Robert F. Hoppes, Sr.

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Born in 1924 in Portland, Michigan, he and his wife were married for almost 50 years and together they raised 10 children, six of whom are actively involved in the family business. Robert started in business in 1947 and continues to own and operate Reed & Hoppes…

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Marty D. Oppenlander

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Marty has been married to Bobbie, his high school sweetheart for 30 years.   Together they have three daughters, Kelly, Michelle and Ashley.  Kelly and Michelle work part-time in the family business.  Ashley is a college student.  Marty and Bobbie have three son-in-laws, Mike, Dwight and Nick.  Mike…

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Gary W. Rouse

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Born May 19, 1953 in Grand Island, Nebraska and married Sharon Kiburz 1972.  Together they have raised three children, Holli Huhman, Heidi Tennant and Heath Rouse, all of who are currently involved in the family business. Gary entered the towing and recovery industry in October 1978 with…

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Duane V. Coonrod

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Born January 23, 1935, Duane literally grew up in the towing and recovery business.  His father and mother, the late Virgil and Lillian Coonrod, started a repair shop and a towing and recovery business in Covington, Iowa when Virgil purchased a 1928 Chevy truck.  The truck was…

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Dennis B. Brewer

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Born in 1943 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dennis married Nancy and together they have raised two daughters, Jodi and Lori, neither of whom are involved in the towing and recovery industry. Dennis started his business in 1963, when he was 20 years old.  He was a mechanic…

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David G. Ross

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Born and raised in Eastern Canada, David married his sweetheart Lynne and together they have raised three children, Christopher, Michael and Melissa with the former two working in the family owned business. Starting in the towing and recovery business at the age of 16, David has spent…

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Arden D. Bowman, Jr.

Elected:           April 13, 2002 Inducted:        September 27, 2002 Arden Bowman, Jr. was born in November 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1964 he married the former Janetta Burcham and together they have raised two daughters, Melody Johnson and Tiffany Knight. Arden was literally born into the towing business as his grandfather, A.B. Collier founded a firm…

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