Gabus Auto Answers

Gabus Auto Answers

Tune-in to Maxwell & Pam every Wednesday morning at 7:35 when Jim Bintner from Charles Gabus Ford will be answering all of your car questions and bring you up to date on all the latest trends in the auto industry.

About Jim Bintner
Jim Bintner is the General Manager at Charles Gabus Ford, having held the position for 20 years. Jim has been with Gabus Ford for more than 33 years. After joining the dealership in 1977 as Assistant Office Manager, Jim has also held positions as Parts Manager and Pars & Service Director.

Jim grew up on a family farm outside of Exira, IA, one of nine children. He graduated from Exira High School and joined the United States Air Force. After his time in the armed services Jim attended DMACC and earned his Associates Degree in Accounting.

Jim and his wife Kelly live in Urbandale. They have one daughter who works and lives in the Kansas City area.

About Charles Gabus Ford
Charles Gabus Ford logoMr. Gabus had a varied life before becoming Iowa’s largest Ford dealer. He was a teacher, band instructor, painter and appliance dealer. In September 1953 in Holdrege, Nebraska Charles Gabus founded Charles Gabus Ford. In August of 1967 he and his family uprooted to Urbandale and opened Charles Gabus Ford in West Des Moines. In 1970 Charles Gabus Ford was moved to its current location on Merle Hay Rd. Sitting on approximately 15 acres, it houses over 1000 new and used vehicles and approximately 100,000 square feet for its part service and body shop. Mr. Gabus passed away in October 2008 at the age of 90. Mr. Gabus’s accomplishments, service and dedication to the customer with Charles Gabus Ford lives on to this day. It is still family owned and operated right here in Iowa and is still Iowa’s #1 Ford dealer. Our management staff has almost 300 years of automotive experience.


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