From the Ashes a Community Rallies to Rebuild - Ryan O'Neal Autos
Ryan O'Neal Autos Celebrates New Building after 2017 Fire With a Grand Opening on Saturday, June 30
By: Ryan O'Neal Autos
It took eight units and 26 firefighters to locate the seat of the blaze and bring it under control. While no injuries were reported, the auto sales business was forced to temporarily shutter their main location to repair the damage, which was substantial in both dollar amount as well as personal.
"We lost a lot of memories," owner Ryan O'Neal told news sources. "We've all got personal collections of things, it wasn't all mine. It was some of my guys, customers brought stuff to us as gifts and it's all gone."
The building had housed the auto sales business for 11 years.
Since that day in March, the Amarillo community has rallied fiercely to provide constant support for the established local business. As they moved into the next-door location, Amarillo National Bank donated desks and office chairs. Further gifts, donations and phone calls steadily streamed in over the following year as the company continued to rebuild. And soon, from the ashes and with a boost from members of the community, the phoenix known as Ryan O'Neal Automotives will rise again.
Saturday, June 30 will mark the new building's grand opening. The celebration will begin at 9:30am and end at 6:30pm, with Amarillo National Bank grilling lunch from 10-2pm.
About Ryan O'Neal Autos
Founded in 2006, Ryan O'Neal Autos is a locally owned dealership specializing in the sale of pre-owned vehicles. With employees boasting a combined total of nearly 40 years of experience in the auto industry, Ryan O'Neal Auotos takes pride in the extensive knowledge they have at hand when assisting customers. With the ability to sell quality vehicles at a lower price due to low overhead, Ryan O'Neal Autos places their emphasis on making it easier to do business with them than the big franchise dealerships. Located at 4237 S Georgia St., Ryan O'Neal can be reached at (806)351-CARS or (806)351-2227.