Meet the Staff of Branine Chevrolet Buick
Don Branine - n/a
Don grew up in Winfield, Kansas where he went to high school and college. He grew up in the auto industry where his grandfather, uncle, and father all had Chevrolet dealerships. Don has lived in Osage City since 1985. He owned and operated Branine Motors in Osage City from 1991 until 2009. On March 1, 2009 the opportunity arose to merge into Osage Chevrolet and Buick in downtown Osage City changing the name to Branine Chevrolet Buick. Don is married to Patti, and has two children Kyle and Keisha.
Randall Schubert - Business Manager
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I grew up and attended high school in Wamego, Kansas. My father worked for Chevrolet Motor Division and then owned and operated a Chevrolet / Oldsmobile dealership. Shortly after college I relocated to Denver, Colorado where I met my wife Catherine for 25 years now. We then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and then to Osage City, Kansas where I have proudly lived for 16 years. While working in the automotive industry throughout my life, I guess you could say that it is in my blood. I now have four lovely daughters, Chelsea, Alexandra, Riley, and Madison. I also have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, Gracy and a wonderful son-in-law David. "Let me be your car guy !"
Bruce Morris - Service Manager
I am a lifelong resident of Osage City, having worked in the automotive business most of my life. Prior to coming to work here I was a warranty administrator with LKQ in Topeka and before that was with General Muscle Car in Osage City for 10 years. I have also worked in the service departments at Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Cadillac in Topeka.
Mica Lindbloom - Office Manager
Mica was raised in Osage City and started working part-time in high school when the dealership was Shields Motor Co. After a short break to start their family, she returned to the dealership which was then Holthaus Motors. In 2004, Allen Wise purchased and changed the name to Osage Chevrolet Buick. March 2009 began a new owner partnership merging with Don Branine of Branine Motors and the dealership is now Branine Chevrolet Buick. Mica has seen many changes in her 26 years of office work and continues to go with the flow. She and husband, Terry, have 3 children and 5 grandbabies.
Ron Dismang - Sales Manager
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Born in 1955 & originally from St.Louis, MO where I grew up & went to High School in Columbia, MO. I have always had a passion for cars, working at an early age with my dad on cars & welding. I got my first start in the car business right out of HS at Dell Cornell Lincoln Mercury Jeep. I am a dedicated GM person having worked exclusively with the brand since the early 80's. Our brand, our cars and our people are my passion and I am here to help you find the right car at the right price.
Dalton Swindale - Sales Consultant
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I am 25 years old, born and raised in Osage City. I have a Bachelors Degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, where I also played football for 4 years. I would love to find the right car for you. Come on down let's make a deal !!
Mike Powell - Sales Consultant
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I Graduated Hartford High School, Hartford kansas in 1976 then went in the the Marines. I served for three years. I have been in sales and manufacturing since with about 24 years in sales. I hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the near future. Feel free to call my cell phone after hours. Mike
Kyle Branine - Honorary Sales Consultant
Kyle was born and raised in Osage City, Kansas. He graduated from Osage City High School in 2012. He furthered his education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas (Go Moundbuilders)! While there, he was a member of the men's golf team for all four years. In his free time he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing or doing anything outdoors. Currently Kyle has joined on at Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor. Just like his father, he was raised in & around the car business. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing golf, hunting, country cruising and taking long walks on the beach.
Russ Barkhurst - Parts Counter Operations
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Russ moved to Osage City December 26, 1991. For the past 18 years Russ has been active in the aftermartket parts business in Lyndon and Osage City. Russ has been on the parts counter here for the past 4 years. Prior to moving to Osage City, Russ was a Crew Chief on a race team for 16 years.
Bob Cozad - Service Writer
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Hi I'm Bob Cozad and I have lived in Osage City since 1973, graduating high school here in 1982. I graduated from the Wichita Automotive Institute and have worked in the automotive repair business for over 20 years, I have two children Carleigh and Mason. I have been working on building a 1988 Chevy Camaro drag race car which I will be running next year.
Dustin Dain - Master Tech
I have 12+ years experience in the automotive industry as a technician with GM. Most of that time has been spent right here at Branine Chevrolet, with a short break in the middle to further my value and experience in another GM dealership. Being from Osage city this is a perfect fit for me to be able to have a normal work schedule and balance my family life. I also enjoy working in a small town where I know many faces when they walk through the front door and it is much easier to get to know new customers as well.
Andrew Musil - Master Tech
I am originially from Eskridge, Kansas and started working with my Dad in his shop at age 13. I attended Vo-Tech school for 1 1/2 years and then went to work for Crocker Automotive in Topeka where I had been for 10 years before joining the staff of here at Branine Chevrolet Buick. I enjoy woodworking as a hobby, I am married to my lovely wife Tricia and we reside now in Carbondale. I achieved getting my ASE Certification in May of 2017 as well as GM Certified Master Tech also in 2017.
Tobby Nell - Mechanic
Originally from Carbondale, I have 3 adult daughters and 1 adult son, I also am a proud grandparent of 3. My hobbies are racing dirt track cars with my wife Teresa (She drives the car), riding my Harley, fishing & hunting as well spending time with my family and friends. I am very happy to have joined the Branine Chevrolet Buick team.
Kenny Berry - Mechanic
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I grew up in Harveyville before moving to LeRoy in the 6th grade. We then moved to Osage City where I graduated high school in 1982. I joined the National Guard my junior year of school and served until 1987. I am currently divorced and have 2 daughters Alicia and Tiffany. I began my work career with Sherwood Construction in Wichita for 12 years primarily running heavy equipment for road construction. I then went to work for Hamm Construction for 8 years running heavy equipment in the rock quarry and using explosives. The last 10 years I have been working for myself with side jobs at an auto auction and a couple of car lots. I would like to attempt to pursue ASE Certification in the future.
Gilbert Kness - Lot Detailer
Gilbert has been a valued member of this staff for 6 years. Gilbert washes and cleans customer cars after having been repaired as well as make sure our service dept is spotless. He takes great pride in his work. Gilbert is a life long resident of Osage City and a graduate of Osage City High School. Gilbert spent 20 years in the United States Army Reserve achieving a rank E5 specializing in Truck Driving/ Instruction. His stint in the service included 2 tours of duty in the Middle East. He also spent 15 years as a volunteer firefighter in Osage City. Gilbert began working for Branine Chevrolet as a detailer in October of 2013.
Johnnie Vollrath - Customer Vehicle Cleanup
Hi my name is Johnnie and I was born in Columbia, Missouri and raised in Howard County and attended Glasgow public schools. I had traveled from Missouri to Texas to Kansas finally settling here in Osage City. My mother still resides in Texas. My hobbies and interests include listening to music, playing music on the guitar and fishing. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I have worked at Kan-Build and Orbis also here in Osage City. When you bring your car into Branine for service work I will gladly clean it for you.