Meet the Staff of Branine Chevrolet Buick

Don Branine - **

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Don grew up in Winfield, Kansas where he went to high school and college. He grew up in the auto industry where his grandfather, uncle, and father all had Chevrolet dealerships. Don has lived in Osage City since 1985. He owned and operated Branine Motors in Osage City from 1991 until 2009. On March 1, 2009 the opportunity arose to merge into Osage Chevrolet and Buick in downtown Osage City changing the name to Branine Chevrolet Buick. Don is married to Patti, and has two children Kyle and Keisha.

Don Shaw - Sales Manager

785-207-6150 - dshaw1969@msn.com

Don has lived his entire life in Osage City. Having been in the automotive parts wholesale business since 1971 and in car and truck sales since 1999, his entire adult life has been in the automotive business.   

Randall Schubert - Business Manager

785-640-6235 - rschub24@gmail.com

I grew up and attended high school in Wamego, Kansas. My father worked for Chevrolet Motor Division and then owned and operated a Chevrolet / Oldsmobile dealership. Shortly after college I relocated to Denver, Colorado where I met my wife Catherine for 25 years now. We then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and then to Osage City, Kansas where I have proudly lived for 16 years. While working in the automotive industry throughout my life, I guess you could say that it is in my blood. I now have four lovely daughters, Chelsea, Alexandra, Riley, and Madison. I also have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, Gracy and a wonderful son-in-law David. "Let me be your car guy !"

Brian Drake - Sales Consultant

785-231-8595 - hulkfever007@yahoo.com

I was born and raised in Lyndon, Kansas the son of Gary and Susan Drake and attended school there, graduating from Lyndon High School in 1992. I then attended Topeka Technical College obtaining a 2 year Associates Degree in Accounting. I began work at Hallmark Cards in Topeka in 1995 and continued with them for 18 years. In my spare time, I enjoy college football and spending time with family and friends. Please call me or stop in for any of your vehicle needs.

Mike Powell - Sales Consultant

785-221-9708 - ksman4u@hotmail.com

I Graduated Hartford High School, Hartford kansas in 1976 then went in the the Marines. I served for three years. I have been in sales and manufacturing since with about 24 years in sales. I hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the near future. Feel free to call my cell phone after hours. 785-221-9708 Mike

Kyle Branine - Sales Consultant

785-806-9152 - Kyle_branine9@hotmail.com

Kyle was born and raised in Osage City, Kansas. He graduated from Osage City High School in 2012. He is currently furthering his education at Southwestern College located in Winfield, Kansas. He is majoring in business and playing on the golf team. Just like his father, he was raised in and around the car business. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing golf, hunting, country cruising and taking long walks on the beach.

Bruce Morris - Service Manager

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I am a lifelong resident of Osage City, having worked in the automotive business most of my life. Prior to coming to work here I was a warranty administrator with LKQ in Topeka and before that was with General Muscle Car in Osage City for 10 years. I have also worked in the service departments at Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Cadillac in Topeka.

Russ Barkhurst - Parts Counter Operations

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Russ moved to Osage City December 26, 1991. For the past 18 years Russ has been active in the aftermartket parts business in Lyndon and Osage City. Russ has been on the parts counter here for the past 4 years. Prior to moving to Osage City, Russ was a Crew Chief on a race team for 16 years.

Andrew Musil - Master Tech

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I am originially from Eskridge, Kansas and started working with my Dad in his shop at age 13. I attended Vo-Tech school for 1 1/2 years and then went to work for Crocker Automotive in Topeka where I had been for 10 years before joining the staff of here at Branine Chevrolet Buick. I enjoy woodworking as a hobby, I am married to my lovely wife Tricia and we reside now in Carbondale. I achieved getting my ASE Certification in May of 2017 as well as GM Certified Master Tech also in 2017.

Dustin Dain - Master Tech

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I'm back at Branine Chevrolet after a brief leave in Emporia

Kenny Berry - Technician

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I grew up in Harveyville before moving to LeRoy in the 6th grade.  We then moved to Osage City where I graduated high school in 1982.  I joined the National Guard my junior year of school and served until 1987.  I am currently divorced and have 2 daughters Alicia and Tiffany.  I began my work career with Sherwood Construction in Wichita for 12 years primarily running heavy equipment for road construction.  I then went to work for Hamm Construction for 8 years running heavy equipment in the rock quarry and using explosives.  The last 10 years I have been working for myself with side jobs at an auto auction and a couple of car lots.  I would like to attempt to pursue ASE Certification in the future.

Dee Davenport - Service & Parts Customer Service Rep

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I'm Dee Davenport.  I have lived in Osage City all my life, graduating from Osage City High School.  My parents, Layton and JoAnn Long also were lifetime residents of Osage City.  My husband Jim and I enjoy camping, boating, water skiing and playing with our grandchildren.  I have been working in Special Education with Three Lakes Coop and driving a school bus for the past 18 years.  I will be assisting Bruce in Service and Russ in Parts with whatever job needs to be done.

Mica Lindbloom - Office Manager

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Mica was raised in Osage City and started working part-time in high school when the dealership was Shields Motor Co. After a short break to start their family, she returned to the dealership which was then Holthaus Motors. In 2004, Allen Wise purchased and changed the name to Osage Chevrolet Buick. March 2009 began a new owner partnership merging with Don Branine of Branine Motors and the dealership is now Branine Chevrolet Buick. Mica has seen many changes in her 26 years of office work and continues to go with the flow. She and husband, Terry, have 3 children and 5 grandbabies.

Gilbert Kness - Customer Detailing

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Gilbert has been a valued member of this staff for 4 years. Gilbert washes and cleans customer cars after having been repaired as well as make sure our service dept is spotless. He takes great pride in his work.   

Gilbert is a life long resident of Osage City and a graduate of Osage City High School. Gilbert spent 20 years in the United States Army Reserve achieving a rank E5 specializing in Truck Driving/ Instruction. His stint in the service included 2 tours of duty in the Middle East. He also spent 15 years as a volunteer firefighter in Osage City. Gilbert began working for Branine Chevrolet as a detailer in October of 2013.

             
        

Patrick Lawless - Lot Attendant

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I am 21 years old and a graduate of Osage City high School Class of 2015.  I was born and raised in the Osage City/Burlingame area on our family farm.  I am a Junior at Emporia State University majoring in Elementary Education.