Bruner Motors receives prestigious Texas Treasure Business Award.
Special to Beneath the Surface News
Greg Bruner, owner of Bruner Motors, was recently honored by the Texas Historical Commission in Austin as a recipient of the Texas Treasure Business Award.
The award is an initiative of the Community Heritage Division of the THC and honors businesses that have been in operation in Texas for more than 50 years.
“The Texas Treasure Business Award pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional contributions to communities across Texas,” said THC executive director Mark Wolfe.
The award presentation coincided with the Cowboy Capital of the World’s Legislative Day on March 1.
The Bruner organization’s mantra Buy Better Buy Bruner reflects their family’s roots of being upfront and honest in their business practices, treating customers like family and taking care of the community.
“We’re from here, we live here and we’re committed long term to this community,” Greg Bruner said. “Nothing makes us prouder than seeing this community thrive and grow.”
Bruner Motors founder, Dwain Bruner was approached by General Motors to acquire the Chevrolet dealership in Stephenville in 1969.
Dwain and his wife, Carolyn, visited Stephenville and knew immediately that the town would be a great place to raise their family and grow the business.
This year Bruner Motors celebrates 54 years as a Chevrolet dealer; 40 years as a Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep dealer; 33 years as a GMC dealer; and 16 years as a Toyota dealer.
As one of the area’s largest dealerships, the Bruner family is active in the Stephenville community, supporting many organizations and events each year.