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  • Carl Crain, Owner/President

    As owner, my goal is to continue to provide our community and East Texas with the upmost excellent customer service while moving forward in the latest innovative technology to make each customers experience one that they will never forget! 

    Why Lufkin Ford? We decided to change our name to Lufkin Ford because this is our home. We are excited to have a dealership name that reflects our love and commitment to our community that we are proud to be apart of. I plan to have a long term investment in the community and strive to provide East Texas with the best customer service and experience.

    I have been married to my wife Penny for 40 years and we have 3 children, Jeremy, Jessica and Chelsea and 3 grandchildren Daisy, Hank and Lane. We are a true family owned and operated business, I have my wife Penny working along my side as Vice President, Our daughter Chelsea working as our Marketing Director and her husband Trent working in our sales department as our Commercial Fleet Sales Manager

    Family is important to me and I hope to make everyone that comes to our dealership leave feeling like family.

  • Penny Crain, CFO

    Lufkin is such a wonderful community and we are so proud to name our dealership Lufkin Ford, after our town.

    I have been at this dealership since 1999 and have worked many different positions over the years. Today I am proud to be working directly with my husband to continue to improve the dealership for our employees and customers. I have made a lot of friends over the years and I look forward to making many more.

    Carl and I have been married for 40 years, we have 3 wonderful children, 3 amazing grand children, 1 spoiled Dachshund and 5 tail wagging grand dogs. I love spending time with my family every chance I get.

  • Chelsea Negley, Marketing Director

    I was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas and in the car business, my dad Carl started working at this very dealership when I was only 8 months old... 29 years later I am happy to be working along both of my parents at Lufkin Ford to help our dealership grow in a direction that always serves our customers to the best of our ability. 

    I played golf for The University of Texas at Tyler where I also received my bachelors degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. My goal is to apply my knowledge to push our dealership forward in a direction that is innovative and fits our customers needs, online and on site here at the Dealership!

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband Trent and our Australian Shepherd, Ranger. Some of my hobbies include traveling, shopping, playing golf and cooking!

  • Walter WIllman, General Sales Manager

  • Misty Purvis, Sales Manager

    I have been in the automotive business for years and started at Lufkin Ford. I have spent the past twelve years in long term care. I love helping people and getting to meet new people but I needed a change. The best part about the automotive business to me is finding the perfect car for someone and knowing that I did everything that I could to help them and make sure they had all their questions answered and they love their new purchase. 

    I am the proud Momma of two little boys who are my world!

  • Trent Negley, Commercial Fleet Sales Manager

    I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Tyler, Texas where I started my own Trucking company at only 19 years old and have been successfully running that for the past 10 years. I have always had a passion for vehicles and when the opportunity arose for me to sell cars here at Lufkin Ford I was excited to take on the new challenge.

    I enjoy all the details and design of each and every vehicle and my goal is to share that knowledge with my customers and get them in the vehicle of their dreams. I am dedicated to customer service and making our customers have the best experience possible!

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife Chelsea and playing with our Australian Shepherd, Ranger. We love to travel, play golf and enjoy new restaurants.  

  • Will Pounds, Finance Director

  • Michael Taylor, Internet Sales Manager

  • Jose Castillo, Sales Consultant

    I have been in the Automotive Industry for 6 years and with the dealership for 3. 

    I am married to my beautiful wife Bambi and a proud father of three boys and one daughter. I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family and friends. 

  • Cruz Castillo, Sales Consultant

  • Jeremy Harrison, Sales Consultant

    Jeremy is new in the automotive business but you would never know it.  He is a hard worker and is ready to work hard for you to get into your new vehicle.

  • Collin Sehi, Sales Consultant

  • Michael Allman, Sales Consultant

  • Scot Hamel, Fixed Operations Director

  • Brooke Guest, Mobile Service Coordinator

  • Ciara Webb, Service Advisor

  • Kevin Colbert, Service Advisor

  • Kenneth Maxey, Warranty Administrator

    I went to work right out of high school for a Ford Dealership in 1971 the named changed a couple of times and then to Lufkin Ford. Today I have built years of experience in the Service Department and am happy to help all of our customers!

    I am married to my wonderful wife Diann and we have 2 daughters, 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson. I enjoy horseback riding, fishing, hunting and working with teens at First Nazarene Church in Lufkin which I have been doing for the past 15 years.


See Why Lufkin Ford is the Perfect Place to Visit: Our Staff is Ready to Help!

One of the most important parts about shopping for a car, truck, or SUV is being able to work with staff members who are ready to help. Between the knowledge, friendly demeanor, and patience, our staff members here at Lufkin Ford in Lufkin, TX are ready to help drivers from all over the area enjoy shopping here much more. Take a few moments to learn about our staff members and everything we can do.

Here at our dealership we are incredibly proud to be able to help drivers who visit have one of the best experiences possible. We want to help every driver through every step of the process and will make sure to make every visit special. No matter what you are coming to our dealership for, whether you are shopping or having your Ford serviced, we have staff members here that can really help.

One incredible part about our dealership surely our staff members in the sales department! Here we are incredibly excited to offer drivers the chance to work with professionals who know the ins-and-outs of car shopping and can help you get something that is ready to stand out on roads. We want to make sure you can take the time to get what you need for your best driving experience, lifestyle, and budget. Anything we can offer is ready to make driving all over a better time with plenty of modern features, technology, and plenty of comfort.

We want drivers who make the drive over to our dealership your shopping experience is about to be much more enjoyable with everything we can offer. Our staff members want to help you in your shopping and ownership experience that can really make visiting here a better time. Drivers like you from all over are going to be able to visit us and work with knowledgeable staff members who can do much more.

Visit Lufkin Ford today at and be prepared to be impressed. See you soon!