fans wanting more!


Gillman Subaru in San Antonio Supports South Texas Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!


As part of their total dedication to the Subaru "Loves to Care" program, the Gillman Subaru San Antonio team linked messages of hope with Love Blankets as they joined with the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

General Manager of Gillman Subaru Sergio Guerra and his team, along with the society's staff members, delivered boxes of the blankets and messages to a local hospital.

It was a wonderful way to underline the meaning of the Subaru Loves to Care month!

Gillman Honda San Antonio Presents a Powerful New Owners Experience!

More than 40 happy new Honda owners came to the dealership for an evening of fun, prizes, refreshments and vehicle knowledge. The entire Gillman Honda San Antonio Parts and Service teams, led by Kent Haberkorn and John Day, did themselves proud.
 
All in attendance went home wiser about their new Honda vehicles and gained the understanding that the Gillman Honda San Antonio staff was there to meet their automotive needs.

Gillman Subaru in South Houston Holds First Class New Owners Clinic!

New owners clinics help new Subaru owners get the utmost enjoyment from their new Subaru vehicles. These clinics have become an important part of Subaru ownership because of the large amount of information offered by Subaru experts.

Gillman Subaru in South Houston put on a great clinic for new owners, complete with refreshments and prizes. It is difficult to overstate the value of these clinics in building long term relations between Subaru owners and the Gillman dealership.


Gillman Honda San Antonio Team Members Respond to Honda America's First Team Honda Week of Service

Honda of America called on Honda associates, dealers and suppliers to come together for a week of public service on projects across America. Mario Del Bosque, General Manager of Gillman Honda San Antonio, and his team stood up to the challenge. They supported, with their volunteer efforts, the building of a house that would go to a deserving family in the Habitat for Humanity program.

Ten Gillman Honda San Antonio team members turned out to represent their dealership.


Gillman Subaru in Southwest Houston Supports Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Partnership!

The Houston Methodist Cancer Center medical team does an outstanding job of caring for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. In celebration of the Subaru Loves to Care Month, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provided "Message of Hope" posters and a collection box.

Gillman Subaru customers were encouraged to write a message of hope and drop it into the box. The Gillman Subaru crew, led by General Manager Eliel Ramirez, then delivered those heartfelt messages along with "hope blankets" to the Methodist medical team.


Gillman Honda San Antonio Hosts Students from South Texas Vocational Technical Institute!

John Day, Gillman Honda San Antonio Service Manager, along with Kevin Justice, Express Service Manager, and David Kemp, Gillman Companies Parts and Service Director, set up an interesting field trip for students at the South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. After touring the Parts and Service departments to provide the students with some first hand understanding of a retail automobile dealership, questions were asked and answered.

It was a worthwhile day for all. Students left with a much clearer picture of the skills they would need to take their places in the Gillman organization.


Gillman Subaru in South Houston Supports Greyhound Pets of America


Sharing the Love to the tune of a donation more than $7,000 was the order of the day at a presentation meeting with representatives from Greyhound Pets of America. The organization serves to acquaint the public with the desirability of greyhounds for pets and the availability of greyhounds for adoption.


Gillman Honda Houston Holds Informative New Owners Clinic!

Kelly Goldsberry, Gillman Honda Houston Service Manager, and her fine team gave 48 new Honda owners who attended the latest Gillman Honda New Owners Clinic an informative and fun evening.

New owners clinics are a vital part of the Gillman Companies efforts to make sure customers obtain the greatest use and enjoyment from their new purchases.


Gillman Subaru Dealerships in Houston Support "Dining Out for Life" Event

On April 28th, a huge group of major Houston restaurants generously donated a percentage of that day's sales to support AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH). Part of a nationwide effort in which over 3,000 restaurants participated, this annual event began in 1991.
 
Gillman Subaru dealerships in Houston were the Presenting Sponsors. AFH has conducted this worthy and highly successful fundraiser for 25 years.

Gillman Subaru Houston Shares the Love With Buffalo Bayou Partnership!


The Buffalo Bayou Partnership has done an outstanding job of transforming Buffalo Bayou into a vibrant center city park and recreation area. Gillman Subaru Houston, in conjunction with Subaru's Share the Love program, donated more than $7,500 to this most worthy cause.


Gillman Subaru San Antonio Helps Military Warriors Support Foundation!

Since starting the Share the Love event eight years ago, Subaru has donated more than $65 million to worthy causes. Gillman Subaru in San Antonio selected the Military Warriors Support Foundation as its Share the Love recipient.

The organization recently took delivery of multiple Subaru vehicles which will be used to aid their many programs. Additional support came from Gillman Subaru San Antonio in the form of a more than $6,000 donation.

Kevin Jones, in his role as Transportation 4 Heroes Program Coordinator, oversees providing transportation for combat-wounded veterans in need of medical assistance.

Fort Bend County Women's Center Presents President's Award to the Gillman Companies!


The Gillman Companies annual Charity Golf Tournament has been a significant fundraiser for the Fort Bend County Women's Center. This event has contributed well over a million dollars to the Center which provides support and counseling to women in need.

Recognizing the Gillman Companies with the President's Award is a singular honor for a job well done by Gillman team members and volunteers!


Gillman Auto Group Rio Grande Valley Again Successfully Supports Perfect School Attendance!

Dr. Art Cavazos, Superintendent of Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD), and his staff developed a program designed to increase student attendance. Once again, for the 2015 program, Gillman Rio Grande Valley Auto Group joined with HCISD and donated a new 2016 Chevrolet Sonic automobile.

In addition, the Gillman team, as in the past, also supplied a new MacBook Pro, an iPad Mini, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and 50 gift cards for support totaling $20,000. These awards were shared through a drawing by HCISD high school juniors and seniors who met the requirements for perfect attendance.
  
Awards were given at a special event held at the Gillman Chevrolet dealership in Harlingen.

This program has, to date, benefitted hundreds of students and generated almost a half-million dollars for the district in extra state revenue earned through increased student attendance.


Gillman Subaru and Mitsubishi Dealerships in San Antonio Deliver a Winning New Owners Clinic!


Well conducted New Owners Clinics are really fine events that develop customer loyalty and help new owners get the most from their vehicles. The latest session held in San Antonio by the Gillman Subaru and Mitsubishi teams found an enthusiastic and attentive audience.



Gillman Subaru in San Antonio and Subaru of America, Inc., Honor and Support Military Warrior Foundation!


Kevin Jones and Abdul Savage, members of the Military Warrior Foundation, were honored guests at the Gillman Mitsubishi and Gillman Subaru New Owners Clinics. Kevin and Abdul accepted a donation of $3,000 from Subaru of America, Inc., on behalf of Gillman Subaru San Antonio. Both men expressed to our customers and guests their appreciation for the support their organization receives from Subaru and Gillman Subaru San Antonio as part of the "Share the Love Subaru Event."


 Gillman Subaru in San Antonio will be the Courtesy Delivery Location for the next four Subaru vehicles Subaru of America is providing Military Warriors.

Gillman Subaru Houston Puts Final Touches on Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta Promotion

Gillman Subaru has been the Presenting Sponsor for the past three runnings of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta. This springtime event, a Houston tradition for 44 years, has grown to be the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas. For 2016, a record number of participants turned out. Some 800 strong braved Buffalo Bayou to meet the challenge. Thousands of well wishers and spectators thronged both start and finish lines. The launch site was crewed by numerous Gillman Subaru volunteers and 22 team and family members paddled in the regatta!
 
This is a very important activity on the busy calendar of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership which continues its mission to revitalize, maintain and activate Buffalo Bayou. Sponsorship of this most worthy event was a great way to forward the Subaru and Gillman Subaru's "Share the Love" promise.


Gillman Subaru in Houston Presenting Sponsor for "Dining Out For Life" Event!

AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) took part in the national "Dining Out For Life" promotion and Gillman Subaru Houston supported this event by becoming the Presenting Sponsor.
 
On Thursday, April 28, about 40 of Houston's better restaurants donated a percentage of their sales to generate awareness of AIDS and further the goal of wiping out the disease in the next few years.

Gillman Subaru Houston Staffs HOOPLA Station at AIDS Walk Houston 2016!


Thousands of walkers turned out for AIDS Walk Houston 2016 and enjoyed supporting a fine cause on a balmy, sunny day. The annual walk benefits AIDS Foundation Houston which helps deliver programs and life-saving services to thousands of Houstonians impacted by the HIV/AIDS virus.

The Gillman Subaru support team manned a HOOPLA booth, passing out water, encouragement and Subaru giveaways.

Gillman Subaru Houston Joins Houston SPCA and KTRK ABC-TV to Support First Annual "Pick Your Pet" Citywide Pet Adoption Effort

Gillman Subaru General Managers Eliel Ramirez and Yeong Won appeared on Channel 13 to support National Puppy Day, a drive to find new homes for puppies. Their appeal was highly successful, because in a single day some 25 puppies found new homes.
 
Needless to say, the SPCA was thrilled as this was six times their average daily adoption rate. The event was made possible by Subaru support and the generous donation of time by Gillman Subaru team members.



2015 Archives

Gillman Honda Fort Bend Adopts Family in Need


Each year the Accounting Department with Gillman Honda in Fort Bend County adopts a needy family during the holidays.

For 2015, they embraced the Land household. The husband, wife and six children were destitute. Mrs. Land was struggling with brain cancer and a fire destroyed their home.

Thanks to the generosity of the Gillman Accounting team, the members of the Land family enjoyed a more cheerful holiday season.
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Thanks to Sponsors, Players and Supporters, 20th Annual Ramsay Gillman Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Contributions to Fort Bend County Women's Center Total $1 Million

Thanks to all who, through the years, sponsored this great event. Thanks to all the players who came out for two decades to benefit a worthy cause. And a very special thanks to all the supporters, and there are many, who helped make this annual event take place and run smoothly.

Reaching a $1 million total contribution to the Fort Bend County Women's Center is a milestone for both the Gillman organization, the Gillman family and the Center's worthy programs. Money raised is used for crises intervention, emergency residence, family support, counseling and help for women and children in need because of domestic violence or sexual assault. The lives of literally thousands of women have been improved through the years.
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Gillman Subaru in South Houston Goes to the Dogs! Greyhounds, that is!

Greyhound Pets of America hosted an event at Gillman Subaru in South Houston. Attendees brought their fleet pets, ex-racing greyhounds, to the event and a great time was enjoyed by attendees, Gillman team members and the beautiful dogs.

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Gillman Team Members Show Creative Skills for the American Advertising Federation-Houston Trailblazer Awards Gala Art Auction

When the American Advertising Federation-Houston held its annual Trailblazer Awards Banquet, the art auction received some original works. Proceeds from the auction benefit educational support and other service activities of the Federation.
The challenge was to take Texas vehicle license plates and create a work of art. Results of Gillman team members' efforts were most imaginative.
 
First Place design "Guitar"
Second Place "Painted Cowboy."
Third Place "Bird House"

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Gillman Honda Participates in Major Houston Food Drive

On Friday, December 4th, team members with Gillman Honda in Houston took part in a major Houston food drive. The goal was to assist needy families during the holiday season.

