Five Tips from a Used Car Salesman

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Oct 31, 2018 1:18:47 PM

Caleb Unruh is not your typical used car salesman, for several reasons.

His background, for one: When it became clear that his initial dream of being a missionary pilot wasn’t the right path for him, he looked around for a job that would support his family: his wife, Nicole, son, Asher, and daughter, Aspen (plus their dog, Archer).

Caleb, who grew up in a strong Christian family and counts his early decision to follow Jesus as “the best decision I ever made,” still wanted his work to be meaningful. “Isaiah 40:8 says, ‘The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.’ I love how this verse puts the journey we are all on in perspective. It allows me to refocus on what really matters, which is God’s eternal kingdom.”

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No Gray Areas: Inside the Payroll Office

Posted by Union Gospel Mission Aug 29, 2018 11:24:29 AM

Anne Graves’ working world is black and white. Well, not in the sense that she doesn’t enjoy color – her wardrobe suggests quite the opposite. But when it comes to doing things right, she draws a hard line. To take you behind the scenes in UGM’s back offices, here’s an entertaining Q+A with Anne, who is responsible for UGM’s payroll and compliance with employment law.

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Why I Bought My Car at UGM Motors

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jun 1, 2017 10:53:38 AM

I recently bought a 2003 Honda Element with 127,000 miles at UGM Motors for $6,700. I looked around a bit on Craigslist first, but I didn’t go to any other dealers. Here’s why.

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A Burden of Light

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Sep 16, 2016 4:01:46 PM

Dan Eylar, a technician at Union Gospel Mission Motors, knows cars. He's worked on them professionally for more than 30 years, so he's seen just about every make and model there is. But he also has a deeper interest with a much wider variety: people in recovery.

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UGM Motors Sales Manager: Tom Frederick

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest May 1, 2015 4:26:00 PM

Tom Frederick recently took the title of Sales Manager at UGM Motors, but he has held several positions since arriving at UGM. Here, Tom shares about his experience at the Motors and about his life outside of work.

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The Gift of Transportation

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Feb 4, 2015 3:38:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

1992 Jeep Cherokee. That was my first car. Can you remember yours? The feeling of pride and freedom that came along with driving a vehicle you could call your own?

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UGM Motors: Reselling Cars - Rebuilding Lives

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Aug 20, 2014 3:31:25 PM

Get to know Curt Woodard: Salesman at UGM Motors

If you browse the sales lot at Union Gospel Mission Motors, there’s a good chance you’ll be greeted by a slender man with silver hair, a quick smile and a hearty handshake. It's nice to know a bit about the man with whom you're about to make a major transaction, so read on for the inside scoop on Curt. He's not your typical used car salesman.

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UGM Motors: Brittany and Brooklyn get new wheels

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Sep 9, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Reliable transportation critical for single moms

Brittany Branch had a car when she started Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall – a 1988 Dodge Caravan with close to 200,000 miles.  Last winter, another car slid on the ice and smashed into it. Then, this spring, just before she started her new job at the UGM Thrift Store and moved into her own place with two-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, the brakes went out, followed quickly by the transmission. The cost of repairs was prohibitive and exceeded the value of the vehicle. 

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