Gorman , TX , 76454
James Mike Newton brings rich tradition of farming and ranching knowledge to our team. His Texas Roots fall back into the 1800s, while growing up in Irving, Mike spent many times on the family farm in South Irving and North Grand Prairie (Yes it was an agrarian community) as well as the farm and ranches in east Texas. Mikes knowledge of farming, ranching, cattle, and horses is extensive and compounded by his love of the land in Texas. With this passion Mike took a unique journey to finally arrive with the VIP Group.
After high school, Mike decided to opt out of college his freshman year and follow his entrepreneurial spirit, by owning and operating landscaping, construction, trucking, excavation, demolition businesses in Texas and Arizona with an ultimate success and finally divesting of all businesss in 2004. Mike, then moved to Virginia with his family and went to work for Mercedes-Benz, becoming one of the top producers in sales from 2005 until 2012 with awards and recognition throughout the United States. Change came in 2011, Mike made the move back to his home state to join the Park Place dealerships, probably the finest automotive dealerships in the US, as Sales Consultant. In late February of 2013, Mike left the Park Place Fort Worth to join his lovely wife, Melanie and her team VIP Group DFW.
Since joining the VIP Group, production has increased three fold and has assisted the team with expansion into the farming and ranching, elderly, luxury, Asian and soon to be the Hispanic and Urban markets.
Mike is a member of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association and various other organizations
Mike and Melanie attend Gateway Church in Southlake.
While Mike and Melanie have six children they are empty nesters, they maintain a residence in Grapevine and spend as much time in East and West Texas as time permits. They are newly proud grandparents, as of this September, with baby Leila joining their large Texas family.