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Success Stories

Spady Buick Pontiac gets a Good Deal with REAP

Kate Bolz
Small Business
Todd Spady stands next to a vehicle in his family business

Spady Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. is a family business through and through.  Owner Todd Spady speaks fondly of learning the car business from his uncles and happily describes how his own children are involved in the business on the main throughfare in Holdrege, Nebraska.

To Todd, the business reflects his family and his values.  When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Spady Buick Pontiac GMC, like many businesses, had to pivot to online sales and look for new opportunities and savings.  Todd reflects that the online business made integrity even more important to good salesmanship.  He and his family strive to offer a quality product and provide an honest assessment of the vehicles they sell.  As a business serving rural Nebraska, they know that folks often drive long distances to find the right car or truck, and the Spadys work hard to be respectful of their customers’ time and efforts.

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) was another new opportunity that Todd pursued to help keep his business competitive.  The REAP program helped him to install new energy-efficient LED lighting in both the sales and service areas of his building.  REAP offers grant assistance to rural small businesses like Spady Buick Pontiac GMC to improve their energy efficiency through improved lighting, heating and cooling, windows and doors, and other projects to save money on their utility bills.

The Spady family knows that to stay competitive as a rural small business, they must continue to pivot, improve, and change.  USDA Rural Development is glad to be a part of the most recent improvements at Spady Buick Pontiac GMC and we look forward to seeing the future endeavors and successes of the Spady family. 

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  • Nebraska: District 3