St. Stephen’s Food Bank will have an easier time distributing food after getting a new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 refrigerated cube truck from salesperson Jacob Puls at Runde Chevrolet today! The vehicle is replacing their 2002 box truck that had a failing refrigeration unit. “The parts for it aren’t made anymore, so every time something happened, they had to find used parts,” said Kathy Hutton, executive director of St. Stephen’s Food Bank. “Last time, it took 12 weeks.” Twelve weeks is too long to wait when the truck has important work to do. The truck helps the nonprofit pick up food donations that they distribute to over 100 partner agencies. St. Stephen’s Food Bank distributed 1.8 million pounds of food in 2017 — up 20 [...]
Benjamin Fornek, of Moline, IL, got his first new car from his college roommate! He stopped by Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque today to pick up his 2015 Chevy Cruze ECO from salesperson Jacob Puls, who went to Augustana College with him. This was Benjamin’s first new car. “My really, really old truck started to fall apart,” he said. “Jacob started talking to me about lease options.” He said the process was very simple. “I’m out of here and it’s been like 40 minutes,” he said. “The paperwork only took 20 minutes. It was easy.” While Benjamin was here, he also participated in Chevrolet’s #IDriveFor campaign. He drives for his grandmother, a breast cancer survivor. Since his photo with the frame
Zach High recently found his perfect truck at Runde Chevrolet: a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 WT 4WD Ext Cab! The East Dubuque resident bought it from his longtime friend, salesperson Jacob Puls. “It went smoothly and he knew what he was talking about,” Zach said. “He knew what I wanted.” Zach was looking for a reliable vehicle with four-wheel drive and low mileage. He said it will be great for day-to-day driving but he likes that it has the capability for hauling when the need arises. This was Zach’s first purchase from Runde Auto Group, but he said it will not be his last! Happy driving, Zach!
We are excited to welcome our newest salesperson at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, Jacob Puls! Jacob is the great grandson of founder Alfred Runde, thus a fourth generation Runde. He will be starting his career as Tim Runde’s sales assistant. Jacob recently graduated from Augustana College with a double major in Finance and Marketing, along with a minor in Economics. Jacob, who played football for four years at Augustana, loves sports. “I am a huge football fan and college basketball fan, but also enjoy watching the Blackhawks and Cubs,” he said. “I have been a Fighting Illini fan since my grandfather Paul Runde introduced me to them when I was a young kid and really follow the football and basketball teams closely. Besides that I enjoy spending time with [...]