43153 US Hwy 20 Ainsworth, NE 69210 | 402-387-1681

Meet Our Staff at Ainsworth Motors

Bret Younkin - Owner

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Bret has 30 years experience in the automotive industry and is a Ford certified master sales consultant. After spending his childhood on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Bret attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Bret's love for the Sandhills region brought him back to Ainsworth where he served as a sales rep for Ainsworth Motors for 10 years. In 1997, Bret acquired the dealership and has held the position of President/Owner since that time. Bret is married to Julie and they have four children and three granddaughters.

Kade Gracey - Sales Manager

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Kade started his career at Ainsworth Motors in 2008. In the past eight years Kade has learned what it takes to satisfy a variety of customer needs from car and truck sales to bale beds. Kade is a Ford master certified sales manager as well as a factory trained master installer of Cannonball Bale Beds. Kade is married to Dori and they have two daughters and two sons, with whatever free time he can round up he spends it playing golf or on his Harley Davidson. He can be reached at 402-760-0058.

Don Richardson - Salesman


Don has worked for Ainsworth Motors for 19 years. Before Motors Don was the Vice President at Commercial National Bank, just down the street, for 41 years. Don also served 4 years in the US Navy. Don has been married for 63 years to LuAnne, which blessed him with two daughters. When he isn't working, Don enjoys a round of golf.

Jan Buoy - Business Manager

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Jan Buoy has been managing all administrative functions at Ainsworth Motors for the past 14 years. Jan has brought a wealth of knowledge in accounting and office procedures into the dealership to help create an efficient and well organized office for our staff and customers. Jan and her husband Merv live in Bassett Nebraska. They spend most of their free time with their two grown children, Trent and Misty and their spouses and grandchildren.

Reg Pischel - General Manager

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With nearly 42 years of experience at Ainsworth Motors - Reg Pischel is our "go to" guy for all things parts and service. Reg is responsible for the overall planning and operating of the parts and service department. His working knowledge of the automotive industry is unsurpassed and it shows in the customer service satisfaction our customers receive from working with him. Reg has earned Ford's master certification in service management. He is also certified in parts management and new vehicle inventory.

Cam Palmer - Body Shop Manager

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Cam is an Ainsworth native. He has been with Ainsworth Motors for over a decade. He manages all facets of the Ainsworth Motors body shop. He is a Ford master certified body shop manager. Cam is married to Danielle and they have two children.

Jim Brown - Service Technician


Jim has worked for Ainsworth Motors for 8 years. Jim graduated from the GM trade school in Fort Collins, CO. He also has several certification for Chevrolet and Ford technical training. Jim has 3 kids, Dillon, Blake & Chase.

Kip Gillis - Automotive Technitian


Kip joined Ainsworth Motors in the Fall of 2014. Kips previous Ford experience was as an Auto Tech for Harry K Ford in Winner, South Dakota where he accumulated 6 years of experience. He is a graduate of Lake Area Technical Institute, in Watertown, SD. Kip is married to Nackea and together they have 4 kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. During his free time he enjoys camping and fishing, as well as spending time with his family at their ranch in Newport, NE, near the Niobrara River.

Jill Ganser - Admin Assistant

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Jill Ganser is our Internet Manager and Admin for Ainsworth Motors Inc. She is responsible for our websites, ainsworthmotors.com and ainsworthmotors.net and takes care of our Facebook page. She also works in the bookkeeping department and helps out answering the phones at the dealership. Jill has three children, Delaney, Meshayla and Carsten. Jill keeps busy in her free time working at her hair salon, Hairpins and also enjoys traveling, antiquing and spending time with her family.

James Worden - Service Technician


James is our newest employee at Ainsworth Motors, Inc. James graduated from Ainsworth Community Schools and continued his education by attending and graduating from Southeast Community College, Milford, NE in October 2016. At SCC, James got his Associates Degree in Applied Science towards Automotive Technology under the Ford ASSET Program. Some of the areas that James is now certified through Ford are advanced electronics, brakes, transmission/drive trains, diesel engine repair & performance, gasoline engine repair & performance, steering /suspension and climate control. When James is not at work, he enjoys watching football and motor cross.

Dusty Dillon - Body Shop Technician


Dusty graduated from Ainsworth High School and continued his education by attending and graduating from Northeast Community College in Norfolk with an Associates Degree in Auto Body Repair Technology in 2008. Dusty joins our team with having 6 years experience and is a great asset to our Ainsworth Motors Collision Center. In Dusty's free time he enjoys working on old cars, 4-wheeling and horseback riding.