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‘Part of the Story’

Dave Lowry closes his three-decade sales career

After purchasing a new vehicle from D-Patrick in Evansville in 1987, Dave Lowry seized an opportunity and went to work in sales for the dealership in February 1989. He faithfully logged 34 years with D-Patrick before retiring in May.

When Lowry started, the Owensboro, Kentucky, native was selling Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, and his learning curve was steep. He studied product literature on videotape before hitting the sales floor. He came to appreciate the loyalty of D-Patrick’s clients and the dealership’s close-knit atmosphere. 

“I’ve known and worked with Dave for over 30 years,” says D-Patrick Inc. President Ray Farabaugh. “With Dave, one could always take him at his word and count on him to deliver. He sold vehicles ranging in price from $1,000 to $200,000 and always offered the same impeccable service. His product knowledge is unmatched, and he built an incredibly loyal customer base that trusted him.”

Lowry has enjoyed a front-row seat to auto industry changes, such as anti-roll collision sensors and the sophisticated energy consumption of electric vehicles. The job has perks: Lowry has visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum and plant in Stuttgart, Germany, and attended a Porsche Cayman event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

In retirement, Lowry and his wife, Beth, plan to travel and visit family, including their two children and four grandchildren in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“I really appreciate the loyalty of our clients. We have a lot of repeat clients, and their family comes in and asks for you. That means a lot,” he says. “You feel like you’re part of the story.”

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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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