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Our Approach

VetBuy’s mandate, from day one, was to develop and implement a special vehicle purchase plan that addressed the special needs of the military and recognized the service of our veterans.  Above all, our strong relationship with our military families has ensured the success of our program.  We have committed ourselves to “taking care of those who have taken care of America!”

Our Story

About ten years ago, in February, 2005, a diverse group of military veterans from the Tampa Bay Florida area, met to evaluate a proposal to develop a dedicated vehicle purchase plan to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Services.  Included in this group were former POWs, active duty and retired personnel and families of former service members.  Our mandate, from day one, was to address the special needs of the military family while ensuring low prices and encouraging a special relationship between the veteran and our 5-Star dealerships that recognizes and honors the commitment of our country’s military service members.  Make no mistake, the military has special needs that differ greatly from their civilian counterparts…multiple deployments, TDYs, PCSs, families home alone…this is a way of life for the military family!

Our veterans and their families also have unique needs.  This group, nearly 22 million strong, represents the backbone of our great nation.  They have served their country bravely, in war and peace, and deserve the special recognition that is their due for a job well-done.  The VetBuy program ensures that they are recognized and honored for their service, that they receive the best possible buying experience and that they can feel comfortable that they are part of a relationship built on trust and respect.

 

Meet the Team

We want to introduce you to some of our key team members.  We're real people and have real military connections.  We would consider it a privilege to help you purchase your next vehicle.

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Sam Martin

Founder & Sr. Military Advisor

A native of Texas, Col. Sam Martin, USAF (Ret.), served in the US Air Force for nearly a quarter century.  As a Vietnam Veteran who flew fighters over Southeast Asia in the late ‘60’s, Sam is a strong advocate for integrity and fair play in the automobile marketplace today.

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Kathie Schroeder

Director of Marketing & Internet Services

As a former military wife, Kathie is a strong supporter of military service members, veterans and their families.  She and her husband, David, are active in area veterans groups.

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David Schroeder

Military Sales Advisor

Dave is a Marine Corps veteran and retired pilot.  He is a strong advocate for veteran's rights and is active in a variety of veteran causes.

Next Steps...

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