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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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Austin Kramer, Technician Achievement

 

Bill Colwell Ford is proud to recognize Austin Kramer for completing Chassis Master Retention and Engine Master Retention in Ford’s Masters Program. Austin is achieving this status for the first time. Austin is one of 596 technicians in the Chicago region who holds the Chassis Master Retention status, and he is one of 671 technicians who holds the Engine Master Retention status. To accomplish Master status, Austin completed specialty curriculum requirements that included online…

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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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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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Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award Winners

 

Bill Colwell Ford is proud to recognize three employees that have been honored with the 2018 Employee Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company. Congratulations to Al Shepard, Mike Stark, and Ernie Doeden for scoring at the top of their fields in customer satisfaction, sales, and training! All recipients were level 3, which means that they were in the top 10% among peers in number of customers and customer satisfaction. All three recipients have also won…
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Bill Colwell Ford Recognizes IAD Foundation for Education Scholarship Recipient, Devin Schafer

 

The Iowa Automobile Dealers (IAD) Foundation for Education awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Devin Schafer of Des Moines, Iowa. Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson recommended Schafer, who is enrolled in the Ford ASSET program at Des Moines Area Community College, for the scholarship. Devin graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and is the son of Diane and Scott Schafer. He is currently employed at Bill Colwell Ford as a Technician while attending…
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2018 Salesperson of the Year, Ernie Doeden

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Ernie Doeden has been a Bill Colwell Ford Sales Representative for 17 years and part of the Colwell organization for 24. During his time at the dealership, Ernie has been Salesperson of the Year 11 times, including this past year, which is no surprise to his customers. Ernie’s commitment to customer service and going above and beyond make him an industry leader. Customers often have “Ernie stories” where he stood in the rain to lend a hand or even ran to the rescue when a customer’s keys were locked in their car. 
 
 
 
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Dan Vaughn, Senior Master Technican

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Bill Colwell Ford is proud to announce that Dan Vaughn, a Service Technician at Bill Colwell Ford, has completed the Senior Master Technician Program. To achieve this status Dan had to complete over 550 hours of Ford training. This is Ford Motor Company's highest certification that a technician can achieve. Dan is one of only 458 technicians in the Chicago Region to hold this status. 
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2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty Delivers Premium Power

 
As one of the best-selling and best-reviewed pickup trucks in the United States, the Ford F-250 doesn’t have much left to prove. Drivers near Cedar Falls, IA likely already know about the tremendous capabilities of this powerful truck, but for the 2018 model year, Ford went above and beyond with adding high-tech and comfort features to the cabin. Here at Bill Colwell Ford, we’re thrilled to have this heavy-duty pickup truck on our…
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