Thanks to the effort, which was a huge success, the light of Christmas brighted in hundreds of Houston homes
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Gillman Subaru South Houston Big Event 7 Was Really Big!  The Biggest Big Event Ever Held!

It is difficult to imagine a Big Event that turned out bigger than last year's Big Event 6. But Big Event 7 was bigger in every way!

Excitement. Fun. Enthusiasm. Subaru LOVE, loyalty and pride of ownership.

Those words describe the crowd's experience at this landmark happening.

Many hundreds of very geared-up Subaru and automotive enthusiasts turned out to participate in what has become a major event on every Houston-area Car Guy and Car Gal's annual calendar. The fans came in droves to take in a huge showing of modified and stock Subarus, get their hands on performance and appearance-enhancing accessories, meet Subaru race/rally drivers and see a super-fast Subaru rally car.

  
Happy attendees also found fun for the whole family. There were two performances of Cirque La Vie, bungee jumping, rock climbing, hoop shooting, and autograph signing by Subaru factory drivers Bucky Lasek, Sverre Isachsen, Craig Drew and David Higgins. Plus lots more to watch, do and appreciate. The weather was perfect and it was the right crowd with no crowding. Three great food trucks dished out hot dogs, hamburgers and other goodies. A DJ team kept high energy music flowing which set a mood that helped the crowd enjoy itself.

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Gillman Dealerships in Houston Sponsor Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening!

Buffalo Bayou, the historic waterway which wends its way through the middle of Houston, has played a major role in the city's growth and commercial prosperity. Now, after a multi-million dollar effort, Buffalo Bayou will take on a new purpose by becoming a thriving park and recreation area. The Gillman Subaru dealerships in Houston were honored to contribute to this much needed city amenity by sponsoring the official opening activities for the new Buffalo Bayou Park.

The Grand Opening took place Saturday, October 3. It was the culmination of a private and city undertaking that has resulted in an exceptional recreation facility. Future generations will be well served by the efforts of all those who assisted in making Buffalo Bayou Park a reality
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Gillman Honda GM Daryl Waterwall and Aldo Cortez, GM Gillman Honda Fort Bend, Present Honda Dealers Coach of the Week Awards

The Houston Honda Dealers, in combination with KUBE TV Sports Zone's Coach of the Week, called upon Daryl Waterwall, Gillman Honda Houston General Manager, and Aldo Cortes, General Manager of Gillman Honda Fort Bend, to present checks for $500 to Taylor and George Ranch high schools in honor of their Coaches.

 
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A Doggone Good Time at Gillman Subaru in North Houston

The ancients called Sirius, brightest star in the night sky, the "Dog Star" because it was positioned in the constellation Canis Major (Big Dog). As bright as Sirius might be, it was outshone by the smiling faces at Gillman Subaru in North Houston's "Dog Days of Summer" celebration.

It was a day of four-legged pals, fun activities and continuous entertainment at the dealership, coupled to the worthy work of the Lone Star Animal Welfare League. Admission was free to all pet lovers, Subaru owners, Gillman customers and families in the dealership area.

 

There was food, music, exciting giveaway drawings, pet grooming, rock wall climbing and a "Top Dog" contest for the canine dressed in the best costume.

People and pets turned out in droves and all who came left with a special feeling for Gillman and Subaru..

 
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Gillman Subaru in South Houston Supports New Owners


Subaru owners are loyal to their vehicles. So hold a New Owners Clinic and the turnout will exceed expectations. The fun yet serious session rewarded attendees with detailed information on how to get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from their new Subaru vehicles.

 

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Gillman Rio Grande Valley Dealerships Once Again Help Drive Perfect School Attendance to New Highs

 A program developed last year by Arturo Cavazos, Superintendent of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD), and his staff to increase overall school attendance was a huge success. So they again called on the Gillman Rio Grande Valley Auto Group for some repeat help. Once again, the offer of a new 2015 Gillman Chevrolet Sonic, along with some other spectacular awards, proved to be the catalyst that produced another unqualified success.

All students with perfect attendance were invited to gather at the Gillman Chevrolet dealership in Harlingen for a festive recognition ceremony. Scott Dupons, Gillman Rio Grande Valley Auto Group General Manager and Partner, teamed with Superintendent Cavazos to present awards to the deserving students.

Victoria Oliver won the drawing for the new 2015 Gillman Chevrolet Sonic.

 
 
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Gillman Subaru in South Houston "Shares the Love" with Red Collar Rescue

Since its inception seven years ago, Subaru of America's "Share the Love" program, funded by a $250 donation from Subaru for each Subaru sold or leased during its "Share the Love" event, has donated more than $35 million to worthy causes.
 
Owners buying their new Subarus through Gillman Subaru in South Houston selected Red Collar Rescue as the local beneficiary of this worthwhile Subaru program. The result was a hearty helping contribution to aid Red Collar Rescue for animals in need.

 
 
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A Dog Gone Good Deed by Gillman Subaru in North Houston

Gillman Subaru in North Houston was Title Sponsor for the 2015 Annual Mutts & Putts Golf Tournament benefitting the Lone Star Animal Welfare League Doggie Dash. The players enjoyed both a great round of golf and the satisfaction off helping a noble cause.

As part of the Gillman Subaru team's support for the Lone Star Animal Welfare League, they joined with Subaru of America through its "Share the Love" program and were able to donate more than $14,000 to the League for its much needed programs.

 
 
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Gillman Houston Team Takes on March of Dimes Walk


It's a walk for a great cause and Gillman team members from the South Houston dealerships, along with some vital extra assistance from younger family members, turned out for the annual March of Dimes Walk.

  



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Gillman Subaru in South Houston Celebrates 25th Anniversary as a Subaru Dealership and a Great "Share the Love" Donation to Buffalo Bayou Partnership

It was a Subaru "Share the Love" moment at Gillman Subaru in South Houston. The dealership, which was just recognized by Subaru of America for having represented their brand for 25 years, presented a serious donation to the work being done by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Long a Houston "lost space," Buffalo Bayou, due to the leadership and work done by the Partnership, has been transformed into an urban oasis.


 
 
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Gillman Acura Scores High With New Owners


The turnout of loyal new Acura owners exceeded expectations at the recent Gillman Acura New Owners Clinic held in Houston. In a fun yet serious session, 23 attendees were rewarded with detailed information on how to get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from their new Acura vehicles.

 
 
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Gillman Houston Subaru Dealerships Sponsor 43rd Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta!

When this event began in the early 1970s many called it the "Reeking Regatta!" due to the poor condition of Buffalo Bayou. Today, 43 years later, thanks in great part to the outstanding efforts of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Buffalo Bayou, especially between Shepherd and Sabine Streets, has become one of the most outstanding parks in the nation.



The 43rd running of what is now the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, was a huge success. The two Gillman Subaru dealerships in Houston were honored to be proud sponsors of this highly worthwhile event.


 
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Gillman Honda San Benito Team Members Hit the Street in the San  Benito 5K Run

Five kilometers is about three miles. For championship runners, a race of that distance is almost a sprint that is over in well under 15 minutes. For the rest of us mortals, it takes some longer. But it isn't how fast you run it, it's that you run it at all.
 
 
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Gillman Honda Fort Bend Sponsors Del Webb Sweetgrass Mix n Mingle!

A Del Webb retirement community a few miles from Gillman Honda Fort Bend got a big boost for their Sweetgrass Mix n Mingle event from sponsorship by the dealership. Attendance more than doubled the usual turnout and all who took part praised the Gillman group for their assistance.

 
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George Ranch High School Band Benefits from Gillman Sponsored Autorama!

When the George Ranch High School band needed a fund-raiser, they turned to Gillman dealerships to help put on an Autorama. And put one on they did!
 
Gillman Honda and Nissan in Fort Bend County backed by the Gillman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership turned out an array of vehicles and had team members on hand to answer questions.

The Autorama was a huge success, the George Ranch High School band got a real boost and the Gillman team members who participated helped a worthy cause.

 
 
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Gillman Honda Fort Bend Hits a Homer with Strong Owners Clinic!

Some 42 new Gillman Honda owners filled the Gillman Honda Fort Bend County showroom on April 14, 2015 for an outstanding New Owners Clinic.



They came to learn how to maximize their satisfaction with their new Gillman Honda vehicles. Aldo Cortes, General Manager of the dealership, led an expert team of presenters. All in attendance enjoyed a fun and informative evening. One new owner, Jerry Maroney, took home the iPad door prize
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Gillman Rio Grande Valley Group Supports Willacy County Fair and Auction!

The Willacy County Fair and Auction is a major event in the Rio Grande Valley and Gillman is a major sponsor of this exciting annual festivity. This year, the fair ran January 21-24 and attendance fulfilled all expectations. The "Little Miss Cowgirl Pageant" took the fair's main stage and was a real crowd pleaser.

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Gillman Subaru in Southwest Houston Packs Them In for Owners Clinic!

New Subaru owners filled the Gillman Subaru Southwest Houston showroom until it was almost standing room only. They were there to learn how to get the most from their new Subaru vehicles from an expert team assembled by Eliel Ramirez, GM of the dealership. It proved to be an exciting evening and all in attendance went home with a new love and respect for their fine Subarus.
 
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Gillman Honda Fort Bend Delivers Highly Successful Owners Clinic!


Almost 60 new Honda owners attended the Gillman Honda in Fort Bend County's very successful New Owners Clinic. Refreshments, expert advice from knowledgeable Honda specialists, and a festive air combined to produce an entertaining and highly informative evening.

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2014 Archives

Gillman Subaru San Antonio Assists With Pets Alive Event!

The Gillman San Antonio Subaru team turned out to give a big assist to the Pets Alive event. With Subarus, dogs, friends, and Santa, there was no way to go wrong! The day was most successful and all involved got a real boost to their holiday spirit!
  
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Gillman Honda Houston Owners Clinic a Big Hit!

An enthusiastic crowd attended the Gillman Honda Houston Owners Clinic held on December 3, 2014 at the dealership. Houston Honda General Manager Daryl Waterwall was pleased to present one customer, who drives a Honda CRV, with the main door prize, a 42-inch TV.

Members of the dealership team were on hand to make presentations. So all who participated gained valuable knowledge of their vehicles. Plus everyone had a fun time.
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Holds Toy Drive!

Christmas may be behind us but we need to recognize the team at Gillman Honda San Antonio for their extremely successful toy drive. They helped the kids at Dell Children's Medical Center have a much happier Christmas. A big Gillman "Thanks" to Mario Del Bosque and the San Antonio Gillman go-getters!


   
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Gillman Dealerships in Southwest Houston Contribute to "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive


The "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive is an annual Houston-area happening and once again the Gillman teams in Southwest Houston chipped in to help make this year's event special. The donation filled a Honda Pilot and helped give some needy families a great holiday meal.



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Gillman Subaru North Goes to the Dogs With Santa!

 An outstanding crowd of Subaru-fancying, dog-loving customers and friends came to the Gillman Subaru dealership in North Houston to introduce their pets to Santa. Santa was, as always, attentive and made promises that would find his sleigh loaded with doggy treats for Christmas day.


