Blake Ford

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Name of person: Greg Williams

Name of Business: Blake Ford

Street address: 1011 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 569-9151

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Ford car dealership

Owner: Blake Blythe

Number of employees: About 30

How’s business: Service department is always busy. Sales are picking up.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: At you can view a selection of automobiles online. We will locate any pre-owned make and model at no extra charge.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We pick up vehicles for service appointments and loaners while a car is being worked on.

Advice to aspiring or new entrepreneurs: Work smart, not hard

Your first job: Pizza Inn as a dishwasher and cook

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My late father, James Earl Williams

The key to a successful business is: Having good people around you