We would like to give a warm welcome to our newest addition at McGrath Fordtown, Sales Director Jared Vaske! We are excited to have Jared as a part of our Fordtown team. Jared has been with the McGrath Family of Dealerships since 2010! It is with sheer determination that has led him to where he is at today. He began his career as a Sales Consultant in 2010, to being promoted to Finance Manager at McGrath Chevyland. Promoted again in 2012 to Sales Manager and then to Sales Director at McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac. Now he was finally able to make his big move to Fordtown. The minute he walked into the door, he hit the ground running and is one of the friendliest faces you will see there.
Everything you hear about this guy says “built tough”. Working his first job as a farm hand, the values he walked away with as well as the respect for hard work always stuck with him. Jared proudly served 8 years in the United States Army and completed one tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007. The first car he ever owned was a 1991 GMC Sonoma. When he bought it at the age of 15, he spent quality time with his dad and completely repainted it and had it looking sharp for the day he was able to get his license.
Jared currently lives in Urbana, Iowa with his wife Amanda, two daughters Lexi who is five and Hayley who is three, and a dog named Toby! I must also mention that Amanda and Jared were high school sweethearts, cue the “awws.” Now for a little comical relief, Jared graduated Minnesota West College with a major in Law Enforcement. While working as a reserve officer in college, he had lost his handcuff keys, only after he had handcuffed himself. Jared then had to drive back to the police station to get another key to “free” himself.
We already know that the life of sales can be crazy and hectic, but this guy still makes time to spend with his family, be a firefighter/ first responder, and when he has time enjoys hunting and fishing. “I just realized that my excuse of not having enough time is no longer relevant” His personal motto is “don’t wait for opportunity, create it!” You can see that Jared does one heck of a job at creating his own opportunities, both personally and professionally.
When it comes to Jared and Ford, they go hand in hand with hard work, dedication, and pride! Jared continually seeks growth and development both personally and professionally and believes that success is simply being better than the day before.