Bruner Motors receive recognition from city, celebrate 50th anniversary


STEPHENVILLE (August 1, 2019) – Bruner Motors, Inc is proud to announce the celebration of fifty years of operation in Stephenville. Dwain Bruner, current CEO of Bruner Motors, purchased the Chevrolet franchise from Reecie Jones (Jones Chevrolet) on July 1, 1969, and opened Dwain Bruner Chevrolet Co. The following year, the dealership moved from a downtown location to its current location on the South Loop. Additional makes were added over the years, including the full Chrysler line-up and a merger with Cross Timbers Autoplex that added the full GM lineup to the existing Chevrolet franchise in 1990.

Bruner Motors will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with an Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 8, at 5 p.m. The event will start with a mixer in partnership with the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and conclude with a celebration event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. that is open to the public. Festivities will include games, live music by Courtney Patton, Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, and a Mechanical bull, as well as other food and giveaways.

Doug Svien, Mayor of Stephenville (left) presenting Carolyn Bruner and Dwain Bruner, CEO of Bruner Motors, with a proclamation from the city of Stephenville celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Bruner Motors.

“We’re excited to celebrate with our community,” said Greg Bruner, President of Bruner Motors, “we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our community in Stephenville, DeLeon, Hamilton, Glen Rose, Dublin, Hico and beyond.” 

Dwain and Carolyn Bruner were honored by the City of Stephenville City Council on July 30 with a proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary, said Greg Bruner. The events the evening of August 8 are open to the entire community, and Bruner is hopeful the community will stop by during the celebration.

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  1. Mr. Bruner,
    My family and I congratulate you on the 50th anniversary of Bruner Motors. My dad, Reecie Jones, was so happy that you took the reigns from him and continued on with the same pride and integrity he had always held Jones Chevrolet to. He loved the company so much…it was his world. The dealerships were much the same, as were the two fine men running them and the lovely wives who stood by their sides supporting them. They were so different in size. He wouldn’t believe his eyes if he could see it now!

    Daddy took Chevrolet through the war years when things were so hard. He wasn’t able to serve in the military himself due to his vision, so he financed cars for women whose husbands were overseas and needed help or just repaired their cars and let them pay him back as threy could. He participated in all the war efforts to help those at home.

    When he passed away, you sent a lovely spray of flowers with the Chevrolet emblem on them. I removed it and put it in his casket. I know it meant the world to him. He treasured your friendship and I know he’s so proud for you now.

    Congratulations to you, your family and all your employees.
    Linda Jones Chew-Graetz

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