I recently read an article that made me think about the goal for our business – Hometown Auto.
Who do we want to be? What do we want to accomplish?
There is no question about what we do as a business – we sell cars. But when Brian and I first started thinking about this business idea, it was never our sole purpose to “just sell cars”. Getting into the car business was for us always “the means to accomplish something else”. And that “something else” was to create a business that would be an example for others to follow. We were and still are determined to prove that “a business can do well by doing good”. We are here to prove that a car dealer can do well by following the idea of a “noble purpose”, which simply means not focusing on the money-making aspect of the business, but focusing on “doing good [...]
Everyone likes to know just who they are doing business with, right? You don’t want to give your trust and hard-earned money to faceless corporations, or worse, those you know to be untrustworthy and dishonest. That’s why we’d like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to you and give you a chance to get to know just who we are and what we believe.
Meet Brian Webb and Arnie Hernandez, the founders of Hometown Auto. Brian and Arnie have been neighbors and friends for over 10 years. As they got to know each other, they recognized a kindred spirit in each other and a shared philosophy about business, family and life. The basic principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and treating others as they want to be treated define these men. A desire to be contributing members of their community while giving back [...]