Welcome to Furthmiller Motors!
2020 marks our 14th year of business, and we have sold thousands of vehicles and counting, which includes multiple vehicles to the same families and repeat customers! Our owner, Dana Furthmiller, has over 34 years of auto sales and management experience, and our strategy is simple; provide great cars at a great price under $10,000, with no high-margin markups or high-pressure sales tactics.
We do not overprice our cars, and we are proud to post all of our prices clearly on each vehicle. Our internet pricing is also the same prices that we display on our vehicles at our lot, so NO worries about getting a GREAT deal, or missing out on a better price.
We will always answer any questions or concerns with an honest, straightforward approach, so you can trust our information will be accurate when asked. We know that if you like what we have to offer, and the price is always more than fair, you will buy from us.
Feel free to email our Owner - Dana Furthmiller (email@example.com), our Store Manager - Jay Fitzgerald (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Sales Manager - Colissa Summers (email@example.com), or our Office Manager - Carson Ohning (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Or CALL OR TEXT 260-357-4300 day or night!
Over 80% of our vehicles are sold via the Internet to customers just like you, so be confident that our vehicle descriptions are accurate! Check out our Testimonials page to see hundreds of our customers with their new vehicles, as well as hundreds of customer reviews!
Find Furthmiller Motors on all your favorite social media platforms to keep up with our inventory, follow along with miscellaneous projects we're doing in the community, and participate in lots of fun contests & giveaways!!!
We hope to see you SOON in Auburn!
Dana Furthmiller - Owner
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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 performance 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 34 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 29 years to Katie, and has three daughters, Erica, Alexis, and Natalie.
Jay Fitzgerald - Store Manager
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Jay Fitzgerald joined Furthmiller Motors as the Store Manager in August of 2016, after spending a few years at another local independent 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 lifelong, local guy. When Jay is not working, he likes to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and hit every Jimmy Buffet concert that he can.
Colissa Summers - Sales Manager
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Colissa Summers joined our Furthmiller family in April of 2016 as our Office Manager. After 3 years on our team, we offered her an opportunity to move up into a sales position where she can grow her skills & offer more opportunities to our customers. 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 is usually spending quality time with her family: her husband, Christian; their cat, Maggie; & their pups, Murphy & Kota! She also loves being an auntie, doing yoga & being outdoors as much as possible.
Carson Ohning - Office Manager
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Carson Ohning joined Furthmiller Motors in May of 2017 in our detailing department! After pursuing a degree in business marketing at Purdue Fort Wayne, Carson expressed interest in moving into more of an office position - so when the need arose, we were more than happy to move him up & into the office!! He is always happy to walk our customers through the paperwork portion of purchasing a vehicle, answering any questions they may have, & is in charge of all things titlework. His favorite part of the job, though, is managing our social media accounts, where he really gets to express his creativity, come up with fresh ideas for advertising & shoot really fun videos with the gang! (Check those out here!) He is a proud graduate of Dekalb High School and has lived in Auburn his whole life. When he's not working or at school, you can find him hanging out with friends either listening to music or going on road trips. He is super social & likes meeting new people, so never hesitate to say hi!
Kaylee Conn - Exterior Detailer
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Liz Edwards - Interior Detailer
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Introducing the newest member of our team, Liz Edwards, she will be working hard on the weekends to get the insides of our vehicles vacuumed up, smelling fresh & looking their best! We met Liz as a Furthy customer - she has bought 4 vehicles from us over the years & even took home the old wagon that sat out front of our original building before the remodel! She decorates it for the seasons outside her family home where she lives with her high school sweetheart & husband of 10 years, their 4 children, and a whole ZOO of animals!!! She graduated from Bishop Dwenger in 2007, after which she attended Wolverine Farrier School where she learned how to shoe horses but she has spent most of her adult life being a stay at home mom! Now that most of her kiddos are in school, she is reentering the workforce part time to help support her family. We are SO excited to have her on our team!