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Greater Houston Honda Dealers Salute Ron Counter as High School Coach of the Week


Gillman Honda Houston General Manager Daryl Waterwall at the presentation of the Greater Houston Honda Dealers Coach of the Week Award. Head Coach Ron Counter, his able Assistant Coaches and the Stafford Spartans were on hand to receive the award after their 33 to 3 victory over the Sealy Tigers.
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Gillman San Antonio Honda Dealership Contributes Time to Trinity Christian Academy Market Days Project


Building for tomorrow, the Gillman Honda San Antonio Management Team teamed up to give a very special presentation to fifth grade students at Trinity Christian Academy during their Market Days project




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Gillman Team Thanks Sponsors and Players Who Set New Record for 19th Annual Gillman Companies Charity Golf Tournament!


Even before the first ball was hit off a tee, the 19th Annual Gillman Companies Charity Golf Tournament broke all previous records! Thanks to support from sponsors and players, the Fort Bend Women's Center gained a major donation to boost their programs.

A total of 144 stalwart golfers were on hand November 3, 2014 at Sweetwater Country Club. They came ready to play. Assisted by an amazing team of enthusiastic volunteers, everyone enjoyed a great day of sport and camaraderie while contributing to a most worthy cause.

A total of $90,093 was raised and every cent, with no deductions for overhead, went to the Fort Bend Women's Center. The Center's programs-crises intervention, emergency residence, family support, counseling and help for children in need because of domestic violence or sexual assault-aid hundreds upon hundreds of needy women each year.

  

A very heartfelt "Way to go and thanks!" to everyone involved. Your contributions and hard work will go far toward making many lives happier!.
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Gillman Subaru Big Event 6 Exceeds All Expectations and Sets New Records!

It's good that a picture is worth a thousand words because even a thousand words could not adequately describe the fun, enthusiasm, entertainment, and excitement found at the Gillman Subaru Big Event 6 held on October 5, 2014.

Accessory exhibits, a 350-car show, food trucks, a rock climbing wall, Subaru displays, Subaru rally cars, a game truck, a great DJ with continuous music, bungee jumping, a marching band, skateboarding, camaraderie, autographs from drivers Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen, and a full out Rally-Race Subaru STI.

There was a lot more. A whole lot more. Including a record crowd of revved up Subaru owners and enthusiasts. The Gillman Subaru Big Event has become one of the most anticipated activities on the Houston-area automobile calendar and draws participants from hundreds of miles away. It started big, became bigger, and now is a major Subaru happening.

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Gillman Subaru in Southwest Houston Holds New Owners Clinic

Subaru owners form a special bond with their vehicles and appreciate any and all information on how to get more from their Subaru. So a full house was no surprise to the Gillman Subaru team in South Houston when they held their New Owners Clinic. Those who attended went away with valuable information and an even greater affection for their Subarus!.
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Team Supports Breast Cancer Month!

Think Pink was the rule of the day when the San Antonio Honda team turned out, showing by their colors they care about supporting National Breast Cancer Month.
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Gillman Subaru North Gains Major Story for edmunds.com!

An outstanding crowd attended the Gillman Subaru facility in North Houston and enjoyed the "Dog Days of Summer" event. Word of this spread to Edmunds Auto.com writer Laura Sky Brown who worked the story back to discover the very real link Gillman Subaru North personnel have developed with their pet-loving customers.

It is a fine article and a tribute to the entire Gillman Subaru North team.
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Team Supports Boysville!

Boysville in San Antonio is a secure, nurturing environment for boys and girls up to the age of 17 who are unable to remain at home due to abuse, neglect, or family disruption. Boysville helps boys and girls become responsible, educated adults.

The Gillman Honda team in San Antonio pitched in and provided much needed school supplies for Boysville. A great contribution to a great cause.
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Gillman Acura Holds Exciting New Vehicle Owners Clinic


On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Gillman Acura held another of its highly successful New Vehicle Owners Clinics. More than 60 Acura enthusiasts came to the dealership for an evening of information, fun, and snacks. As a special treat, every visiting new Acura received a free car wash.

Great attendance, great attendees, and a greatly informative time for all.
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Brings Out Happy New Honda Owners!

On October 9, 2014, almost 50 excited new Honda owners packed the Gillman Honda showroom in San Antonio for a fact and fun-filled New Owners Clinic.

Free refreshments, staff introductions, special tips on how to get the most out of their new Hondas, and some exceptional door prizes made this a memorable evening.
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Gillman Dealerships in Houston and San Antonio Named Seven Consecutive Times as Top Workplaces! Gillman Rio Grand Valley Team Again Voted Valley Star Reader's Choice "Best Automobile Dealership!!


Five years ago, the Houston Chronicle began recognizing the area's top 100 workplaces. The internationally known firm Workplace Dynamics conducted the necessary studies and evaluated about 1,300 firms and organizations each year. The Gillman dealerships in Houston have been named to that distinguished Top 100 list five times. Gillman is one of the few companies to gain this honor year after year and it is a fitting tribute to the entire Gillman Houston team.

In San Antonio, the Express-News, also a Hearst newspaper, started a similar recognition program. Gillman Company dealerships there have earned a strong position among the esteemed Top Workplaces award winners two years in a row.

In the Rio Grande Valley, the Valley Morning Star newspaper holds an annual "The Best of the Best in the Valley" Reader's Choice program to honor the Valley's top performers in many fields. The Gillman team there has been consistently recognized by being awarded the "Best Automobile Dealership" time and time again. It is a well deserved accolade and a tribute to this enthusiastic group.

The Gillman Companies have a decades-long tradition of hiring great people and providing them with first-class facilities so they can perform at their very best.

Top professionals working in a pleasant environment with the tools they need to realize their true potential consistently deliver great customer satisfaction. And customer satisfaction is the force that drives us toward an even more successful future!
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Gillman Automotive Group Joins With KTBZ- The Buzz, The Rod Ryan Show and Bull Shirts to Support Annual Rod Ryan Cares Backpack Drive!


Almost 15,000 deserving kids have received a back-to-school boost in the form of a brand new backpack stuffed with needed school supplies.  The Gillman Automotive Group, teamed with radio station KTBZ- The Buzz, The Rod Ryan Show team, and Bull Shirts, supported the Rod Ryan Show Cares Backpack Drive.  This annual campaign contributes to the Houston Children's' Charity "Back 2 School" event.
  
Chris Gillman, Gillman Companies vice President and General Manager of Gillman Acura, visited the Rod Ryan Show and made a surprising matching-donations offer that really put the drive over the top! 
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Gillman Honda Fort Bend Hosts Greater Houston Honda Dealers Association "Test Drive to Win" Sweepstakes


Carolyn Linares from Rosenberg was the lucky winner of the Greater Houston Honda Dealers "Test Drive to Win" Sweepstakes.  She entered at Gillman onda Fort Bend and chose the $23,000 cash option as apposed to a 2014 Honda Accord EX.  

Carolyn opted for the monday to help with college costs for her daughter.  Her statements: "Thank you, Honda dealers..." and "because of Honda, our live has changed in a positive direction" says it all!
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Gillman Subaru in South Houston Conducts Another Successful Owners Clinic 


The turnout of loyal new Subaru enthusiasts exceeded expectations at the recent Gillman Subaru New Owners Clinic held in South Houston. In an atmosphere of fun, attendees were rewarded with detailed information on how to get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from their new Subaru vehicles.

  
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Gillman Auto Group Helped Put Ruben on the Road!


In a special promotion, Ruben Galvan, a morning personality on KPRC-TV, the Houston NBC affiliate, set out to crisscross Texas in search of neat vacation destinations. To assist him in his travels and to make sure he went in the style to which he'd like to become accustomed, Gillman Auto Group supplied a specially decorated Honda Pilot.


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Gillman Acura Supports Lilly Libertore, Successful Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser!


Gillman Companies Vice President and Gillman Acura General Manager Chris Gillman helped support little Lilly Libertore, daughter of Katie Libertore, an Estimator at the Gillman Collision Center in North Houston, in her fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Lilly proved to be a top fundraiser. She earned a Chick-fil-A party for her class.

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Gillman Rio Grande Valley Dealerships Help Drive Perfect School Attendance Highs!

A program developed by Arturo Cavazos, Superintendent of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD), and his staff to increase overall school attendance by 50 students needed a boost. So they called on the Gillman Rio Grande Valley Auto Group for some help. The offer of a new 2014 Gillman Chevrolet Sonic, along with other spectacular awards, proved to be the catalyst that produced a huge success.


According to Julio Cavazos, HCISD Chief Financial Officer, 150 students improved their attendance and the district gained an additional $175,000 from state of Texas funding.

On May 17, at 10:30 in the morning, all the students with perfect attendance were invited to gather at the Gillman Chevrolet dealership in Harlingen for a festive awards and recognition ceremony. Scott Dupons, Gillman Rio Grande Valley Auto Group General Manager and Partner, teamed with Superintendent Cavazos to present awards to the deserving students.



In a fitting finish to a great promotion, a very lucky high school senior, won the drawing for the new 2014 Gillman Chevrolet Sonic.

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Acura Has Huge Turnout for New Acura Owners Clinic!


It was a banner night for the Gillman Acura team and 88 new Acura owners! Introductions were made, questions asked and answered. A discussion of Bluetooth technology was met with enthusiasm. As a special bonus for those at the session, every attendee's vehicle left the meeting nice and shiny from a free wash. It was a fun and informative evening!



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Gillman Nissan Sponsors Theatre Under The Stars Play!

Shows from Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) are an established Houston tradition. So it was natural for TUTS to turn to another Houston tradition for promotional help with their presentation of the play, Hands on a Hard Body. Vying to win a new truck, 10 stalwart but in need Texans enter a stringent contest. The winner will be the last of the 10 to have at least one hand on the dream truck when all the others let go. Morning and through the night, for days on end, the 10 hold on under a beating sun and chilling darkness. A Gillman Nissan full-size pickup truck, specially wrapped with a Gillman logo to promote the play, will be displayed about town. This unique promotion is sure to gather great attention to both the play and Gillman Nissan.

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Gillman Honda San Antonio Holds Informative New Owners Clinic



The April Gillman Honda New Owners Clinic held by the San Antonio crew proved to be a huge success. After appropriate presentations and the introductions of Service and Parts team members, they fielded owner questions and responded to concerns. It was a fun evening and the new Honda owners gained further respect for their vehicle!



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Gillman Subaru Houston Dealerships' Bayou Regatta Sponsorship a Real Success!

  A kayak, canoe, or paddle-what-you-brung race staged on the upper reaches of Houston's Buffalo Bayou was a huge success. During the last 15 years, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership has raised more than $80 million for conservation projects related to this historic waterway. Thanks in no small part to Gillman Subaru sponsorship, the 2014 staging of this 42-year-old annual competition proved to be one of the best.


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Gillman Honda Fort Bend New Owners Clinic a Winner!


A charming couple celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary are new Honda owners and attended the Gillman Honda Fort Bend County Car Care Clinic. They won the grand prize, a state-of-the-art flat screen TV!





