Fred J. Salinas, owner and operator of Friendly Ford of Crosby, had dreams over 30 years ago to own and operate a dealership under one core value "Driven to Satisfy You". His Beliefs and core values were shaped as a young man growing up and working hard in Garden City, Kansas. As one of four boys in the family, the father owned a lawn service so the boys worked to help support the family and were taught at a young age the value of an honest day's work along with other values such as respect, integrity, and determination. Two years after graduating from high school Mr. Salinas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps helped reinforce the values of discipline instilled by his parents. Mr. Salinas was a military court reporter and served with the 2nd Marine Division, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was discharged in 1974 as an E-4 or Corporal and then served in a reserve unit in Kansas City, Missouri while attending the University of Kansas. He takes great pride in his military background and one of his sons (who is currently a Sales Manager) also followed his path and was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps who did a tour in Afghanistan. Upon graduating from the University of Kansas in 1979, Mr. Salinas began his automotive career being hired by the Lincoln Mercury Division, Ford Motor Company at their district office in Dallas, Texas. He worked as a trainee and Zone Manager in the district office learning all aspects of sales and marketing. He also worked for Chrysler Corporation in several different management positions before resigning and joining the retail business with Middlekauff Ford in Plano, Texas. While employed there he was accepted into Ford Motor Company's Dealer Training Program. He completed this program and was given his first opportunity at Skyline Ford Sales, Inc in Dallas, Texas. His dreams were becoming reality in June of 1996 when the new dealership was opened, he was named President and General Manager under Ford Motor Company's Dealer Development Program. Skyline Ford took off like a rocket and out-paced Ford's expectations and Mr. Salinas and his partners did one of the quickest buy-outs in Ford's history. The partnership paid off the investment in 30 short months, as Skyline Ford won the prestigious and highly coveted "President's Award" in 1999 and again in 2001 from Ford Motor Company for customer satisfaction. An achievement attained by only a small percent of all Ford Dealers. In November of 2002, Mr. Salinas purchased Friendly Ford of Crosby located in Crosby, Texas. His reason for selecting a dealership in Crosby was because of the community commitment to hard work, a quality he noted was very similar to the town he was raised in. "The Houston Metro Area is one of the most economically sound environments in the country and this is another reason why I chose this particular store. East Harris County is covered with Petro Chemical Plants and Refineries so I knew the area has a strong economic base." Our goal at Friendly Ford is to give our customers the best quality service in this sector of Houston Metropolitan area. Ford Motor has quality products and is riding a strong wave of good publicity for not partaking in the US Government Bailout Funds made in 2009 to the other 2 domestic manufacturers. Ford ranks best in class in many segments it competes in, and they are continuously improving their product. "I am very proud to be a Ford Motor Company Dealer". We offer these fine Ford products here at Friendly Ford of Crosby: Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Explorer, Edge, Shelby Cobra Mustangs, the F-150 Raptor, and Ford Pick-Ups from the F-150 to F-350 single wheels and duallys, and don't forget to browse our Ford Certified Pre-Owned Inventory and our other quality-checked pre-owned vehicles. "So check out the website before coming by and seeing our recent renovation and state of the art facilities. You will not be disappointed in the experience here at Friendly Ford of Crosby. This is why I use the slogan "Driven to Satisfy You"
Have Your Eye on a New Ford?We certainly don't blame you. The vibrant new Ford F-150, SuperDuty, Explorer, Fusion and Focus cars in our showroom serving drivers from Crosby, Houston, Cleveland, Humble and Baytown always bring style and performance to the table. In fact, with a wide-range of exciting Ford models available, it can be difficult to make a decision. That's where Friendly Ford of Crosby comes in; we're happy to review the details and answer any questions to help you discover the vehicle that best matches your lifestyle.
Friendly Ford of Crosby, Serving Crosby, Houston, Cleveland, Humble and Baytown is the Place to be!
If only a new Ford F-150, SuperDuty, Explorer, Fusion or Focus will do, then we have you covered. Peruse our selection of affordable Ford models at your leisure; when something pops out at you, we'll set you up for a little joyride (i.e. test drive). Singing along to the radio, while optional, is certainly recommended for the full experience.
If you're looking for value, but perhaps aren't looking for a new car, that's perfectly fine. We certainly understand. You might be looking to head on a big trip, or want to treat yourself to something different. No matter what it is, the savings can be had via our collection of used cars. They come in many trims and variants, and will keep you, and your bank account, happy.
Friendly Ford of Crosby Eliminates the Potential for Financing Process by Offering Ford Solutions Tailored to Drivers from Crosby
Finding your ideal vehicle is the first half of the car buying equation. The second half is securing a car loan or lease that fits your current financial requirements. That's something the team at Friendly Ford of Crosby is trained to provide, and they do so by sitting down with you, one-on-one. That way, we can learn more about the kind of payment you're comfortable with, your long-term financial goals and address any other questions or concerns on your mind.
Love our customer-first approach and unpretentious expertise? You're not alone. But don't worry. Your relationship with Friendly Ford of Crosby doesn't have to end after you've taken off in a new or used Ford. We remain committed to making sure your driving experience is satisfactory for many miles to come. That's why you can find all of the Ford parts you might need right here. If not, we can order them for you. Not only that, but to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape, our team of car service experts is here to provide all necessary repairs and routine maintenance.
Curious to learn more? Feel free to stop in to Friendly Ford of Crosby of Crosby, where we are always eager to assist you. We can discuss vehicles here in our showroom, over the phone, or through our website. Getting to know all of you in the greater Houston, Cleveland, Humble and Baytown areas is always an enjoyable experience for us, so stop in during our scheduled business hours, where we can continue the conversation, and answer any questions you might have.