New owners at Ford dealerships

The Ford dealerships in Ponoka and Rimbey are going to have new owners.

The Ford dealerships in Ponoka and Rimbey are going to have new owners. Expect to see Legacy Ford Ponoka and Legacy Ford Rimbey signs going up soon.

New owners Del and Charlene Bouck have purchased Ponoka Ford and Rimbey Ford from Jody and Brenda Wiese, documents were signed recently to finalize the deal.

Bouck said the purchase has been in the works for the last year. He and his wife own a Chrysler dealership in Fort McMurray but his wife has family in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. Bouck is excited to come to Ponoka and get to know the community.

“We’re really thankful that Jody and Brenda thought to sell us the dealerships and we’re excited to just serve people.”

Education has been at the forefront of Bouck’s life, he used to be a pastor with the Alliance Church in Red Deer. After being a pastor he decided to teach.

“After that I went on to be a teacher and principal with Edmonton Public Schools for 16 years,” he added.

Now he has a bachelor of religious education, a master’s degree in education and a PhD in leadership and administration. “That’s where I was sought after and got into the corporate world…Ultimately that’s what led me into this world.”

Bouck grew up in a business family and was always interested in owning his own company. He looks forward to being closer to family.

“My wife just can’t wait to get there, that’s why we wanted to get a dealership there also,” he added.

Their focus is on carrying more inventory at the dealerships as well as vehicle accessories. “I have a personal interest in accessories, we’re looking forward to doing some fun things with accessories.”

Bouck was born and raised in Camrose and is eager to meet residents but is in the process of looking for a new home. “We’re looking forward to getting to know people and being a part of that community.”