Ricky Maples, with his trademark cowboy hat, is known as "Cowboy" by friends and thousands of Las Vegas car buyers. Each year, when the National Finals Rodeo comes to town, he is the go-to salesman at Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for those who organize and participate in the competition.
One of his regular customers, a man from Florida, flies into Las Vegas for the NFR and buys a new truck every year.
A resident of Las Vegas for more than 40 years, Maples has been selling cars for nearly 20 years. He said he enjoys working with the Chapman team because of the company's sincere care for their customers and the family-owned, family-friendly atmosphere at the dealership.
"At Chapman, they don't mark up their prices like other dealerships and there are no hidden costs," he said. "The current Invoice Reveal Event when we post the actual invoices on the dealership walls proves what I'm saying."
Maples said he also is impressed with Chapman Automotive Group's variety of vehicle makes and models from its 19 dealerships in Nevada and Arizona. With such a wide availability of products, Maples said he is able to provide his large following of customers with almost any type of vehicle they request.
"Rick has built tremendous loyalty with his customers and we are thrilled to have him on the Chapman team," said General Manager Don Hamrick of Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep. "I know he's someone I can trust to treat our customers right and his larger-than-life cowboy persona is a fun addition to our dealership."
Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, at 3175 E. Sahara Ave., will celebrate the NFR being in town Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with a live remote broadcast event with KWNR-FM 95.5, giveaways and special savings on new vehicles.
Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram sells and services vehicles. Call 888-207-1749 or visit www.VegasDCJ.com for more information.
Also, Chapman Value Center, on Boulder Highway just south of Sahara Avenue, can be reached at 888-299-0170 and www.ChapmanValueCenter.com. Chapman Chrysler Jeep is in the Valley Automall. Call 888-207-1663 or visit www.ChapmanChryslerJeep.com for more information.
All dealerships are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for sales, while parts and service are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.