CHUCK KRAMER

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Auto, Charles “Chuck” Kramer, who started with Foundation Auto in September, 2018, brings to the company a multitude of operational turnaround and growth skills, team development knowledge, and intimate automotive experience in variable operations, fixed operations, and financial operations.

For example, he expedited the significant turnaround of a dealership’s financial success, by leading the store from a -$1.7M in 2007, to breaking even in 2008, and ultimately earning a large $8.9M profit in 2016. This store rose from 150th in the nation in 2008 to Top 50 in 2016.

Chuck has had a passion for the automotive industry that spans over four decades. His career started in the trenches as a lube technician in the early 80’s. He was quickly recognized as capable of doing more. He moved into sales and quickly became the #1 salesmen at his dealership. The promotions that followed quickly moved him up the ranks, being promoted to Finance, the New Car and Truck Manager, GSM, GM and ultimately Managing Partner.

During his career his stores were awarded multiple accolades including:

  • 6x Ford Triple Crowns 2012 to 2017

  • 6x Ford President’s Award

  • 8x Ford Years Top 100 Award

  • 6x Ford Years Premier Award

  • Ford Salute to the Dealer in 2014

  • Partners in Quality award from Ford credit

  • BB Customer Excellence Award for 2015 and 2016

  • JD Powers Customer Service Award in 2017

  • & many community involvement awards

 

Chuck has managed franchises such as Acura, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Kia, Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai, Mazda, Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, and more.

 

Additionally, Chuck has been married to his wife, Claire, for 21 of years and together they have 6 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren.

 

Chuck's passion for the community includes his involvement in many charities such as:

  • Mothers Against Cancer,

  • Houston Livestock and Rodeo - Calf Committee,

  • Village Learning Center,

  • Family Time Charity,

  • & the Humble ISD Education Foundation

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