Before selling his Gloucester, Virginia Toyota store in 2018, Richard “Buck” Wheat, woke up every morning thinking about things he needed to get done at the dealership. It was a great job and one that let him spend time with his son, Neal, and daughter, Lee, who also worked at the store.
Richard “Buck” Wheat and his son, Neal
Though Buck speaks fondly of his ownership of and time at the dealership, he has no regrets letting it go. He loves having his holidays back and the fact that he has freed up time to pursue some other activities he enjoys. Neal went on to purchase a small but successful franchise while Lee leveraged the skills she honed at the dealership to become a field representative for the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.
Lately, Buck has been spending his weekends traversing the east coast with his son to compete in sporting clay competitions. He purchased an RV and a high-end Gator to make getting to and attending the competitions even more enjoyable. When asked what he was doing with all his trophies, Buck just laughed, downplayed his skills and pointed to his son’s competitive successes – you could almost hear him smile.