Fleet Department

Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
 


Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun: Closed

Contact Us

  • Phone: (855) 395-2725

Address

3000 Fort Worth Hwy
Weatherford, TX 76087

Fleet

Search Commercial & Fleet Inventory

With over 100 years of combined experience, our SouthWest Ford Commercial Fleet Sales Team is prepared to provide the absolute highest quality automobile solution for any industry. With our extensive knowledge and expertise of commercial vehicles, we can guarantee your satisfaction from production to delivery of your Ford fleet.  We have an extensive on site inventory of F-series, E-series, Service Bodies, flatbeds, crane trucks and dump trucks, ensuring that you will find exactly what you are looking for.  SouthWest Ford also has the ability to source and install multiple up-fitting accessories in house, saving you time and convenience. From complete replacement bumpers to fuel tanks, we have the resources to fill your need.


Meet Our Staff

Bruce Ray
Bruce RayVP Commercial Operations
  • Phone: (817) 597-4214
Contact
Robin Moore
Robin MooreFleet Sales
  • Phone: 817-596-5700 Ext:5920
Contact
James Draper
James DraperFleet Sales
  • Phone: (817) 597-4203
Contact

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Charlie Gilchrist
    Dealer Principal

    Charlie Gilchrist has over 30 years experience operating automotive dealerships. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas and acquired his CPA license before beginning work in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand. From there he became partners with Ken Nichols and ran Ford Heavy Truck Dealerships before getting in the retail car business with the purchase of SouthWest Ford in Weatherford and Nichol's Ford in South Fort Worth. Charlie has served as President of Ford's Dealer Council and as Chairman of Legislative Affairs and Chairman of Industry Relations for NADA. He is currently the Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect for the National Automobile Dealers Association. He is also actively involved in the DFW New Car Dealers Association. He is married and has three dogs and three horses (and counting).

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  • Joe Parker
    General Sales Manager

    Joe Parker is the new General Sales Manager at SouthWest Ford. Prior to joining the SouthWest Ford family, Joe worked as a Finance Director for 15 years at another dealership in the metroplex. Joe is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and BBQ enthusiast! He is married and has three kids, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 1 snake, 1 hedgehog, and 1 fish!

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  • Chastady Vance
    Parts


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    Parts Driver


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    Parts Consultant


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    Parts Consultant


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    Parts Director


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    Parts Sales Consultant


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    Part Sales Consultant


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    Parts Sales Consultant


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    Parts Specialist


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    Parts Consultant


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    Parts Consultant


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    Parts Consultant


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  • Aubrey Bullock
    Driver


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    Driver


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  • Jessica Vickers
    Parts


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    Parts


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  • Gary Vinson
    Parts Driver


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  • Stephen Gilchrist

    Stephen Gilchrist graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration-Accounting in December of 2009. Stephen is happily married to his wife of 6 years, Pamela Gilchrist. While they don't yet have children; they have two dogs, four cats and five horses. Stephen and Pamela reside in Aledo, Texas due west of Fort Worth. In his spare time Stephen likes to play golf and cycle. 


    Automotive Retail Experience:

    Stephen started his career in Automotive Retail in January of 2010 when he joined his father at SouthWest Ford. He started working in the accounting office. There he worked his way up to Assistant Controller for the Group. After he realized he had a keen interest in making this his lifelong pursuit he went to NADA's Dealer Academy. There he realized his passion for the Fixed Operations side of the auto retail industry. Upon graduating he began working in SouthWest Ford's Service and Parts departments. Eventually working up to the position of Fixed Operations Director. 

    He was given the opportunity to run his first Dealership when he took over as General Manager of SouthWest Mitsubishi. In December of 2013 he opened the first Volkswagen store in Weatherford, Texas, SouthWest Volkswagen. In 2016, he took over his third store in the group, SouthWest Nissan. In April of 2017 he and his father purchased their first Chevrolet store, SouthWest Chevrolet in Kaufman, Texas. In May of 2017 Stephen was tasked with turning around Parkway Buick GMC in Sherman, Texas. Stephen is the current Dealer Operator for the Gilchrist Automotive. 

