We are extremely proud of the team of people that make up Lightning Motorsports. We weren’t all born into the same family but we have a special bond that makes up the Lightning Motorsports family! We would not be the same company without each of these individuals. From detailing the cars to assisting customers with their purchases, everyone at Lightning Motorsports makes an important contribution to your car buying experience.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the amazing staff of Lightning Motorsports.
Ronnie & Heather were longtime residents of Grand Prairie, but have relocated to Cedar Hill, Texas. Ronnie & Heather are the proud parents of two children named Harley and Bentley. Okay, they are really dogs ~ but don't tell them that. Both Ronnie & Heather enjoy working out, traveling, cooking out with friends and relaxing with their dogs. They are responsible for the overall operations of Lightning Motorsports – including buying most of the inventory. You will normally find Ronnie working on the cars and Heather will be typing away at her computer trying to stay caught up on paperwork! Ronnie graduated from Grand Prairie High School and received his BA with a concentration in Business and Foreign Language from the University of Texas at Arlington. Heather also graduated from Grand Prairie High School and continued her education at the University of Texas at Arlington with a BBA in International Business and an MBA in Management. They are active members of Inglewood Baptist Church in Grand Prairie.
Kevin is the Finance Manager and General Sales Manager of the dealership. Kevin will always go the extra mile to get a customer approved for a loan and is one of the rare people that you find in the car business that is honest, hard working and dependable. He has lived in Arlington for 24 years and has been in the car business for 20 years. He graduated from Arlington High School and attended UTA. In his free time Kevin likes to spend time at the lake, ice skate (just kidding!!!! he actually plays ice hockey) and play golf. Kevin is the proud parent of a gorgeous Weimaraner named Apollo who likes to chew on Kevin's couch when Kevin has been at work for too long!
Tricia is our accountant and practically a member of the family. She grew up in Louisiana and Texas and now calls Flower Mound home. She has been best friends with Heather (and Ronnie) since 8th grade and you never know what trouble she and Heather will get into when they are together! She received her degree in accounting from UTA and spent many years working in the financial world before we were lucky enough to steal her away. She is married to David and they have 5 (YES, that's FIVE!!!) great kiddos – Morgan, Reese, Reid, Braxton & Auston! She and her family are actively involved in Christian Ministry and they enjoy traveling and relaxing with friends. Tricia works from home so it is a happy day at Lightning Motorsports when she travels south to come visit with us!
Bobby and his family relocated to Texas from Nebraska several years ago. We have learned that you can take the guy out of Nebraska but you can't take the Cornhuskers out of the guy!!! We are still trying to convert him to the Longhorn way of thinking…..Seriously, the day Bobby came to the dealership and asked if we were hiring was a great day for Lightning Motorsports. He has a great attitude and always treats our customers with utmost respect. He is always willing to help a customer find the perfect car – even if that means spending hours test driving every car we have or meeting someone on Sunday to finish a deal! He has the most precious daughters in the world, Marissa and Alivia, a handsome son, London, and a beautiful wife, Ashley. His furry kids are Gizmo and Otto. Heather has tried to steal Otto several times but hasn't been successful yet…stay tuned!
Jeremi has been a valuable employee of Lightning Motorsports since 2012. He is a graduate of Martin High School in Arlington, Texas and began hearing about the car business at a young age from his Uncle Kevin! He is always busy making sure our cars are ready to sell when our customers come in to see them. He spends many hours on the road test driving cars and getting them gassed up and ready to deliver.
Marla is a long time resident of Grand Prairie and also happens to be Heather’s mom. She is our office manager and resident farmer. Whether she is bringing us eggs from her chickens or bell peppers off of her plants, we can always count on Marla to keep things fun around the office. We can also count on Marla to make sure titles are transferred, license plates are sent out to customers and bank deposits are made on time!
We couldn't offer the quality of cars that we offer without an incredible team of people who detail them and work on them mechanically. We sincerely appreciate the work of Israel, Jorge and Antonio – without them the car you purchase wouldn't smell as good and the paint wouldn't shine like it does after they wax it. Our mechanics, Pete & Francisco, can diagnose a problem and fix a car faster than most shops can even have it checked into service. Without them we would be lost!