As Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Auto, Charles “Chuck” Kramer, who started with Foundation Auto in September, 2018, brings to the company a multitude of operational turnaround and growth skills, team development knowledge, and intimate automotive experience in variable operations, fixed operations, and financial operations.
For example, he expedited the significant turnaround of a dealership’s financial success, by leading the store from a -$1.7M in 2007, to breaking even in 2008, and ultimately earning a large $8.9M profit in 2016. This store rose from 150th in the nation in 2008 to Top 50 in 2016.
Chuck has had a passion for the automotive industry that spans over four decades. His career started in the trenches as a lube technician in the early 80’s. He was quickly recognized as capable of doing more. He moved into sales and quickly became the #1 salesmen at his dealership. The promotions that followed quickly moved him up the ranks, being promoted to Finance, the New Car and Truck Manager, GSM, GM and ultimately Managing Partner.
Chuck has managed franchises such as Acura, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Kia, Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai, Mazda, Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, and more.
Additionally, Chuck has been married to his wife, Claire, for 21 of years and together they have 6 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren.