Mr. Jack Kain has been a dealer since 1952 and sets the tone for Jack Kain Ford employees by making an effort to meet every customer.
To get away from his parents’ dairy farm as a young man, he started selling cars in 1947 while attending the University of Kentucky majoring in pre-law. After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to Kentucky in 1953 and bought a DeSoto/Plymouth dealership in Frankfort with help from his father.
He sold the dealership in 1960 after Ford offered him the opportunity to buy a store located in Frankfort. He has purchased other dealerships and brands over the years, fixing them up and then selling them. He sold the original Ford store in Frankfort and bought the Versailles store in 1979. In 2003, the Ford store moved from a 2-acre location to a modern facility on 12 acres where it currently resides.
Years ago, he spearheaded an economic development authority to attract industry jobs to the Lexington region. “The area was so dependent on tobacco, we had to do something,” Kain says. His efforts helped convince Toyota to build a plant in the area, which led to the creation of 3,500 jobs.
Kain has a large family, with nine children, 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Four children work at Jack Kain Ford.
Born into the “Baby Buster” generation, often called the MTV Generation or Gen X, Robert (Bob) Kain graduated from Lexington Catholic High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from EKU in 1987 with a major in Police Administration. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a military policeman before receiving an honorable discharge in 1988. It was a natural transition into the automotive business over 28 years ago, a business he was born into. He learned the ropes from the best, his father Jack Kain and today Bob manages a staff of over 50 employees at the Jack Kain Ford dealership in Versailles.
Bob serves as a trustee on the United Way of the Bluegrass Board of Directors, is the current Chairman of the Woodford County United Way Board, has given his time as a Big Brother and served on the Board of Directors for the Bluegrass Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. He is a member of the Marine Corps League – Dan Daly Detachment for former Marines in the Bluegrass area. He is an active member of the National Automobile Dealers Association and the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. Bob has been married to Jan Kain for 21 years and they now reside in Midway, KY with four dogs.
When Bob isn’t running his family’s twelve-time Ford President’s Award winning dealership he enjoys exercising and hiking and is an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan.
As the youngest daughter and middle child of the 9 Kain siblings, Vickie’s introduction to the car business came after her graduation from Lexington Catholic High School. Vickie worked at the dealership throughout that summer before going to college at Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a degree in Juvenile Corrections.
After spending 11 years working within the court system at Fayette District and Circuit Courts, Vickie went to work building Camry’s at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, KY to help support her family while her husband went back to college to earn his Accounting Degree. After 11 years on the line at Toyota, Vickie suffered a neck injury and had to leave a job she loved to take a sales position within the family business.
Upon graduating from the Dealer Candidate Academy at the National Automobile Dealers Association in 2003, Vickie took a more active role in the management of the dealership. Currently she is the Operations Manager.
Vickie and her husband Dan were married in 1978 and they have 2 sons that they are very proud of and 1 granddaughter that is the center of their universe. She has served on many Boards and Committees for organizations that range from the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce to her local church in an effort to help our community. While she has many charitable interests, she champions for organ donation and the unborn at every opportunity. At the end of the day, Vickie enjoys working in her flower garden and watching the sunset from her front porch.
Growing up watching westerns Bill was drawn to the world of horses and began to look for opportunities within that business as soon as he was able to work. Taking his first “real” job, away from the family dealership, at age 20 as a groom on a Woodford County thoroughbred farm. He learned everything he could about the breeding, raising and training of racehorses, and the management of pastures. Eventually hanging his own shingle on the family farm at Ducker Station in the early 90’s. Meeting a multitude of fantastic people and enjoying life in the great outdoors.
Bill met and married his wife Lynne in 1996 and after a few years of wedded bliss, had the first of two sons, Graham, in the spring of 1999 followed shortly thereafter by Lee in the fall of 2000. With two hungry and growing boys in diapers and looking at a lifetime of mounting expenses, Bill took an inventory of the horses he had tied his fortunes to, and began to have doubts about those animals ability to pay for the life he wanted for his family.
Bill came back on board with Jack Kain Ford with the grand opening of the current dealership in 2003. He is thoroughly enjoying every aspect of life at the family dealership. Providing transportation and service to so many excellent customers has been a tremendous way of life for him and his family. Working closely with two brothers and his sister, with the guidance and experience of a wonderful father is a real blessing, and not one that Bill takes for granted. It often surprises people to learn how well these siblings work together and truly enjoy their time at the office. A true testament to the great parenting and the lessons of respect and courtesy they have received from Mr. Kain.
Jan is originally from Dallas, Texas but moved to Kentucky in 1991 for a job in the cellular industry, which brought her to Lexington. Always passionate for animals Jan spent over 20 years following that passion which lead her to many opportunities including managing an animal shelter, working as a veterinary technician and eventually becoming a veterinary practice manager. After years of pursuing her love of animals, in 2018 Jan joined the dealership as Human Resource Director and has been able to use her management experience to help create and continue the excellent employee experience that began so many years ago.
