Business Spotlight: Toyota of Killeen

Published by: Jennifer Hetzel | Published on: 22 Feb, 2018
Business Spotlight: Toyota of Killeen

What makes TOK different? It’s our people. We aren’t a ‘transactional’ dealership. Our customer relationships are solid - based on the tenets of honesty, trust and transparency. We genuinely care about our customers and it shows! Most of our employees are involved in local community events, members of local churches, and volunteer at charity events.  We’re not only neighbors, we’re family.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, TOK was honored to provide a new Tundra to deliver goods and supplies for first responders and those affected by the storm. Additionally, to support Families in Crisis, Toyota of Killeen partnered with Inspired Designs, a local barber shop and salon, to provide 60 new backpacks for underprivileged children as they prepared to start the new school year.

As Mother’s Day weekend came to a close, May 10th saw the start of a new and exciting program at Toyota of Killeen. Unveiled and promoted at the CTC Fashion Show, Women’s Wednesday is becoming THE place to have your vehicle serviced! With a scheduled service appointment between 11 am and 2 pm, women in the community are treated to complimentary manicures, car washes, a lunch of tea sandwiches, fruit and infused lemonade, and cupcakes, as well as discounts on oil changes (for Toyotas only). Our delivery area is transformed into a spa-like lounge where the week’s featured presentation might be on scarf-tying, LuLaRoe fashions, Stella & Dot jewelry, maintenance tips and vehicle tidbits, or an opportunity to network with other local business professionals.

With Fort Hood just next door, our military roots run deep. Toyota of Killeen currently employs about a dozen retired military personnel. We have contributed and supported the Military Children’s Education Coalition; provided thousands of frozen turkeys to military families; supplied loaner vehicles to military families participating in Operation Vacation; welcomed new soldiers during Hood Howdy; and recently, in conjunction with Gulf States Toyota, we partnered with Operation Stand Down Central Texas in their efforts to provide relief to homeless veterans and their families, because “one homeless veteran is one too many.”

Continuing to serve the local community, Toyota of Killeen sponsored Vive Les Arts’ 2017 summer theatre production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The production’s two- week run was kicked off by a ‘meet the cast’ event complete with a bright blue ‘Tundra the Sea’ adorned with festive undersea balloon art, themed gourmet cupcakes provided by local 12-year old entrepreneur Ona Eneli, and two musical numbers performed by the cast.

Our dealer principal, Paula Lohse is “MiMi” to four wonderful grandchildren, 2 boys and 2 girls, so whenever there’s an opportunity to bring children into the dealership, Toyota of Killeen goes all out. Children have been treated to cupcakes, juice boxes, character coloring pages, and surprise raffle items. During the holidays, Santa has been known to make a pit-stop at the dealership, sharing a story or two, and partaking in cookies and hot chocolate.

We believe in education. TOK actively contributes to the scholarship fund at Texas A&M – Central Texas. Toyota of Killeen supports Killeen ISD by welcoming new teachers to the area and by participating in the annual StarMaker banquet. An annual contribution is also made to the local YMCA.

The team at Toyota of Killeen is committed to providing an honest, friendly and pressure-free car buying and servicing experience. Whether you’re a long-time Toyota aficionado or a recent college graduate making your first vehicle purchase, our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates are with you throughout the buying process – it’s what we do! Because you’re family…we’re family!

With an ever-increasing selection of new and pre-owned inventory, you’ll be sure to find the vehicle you’re looking for at Toyota of Killeen…why make the drive anywhere else? We are the heart of Killeen!