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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Hosts Amazing Raminator Smash and Bash Event

Ram builds great trucks renowned for their power, on-the-job-do-it-all performance, and rugged durability. So it's no wonder a Ram truck was chosen to be transformed into one of the toughest monster trucks in the world!



Introducing the Raminator. It was the star and hit of the Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Raminator Smash and Bash! The fun event was held on Monday, March 17th in a safely cordoned off area adjacent to the Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership. A highly appreciative crowd enjoyed food and game trucks, a terrific DJ with appropriate crash and bash music, very attractive models, and an unforgettable demonstration of Raminator Ram power.


The wheels and tires on the mighty Raminator stand taller than many men. And when its powerful engine roared, the massive beast lurched forward at a menacing pace. Nearing the three sacrificial full size automobiles selected to be its prey, the Raminator reared up on its gigantic back wheels. Front end suspended almost two stories high in the air, it surged forward. Then with a mighty drop, it smashed its gargantuan front tires down onto the roof and hood of the first of its three victims. The noise on impact was like a train wreck. The vehicle, totally demolished, was quickly joined by two more equally crushed companions.


Seen up close and personal, it was a sight to remember. Ooohs, sharp intakes of breath, and then heavy applause greeted each demonstration of the Raminator's mighty power.

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Gillman Acura Stands Out With Romantic Valentine's Day Promotion!

A quick two-week social media promotion tied Gillman Acura in with a special Valentine's Day prize. This romantic contest proved to be an interesting way to use the power of the internet to earn attention for the dealership.
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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Team Proud Sponsors of Dulles High School Athletics Booster Club's 2014 Dulles Classic Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction!

The Gillman Companies are totally committed to being good neighbors in the many communities they serve. To meet this obligation, Gillman dealerships and team embers are deeply involved in local civic and charitable activities. So when the Dulles High School Athletics Booster Club (DHS ABC) needed support for its 2014 Dulles Classic Golf Tournament, dinner and auction, Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram was honored to become the Platinum Presenting Sponsor. DHS ABC is the only parent volunteer organization that supports all of the Dulles High School team sports. The Dulles Classic is its major fundraiser. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase athletic gear, fund needed improvements, host four postseason sports banquets and provide scholarships to deserving senior athletes. The 2014 event was honored to have Kay Slack Beard as Honorary Chairperson. Kay spent three decades at Dulles and was golf coach for 19 years. The highly successful event was held on February 10th at the Sugar Creek Country Club and proved to be a great day of friendly competition, fellowship and fun. Other stories in this issue show the continued Gillman tradition of community service.
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Gillman Chevrolet Plays Exciting Role in Willacy County Fair

County fairs are a great American tradition. The Gillman dealerships in the Rio Grand Valley, as part of their support of local events, played a big role in the recently held Willacy County Fair. Matthew Betancourt, with Gillman Chevrolet, is an active supporter of the fair. He was on hand to take delivery of the Grand Champion Lamb purchased by Gillman Chevrolet. Gillman Automotive also sponsored the fair. It is a worthy cause and another example of the Gillman Companies dedication to supporting the communities they serve.


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2013 Archives


Gillman Honda San Antonio Supports Shermanators Team in 2013 Diabetes Walk and 5K Run to Cure Diabetes



It was walk or run five kilometers in the 2013 Diabetes 5K. Bradley Sherman and his Shermanator team, supported by Gillman Honda of San Antonio, turned out in force. Great cause, great support!






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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Gillman Subaru Engage Social Media for a Good Cause!!

Users of Facebook and social media tend to forge strong emotional ties through interaction with "friends" and others met during time spent online. Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Gillman Subaru in San Antonio are running fun Facebook contests called "Stuff the Wrangler" and "Pack the Outback." The Wrangler is stuffed with canned food to be donated to a local food bank. The Outback is packed with toys that will find their way to kids in needy homes. Contestants guess the number of cans of food and/or toys in the vehicles and three winners will earn great prizes. The contest is supported by website notices, an email blast, and other online activities. This interesting event is a first for the Gillman Companies in terms of creating an attractive promotion designed to have a special appeal to users of social media.


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Gillman Acura Holds Highly Successful New Owners Clinic!

Helping new owners get the most out of their new Acuras. That's the reason for holding new owners clinics. And that's exactly what happened at Gillman Acura on a fine evening in November. Gillman Companies Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gillman Acura Chris Gillman was on hand to greet guests, answer questions, introduce Acura experts, and make sure everyone had a good time.  Acuras are very special vehicles, Acura owners are very special people, and Gillman
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Gillman Accounting Team in Fort Bend County Adopts Family and Delivers a Most Happy Christmas!

The Gillman Accounting team in Rosenberg adopted a family and gave them a heartfelt Christmas present. Clothing, blankets, bedding, bikes, toys and more, along with a fully decorated Christmas tree, brought the true spirit of this special holiday to a family in need.

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Special Thanks to Sponsors and Players Who Set a New Record at the 15th Annual Gillman Companies Charity Golf Tournament!


The 15th annual Gillman Companies Charity Golf Tournament proved to be another record-breaking event.The efforts of an outstanding group of sponsors, players, and a dedicated team of volunteers resulted in a great day of golf, plus a significant contribution to a worthy cause. The Fort Bend County Women's Center gained a major donation to bolster its programs for crises intervention, emergency residence, family support, counseling, and chil
dren in need because of domestic violence or sexual assault. A heartfelt thank you goes to everyone involved.  

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Gillman Rio Grande Valley Dealerships Take Leading Role in "Drive for Perfect Attendance Awards" Program!

To back the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District's new initiative designed to improve class attendance in high schools, the Gillman Honda, Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC dealerships have gone all out. The Grand Award is a new 2014 Gillman Chevrolet Sonic. The car will go to one lucky student who has perfect attendance. There are also Campus Cash Rewards for all schools, a MacBook Pro computer, iPad mini, and tablet as awards to perfect attendees.

This activity is part of the Gillman Rio Grande Valley team's total commitment to helping make the neighborhoods they serve better places to live.
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Chris Chapman Wins "Makeover Your Ride" Promotion for Gillman Subaru in North Houston

His story goes like this. Chris Chapman drives his almost new Gillman Subaru on his birthday road trip to Canyon Lake. Comes a storm that whips the lake into a frenzy and whirls into a tornado. It shakes the house and brings down a chimney. Which falls on top of his new Subaru, crushing it beyond belief.

What to do with a story like that? Enter it into Gillman Subaru North's "Make Over Your Ride" promotion on Facebook. More than 20 other sad stories came from Subaru owners who wanted to share why their Subaru ride needed a makeover. Some 2,200 votes were cast by Facebook friends of entrants. Neat idea and as the photo above shows, a real payoff for Chris Chapman.
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Big Event 5 Turns out to be the Biggest and Best Gillman Subaru Event Ever!

Gillman Subaru Big Event has been more successful than the one before. So it came as no surprise that Big Event 5, held on October 5th, out-gunned and overwhelmed all predecessors. Thousands of loyal Subaru owners, drivers, and admirers descended on the Gillman dealership in South Houston for a day of spectacular Subaru enthusiasm. Gillman Subaru General Manager Wally Elostaz and his team were ready for them.

Hundreds of cars lined up for the annual show, Subaru Shop Day technicians were hard at it assisting owners with projects on their Subarus, and 25 vendors of things automotive were open for business. The Subaru Show Car Trailer drew huge crowds as did the Video Gaming and RC Racing stands. DJ Tito & the Kratez Crew generated excitement and kept things moving with their powerful tunes. And caring for hunger pangs, the folks operating the line of food trucks stayed busy.

Subaru drivers David Higgins and Bucky Lasek were stars of Big Event 5. In addition to their gracious and friendly interaction with the crowds who wanted photos and autographs, their demonstrations of drifting skills left everyone breathless. They were audaciously awesome!

Scenes From the Gillman Subaru Big Event 5 Show Some of the Fun, Spirit, and Love of All Things Subaru!


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Gillman Subaru San Antonio Takes Part in Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair!

Subaru owners attending the Renewable Energy Roundup held in Fredericksburg, Texas at the end of September-and there were a lot of them-stopped by the Gillman Subaru San Antonio booth. All were enthusiastic about the event and, needless to say, about their Subaru vehicles. Paul Wendell, General Manager of Gillman Subaru and Gillman Mitsubishi in San Antonio, noted "The Gillman Companies are deeply involved with the communities served by their dealerships. Our firm and Subaru demonstrate a real concern for both the environment and energy conservation through the vehicles and services we offer our customers."
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Holds Another Highly Successful New Owners Clinic!

In honor of Honda's Customer Appreciation Days, Gillman Honda in San Antonio hosted another of their very successful Owners Clinics. On the evening of October 10, more than 80 owners came to learn how best to use the features of their vehicles through one-on-one instruction. There was food, fun, excitement, and like always, great prizes. It was an unforgettable experience for all who attended and assisted with this significant session.

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Gillman Subaru North's Dog Days of Summer Grand Opening Draws Outstanding Crowd!

  An outstanding crowd attended the Grand Opening of the new Gillman Subaru facility in North Houston and enjoyed the "Dog Days of Summer" event. A live DJ kept the music playing, Subaru fans as well as dog lovers with pets had treats from James Coney Island and Barker Street Bakery. Pet owners made good use of the mobile grooming station. Customized pet tags, the unique Games2U video-play trailer, giveaways which included a flat-screen TV, and pet adoptions through the Lone Star Animal Welfare League made the event an even bigger success.


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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Supports 4th Annual Danny Dietz Navy Seal Foundation Event!

It was a Texas-size, Texas tradition held in Rosenberg, Texas for the fourth year. The U.S. Navy Seal Danny Dietz Memorial Team Roping competition brought out the best in Texas cowboys vying for money, fame, saddles, and rigging. Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram was there all the way, supporting this roping event benefiting the Navy Seal Foundation. A worthy cause and proper venue for the great Gillman Ram trucks.


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Gillman Honda San Antonio Sets New Owners Clinic Attendance Record!

 

On Thursday, July 11th, Gillman Honda San Antonio set a new record for attendance at their Owners Clinic. More than 50 Honda enthusiasts came for an evening of fun, prizes (one attendee went home with a 39-inch flat-screen television), and help on getting the most out of their new Honda vehicles.





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Gillman Subaru North Houston is Leader of the Pack Sponsor of Spring Bark 2013!


It was a great day for Spring Bark 2013 held on April 13th at Northshore Park in The Woodlands. This dog lover's holiday benefited the Lone Star Animal Welfare League, and Gillman Subaru North was on hand as a major event sponsor.  A doggone fine time was had by all. For more information and to see all event photos visit www.lsawl.org.



   

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Gillman Honda in Southwest Houston New Owner Car Clinic a Huge Success!

 

The Gillman Honda New Owner Car Clinics are always popular. This March event, though, was beyond expectations. With informative sessions on vehicles, surprise prizes, refreshments and fun, each session is a guaranteed customer-pleaser. Attendees go away knowing how to get the best from their Honda and about the great service after the sale that is a Gillman trademark.


