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Coronavirus Update from Bill Colwell Ford

To our valued customers:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on the Cedar Valley, I felt it was important to connect with you directly to share the steps we are taking to help keep our customers and employees safe and healthy.

Based on the guidance we have received from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), our own preparedness, and the current state of our operations, our dealership remains open for business and our team stands ready to serve you.

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Bill Colwell Ford Donates Vehicle to Hawkeye Community College

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Bill Colwell Ford recently donated a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse to the Automotive Technology program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA. This donation makes Bill Colwell Ford the first dealership in the Cedar Valley to become a part of Hawkeye’s Key Partners program. The program builds relationships between local car dealerships and the college to provide vehicles for demonstration and teaching in the Automotive Technology program.

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2019 Salesperson of the Year: Ernie Doeden

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Ernie Doeden has been part of Bill Colwell Ford for 25 years and a Sales Representative for 18 of those years. During his time at the dealership, Ernie has been Salesperson of the Year 12 times, including this past year. He also was selected as the First Place Automotive Salesperson in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Best of the Best in the Cedar Valley in 2019. This recognition is no surprise to his customers, who often have stories of Ernie going above and beyond where he went out in the rain to lend a hand or even ran to the rescue…

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Dan Kleiner, Workforce Certification Technician Training Program



Bill Colwell Ford is proud to recognize Dan Kleiner, a Technician at Bill Colwell Ford, for completing Ford Motor Company’s Workforce Certification Technician Training Program. To finish this program, Dan completed 14 weeks of training that included classroom coursework and hands-on instruction at the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, IL.

“It was hard being away from my family for that long, but it was a huge benefit to my career and I’m thankful…
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Bill Colwell Ford named Top 100 Dealership for Reputation Score


Bill Colwell Ford is proud to announce that they were recently named a Top 100 Dealership in the United States for their Reputation Score. Reputation.com analyzed online data covering more than 16,000 dealerships in the United States from reviews, listings, social media, search results and customer engagements from sources such as Google, Facebook, Cars.com, Edmunds and other sources to come up with their list.

“Today’s auto shopper finds a dealership to…
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Car Emergency Kit Essentials in Hudson, IA

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Are you looking for a “Ford dealership near me” in Hudson, IA? Bring your search to Bill Colwell Ford where you can find a well-stocked inventory of new and previously owned Ford cars. Whether you purchase or own a new Ford sedan or used Ford SUV, it’s important to prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle. Prepare for the unexpected with these car emergency supply essentials. 

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Bill Colwell Ford Voted Best of the Best in the Cedar Valley 2019

 

First Place: Auto Dealership, Auto Service, Automotive Salesperson - Ernie Doeden, Brake Service (Quick Lane), Oil Change Service (Quick Lane), Transmissions

Honorable Mention: Automotive Salesperson - Al Shepard and David Perez


Bill Colwell Ford, located in Hudson, wants to thank all their loyal customers for voting their dealership the Cedar Valley’s No. 1 overall dealership to do business with year after year. And they’re extremely privileged to be recognized as the Best of the Best…
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2019 Hudson Days Grand Marshals, Bill and Nancy Colwell

 
Pictured left to right: Bill, Nancy, their daughter Shelby, and son Blake, along with their four grandchildren. 

Original article written by Soo Greiman of the Hudson Herald.

It’s the same for Bill as it is for Nancy Colwell: when they sense the time is right, they take action.  That helps explain how the two got married a short six months after first meeting. Later, when they learned a car dealership in Hudson was for…
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