Houston's Romines Motor Co. has been family-owned since it opened in 1933.

Another generation of the Romines family is now represented among owners at Houston’s Ford dealership.

Tyler Romines, 35, recently joined his father, Don Romines, and uncle, Glenn Romines Jr., as an owner of the 82-year-old dealership. The move follows the retirement of Robert “Bob” Romines, brother of Glenn and Don.

Tyler’s grandfather, Glenn Romines, founded the dealership in 1933.


“I think it’s a big deal to carry on the family tradition,” he said. “I’ve always been proud that my grandpa started a business when business wasn’t very good, and I’m proud to be involved in a business that’s been family owned and operated for over 80 years.

“Hopefully we’ll celebrate our 100th anniversary here, and keep going long after that.”

Romines said the key to the dealership’s longevity and success can be found in its employees and the way they’re viewed.

“We have much less turnover than a lot of dealerships for a reason,” he said. “We consider our employees part of the family. That started with my grandpa, and when my dad and two uncles took over they always stressed that.

“I care about each and every employee here and I would do anything for them on or off the clock.”

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