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Gillman Subaru San Antonio Sponsors Y Partners St. Patty's Day Extravaganza!

 
When the Y Partners of the Schertz, Texas Family YMCA needed a sponsor to put their St. Patrick's Day fundraiser over the top, they had to look no further than Gillman Subaru.

The event, which took place Sunday, March 16, was widely heralded through radio and newspaper ads. To say it was a huge success is an understatement. There was live entertainment on the Bluebonnet Palace stage along with outdoor games, food, and fun for the whole family.

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Gillman Begins 75th Year of Satisfying Customers!



 It is truly remarkable! Gillman is selling new and used vehicles to great-grandchildren of the first customers they satisfied back in the 1930s! To stay in business for 75 years, you've got to be doing something right. And that something right is to make every effort to have each customer totally satisfied. If we continue to fulfill this obligation, we'll be around for another 75 years!.
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Chris Gillman Honda Places Winning Bid in Unique Civic Opportunity

Chris Gillman, Gillman Companies Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gillman Acura, attended a fund-raising event for the Houston Automobile Dealers Association (HADA) annual scholarship awards program. Held as part of the Houston Auto Show, the Houston association auctioned off unusual personalized vehicle license plates.

One, bearing the word "Houston" was a standout. Chris Gillman entered the bidding and won this prestigious plate.

According to Gillman, "The HADA scholarship program grants educational funding to employees of Houston automobile dealerships and their family members. Acquiring the 'Houston' plate was especially appropriate for the Gillman dealerships because we are a family-owned business that has been serving Houstonians since 1938. Which makes this our 75th year here in this great city. We are truly grateful for the success we have enjoyed in what has become one of the nation's most dynamic metropolitan areas. It is exciting to care for the automotive needs of the grandchildren of our original customers."

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 Gillman Auto Group Again Named One of Houston's Top 100 Workplaces

A repeat of a repeat is a "Three-Peat." That's the story when it comes to having the Gillman Auto Group named a Top 100 Workplace in Houston.

Gillman is one of the few privately held businesses to be ranked in the Top 100 for 2012. In 2010 Gillman was the first automobile dealership to gain Top 100 distinction. It is also one of only 44 firms to make the list three years in a row. Raked 15th, Gillman is the highest rated privately owned firm in the Large Company category.

The study, sponsored annually by the Houston Chronicle, was performed by Workplace Dynamics. It included 1,352 for-profit and nonprofit organizations and is recognized as one of the best evaluation programs in the nation. Final selections were based on more than 50,000 responses from individuals participating in the survey.

After the awards ceremony on November 8, 2012, Stacey Gillman Wimbish, President of the Gillman Auto Group, noted, "The same policies, organizational spirit, and determination to provide an exceptional workplace environment are seen in our San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley locations as well."
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2012 Archives


Gillman Honda Part of Houston's Share Your Holiday Food Drive

Gillman team members played a strong role in making the annual Share Your Holiday Food Drive a huge success. Generous contributions of both food items and time made this year's effort one of the best ever.



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 Gillman Accounting Office in Fort Bend Supports CPS Kids

The Gillman Rosenberg accounting team sponsored three children, ages 3, 6, and 12 through the BEAResource for CPS Kids program. They collected a child's treasury of toys and games so that three youngsters would have a much happier Christmas morning.
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14th Annual Gillman Charity Golf Tournament Breaks all records before First Ball Place on Tee!

Setting new records is normal for the annual Gillman Companies Charity Golf Tournament. But no one was quite prepared for such an overwhelming response to the 14th annual call for entries.
 
Demand for player slots started fast and ended even faster. More than 200 golfers signed up. Outstanding sponsors came on board. And before the first ball was driven off the tee, almost $75,000 had been raised for the Fort Bend County Women's Center. After the final award had been passed out, the auction completed, and the day of sporting fellowship over, about $90,000 ended up in the Women's Center bank account!

It was for a worthy cause! The caring professionals and volunteers at the Center provide crises intervention, emergency residence, family support services, counseling, and educational programs aimed at women and their children in need because of domestic violence or sexual assault.

      

A big Gillman "Way to go!" to all those who helped make this such a momentous event. And a special thanks to Annette Howe with the Center; Bonnie Meyer, Gillman Companies Variable Operations Specialist; Jana Kusin and her advertising team; and Chief Operating Officer Patrick York.

An event this successful owes a deep debt of gratitude to the terrific sponsors and players. Please know how grateful the Women's Center and the Gillman Companies are for your support. It was a fabulous day of golf for a most worthy cause.BIG EVENT 4 was Bigger and Better than ever before!
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Holds New Owner's Clinic


Gillman Honda San Antonio's latest New Owner's Clinic was a great success. A full 30 new owners came for an evening of fun and instruction offered by Gillman Service and Parts personnel. An Italian dinner was served, there were several special prizes, and one lucky owner won a 39-inch flat screen TV.

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Gillman San Antonio Assists Local Chamber of Commerce

One of the largest employers in the Schertz, Texas area is Randolph Air Force Base, part of Joint Base San Antonio. With a long history of training pilots and air crews, this facility provides a series of programs for civilians who work on the base. The Gillman dealerships in San Antonio participate with the Schertz Chamber of Commerce in recognizing outstanding base employees.
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Over 4,000 attend Gillman Subaru Houston's Big Event 4, Setting New Records!

The BIG EVENT 4 was Bigger and Better than ever before!



   
    

 Talk about a huge success! The Big Event 4, presented by Gillman Subaru Houston on Saturday, October 13, 2012 outdid its name and became Biggest Event 4. During seven excitement-filled hours, more than 4,000 Subaru enthusiasts were enthralled and entertained by a seemingly unending sequence of high energy activities.

The Gillman Subaru Shop Day portion of the program allowed Subaru owners to use the Gillman Subaru shop and tools to work on their vehicles. The great Gillman Subaru technicians were on hand to provide advice and support when and where needed.

With DJ Tito delivering stirring music and commentary, attendees crowded the rows of fine automobiles on display in the Car Show Arena. Skateboarding legend and Subaru PUMA RallyCross driver Bucky Lasek and Subaru PUMA RallyCross star Dave Mirra were on hand along with their cars. They delivered an additional thrill by mixing with the crowd of enthusiasts and signing autographs.

Unveiling the dynamic 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek and the equally new 2013 BRZ proved to be additional highlights. A marching band, lots to eat, booths with vendor items, and almost continuous raffles as well as giveaways all combined to make this a Subaru happening.

Special thanks to Subaru of America, Bucky and Dave, all the fine supporters, and the Gillman team of Tito, Greg, John P., Kimo, Memo, and Amir. Led by the irrepressible Wally Elostaz, the Big Event 4 will be remembered as an amazing day of fun and automotive excitement.

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Gillman Honda and Nissan Join Sponsorship of Boots and Badges Appreciation Day




Joining with other area retail automobile dealers, the staffs of Gillman Honda and Nissan were proud to sponsor Boots and Badges Appreciation Day at Skeeters' Field. More than a thousand members of the Fort Bend County Police, Sheriff's Office, Firefighters, and other full time and volunteer emergency responders were honored at the event.

SugarLand Skeeters biggest fan, Chris Gillman.



Take a Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce auction, add Christopher Gillman, then General Manager of Gillman Honda in Fort Bend County and Executive Vice President of the Gillman Companies, and the result is one happy kid.

Chris won the auction for throwing out the first pitch and passed the honor to Jon Loewe, seven-year-old son of Master Technician Jason Loewe who cares for customers' vehicles at Gillman Honda Fort Bend. Jon's teammates from his Rosenberg Dusters Little League were in the stands cheering him on.
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Gillman Honda San Antonio Joins With City of San Antonio Animal Care Services in Pet Adoption Day

    

In a special event on July 28, Gillman Honda played host to the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) in a daylong pet adoption jamboree. Pet lovers from far and near came, and before the activity ended, 15 dogs found kind new homes. The exciting event proved so satisfactory a repeat was immediately scheduled for August 18.
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Christopher Gillman Leads Gillman Companies Support for Texas Adaptive Aquatics

Texas Adaptive Aquatics (TAA) is a group devoted to bringing the excitement and pleasure of water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and other water-related activities to individuals of all ages with physical and/or mental difficulties. Their scope of work also includes disabled veterans. TAA has recently added a shooting center with a skeet range to their exceptional program. Christopher Gillman, Executive Vice President of the Gillman Companies and General Manager of Gillman Honda in Fort Bend County, donated a self-propelled allterrain wheelchair, called "The Gillman," to TAA. The chair, fitted with gun rack and fishing pole holder, is equally at home in the woods or prairie as the seaside. Further supporting TAA, Chris aided the group's expansion into activities with firearms. Special signs identify the Frank Gillman Skeet Range and the Ramsay Gillman Shooting Center.

                    

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Gillman Honda Fort Bend Score Big with Car Clinic!


Gillman Honda Car Care Clinics give buyers a new perspective on owning and operating their new Honda vehicles. In addition to having a lot of fun, participants discover the true potential of their cars and trucks as well as gain a better understanding of both Honda quality and the Gillman determination to satisfy each and every customer.

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Gillman Mitsubishi San Antonio Presents the Mitsubishi MiEV All-Electric Vehicle at UTSA Earth Day!

Mitsubishi Motors North America selected Gillman Mitsubishi San Antonio to represent them in presenting the new MiEV all-electric vehicle at the University of Texas at San Antonio Earth Day. More than 5,000 people attended the sixhour display and praised the new MiEV for its 112 mpg rating, the zero-emissions feature, its interior space, and very aggressive price point.

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10 Pinos Ranch Rodeo Team Honors the Memories of Ramsay Gillman and Gerrold Richard Dupons With First Ever Win!

Scott Dupons, Vice President and Managing Partner of the Gillman dealerships in the Rio Grande Valley, hadn't imagined sponsoring a team of rodeo riders. Then a humble request came from a pair of old friends, Laco Villarreal and David Wade. Laco is captain of the 10 Pinos Ranch Rodeo Team and David the team chef.The team wanted to dedicate their season to the memory of Ramsay Gillman. There was no hesitation. Arrangements were completed and the 10 Pinos Ranch Rodeo Team had sponsors.Entering events in the South Texas Ranch Rodeo Association competitions, their first go-round was the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Exposition. Out of 14 entrants they placed third and were "in the money." The day after the first event, Scott's father, Gerrold (Jerry) Richard Dupons passed away. Scott questioned attending the next performance round then decided the rodeo must go on. Laco and his 10 Pinos Ranch Team members?Jr., Cale, Buddy, and Lathan, supported by the cooking of David Wade?tore up the event. In a "win one for the gipper" mode honoring Ramsay and Jerry, they took their first ever win, riding to three firsts, a second, and a fourth in the five events!


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Hitting the TV airwaves!

When TV consumer reporter Emily Akin, with Fox 26 News in Houston, wanted the inside straight story on vehicle service contracts, she came to Patrick York, Gillman Companies Chief Operating Officer. In an on-air interview, Patrick provided valuable consumer information regarding what coverage parameters a customer should consider when purchasing a vehicle service contract.
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In 2010, Gillman was ranked No.17 in the list of Houston's Top 100 Workplaces. In an exciting repeat of last year's honor, Gillman was again named one of Houston's Top 100 Workplaces! This time, though, in 13th place!  Gillman Compaines goal is to break into the top 10 in.

