Meet Doug, our newest Sales Consultant

by Finnin Kia
4/16/2018 - Dubuque, IA

In this month’s featured blog post, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of our fantastic Finnin team members!  Meet Doug, our newest Sales Consultant.  We sat down and asked Doug a few questions about his personal and professional experiences, what led him into sales, and also challenged him with a “Why Finnin?” query – take a peek at what he had to say below! 

What made you choose Finnin?

I’ve always heard fantastic things about the Finnin family; they’re very well respected in the community.  That was important to me.

So far, what do you like most about the atmosphere at Finnin Ford?

Everyone I’ve encountered has been extremely welcoming and gone out of their way to help be successful.

What did you do prior to joining the Finnin family?

I taught and coached for 25 years.

Are you active in the community?  How so?

I am the President of the Dubuque Independent Football League. I also enjoy volunteering with local groups like Resources Unite and Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy working out, especially running. I love to golf, but you wouldn’t know it by how I play!

What makes the Dubuque area such a great place to live?

It’s got a small town feel and has some amazing scenic areas to enjoy as a family.

If you could tell your customers anything, what would it be?

That I’m never going to try to SELL them a vehicle.  I am going to find out how I can help get them just what they’re looking for and work with them to get that vehicle. I want to EARN the business of my customers by building a relationship with them.

What’s your favorite Ford model?

I like the F-150, but my vehicle will probably will be in an Explorer…third-row seating!

Tell us about your family and friends.

I have three children: Keegan (16), Addie (15) and Quinn (10).  I don’t know how I could live without their unique selves.  I have an amazing woman to share my life with, Shannon.  She has shown me that true love really is out there. You just have to be patient and the right person will come into your life!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I spend time with my family.  It doesn’t matter what we are doing as long as we are together.  Running has been a fun way for us to be together and stay fit at the same time.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

All the Rocky movies! But I’ve also become a huge fan of all the Marvel super hero movies.

What’s your favorite cuisine? 

Not sure cuisine is in my vocabulary…I love PIZZA, though! And Doritos! Dang, and JELLY BEANS!



by Finnin Kia
10/19/2018 - Dubuque, IA
October is here which means it’s time for Trunk-or-Treat! sponsored by Finnin Kia & Finnin Ford. Join us Tuesday, October 30th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a safe, friendly, AND CLIMATE controlled environment for our Tri-State Trick-or-Treaters.

$5 for Jeans Day!

by Finnin Kia
9/26/2018 - Dubuque, IA
Finnin employees will have the opportunity to wear jeans to work on “Friday Jeans Days” now through the end of the year. How it works: Employees wishing to go casual for a cause will pay $5 each Friday for the privilege of wearing their favorite pair of denim jeans all day long. Every dollar they donate will be collected and given to a local charity to assist families in need.

Back to School

by Finnin Kia
8/22/2018 - Dubuque, IA
August is here and for Iowa students, that means it’s time to head back to school. We at Finnin Ford know that the back to school rush can be an exciting yet stressful time for parents, teachers and students alike. However, there are a few ways to eliminate that stress factor, and help with the transition.