In 1991, Jan met Bob through a mutual friend and they’ve been happily married for 28 years. They share a love of animals, the outdoors, traveling and most of all their four fur baby children, three Shelties Abbey, Callie and Lacey and their most recent addition Emmy, a Golden Retriever.
Pat was born in Lexington the 4th of nine children. Married to Mary, Pat has 2 children, Alex and Ellie. They live in Midway and attend church at Central Church of God in Georgetown, KY. Pat started at Jack Kain Ford when he was 12 years old, washing cars and cleaning the shop. He learned to work on cars and overhaul engine’s and carburetor’s, did tune up’s and brake jobs as a teenager. He worked his way through the Parts Department and the Body Shop and was a Service Writer until the dealership moved to Versailles in 1979. He spent 2 years as Service Manager before he finally settled into sales in 1981.
Along the way Pat ran his own car wash/detailing business and installed aftermarket radio’s. He credit’s the car business for allowing him to meet a lot of great and interesting people along the way, many of who he remains friends with today. He enjoys golf, hiking and hopes to one day get back to more fishing and hunting that he enjoyed as a youngster.
A lifelong Kentucky resident and avid UK Basketball fan, David got his start in the automobile business in 1988 selling New Fords in Berea, KY, and worked there until the spring of 2003 when he joined the Jack Kain Ford Team as our New Car Sales Manager. Since then, he has served in almost every position in the sales department including F&I Manager and Used Car Sales Manager, and has been our General Sales Manager since 2008.
David resides right here in Versailles and is married to our F&I manager Lee Griffith. David is the proud father of two sons, Tyler & Matt, both of whom have served our country in the United States Marine Corps, and daughter Jennifer who resides in Paducah, and he is a beaming grandfather of five wonderful grandchildren.
You can catch him on the long running “Bob & Dave Show” on FOX 56 or ABC 36 every weekend with our General Manager Bob Kain, or you can listen them on the live call-in “Bob and Dave Radio Show” on WJMM 99.1 FM Christian Radio every Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm for lighthearted and refreshing commentary and trivia. Or better yet, come by the dealership, you will spot him right in the middle of our showroom, probably singing a song, and doing what he does best – helping our customers make their visit a great experience!
Matt McCall is a native of Woodford County, born and raised here. He graduated from Woodford County High School and has been in the automotive industry since shortly after graduation. A longtime Sales Associate with Jack Kain Ford, he’s a Ford Motor Company and Jack Kain Ford multiple Award Winner. When Matt’s not handling customer needs at the dealership, he enjoys playing golf and shooting pool, but above all Matt likes spending his free time with the people he cares about.
Mike grew up in Cumming, GA. He married his wife Stephanie 17 years ago and together they have a 9 year-old son named William. Around the time Mike & Stephanie married he entered the retail business, which he loves because it allows him to meet so many people.
One of Mike’s specialties in the automotive business is helping people buy the vehicle they need and want, even if they are challenged by their credit score.
When he’s not working Mike enjoys quality time with his family, bowling in a league he’s been apart of for over 15 years and watching the Atlanta Braves win!
Her passion for connecting people and businesses drives Donna day in, day out. Some call her a connector; Donna calls it fun. She lives by the motto “You’ll get all you want in life if you help other’s get what they want.”
Early on Donna knew her major in college, being a High School English Teacher wasn’t going to be challenging enough, so upon leaving the University of Kentucky she embarked on a career in the Hospitality Industry as an Event Planner at The Red Mile. Gradually she found her way into the Ad Agency world and eventually to a TV station. The information she learned in those positions ultimately prepared her to become the Marketing & Advertising Manager for Jack Kain Ford. The time she spent at The Red Mile planning everything from festivals and concerts to weddings & tour bus events prepared her well to plan events for the Quick Lane and the dealership.
Donna spent a long-time volunteering for non-profit organizations such as the Woodford Humane Society, KY Equine Adoption Center, Wreaths Across America Camp Nelson and numerous other causes. She moved from the country, where she spent 15 years, to a small cottage in Versailles and is loving small town life with 2 fat beagles!
Max Andreoni has lived in Woodford County for most of his life. Originally from Lexington, he moved to Versailles when he was 5 years old and has been here ever since, minus his college days in Lexington. Born into a family legacy of wrestling, Max followed the family tradition, excelling in the sport to become state champion in 2017 and earning the title of All American the same year. He also lettered in Football for Woodford County High School and has carried a competitive spirit ever since. Max often states his high school days were when he learned to embrace his community and all that Woodford County offers.