The annual Houston Chronicle survey of area firms includes well over 1,000 for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The research, performed by Workplace Dynamics, includes small, mid-size, and large companies ranked by number of employees.

To generate the list of 100 firms, Workplace Dynamics collected and sorted through more than 50,000 responses from individuals who participated in the study. The survey is sponsored annually by the Houston Chronicle newspaper and is recognized as one of the most stringent evaluation programs in the nation. In the large company category, Gillman was the only automobile dealership organization. It is a well earned honor and another demonstration of the Gillman team's drive to be the very best
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Gillman Honda with ABC-13 Annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive!

Channel 13 television's annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive is a huge event strongly supported by the station and the community.Gillman team members in the Houston and Fort Bend County Honda dealerships joined together to assist this worthy cause. Julia Unay and Lynn Deusner-Copeland making it two years in a row for Gillman participation.

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2011 Archives

Gillman Service Directors giving helpful tips to TV viewers!

It was early and it was cold. That gave authenticity to Kelly Goldsberry, Gillman Honda Houston Service Director, and Gillman Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram Service Manager Jim DiRosa when they appeared on Local 2 News in the morning (KPRC-TV, Houston) to provide tips for winterizing vehicles for safe operations.  This special feature, arranged by the Gillman Companies advertising group, was a big hit. Kelly and Jim did a great job and offered some valuable information to a huge TV audience.
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Gillman Chevrolet in Harlingen Supports NASCAR Drivers and Bass Pro Shop Opening!

Seizing an opportunity to get Chevrolet vehicles in front of a responsive crowd, the crew at Gillman Chevrolet in Harlingen,Texas came in force to the opening of the Bass Pro Shop. NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon delivered the star power to pull in people and the event was a huge success.          

NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon greet fans at Bass Pro Shop Opening!
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Gillman Team Members Again Salute Our Troops With Care Packages

Last year's program to send care packages to family members of Gillman team members who are on active duty in the U.S. military was a great success. So it was no wonder the decision was made to do it again! This time it was an even bigger undertaking. The event was organized by Gillman's Human Resources Department. Staff from every Gillman dealership pitched in with donations of a huge variety of needed and appreciated items, ranging from keychain flashlights to beef jerky. Contributions were left in special bins set up at a central location in each dealership. Then, during the first week in December, the containers were collected and Gillman teams sorted the items into individual packages for delivery. The end result? There were a great many happy service people when this year's unexpected gifts arrived.
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Gillman Companies 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sets New Records!

When a record number of players turned out at the Sweetwater Country Club near Sugar Land, Texas, it became clear this would be no ordinary day of golf and sportsmanship. Spirits were high and each team understood the value of the contribution they were making to a truly worthy cause.
  
Through more than 28 years, the Fort Bend County Women's Center has earned an enviable reputation for delivering sympathetic assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assaults, and related problems. Tens of thousands of women and children have found safety in the Center's shelter and supporting aftercare to help them attain a better life.
  
By the end of this annual event, a total of $76,200 found its way into the Women's Center coffers. This money will go toward continuing activities which include crisis intervention, emergency residence, support services, counseling, and educational programs. The exceptional staff of trained, experienced, caring professionals and volunteers will be able to help women in need throughout a growing Fort Bend County.

Tournament day began, as usual, at 10:30 a.m. with the opening of the driving range and entrant check-in. Play commenced at high noon and was followed by a dinner, the awards ceremony, and a silent auction.

A very big Gillman "Way to go!" along with a sincere "thank you" for supporting this annual fundraiser go out to each and every sponsor who really came through for the Women's Center. Their generosity made a fun filled day one to remember
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Gillman Subaru Southwest in the driving hot meals contest

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels recently joined forces with Gillman Subaru of Houston Southwest, to compete in Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)'s "Most Meals" Contest as part of Subaru of America, Inc.'s "Share The Love" Holiday Event. MOWAA plans to award $150,000 in "Most Meals" grants to Meals On Wheels programs throughout the country that recruit dealership employees to volunteer, deliver meals in Subaru vehicles, and engage community members in the fight to end senior hunger.

As part of the competition, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels partnered with Gillman Subaru of Houston Southwest during the holiday season to help load up the volunteers' cars with meals that were delivered to home-bound senior adults.


Saba Barari-Gillman Subaru; Kristin Weiss-Director of Development at Fort Bend Seniors Meals onWheels; Issac Goodall-Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels; Wally Elostaz-General Manager at Gillman Subaru; and Jesse Coreas-Gillman Subaru are ready to load up the meals for the homebound senior adults in Fort Bend County.


 

Wally Elostaz-General Manager at Gillman Subaru with Kristin Weiss-Director of Development at Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Issac Goodall-Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels.
 

Wally Elostaz-General Manager at Gillman Subaru shows Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels volunteer, Charlotte Childers, a new Subaru with Jesse Coreas-Gillman Subaru.
 
"Most Meals" grants awarded by MOWAA to select participating Meals On Wheels programs will range between $500 to $5,000. The country's economic downturn has made it more difficult to raise money to continue feeding the community's homebound seniors adults. If awarded funds, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels will use the monies to continue to provide daily nutritious meals to the senior adults in Fort Bend and Waller counties.

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Subaru Rally Team USA Driver and Rally American National Champion David Higgins Adds Excitement to Gillman Subaru Houston Big Event 3!


Houston-area Subaru owners and enthusiasts, along with car lovers and automobile experts, turned out by the hundreds for the Gillman Subaru Big Event 3. As a result, this day-long activity outdrew, outperformed, and overwhelmed the success of the previous two Gillman Subaru Big Events. Records were set in every category from vehicles on display to attendance to participation in the Subaru Shop Day! In short, thanks to all who came out and to those who supported this dynamic event. It was a huge, bigger than imagined success.



 
David Higgins, Subaru Rally Team USA driver and the 2011 Rally American National Champion, wowed and charmed the crowd, enthusiastically signing autographs and posing for pictures with attendees. Another huge draw was the unveiling of the all-new 36-miles-per-gallon 2012 Subaru Impreza. Crowd reception can be summed up in one comment heard over and over again."Wow!"


  

The Gillman Subaru Shop Day portion of the program allowed Subaru owners to use the Gillman Subaru shop and tools to work on their vehicles. Advice and support were offered by the great team of Gillman Subaru technicians.

While the talented group on the bandstand provided music to keep the excitement at high levels, spectators roamed among the more than 50 vehicles on display that were being judged for excellence. Trophies and special prizes were awarded to outstanding entries.

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Gillman Dealerships Support Harlingen Independent School District Sports Program

A strong sports program enriches a school district and the community as a whole. The Gillman Chevrolet and Honda dealerships in the Rio Grande Valley recognize this fact. So when the Harlingen, Texas Independent School District began seeking support for their sports activities, the Gillman dealerships embraced the opportunity to serve their community. The dealerships became the main sponsor for this very worthy effort.  Being recognized for their efforts at the Harlingen ISD Sponsor Appreciation Night was highly appreciated. But the true excitement from this sponsorship is knowing more kids get a chance to participate in character building activities.


Pictured: Scott Dupons, Partner and General Manager of the Gillman Rio Grande Valley dealerships, and his wife Cynthia, accept a special award from Harlingen ISD!




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Gillman Honda and Nissan of Fort Bend Support Roesnberg National Little League

The Gillman dealerships are dedicated to being good neighbors in the communities they serve. So when the new Seabourne Creek Sports Complex was completed in Rosenberg, Chris Gillman, Executive Vice-President of the Gillman Companies and General Manager of Gillman Honda in Fort Bend County, added Gillman support to the Rosenberg National Little League, Inc. This fine group provides baseball opportunities to some 400 boys and girls annually through both baseball and softball programs. In addition to sponsoring the scoreboard, the Gillman Honda and Nissan dealerships also received on-field recognition of their support.
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A lucky little driver in the Rio Grande Valley!


Gillman Chevrolet in the Rio Grande Valley gave away a Camaro convertible miniature car to the lucky winner of a special drawing. This lucky 6 year old rode off in his new Camaro to the applause of all involved!

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Gillman Acura Takes Friends and Customers to Special Screening of the motion picture Thor

On May 4, 2011, Gillman Acura staged a sneak preview of the hit new motion picture Thor at Tinseltown theater in The Woodlands. Attendees were friends and customers who were greeted and registered at a special table in front of the theater. Turnout was great and the event was a huge success. 


Acura is a participating sponsor of the movies made using Marvel Comics hero characters and the films feature Acura models in the story.


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Gillman Subaru goes "to the dogs" at Spring Bark 2011

Cars lined Lake Woodlands Drive, as dogs and their owners enjoyed the 7th annual Spring Bark at Northshore Park in The Woodlands in May 2011.  The annual event raises awareness and funding for the Lone Star Animal Welfare League's Fixing Montgomery County spay and neuter program and this year around $32,000.  The money raised from the Spring Bark event is donated to animal clinics to help hire additional veterinarians, pay for inoculations and for vouchers.

      
 
The 2011 Spring Bark event featured 32 sponsors and 10 non-profit organizations, including Gillman Subaru North, offering educational content and free goods to local dog owners. This year, for the first time at Spring Bark, featured 27 participants for a world qualifying event for the United Frisbee Dog Operations. There were also pet contests, a silent auction, raffles, and a pavilion for volunteers to interact with attendees.

Subaru was the main sponsor of the event for the third year and Diego Montoya, district sales manager for Subaru of America, and Yeong Won, general manager of Gillman Suburu North, were happy to participate in this admirable cause.


 

 It was a great way to "go to the dogs" and Gillman Subaru led the way!
 
For more information on Spring Bark and LSAWL, go to www.twdpc.org.
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Gillman Auto Group Partner's with NBC's Today Show "Lend a Hand Charity"


The Gillman Automotive Group through their "Gillman Care's Program" partnered with NBC's Today Show "Lend a Hand Charity" to surprise a local Houston charity, Casa de Esperanza - De Los Ninos- The House of Hope for Children. As a part of their in-kind donation, Gillman Auto Group will help further support Casa de Esperanza and its endeavor to care for children by providing them with a Chrysler Town and Country van.

The Today Show aired live today from the Houston based charity neighborhood. "Lend a Hand" is a series on the NBC Today Show where Al Roker travels to 5 cities in 5 days helping out 5 charities. Today's sponsors, including Gillman Automotive Group, generously donated a total of  $2.7 million in goods to Casa de Esperanza.


   

Active in multiple philanthropic causes, Stacey Gillman Wimbish, President of Gillman Auto Group, was enthusiastic about making this donation. "Gillman Auto Group is excited by this opportunity to support Casa de Esperanza and provide them with a vehicle that will enable them to further their dedication to children in need," said Wimbish.
          
