One thing about Trust: It can be freely given only ONCE. If Trust is broken, for any reason, it will be difficult to regain. Actually, if regained, it will likely be fragile, and never like the first time.
Trust is the bond that is formed between people, businesses, and institutions that depends upon one another to Be whom they say they are and to Do what they say they will do. Without the capacity for Trust, we would be lost in our capacity to create any type of meaningful relationship; be it personal, business, social, religious, political, etc.
At Hometown Auto, we take the issue of Trust very seriously. First, we strive to do everything with the main purpose of earning the Trust of our clients and of all other businesses upon which our business depends. Secondly, we are who we say we are and we do what we say we will do [...]
What is the difference between “Honesty” and “Integrity”?
Can we get your feedback on this question?
In the month of August, Hometown Auto completed its first full year of operation. As it is true for most small businesses, we are here to exchange a service for a profit and to use that profit, first to support our families and second to advance the causes to which we are committed as individuals.
So, what does “Honesty” and “Integrity” have to do with all this?
We think the answer is… “everything”!
We don’t know what your definition of these words may be, but to us the right way to conduct business is with honesty and integrity. Now, these words are often used to describe a business. But what is their real meaning, when used in the context of a business description? Are they being used to attract customers and to make them believe that the exchange of [...]
It’s good to give thanks, because that opens the way to receive more of the good stuff in life.
The bestway to explain this is to think of it as a person giving a gift to someone. The receiver can be appreciative or not. And so, if there are more gifts to be given, the appreciative receiver is likely to receive another one, while the non-appreciative receiver may not be given another.
From a human perspective then, that would make sense. However, God is not a human and would not deny a gift to anyone. But God would not “shove a gift down your throat” either, so to speak. A gift must be accepted and/or requested (like in prayer).
The appreciative recipient of the gift is sending out a signal indicating – “I am ready to receive more.” The other person is not sending that signal. He/she is not being denied another [...]
“You are approved!” We’ve all heard the commercials from other auto dealers. But, sometimes the reality is that they won’t approve you and they won’t even try. I hate to sound like a commercial, but her at Hometown Auto, you really are approved. If you have a job with an income of $600 per month, we CAN get you approved for a vehicle.
Financial challenges. We’ve all had them from time to time. It’s just a reality in our economy. And, what’s worse is it always seems like they pop up most when you need a new vehicle. Your old car is on its last leg and you need reliable transportation, but you don’t know where you can get approved with your past credit issues. Don’t spend days at dozens of dealerships, only to be turned down over and over again. Come straight to Hometown Auto and see what sets us [...]
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 [...]