Max has been in the automobile business since early 2019 and has completely fallen in love with it. he has been fascinated with cars since he was a toddler, he enjoys the continuing learning experience and being able to serve his customers and his community with his knowledge of the ever-changing features and technology that the auto world offers today. Aside from selling cars, Max actively trades the financial markets such as stocks, futures, and options. He has been learning and actively trading the markets since he was 17 years old and considers trading to be his “getaway”. Something Max also loves actively doing is hiking with his dog Dallas, spending time with his family and friends, hunting, exercising and when he finds spare time outside of the dealership he volunteers as an assistant coach for the Woodford County High School wrestling team, grooming a new breed of wrestlers including his younger brother and his teammates.
One of the phrases Max lives by is, “You won’t succeed until you fully accept what you want and you continue to work for it, regardless of the obstacles present.” This is one of many creeds he has drawn from several mentors throughout his life. Max is a professional and holds himself accountable for his success. For MAXimum results, call or email Max today!
Vitaly, or “V” as we know him was born in the Ukraine, and in 1992 their family had the opportunity to move to America. They resided in Colorado Springs until his senior year of high school and in January of 2005, the Voznyuk family decided to move to Versailles, Kentucky. Not far from their new home, he was hired as a detailer at Jack Kain Ford. After few short years, new opportunities opened up at the dealership and he took advantage of them. After working in the Parts Department for some time, he became the Parts Manager which spring boarded him into the Parts and Service Director position he currently holds. Vitaly knew the automotive business and wanted to stay with a family operated dealer, the Kain Family.
If Vitaly is not working late into the day taking care of customers, he likes to work on home projects, vehicles and loves to travel with his amazing wife and two daughters. When the weekend arrives, his girls love to go to Lowes with him. Maybe it is a good thing to start with tools instead of shoes? On Sunday morning after church service, you might find them enjoying family time over some lunch. He does not mind tackling new outdoor activities, but some of his favorites are swimming, volleyball, mountain biking and anything that has petrol in it. He always likes to try something new and is never afraid of a challenge. If family or friends need help, he rolls up his sleeves. If you ever at the dealership, he will always greet you with a smile and make sure you are taken care of.
“Run the World (Girls)” is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé, and it might as well be Lori Russell’s theme song. Warranty Administrator/Assistant Service Manager Lori Russell helps the Parts & Service Director maintain a smooth running and on schedule Service Department while dealing with many moving parts and people. Born and raised in Louisville she’s been married for 18+ years, has 4 children and made Lexington her home base 8 years ago and loves it. In addition to her human family Lori is mom to 2 cats and 3 dogs, most recently adding puppy John Henry to the mix.
Lori must have majored in patience and organization because her many years at Jack Kain Ford have been great, and she looks forward to coming to work each day. Lori makes the Kain Ford experience fun and easy by always smiling and making those around her laugh. She loves helping customers get what they need for their vehicles so they can have a great day.
Employed with Jack Kain Ford since 2011, Lee has held the positions of Title Clerk and Business Manager. In March 2021, Lee returned to the role of Title Clerk. She previously served as our Title Clerk from 2011 to 2019. Some of Lee’s strengths include communication and attention to detail which make her a perfect fit for Title Clerk.
Lee takes great pride in making sure customer’s needs are met in the areas of title and registration for their vehicles. Family is a huge priority of Lee’s life and she appreciates the opportunity to work for a family owned business where employees and customers are treated like family.
Ashley hails from Bowling Green, KY, the youngest of two, and has family spread out across the state. She has a sweet little Shih-Tzu fur baby named Murphy, and he is the most lovable and hyper little guy you’ll ever meet. She admits she may be a bit biased when it comes to Murphy. We call that puppy love!
Having moved around a few times and finally deciding to relocate from Tennessee back to the Bluegrass State several years ago, Ashley thinks she’s finally found her forever home. We think that was a great decision and we’re glad to have her on board too!
LuAnn is a native of Woodford County, KY and graduated from Woodford County High School. She previously worked at the Lexington Fayette Urban County Jail as a Corrections Officer, University of Kentucky Medical Center as an ER Technician and Labor/Delivery Tech. She graduated from EKU with a B.A. in Anthropology.
LuAnn enjoys being at home with her husband and dogs, enjoys painting and crafting and watching psychological and horror movies.
Nik has lived in Woodford County his whole life, with the exception of a couple years after high school when he lived in Lexington. Nik absolutely loves the automotive business and says it’s changed his life completely!
Nik is a huge people person and could never imagine a world where he wasn’t around/ talking to people. Being able to help people find the right vehicle is perfect for him. Seeing the smile on their face is priceless. When he’s not selling cars, he loves playing the guitar. He started playing when he was 17 & fell in love with it. Nik also loves the outdoors, after he graduated high school, he and three of his buddies packed up and traveled out west for 3 1/2 weeks exploring the big national parks.
