Like Father, Like Son

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Fenton, MI — May 25, 2023

The age-old idiom “Like Father, Like Son” has a proverbial message implying that your children often mimic your actions. That can be good in a lot of ways. Setting an example of being a good father, husband, provider, and someone with a good character can give your offspring something to strive for.

Some would say that is lacking in our society today. I disagree. The bad actors make more noise and, unfortunately, get more publicity. By far, the good actors outweigh the bad; we need to recognize them more. Here is a good story that was generated by one of those pictures that say 1,000 words.

Meet Declan Cole

Declan Cole is the, soon to be five year old, son of Heather and Justin Cole. And as you might guess, Dad works at Lasco Ford in Fenton. The Cole family, including 18-month-old daughter Raegan, live in Fowlerville. Justin is a Michigan native.

Being an automotive technician is a difficult job. To excel, you need to have a massive inventory of tools and an even larger cache of knowledge. However, it is also a profession that comes with great satisfaction and is very rewarding. It is also a career that you can enter with a minimum of experience, learn as you go, and avoid huge student loan debt.

Justin began his trade working in dealerships back in 2010. He is now at the top of his industry, having progressed to become a Ford Master Technician and licensed as a Michigan Master Certified Technician. At the age of 33, Justin has the opportunity to earn a handsome income from the skills he has acquired.

Justin specializes in heavy work, overhauling engines and transmissions. But, he proudly exclaims, “I can fix anything that rolls through the door.”

Where did Declan learn about his dad’s line of work? Maybe watching this video posted on Justin’s Facebook page.

About Lasco Ford

Justin joined the Lasco team in November of 2022. We asked him why he chose Lasco Ford as the place to park his toolbox. “Lasco offered a great opportunity. They have plenty of work, a good reputation, they have been in business for over 40 years and are respected in the community.” Justin has grown to appreciate the people he works with, their helpful get-it-done attitude, and a workplace environment that provides for growth and expansion.

If you are an experienced technician Lasco Ford and the Lasco Auto Group have current openings and would love to speak with you about the opportunities that exist in their organization. If you are looking to begin a career in the retail automotive business, they do frequently offer exclusive training and mentorship programs for the right individuals.

Contact Dave Brooks by text or telephone at 248.343.0320 to inquire.

If you are thinking about changing employment, maybe even viewing this article from outside of Michigan, please read the following.

Why You Should Consider Fenton, MI, and Lasco Ford as the Place to Base Your Career

If you are an automotive customer specialist, technician, parts consultant, or sales professional looking for a new home in the perfect environment, here are some reasons to consider the Fenton, Michigan, area as the place for you.

Nestled in the heart of Genesee County, Fenton is a small town with all the advantages of a large growing city.

  • Great Restaurants, a good combination of local eateries, and popular chains with new additions coming to town frequently
  • Community activities that focus on family, traditions, and making Fenton a welcoming place to live and do business
  • Positive economic outlook. While some cities in Michigan struggle economically, Fenton is above the curve and constantly moving forward.
  • The Big Ten Conference. Located an approximately equal distance between The University of Michigan and Michigan State University, the availability of major college sports and culture is a significant factor for individuals who enjoy participation.
  • Professional Sports. The proximity to Detroit allows ventures into the city to enjoy pro football, baseball, hockey, and basketball. Nearby Flint offers the Ontario Hockey League Flint Firebirds in an intimate arena that treats fans to great views and competitive hockey. Just up the road, Grand Blanc hosts one of the PGA Tour Champions’ most successful tournaments providing millions of dollars to local charities.
  • Outdoor Activities. Hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, kayaking, skiing, biking, and a world-class ORV area have all the outdoor fun that Michigan is famous for.
  • Great Schools. Fenton High School and Lake Fenton High School have outstanding academic, cultural, and sports programs. Community support of educational opportunities in Fenton is exceptional and the pride of Genesee County.

With over 40 years of tenure in the Fenton community, Lasco Ford and the Lasco Auto Group have a few opportunities for individuals looking for a long-term, stable, and rewarding career in the retail automotive industry.

  • Stable ownership where team membership grows to extended family status.
  • A growing dealer group with multiple stores offering ongoing training and in-house advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive and rewarding compensation plans with comprehensive benefits. Individuals are given the opportunity to advance their careers and earnings potential.
  • A positive and encouraging work environment designed to help everyone succeed.
  • An outstanding reputation for community involvement and customer service that provides team members with a sense of pride in their association with the company.