Longtime Burch Ford dealership of La ...

Longtime Burch Ford dealership of La Habra closes

There are 26 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Sep 4, 2009, titled Longtime Burch Ford dealership of La Habra closes. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Marty Burch and his family gave it everything they could. He and his 70-year-old business - Burch Ford - had weathered recessions before.

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Rick H

Clovis, CA

#22 Jul 5, 2012
I worked for Burch Ford for 4 years and it was a good place to work. Marty Burch was good to work for and if they ever went back into the auto biz again I would work for them. It was out of the way as no freeway by it but we always tried to take care of customers. I still talk to a few of the guys I worked with in the parts dept.
mike hansen

Downey, CA

#23 Nov 19, 2012
mr marty burch and family are the best people i have ever worked for in my 42 years in the auto business gary and mike hogan were and treated me like family i will always respect them mikehansen3@hotmail.com

Palm Desert, CA

#24 Jul 28, 2013
William Burch wrote:
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Too bad you never had a chance to know how good of a man Bill Burch was and how still a great man my father Marty is. Im sorry you feel that way about them.
Hello Bill, you were my upper level buddy. Just seeing how you are doing. I hope great! Take care buddy.
Brett Ballantyne

Tustin, CA

#25 Jul 28, 2013
Too bad about its closing.
Tony Jiordano

Monrovia, CA

#26 Dec 3, 2013
William Burch wrote:
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Too bad you never had a chance to know how good of a man Bill Burch was and how still a great man my father Marty is. Im sorry you feel that way about them.
I worked for your grandfather Bill and then your dad Marty. I even met your great grandfather. I can't rember his first name, but I was told that he was a sheriff when he was younger. I'll tell you what, they really took care of their employees. I remember the Christmas partys at their bowling alley. I remember when your dad Marty was on the tv show "Liars Club". I hope he is doing ok now.
Joseph Drysol

Greeley, CO

#27 Jun 29, 2014
Brice spencer wrote:
The kid or son Marty Burch drank the company out of business.He was the biggest drunk on earth.So was his father.
If he was such a drunk then why did the folks there treat you with respect and dignity!Always gave you a fair price on service work and even help me out on warranty work when other dealers wouldn't help me at all.
Never hear a bad word about the owners ever!!
I guess you are the drunk and don't realize it as most drunks would.
I got nothing but fair and square deals from Burch Ford and always sent people there to see the service manager whom I found out later was married to one wife co-workers daughter but he was always helpful and if knew anything about the father being a drunk I am sure he would said something but he never did.
He was a great service manager and even when we moved to Colorado he remember us 2 years later and still took care of us and call us by our first names.
A great dealership and not like Don Steves who committed suicide and was a drinker.I never got a deals from Don Steve now there was a drunk and everyone knew it too!

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