    Community Involvement: 

    Stephen is actively involved in the communities that his family's Dealership Group serves. He is a former board member of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, he is the Past President of the Aledo Education Foundation and current Executive Committee member. He is currently the Assistant Chairman of Charitable programs for the Colonial Country Club's PGA tournament. He is a former board member and Chairman of Board Engagement and Development of Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County. He is a current board member of United Way of Parker County. He is on the North Texas Community Foundation's Worth Steering Committee. He is a current member of Lena Pope Home's annual golf tournament committee. He is also a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and a founding member of Leadership Weatherford. 

    Auto Industry Involvement:

    He currently serves as a Director on the North Texas Chevrolet Dealers LMA board, is currently the North Region District 22 Director for the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and a current member of NADA's Next Gen Leadership Club. He also serves on Volkswagen's Dealer Council as the Dallas-Fort Worth Representative and is actively involved in the DFW New Car Dealers Association and National Automobile Dealers Association.


    Awards and Recognition:

    Stephen was named Fort Worth Business Press 40 under 40 Class of 2015. He was given the Don Allen Power Drive award in 2016 for Weatherford, Texas.

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  • Chris Bonnett
    General Manager


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  • Jason Black
    CFO


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  • Cody Ritchey
    Controller


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  • Blake Black
    Sales Manager

    Blake Black has been at SouthWest Ford for over three years. Before that, Blake lived in Lubbock where he worked for his family business.  Blake began his career at SouthWest Ford as a pre-owned salesman, and is now the New Car Sales Manager. He is married and enjoys Texas A & M football.

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  • Tom Dyer
    Internet Sales Director


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  • Kevin Barbour
    New Car Sales Consultant

    Kevin Barbour is a veteran Sales Consultant with over 16 years of experience at SouthWest Ford. He is master certified in commercial and retail sales. He has been awarded the Ford Employee Excellence (e2) program 11 times since its inception, with achieving Level 4 twice. He has been married for over 37 years and has one child and three dogs!

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  • Scott Knebel
    New Car Sales Consultant


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  • Greg Shields
    Sales Consultant


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    New Car Sales Consultant


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    Sales Consultant


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    Sales Consultant


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  • Faviola Sanchez
    Internet Sales Consultant

    Favi Sanchez has been with SouthWest Ford for over two years. Favi graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in Business Administration in International Affairs. Favi is a Ford Employee Excellence (e2) program recipient.

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  • Justin Sample
    New Car Sales Consultant


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    New Car Sales Consultant


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    Receptionist


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    Receptionist


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    Pre-Owned Sales Director


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    Pre-Owned Sales Manager


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    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant


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  • Joseph Crippes
    Product Specialist


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  • Paige Stice
    Assistant


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  • Cheyenne Sewell
    Product Specialist


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    Product Specialist


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  • Jesus Alvarez
    Product Specialist


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  • Dan Hall
    Finance Manager


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    Finance Manager


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    Finance Manager


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  • Ricky Buyers
    Fleet Director


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  • Bruce Ray
    VP of Commercial Sales


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  • Dan Laux
    Finance Manager


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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    Fleet Sales Consultant


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  • Julia Bates
    Service Advisor


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Advisor


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    Service Technician


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    Service Porter


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Porter


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Porter


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    Service Technician


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    Fixed Operations Director


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    Service Foreman


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    CSR


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    Service Advisor


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    Warranty Administrator


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    Service Advisor


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    Service Advisor


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    Service Advisor


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    Service Advisor


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    Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Porter


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Tech


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Service Technician


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    Housekeeping


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    Housekeeping


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    Housekeeping


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    Make Ready


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    Make Ready


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    Make Ready Technician


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    Make Ready


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    After Market


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    After Market


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    After Market


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    After Market Director


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Collision Center Manager


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    Secretary


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    Body Shop Advsior


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Porter


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Body Shop Tech


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    Accounting


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    Accounting


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    Accounting


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    Accounting


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    Accounting


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    Payroll


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    Accounting


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    IT & eCommerce Director


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    IT Associate


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    IT Associate


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