What’s the Buzz: A Business Triple Threat



Pictured are JM Connected, Pleasanton Finance Company and Atascosa Insurance Agency business partners Meloni Stendebach and John Mayse. Please see their ad on 5A. LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pictured are JM Connected, Pleasanton Finance Company and Atascosa Insurance Agency business partners Meloni Stendebach and John Mayse. Please see their ad on 5A. LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

John Mayse Jr. is an Atascosa County local and 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 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 dedicated employees that have been with him for years, one for more than 25 years to be exact.

JM Connected specializes in second chance financing and “Buy Here, Pay Here.” The “Buy Here, Pay Here” policy allows for customers to accomplish the whole car buying process at one time and one place. Good credit, bad credit or no credit is all good! If a person has proof of income and can afford the payments, they can come in, put a down payment on a vehicle, finance a vehicle, enroll in an insurance plan and make payments on their vehicles all at one location. These three businesses are designed to fit together and create an easy car buying experience for everyone.

Mayse stated, “We are here to help people buy a good car at a good price and feel good about it. We don’t push or try to sell to anyone. We’ve been known to undersell but never over sell. I have had the same customers coming in for the past 20 years. We deal with everybody. I might 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 offer wonderful services. Mayse and Meloni Stendebach are partners in the Atascosa Insurance Agency. Meloni has lived in Atascosa County since 2004 and brings 20 years of insurance knowledge and experience to the partnership. They are an independent insurance agency that offers home, ranch and auto insurance. Pleasanton Finance Company works with title loans, however, they are different than most other title loan companies. Stop by and compare rates. They are happy to show you the difference in payments and paybacks.

Mayse stated, “If you’re buying a car, borrowing money or getting insurance, I can guarantee you there will be no surprises. We will go over every item on every contract and answer any questions. I am honest as they come and have tremendous pride in what I do, and I pass that on to all my employees.”

Mayse and his company partners have been very active in the community over the years in being strong supporters of Atascosa County FFA programs, buyers at the Atascosa and Medina Livestock Shows, participated in the Jourdanton FFA Ball Drop, major contributors in the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, the Lance Bryan Memorial Scholarship Fund Raiser, the Pleasanton Education Foundation, the Pleasanton Booster Club and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. They are also strong supporters of numerous special needs programs.

JM Connected has 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 location at 210-960-6910 or their Devine location at 830- 663-5545.

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