Hello! I moved to East Texas in 1965 and graduated from college in Kansas with a B.S. in Business Administration. I owned and operated a feed and fertilizer company here in Tyler for 20 years. I have three children - a daughter and twin sons, which I am proud to say have all graduated from college. I also have a seven terrific grandchildren that I enjoy spending time with.
I first met Jim Lozier many years ago when I was coaching his son, Charlie, and my boys in soccer. Over the years I purchased several cars and SUV’s from Firestation Auto Center. Having been in sales all my life, I once told Jim if I ever sold cars, I would love to work with him because of his philosophy concerning sales and service after the sale. After being here for over 6 years, I can tell you that this is the only dealership I would ever want to work for which is why it made the decision to purchase Firestation Auto Center an easy one for me.
Meet Gini Rainey! Hi! I’m Gini Rainey and I was born in Minnesota, but got to Texas as fast as I could! I’m a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Tyler Junior College with a degree in photography/graphic arts. Never a person to be happy doing just one thing, and being a musician at heart (piano, organ, flute & handbells), when Jim Lozier offered me a job as his business manager fifteen years ago, I couldn’t pass up the challenge of having my left brain work with my right brain!
Having worked with non-profit agencies most of my adult life, Jim Lozier gave me the opportunity to apply all of those learned skills at the Firestation. Working with Jim also made it possible for me to meet so many incredibly wonderful people in the Tyler-Smith County area. When offered the opportunity to purchase Firestation Auto Center, I knew that it was a challenge I could handle because of all the knowledge of running a successful car dealership I learned from working side by side with Jim. I am very fortunate to be able to work with a team of dedicated employees and carry on Jim's traditions of offering the very best vehicles possible and placing our customers first!
Meet Dusty Rhodes! Hello! I’m Dusty Rhodes. No, not Dusty Rhodes - Kilgore, Dusty Rhodes - Tyler. As a matter of fact, I have lived in Tyler since being born in Mother Frances Hospital. After attending TJC & University of Texas at El Paso, I did my graduate work for a masters degree in music at East Texas State University in Commerce.
What I am really proud of is my day job at Firestation Auto Center. Twenty nine years in the automotive industry, twelve here at Firestation Auto, has taught me that the best staff can be found at a high quality used car dealership and I’m glad to be a part of this company.
Musically speaking, from the moment you drive onto our lot, I will work in harmony with you to make your car buying experience one that goes to your individual tempo. As an encore, I will be here to help provide you with our acclaimed friendly, home town service. Come in and let me help you find the car you’ve been looking for!