Veteran purchases truck at AutoNation Buick GM

Finding the right vehicle that would meet their financial goals was the objective that Marine veteran Wayne Webber and his wife, Jody, set their sights on. The mission was accomplished when the couple put their boots on the ground at AutoNation Buick GMC Henderson and purchased a 2011 Ford F150 truck.

“We enjoyed our experience very much. It wasn’t stressful at all,” said Jody Webber in purchasing the truck from Leasing Manager Fred Shelton. “Fred’s a great guy. He pretty much guaranteed that we could meet our goal — and we did.”

Shelton said it’s company policy not to go back and forth with customers on pricing when negotiating a sale. Customers are given “Smart Choice” pricing up front and all preowned vehicles come with Carfax and Kelly Blue Book information.

“I have 12 dealerships in Las Vegas (from the AutoNation franchise) to draw from, which allows me to find the right vehicle for my customers,” Shelton said. “Unless the car already has a special program or discounted price, I give my customers a discount right away.”

Helping veterans like Wayne Webber has been a passion of Shelton’s for years. He’s pledged to donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project for every referral who obtains a vehicle from him. In his spare time, Shelton volunteers at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases.

“I teach veterans how to write resumes, prepare and dress for job interviews and how to research companies in preparation for their interviews,” said Shelton, who previously worked as a corporate head hunter for 20 years. “I’ve developed a three-hour program that the training assistance team tells me is among the best they’ve ever seen.”

Shelton specializes in corporate and individual leases and purchases. He also is one of the designated military and Costco representatives for AutoNation Buick GMC.

The dealership is at the Valley Auto Mall, 330 N. Gibson Road, Henderson. For more information, call 702-558-3300 or visit

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