Dana Furthmiller has been around cars all of his life. His father, Dave Furthmiller, owned and operated Dave Furthmiller Speed Shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana, during the 60's and 70's, specializing in high peformance racing engines, and was known for delivering "Power not Promises" to many racers and car enthusiasts. Dana's automotive career also started in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1982, where he worked in the service department for a local Harley-Davidson dealership during high school. In the Spring of 1986, Dana moved from motorcycles to cars and accepted a service manager position for a Toyota store in Fort Wayne. Over the next 7 years, Dana advanced through the service department ranks where he eventually became the Parts and Service Director in charge of several franchises for an Indiana-based mega-dealer. During this time, Dana served 4 years in the Indiana Air National Guard. Then in 1993, a promotion into Sales Management for this same mega-dealer led Dana to a 14 year career climb to running multiple new car stores with positions as a Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Director of Operations, and General Manager. Finally, the timing was right for Dana to step out and fulfill his dream of opening his own business. Furthmiller Motors was opened in February of 2007 in Auburn, Indiana. With over 30 years of service and sales experience, Dana is knowledgeable and understanding as to what it takes to deliver on promises and exceed the expectations of customers. Dana strives to run his own dealership with a relaxed, laid-back approach, answering all questions and concerns with the utmost professionalism and honesty. Dana plays bass guitar on weekends, and enjoys listening to and performing live music. He has been married for over 26 years to Katie, and has three daughters, Erica, Alexis, and Natalie.
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Jay Fitzgeraldjoined Furthmiller Motors as the Store Manager in August of 2016, after spending a few years at another local independant auto dealer as a sales associate. Jay is not new to the car business though, because in 2001 he opened and operated his own business for 10 years called ProMotion, which serviced several local car dealers with promotional products, including signage, banners, streamers, flag poles, you name it! Around this time in 2002, Dana Furthmiller and Jay met. In fact, Jay designed and produced the first signage for Furthmiller Motors back in 2007, which we still proudly display today inside our sales office. Jay has been with his wife Karyn for over 20 years, and they have 2 beautiful children, Jack and Rissa. Jay is a proud graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne, and has been a life-long, local guy. When Jay is not working, he likes to root for the Pitsburgh Steelers, and hit every Jimmy Buffet concert that he can.
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Colissa Fisher joined our Furthmiller family in April of 2016 as our Office Manager. She is always happy to walk our customers through the paperwork portion of purchasing a vehicle & answer any questions they may have. She is also in charge of all things titlework, so if you have any questions about our process, you can email her by clicking on her photo to the left. Her favorite part of the job, though, is managing our social media accounts! This is where she really gets to express her creativity, come up with fresh ideas for advertising & shoot really fun video with the gang! (Check those out here!) Essentially, she sets a warm and caring environment for customers as they arrive, and works hard to keep us organized and efficient throughout the day, which helps us to deliver the best customer service possible. When not at Furthmiller Motors, Colissa enjoys cooking, doing yoga & the fiber arts. She also loves spending quality time with her cat, Maggie; her nieces, Parker & Hazel; and her fiance, Christian! Her current focus is planning her wedding, set to take place in August 2018 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Andy Conn joined the Furthmiller Motors team in May of 2016, and takes care of our automotive detailing needs, and pretty much anything else that needs done to keep us going.Growing up around the Auburn area his whole life, Andy has been involved in the complete rebuild and restoration of his fathers 67 Chevelle, as well as his own personal truck, which is a 1971 Chevy 4x4 Pick up. Andy has a mechanical mind, with a love of car shows, and can often be found wrenching on his neighbors cars in his spare time. When Andy is not buffing cars for Furthmiller Motors, you can find him jamming to classic rock as the lead guitarist in his band, Project ED, in and around the Fort Wayne area.
Carson Ohning joined Furthmiller Motors in May of 2017, and is a senior at Dekalb High School right here in Auburn, IN. Carson is a big help to Andy in our reconditioning process, and helps us to keep the flow of new arrivals clean and ready to be represented on the internet. He says he loves it here because it's something different every day & always exciting. In his spare time, Carson likes to hangout with his friends and listen to good music! We are super excited to have him as the newest member of our team.