Al Roker and NBC's Today Show took over Houston on June 15th as part of the 10th Annual "Lend a Hand Charity" event in hopes of providing Casa de Esperanza with the means to grow their outstanding organization. "It is and honor and a privilege for Gillman Auto Group to represent the local Houston business community in something that makes such an impact on bettering the lives of these children," noted Patrick York, Gillman Auto Group Chief Operating Officer

Al's Lend a Hand tour rolled into town today, day 3 of the 5 day journey, where he broke the single-day record with the $2.7 million in donations to the local Houston, TX organization, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos - The House of Hope for Children. Several hundred volunteers, along with Country Superstar, Clay Walker, and Houston Rockets and Astros athletes were there to lend a hand while Jenna Bush Hager and Al Roker revealed all of the donations and surprised co-founder Kathy Foster and all of the volunteers of Casa de Esperanza.  Al Roker and Chris Gillman along with Clay Walker revealed the van donated by the Gillman Auto Group on air on the Today Show.

     


About Casa De Esparanza
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños-the House of Hope for Children-is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential, medical and psychological care according to the needs of each child.

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Gillman Rio Grande Dealerships Support Boys & Girls Club!

Allyson "Missy" Morrow and Gerald Gathright, with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, took a moment to express their sincere appreciation for the Gillman Companies Rio Grande Valley dealerships in support of their football program.

The fine staff of the Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to providing safe places for children to learn and grow.

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The 'Gillman' All-Terrain Wheel Chair donated by the Gillman Companies

On January 5, 2011, Ramsay Gillman and the Gillman Auto Group made it possible for Combat Marine Outdoors to have their first "All-Terrain Wheel Chair" appropriately named the 'Gillman.'  This chair will be used by Marines who have been disabled in combat and allow them to participate in various outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. This has already proven to be a valuable vehicle in the field with the transportation of the Amputee and Special Needs Patients within the organization.

   

The unveiling of the 'Gillman' took place at Gillman Honda Southwest Dealership with a commemorative ceremony where Ramsay Gillman was awarded a plaque with a genuine Marine Corps K-bar knife by Rusty Hicks, President of Combat marine Outdoors and presented by Gunnery Sergeant Allen of the United States Marine Corps. 
    

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2010 Archives

Gillman Team Supports Our Troops

It's a long way from Texas to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ghazni in Afghanistan. But that distance was bridged by the entire Gillman team when they collected and packaged 35 large care kits for the staff and patients at that FOB.  
Pictured L-R: Elaine Drury, Maria Lopez, Jody Valentine, Liz Solis Carrillo, and Claire Mullins.

According to a letter from Major Meliza Harris, who signs herself as big sister to Diana Flores, (who is with Gillman Chevrolet), "Sometimes we get guys airvac'd in and they come with just the clothes on their back. The trial size personal products were a blessing

Gillman teams in Houston, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley put together 35 packages. Jody Valentine, Liz Solis Carrillo and the hard working Human Resources crew in Houston rifled them out the door. A big thanks to Greg Duckworth, Gillman Honda Houston Parts Manager, and his staff for loading trucks. Patricia Kately took the monumental task of working out required postage and James Rutledge provided the customs forms and boxes.

Pictured L-R: Debi Rivera, Norma Caballero, Rosie Castillo, and Eddica Gutierrez.
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Gillman Honda joins KTRK-TV in Holiday Food Drive!

The ABC-TV 13 Annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive got a huge boost from all the Gulf Coast Honda Dealers. Gillman Honda Fort Bend and Gillman Honda Houston team members pitched in with their hearts as well as time and money. The good folks at ABC 13 expressed their appreciation for the amount of food collected. A huge "Way to go!" to everyone who took part in making a happier holiday for hundreds of Houston area families! Gillman Honda Joins KTRK-TV in Holiday Food Drive! Lynn Deusner, Excell Manager for Gillman Honda Fort Bend, and Julia Unay, Excell Manager for Gillman Honda Houston, led the teams from both stores.
 
     
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Gillman Companies and Christopher Gillman Support Rod Ryan Golf Tournament Benefitting Texas Adaptive Aquatics

Texas Adaptive Aquatics (TAA) allows individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement found in water skiing, sailing, and kayaking. Founded in 1989, TAA offers programs that have introduced thousands of handicapped men, women, and children throughout the United States to aquatic sports activities.

A donation from the Gillman Companies and a donation-matching challenge by Christopher Gillman bring the annual TAA fund-raising Rod Ryan Golf Tournament closer to attaining its support goals.   
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Gillman Automotive Group- Top 100 Workplaces of 2010

In the annual Houston Chronicle survey of area companies, The Gillman Automotive Group was recognized as one of the Top 100 Workplaces. The ranking, based on a study done by the research group Workplace Dynamics, included 1,352 for-profit and nonprofit organizations, made up of small, medium, and mid-size establishments.

According to Patrick York, Gillman Auto Group Chief Operating Officer, "We were the only privately held business to be ranked among the Top 100 Workplaces. We were the only automobile dealer on the list as well. Gillman has always been an industry leader in providing team members with top facilities, a strong benefit package, and opportunity for advancement."

In selecting the 100 Houston-area companies as great places to be employed, Workplace Dynamics sorted through more than 50,000 responses from individuals who participated in the study. The awards were presented at a special evening event held on November 4th in downtown Houston.

Stacey Gillman Wimbish, President of the Gillman Auto Group, noted, "The recognition was for our Houston and Fort Bend dealerships along with our corporate offices. The same policies, organizational spirit, and determination to provide an exceptional workplace environment are seen in our San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley locations as well."

Jody Valentine, Director of Human Resources said "What really makes this company is our employees.  Mutual respect between fellow employees and customers, along with dedicated hard work, makes Gillman Automobile a great place to work."


This survey is sponsored annually by the Houston Chronicle newspaper and is recognized as one of the top evaluation programs in the country.
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Gillman Partners With Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board to Assist Japanese Recovery

In response to the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, Subaru of America offered to match all donations made by U.S. Subaru dealers to assist in the recovery effort. The Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board agreed to coordinate this activity and called upon its 622 dealers to participate. Gillman Companies made pledges in behalf of all three Gillman Subaru dealerships to support this worthy cause.

Our sincere wishes and hopes for a rapid recovery go out to all those who suffered a loss in this cataclysmic disaster.

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Welcome to gillmanauto.com Drive!

The Texana Center is a nonprofit organization making a positive difference in the lives of those with behavioral health care issues or disabilities challenges. This organization, headquartered in Rosenberg, Texas, was founded in 1999. Today the staff of over 350 dedicated individuals aid more than 4,000 people each month.

In recognition of support from Gillman Honda and Gillman Nissan, as well as the Gillman Companies, a circular drive at the Texana Center's new West Campus was named for gillmanauto.com.
It's a singular honor and the best wishes from the entire Gillman team go to the Texana Center.


Christopher Gillman, Executive Vice-President of the Gillman Companies and Gillman Honda Fort Bend General Manager, under the new sign.

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The 15th Annual Gillman Companies Charitable Golf Tournament!

The 15th Annual Gillman Companies Charitable Golf Tournament was held recently at the Sweetwater County Club and included more than 150 golfers including many Ramsay Gillman was joined by daughter Stacey Gillman Wimbish, and sons, Jason and Chris, Gillman employees, vendors and sponsors who enjoyed the day's activities. The event, which also featured a live auction, raffle, putting contest and awards presentation, benefited the Fort Bend County Women's Center.

More than $60,000 was raised for the Women's Center thanks in large part to the sponsorships of Corporate sponsors Service Group and Bank of America; Dinner sponsor Americredit; Lunch sponsor McAlister's Deli of Rosenberg; Awards sponsor Houston Chronicle; Eagle sponsors Consolidated Home Health, Manheim Houston and Subaru Motors Finance; 19th Hole sponsor Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin; and Putting Contest sponsor AutoTrader.com, along with many other corporate sponsors who sponsored beverages and donated raffle items.

     
  
For more than 30 years, the Fort Bend County Women's Center has served the community and has helped more than 30,000 women and children achieve violence-free lifestyles.  For more information about the center or the services it offers, call 281-344-5750 or visit http://fortbendwomenscenter.org
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Gillman Nissan Holds Another Successful New Owner Clinic

The Gillman Nissan New Owner Clinics continue to be very well received and, from comments of those attending, are both interesting and educational. In addition to being an excellent aid in assisting new owners in getting the most from their great Nissan vehicles, these events help form a bond between the Gillman Nissan team and customers.
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Gillman Supports Willacy County Livestock Show!

In keeping with the Gillman Companies tradition of being a great neighbor and supporting local events, the Gillman Rio Grande Valley dealerships literally bannered the bandstand to provide music for the Willacy County Livestock Show. This annual affair is a fixture in South Texas among the important farming and animal husbandry communities.


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Gillman Honda Fort Bend holds a Customer Car Care Clinic!

On November 16, 2010 Gillman Honda of Ft. Bend held a Car Care Clinic for new customers to learn more about their new vehicles. Attendance was excellent, valuable information was exchanged. Owners showed their brand loyalty, and someone even went home with a TV as Grand Prize winner! It was an informative, fun-packed evening for recent Gillman Honda customers who enthusiastically turned out.

Left, Gillman Honda Fort Bend customer and fan Allyson Cannon wore a special T-shirt to the event. She is seen here with Chris Gillman, Vice-President of the Gillman Companies and General Manager of Gillman Honda Fort Bend.

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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram hosts it's first Car Care Clinic!


The Gillman Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram team hosted a Car Care Clinic for new owners. Turnout was terrific at this newest Gillman dealership. Attendees learned how to help keep their new vehicles running like new for years!
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Gillman Subaru sponsors Golden Beginnings Benefit!

Gillman Subaru and Golden Beginnings welcomed author David Rosenfelt as he presented Dog Tags, the latest novel in his Andy Carpenter series, featuring the smart-mouthed attorney and his beloved rescued golden retriever Tara. David is passionate about Golden Retrievers and rescue, and he and his wife share their California home with around 30 senior and special needs dogs.  Visit www.davidrosenfelt.com  to learn more this author and his novel.


Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue  is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, devoted to providing rescue and necessary veterinary medical care for unwanted, neglected, abused, homeless and displaced Golden Retrievers. We strive to place our Goldens in adoptive homes where they will receive a lifetime of love.  V
isit www.gbgrr.org  for further details on this organization. 


The event was held Saturday, Aug 28, 2010 and hosted by Gillman Subaru and Golden Beginnings.  If was a successful event with featured Guest Speaker David Rosenfelt and delicious food, a fun raffle and a silent auction.  Gillman Subaru donated leashes, beds and other "dog" oriented supplies to help them with their mission.
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Gillman Subaru South's Big Event II

Subaru of America, Wally Elostaz, the Gillman Subaru team, and hundreds of great Subaru owners, wannabe Subaru owners, Subaru admirers, and friends made it happen once and it was great! On Saturday,August 21, 2010, they did it again only bigger and better than before. What did they do? They put on the second edition of what has been called one of the major car enthusiast fun days in the entire Houston area! The Big Event 2 with Subaru Rally Team Driver Dave Mirra and the unveiling of the all new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX kicked off the action. Also included was the famous Shop Day, where Subaru owners got to work on their vehicles under the guidance of the manufacturer-trained Gillman Subaru technicians. It was a great happening with more than 100 vehicles on display for the car show portion of the event. Judging from the enthusiastic comments of the multitude in attendance, everyone would like to see this become an annual event.
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Gillman Nissan hosts 1st New Owner Clinic!

