Meet Chris Ginther – Master of Service Excellence Senior Mobility Technician at the Richmond Location

Q:  How did you get started in the Mobility Industry?

A:  Well, it was a fluke really, I was working for a dealership in Oregon and the Snap-On tool man came by one day and we were talking.  He told me about a mobility company that was looking for a technician.  I went and interviewed and was hired on the spot.

Q:  How many years ago was that, how long have you been working in the mobility industry?

A:  16 years.

Q:  Was it a big change from working in a car dealership?  I guess what I mean is, if you had to compare them how would you?

A:  There is a difference.  There are different challenges and everyone’s disability is different, so I must get to know the clients and talk with them to find out exactly what they need and how I can make driving easier for them with my installation.

Q:  How are you able to accommodate the range of disabilities to make driving easier?  That sounds like a hard task.

A:  My background in the vehicle industry helped and I have acquired over 30 certifications in the past 16 years.  I’ve been to trainings and schools all over the country.  I think that, paired with 16 years’ experience in the mobility industry, is a lot of what makes me successful.

Q:  What was your hardest certification to obtain or which are you most proud of earning?

A:  Without a doubt, my EMC certification. EMC is a company that makes digital driving devices that allow high level quadriplegics and amputees to drive.  It’s amazing.

Q:  What is your most memorable install/job?

A:  Actually, it was a job here not too long ago.  I had a young, male customer with prosthetic legs.  He didn’t want standard hand controls that are mounted on the side of the steering wheel because they got in the way of his transfer and he simply didn’t like the “look” of them.  I installed a Guido Simplex Ghost Ring, which is an accelerator that is hidden under the steering wheel.  To put it simply, you squeeze the ring and the car accelerates.  He needed a brake too and a MPS brake lever was also installed.  It was my first time installing this type of accelerator and I was nervous for the challenge.  But, they turned out great, the customer was beyond pleased and now I have another skill set in my back pocket that may help another client in the future.

Q:  Okay enough about work, what do you do for fun?

A:   I have a son that will be turning 1 this weekend.  That being said, I don’t have a lot of free time, but I do love to play disc golf when I get the chance.

 

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Paralyzed Veterans of America- Have a Heart Event-This Valentine’s Day

You know firsthand, Paralyzed Veterans empowers our brave men and women to regain what they fought for—their freedom and independence. Through our veterans benefits, medical services, research, education and job placement programs, Paralyzed Veterans continues to honor their service and sacrifice.

This Valentine’s Day, show your love and appreciation to our veterans for putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom. “Love Our Veterans” employee giving campaign encourages individuals, social groups and businesses to give $14 in support of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Purser, Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Mid-Atlantic Chapter, 11620 Busy Street, N. Chesterfield, VA. 23236

PVAmidatlanic@gmail.com.      804-378-0017

See or click below for more information…

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Bruno Stairlift Install

This was a very nice Bruno Elan Stairlift install. This stairlift provides a convenient folding solution as well as easy access to the upstairs of your home. Note: The folding track that folds easily out of the way to provide a clear pathway at the bottom of the stairs. 

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PVA Fishing Flea Market at Mobility Supercenter-February 17th – 7:30am – 1pm

This was a terrific event! Thanks to all who supported the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

PVA Fishing Flea Market at Mobility Supercenter-February 17th – 7:30am – 1pm

The Bass Fishing Flea market is a way for us to raise money for the Old Dominion Brawl! The Old Dominion Brawl support 75 veterans and people with disabilities. Tables are $20 a table and $10 for each additional so if anyone wants to donate goods for us to sell and the proceeds go back to the chapter.  Hosted by PVA, Mid-Atlantic

Benefits the Old Dominion Brawl PVA Bass Tournament that supports adaptive fishing for over 60 veterans and people with disabilities.

The Old Dominion Brawl is June 8-10, 2018 at Osborne Landing located at

9530 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231

Jennifer Purser, Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

PVAmidatlantic@gmail.com.

804-378-0017

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The 2018 Sportable Expo will be held on January 13th from 10am to 2pm.

The 2018 Sportable Expo will be held on January 13th from 10am to 2pm. Plan to come out and learn about programming taking place in 2018, talk to coaches and try out sports equipment. Who knows, you may find a new sport for the new year!

Location:

1365 Overbrook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Contact: info@sportable.org,   804-340-2991

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Up to $5,000 Savings on any new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with VMI Northstar in Stock!

Up to $5,000 Savings on any new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with VMI Northstar in Stock!

Limited Time Offer… Offer Ends January 31st, 2018

$1000 MSC discount

$1000 VMI discount

$1000 Mobility Rebate from Chrysler

Qualified Veterans Incentives:

$1000 USAA Rebate

$1000 Operation Independence Rebate from VMI

(Available to Disabled Veterans for first time purchase)

Offer Ends January 31st, 2018

Not all will qualify for discounts.

2017 VMI CHRYSLER PACIFICA WHEELCHAIR VAN

The VMI Chrysler Pacifica combines our unrivaled interior space, 360˚ maneuverability, interchangeable front seats, and in-floor ramp with the automotive industry’s most stylish and technologically equipped van.

VMI EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

Northstar® #1 selling power in-floor ramp

Interchangeable front seats

Access360® Massive interior space

PowerKneel® self-lowering suspension

SureDeploy Battery Back-up Sysytem

 

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Veteran Benefits

 

Mobility Supercenter values our veterans and the services they provided to protect our freedoms. We see first hand the impact of the sacrifices they have made defending our country. As a result we work hard to make it easier for them to find the benefits and support they need. Below is a link to the VA website.

“Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors”

Key areas of benefits are:

  1. Service Connected Disabilities
  2. VA4502 Grant
  3. Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE)

If you or someone you know is a Veteran… call or stop by and talk to one of our Mobility Supercenter Consultants.

Click here to review the Federal Benefits for Veterans http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/benefits_chap02.asp

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Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

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4th Annual Beyond the Call of Duty Car Truck & Bike Show

 

We had a great weekend for the Car Show! See Pictures below…

 

Please print, fill out, and bring saturday.. this will make your registration process so much faster. if you can’t we will have extras at the registration table.

Show will be held tomorrow, Saturday as scheduled. There may be early showers that are minimal. The mid to late morning will be clear and sunny and so will the afternoon. Hope to see everyone tomorrow!!!

Beyond the Call of Duty Car Show

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Mobility Supercenter in Richmond now sells Quingo Scooters!

Quingo Scooters in Logo

Quingo Anti-Tip Technology

 

Mobility Supercenter in Richmond, Virginia now carry’s the Quingo line of Scooters. Our customers will benefit from several innovative features. They are powerful scooters with a patented “5-Wheel Stability” that make it safe and unique to Quingo. These scooters were developed and sold abroad and now for the first time are being offered in the U.S.A.

The Quinqo flyte  is the first scooter that loads itself in and out of your car.Quingo Flyte Logo

Quingo Flyte BenefitsQuingo Flyte Scooter

 

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