Nik’s favorite place is Wind River Range, Wyoming, where he hiked over 11,000 feet, and to this day he believes this was hands down one of the biggest accomplishments he’s ever made.
Jacob Jones or J.T. to us was born and raised in Versailles, KY. He graduated from Woodford County High School where he played football for the Yellow Jackets. He grew up with a father in the automotive industry which sparked J.T.’s passion for this business.
J.T. started out his career in the garage, with hands on training in body repair. Based upon his extroverted personality, JT decided to pursue a career that involved more interaction with people so he switched to sales at Jack Kain Ford. He knew we were his home.
J.T.’s enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his Husky Royce. During football season you’ll find JT cheering on the Kentucky Wildcat’s and the Seattle Seahawks. You may also catch him on the golf course or on the basketball court competing against his buddies.
Cody was born in Louisville but considers himself a life long Woodford County resident. He graduated from WCHS where he played football and lacrosse. He’s an avid Louisville Cardinals and New England Patriots fan. After high school Cody attended Sullivan University with a focus in the hospitality industry. He was the Executive Chef at Napa Prime prior to joining the team at Jack Kain Ford. In his free time Cody enjoys golfing and hanging out with family and friends.
Cody Courtney was born and raised in Versailles. He graduated from Woodford County High School in 2010 and attended Bluegrass Community Technical College.
Cody has lived in Lexington for the last 6 years and tells us his first car was from Jack Kain Ford, a 2004 Explorer XLT and while that’s still his most favorite car to this day, he decided he needed to work at Jack Kain Ford and sell those beautiful Fords.
Caleb was raised in Woodford Country where he grew up in horse country on Gainsborough Farm. Caleb was homeschooled his entire life and eventually went on to Asbury University where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration. He was always a swimmer and eventually competed at the collegiate level where he qualified for nationals and became an NAIA All American. He also served as a head lifeguard and pool manager for 6 years in the Versailles/Lexington area before he came to Jack Kain Ford.
In his off time, he loves to workout, swim, run, hike, watch Kentucky sports, and meet new people. He loves to hear people’s stories, interacting with customers and is always willing to help anyone when he can.
GrahamKain attended Woodford County high School and Centre College. He graduated from Centre in May of ’21 with a degree in biology. He is very passionate about the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and camping. One of his favorite places is Laurel Lake where his family has gone on camping trips every year as long as he can remember. Graham loves watching football and spending time with family and friends. One of the coolest things he have ever experienced was sky diving, but doesn’t think he will ever do it again. He really enjoys working with family and friends and is proud to be the beginning of the third generation of Kain’s working at Jack Kain Ford.
Brittany grew up in Nicholasville, KY and graduated from Sullivan University with a dual bachelor degree in Business Administration Management & Marketing.
Brittany married her best friend in 2012 and together they have a son & daughter. She loves being a mom and she also has 2 dogs, 4 frogs & 5 chickens!
Brittany grew up a Ford girl, showing her 2000 Mustang in car shows. She has a total of 9 years of experience with Ford and is excited to make her career at Jack Kain Ford.
In her spare time Brittany enjoys hanging with her family & friends, going to her son’s soccer games and going to the lake. Event planning & shopping are activities she enjoys and she’s also a huge Green bay packer’s fan…Go Pack Go!
Linda joins our full-time team as weekday receptionist, having been our Saturday receptionist for many years. Linda just retired last year from the KY Cabinet for Economic Development and decided she wasn’t ready to retire full time.
Josh was raised down the Bluegrass Parkway in Mercer County, Kentucky…also known as Harrodsburg. He attended Mercer County High School where he played football and baseball for the Titans. After high school he attended Eastern Kentucky University.
Also at an early age Josh began to play the drums at age 7. To this day you can still find Josh playing the drums behind his front lead man Caleb Florence. When not working at Jack Kain Ford or playing drums, Josh enjoys working in his woodworking shop making things, or cheering on his University of Kentucky Wildcats (GO CATS!)
Southern Ways Blue Oval, (a.k.a. Blue dog) is the Mascot, Meeter-Greeter-Beef Jerky eater at Jack Kain Ford in Versailles, KY. Blue works at this Ford dealership with his dad, meeting & greeting customers during the week. His pay? As many treat as caninely possible!
I may be the smallest new kid on the block but I’m the fiercest! Blue nor Sully scare me, I run circles awound & awound them! I’m just a baby in this pic, my new gotcha day with mom & dad David & Lee Griffith was on KY Derby Day 2022 and I’ve been comin to work with them ever since. P.S. I make everybody giggle!!!
Mom & Dad did a DMA test on me. I came back as:
12.0% American Pit Bull Terrier
So they affectionately call me a Chabeagabullion…or previous wittle baby…either way I answer!