What’s the buzz: a triple threat to business
John Mayse Jr. is a resident of Atascosa County and a graduate of Pleasanton High School. Business is in his blood; his father opened Pleasanton Finance Company in 1987 and he followed in his father’s footsteps by going to work for him in 1990. Mayse opened a used car dealership in Devine in 1992 and bought his father’s finance company in 1997, which is still going strong today with employees who have been with him for years, one for over 25 years to be exact.
JM Connected specializes in Second Chance Funding and Buy Here, Pay Here. The “Buy Here, Pay Here” policy allows customers to complete the entire car buying process in one place. Good credit, bad credit or no credit is good! If a person has proof of income and can afford the payments, they can walk in, make a down payment on a vehicle, finance a vehicle, purchase an insurance plan, and make payments on their vehicle all in one place. These three companies are designed to fit together and create an easy car buying experience for everyone.
Mayse said, “We’re here to help people buy a good car at a good price and feel good. We don’t push or try to sell to anyone. We are known to under-sell but never over-sell. I have had the same clients for the past 20 years. We deal with everyone. I could sell a $ 100,000 BMW today and a $ 1,500 farm truck tomorrow.
In addition to JM Connected, Pleasanton Finance Company and Atascosa Insurance Agency provide wonderful services. Mayse and Meloni Stendebach are partners of the Atascosa insurance agency. Meloni has lived in Atascosa County since 2004 and brings 20 years of insurance knowledge and experience to the partnership. It is an independent insurance agency that offers home, ranch and auto insurance. Pleasanton Finance Company works with securities lending, however, they are different from most other securities lending companies. Stop by and compare the rates. They are happy to show you the difference between payments and refunds.
Mayse said, “If you buy a car, borrow money, or take out insurance, I can guarantee you there won’t be any surprises. We will review every element of every contract and answer all of your questions. I am honest when they come and I am extremely proud of what I do, and I pass it on to all of my employees.
Mayse and her business partners have been very active in the community over the years being strong supporters of Atascosa County FFA programs, buyers at Atascosa and Medina breeding shows, participating at the Jourdanton FFA Ball Drop, major contributors to the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship. Fundraising, the Lance Bryan Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, the Pleasanton Education Foundation, the Pleasanton Booster Club and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. They are also strong supporters of many special needs programs.
JM Connected recently opened a new branch in Pleasanton. You can find JM Connected, Pleasanton Finance Company, and Atascosa Insurance Agency at 1612 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton. For more information, call their Pleasanton branch at 210-960-6910 or their Devine branch at 830- 663-5545.