It was a huge success! On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, the Gillman Nissan dealership was packed with loyal new Nissan owners who responded to an invitation to learn and enjoy all of the features of their new vehicles. Food, fun, refreshments, prizes, and surprises were plentiful.

Hosted by Gillman Nissan General Manager Pete Harvey and members of his great team, the New Owner Clinic provided attendees with exceptional information while they enjoyed an evening of learning and fun.  This "first time" event met and exceeded everyone's expectations.

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Gillman Honda San Antonio Holds Successful Blood Drive!


   
 
Plan your work, then work your plan. That's exactly what happened when the Gillman Honda San Antonio team set up their "Great to be Free" blood drive. On June 8, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Gillman personnel turned out to offer the gift of life. Seventeen donations were accepted. Once again, a fine group of Gillman men and women have given of themselves to help others.
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Gillman Chevrolet in the Rio Grande Valley supports youth sports!

Participation in organized sporting events has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to build character in our young people.  Gillman Chevrolet in Harlingen and San Benito partnered with Harlingen Youth Football to provide the league's players and coaches with equipment, a monetary donation, and a chance to raise up to $10,000.
 
In support of San Benito and Harlingen's youth, Gillman Chevrolet provided Harlingen Youth Football with football kits filled with equipment bags, 5-gallon water coolers, dry erase coaches, clipboards, and t-shirts.

Gillman Chevrolet in the Rio Grande Valley also joined with the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program to sponsor the Arroyo Youth Soccer Club.

Left: Enthusiastic players from the Arroyo Youth Soccer Club.


Gillman Chevrolet in the Rio Grande Valley has made a long term commitment to the soccer club. This is one more demonstration of Gillman community spirit and willingness to be involved in youth athletics
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Gillman Subaru supports "Man's best friend" at the 6th annual Spring Bark!

On Saturday April 17th, 2010 Gillman Subaru participated and sponsored the 6th annual Spring Bark hosted by The Woodlands Dog Park Club at Northshore Park in The Woodlands, TX.  The festivities included a pledge walk, agility and dog-dancing demonstrations, pet contests, free dog training sessions, pet photos, silent auctions, and raffle contests.  Gillman Subaru provided vehicles in support of all of "Man's best friend!" 
Click here to watch the fun video and recap of this great event.
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Gillman Companies supports the Rod Ryan Charity Golf Open

The Gillman Companies rose to the occasion of being the 4-Hole-in-One sponsor for Rod Ryan's, Morning Show host on Houston's 94.5 FM radio, The Buzz, charity golf tournament.  Gillman Companies sponsored the event with golfing that kicked off on April 10, 2010.  Proceeds from the annual event support the Texas Adaptive Aquatics, a not-for-profit group helping those with physical and mental disabilities participate and discover the thrill of water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, and many other water sports.  Their aim is to continue to help improve the skiing ability and skills of our participants so they can enjoy skiing away from the clinics with their family and friends. Gillman Companies is happy to be a part of this great program in the Houston community. 
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Gillman Chevrolet of the Rio Grande Valley's commitment to the community

Gillman of San Benito and Harlingen commits to our Rio Grande Valley community yearly and enthusiastically supports the athletic activities of both the Harlingen Independent School District and the San Benito Independent School District with the belief that a strong athletic program is an essential part of a viable educational system. Also, Gillman Chevrolet's ongoing association with the Los Fresnos Rodeo and the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo represents a commitment to Valley events that have a positive impact in the area.  Gillman of the Rio Grande Valley dealerships and members of the Gillman team are committed to be more than just good neighbors by keeping up with a 70-year tradition of serving the community.
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Gillman Subaru of Houston hosts hundreds of Subaru Enthusiasts!

In early 2010 Gillman Subaru hosted a major event in Houston featuring the ESX Dealer Tour and Easy Street Motorsports (ESX) along with food, open service bays, and great Gillman technicians to assist Subaru owners and other car enthusiasts in improving their own vehicles!  The Gillman Subaru team along with Subaru of America and other partners worked together to what had to have been one of the finest Subaru owners' gatherings in the nation!
        
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Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Hosts Competitive Car Show!


A show for automotive classics and enthusiast cars? Great idea. Great turnout, too! And no wonder'lots of fine machines to appreciate, a super lunch during this exceptional event, coupons for free oil changes, and trophies for the winning vehicles in each class. All in attendance left excited and pleased. And the new Gillman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership gained recognition from an influential part of the Houston-area car lovers' group
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Gillman Team Members Give the Gift of Life!

When the call went out, Gillman team members once again came through for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. On September 29, 2010, at Gillman Honda in Houston, 21 donors kept the Center's staff busy from 8:30 in the morning until well after 11:00.

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Miss San Antonio Visits Gillman Honda!

Saturday, July 31, 2010 was a red letter day at Gillman Honda in Schertz, Texas. Miss San Antonio, Amber Calderon, held court in the dealership, ably assisted by the General Manager of Gillman Honda San Antonio and Honda's Mr. Opportunity. Amber was a charming presence on the showroom floor and exhibited the grace that will make her a national champion!

Miss San Antonio, Amber Calderon, visits with the General Manager of Gillman Honda of San Antonio and Honda's Mr. Opportunity at Gillman Honda San Antonio
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Gillman Companies again partner with Houston Dynamo!

The Gillman Companies is proud to announce a continued partnership with the Houston Dynamo Soccer club.  For the 2010 season Gillman Companies will be represented by signs in the stadium and radio announcements during the broadcast of the games.  It's a great sports alliance and year after year brings excitement to thousands of Houston-area residents!
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Gillman of San Antonio joins with Kids for World Peace to support Rowan Windham

On March 13, 2010 Gillman Honda of San Antonio held a fund-raising event with free food, drinks, and live music, and moon-bounce attraction to lend a helping hand to a 3 1/2 year old boy, Rowan Windham, with a rare genetic disorder.  Along with the helping hands of the Selma Fire Department, the event was a real success with Gillman Honda of San Antonio making a donation to the Rowan Windham account for each vehicle sold in the months of February and March.

The quest continues for generous donations for Rowan's constant medical care.  For further assistance to the family, contact Nicole Miller at Gillman Honda of San Antonio at 210-651-5533 for details on how to help.



From left: Brian Windham, father; Rowan Windham, held by his mother, Carrie Windham; Ian Windam, brother; Victoria Morris, Founder and President of Kids for World Peace; Lisa Morris, Victoria's mother; Jason Gillman, Executive Vice President of the Gillman Companies.
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2009 Archives


Subaru's Community Projects!

During 2009, Gillman Subaru in Houston participated in a record number of community projects. These included the December Fourth Annual Paws with Claus Muttcracker Market to assist homeless animals, the Subaru Fresh Drive with Whole Foods, a tie-in with the Lifetime Fitness centers project, and the Subaru Share the Love Holiday Meal Program, working with Meals on Wheels.

Gillman Subaru Houston team members gave their time and energy to making each of these events a huge success
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Leslie Ingram does the 2009 MS Walk!

Leslie Ingram, who works in Accounting with the Fort Bend County Gillman dealerships, was a proud participant in the 2009 MS Walk.Great going, Leslie!

You hoofed it for a good cause!

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Gillman Companies Annual Charity Golf Tournament

When the shotgun fired at high noon on November 9, 2009, play commenced with some of the area's top golfers challenging the links of the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land for a worthy cause.

Proceeds from this remarkable tournament benefit the Fort Bend County Women's Center. The Center is a community service organization with an admirable record of helping women and children in need of support and counseling.

Based on past performance, this once-a-year Gillman event delivers a great day of golfing enjoyment, fun, and fellowship. From duffers to pros, everyone who attended had a great time.

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Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Gillman San Benito Dealership


The Gillman Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership was honored by the San Benito Chamber of Commerce as Pride Business of the month for June. The Pride program spotlights area companies that both contribute to the community environment and successfully meet consumers' needs.
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Julie Unay Rides the 2009 BP MS 150!

The BP MS 150 bike ride is an annual fund-raiser in the fight against multiple sclerosis. It is also a real challenge to every participant and requires serious training just to complete the entire distance between Houston and Austin, Texas.

Julia Unay, Excell manager at Gillman Honda Houston, saw the event as a personal test as well as an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause. Tropical rains halted the first day's event, but Unay and her fellow riders came on strong to finish. In her words, "2009 has been and will be one of the most memorable years in my life."
Good pedaling, Unay!


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Gillman team Supports the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

New donors and those who have crossed the threshold of multiple donations that equal or exceed a full gallon of blood came together to support the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. On November 12, 2008, the mobile unit rolled into the parking area of the Gillman complex on the West Sam Houston Parkway South and the professional staff made giving the "gift of life" an easy task.

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Gold Tournament supports Fort Bend County Women's Center!


For over 27 years, the Fort Bend County Women's Center has provided sympathetic aid to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assaults, and other related problems. The Center has assisted tens of thousands of women and their children, providing shelter and aftercare for those in need.

Some 177 enthusiastic golfers came for a day of play and sportsmanship at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. Spirits were high and each team knew it was making a contribution to a very worthy cause. In the end, a donation totaling well over $70,000 was presented to the Center.

This money will go toward bolstering activities that include crisis intervention, emergency residence, counseling, support services, and educational programs. These much needed functions are conducted by an exceptional staff of trained, experienced, and caring individuals. The day of camaraderie and entertainment began, as usual, at 10:30 a.m. with entrant check-in and the opening of the driving range. Play started at high noon and was followed by a dinner, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction.

Special recognition needs to be given to Liz Moreno, with the Women's Center, who worked hard to make this event a success.  All of the enthusiastic volunteers and sponsors went above and beyond the call of duty to make this a memorable tournament!

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Houston Dynamo Month Huge Success

Gillman Honda in Houston, is the official Automobile Dealer for the championship Houston Dynamo and July was Dynamo Month at the dealership.

Festivities kicked off with a very special contest, which was won by Olga Vanessa Falcon from Humble, Texas. She received two tickets to the Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy game in Los Angeles. The Galaxy is led by super soccer star David Beckham. Ms. Falcon also received round trip airline tickets and hotel accommodations.

July 14 was official Dynamo Day and players Nick Hatzke, Eric Ebert, Erik Ustruck, and John Hayden, ably supported by Dynamo Cheerleaders, were on hand to sign autographs, take photos, and award prizes. In addition to a children's bounce house and a contest based on kicking soccer balls through a goal, the MLS 2006 Championship Cup, won by the Dynamo team, was on display. Fans turned out in droves for this exciting, fun event.



Stacey Gillman Wimbish, Gillman Companies Executive, with Fernando Falcon and Olga Vanessa Falcon of Humble, Texas, who are winners of the trip to Los Angeles to see the Dynamo play the LA Galaxy.
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