Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Take a moment to read the info below and find out what makes us an exceptional place to buy or service your automobile.
THE HISTORY OF MCKENNEY DEALERSHIPS
In July of 1981, Ray McKenney purchased the outstanding shares of Don Anderson, who had formed the original dealership corporation a year earlier. The name was then changed to McKenney Chevrolet, Inc.
The beginning date is significant because it was during this time that the country was experiencing one of its worst recessions. Interest rates reached record highs and automobile sales were at record lows. All employees knew that their only chance was to find some way to survive on the service, parts and body shop operations since actual car and truck sales were so scarce.
The company has often advertised that “We built our business on better service” and this is literally true. Each employee had been trained to know that customer service is their top priority. This commitment to service paved the way to record sales and continued growth.
There are two things of which the company is most proud. First is its reputation for being honest and fair to its customers and its employees. Second is its commitment to the community and its needs.
In 1983, the Chrysler-Plymouth franchise was added and became the first step in the company’s record of growth. Also during this time it was recognized that expansion would bring diversity as well as lower operation costs. Both would be needed in order for the company to survive and compete in the changing marketplace.
As the company expanded it was realized that its customers and therefore its future, would be better served if each dealership location had a managing partner with ownership interest. This philosophy has been pivotal in its success.
In 1985, land purchased and previously used as a used ca