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Stevens Point, WI, July 2, 2018 – The Van Horn Automotive Group has announced the purchase of Stevens Point Nissan from Home Run Auto Group, located at 301 Green Avenue N, Stevens Point, WI. This marks the 13th dealership to be part of the Van Horn Automotive Group, and the 1st Nissan dealership.
With plans for a greater new and used inventory and further developing the service center, Van Horn aims to retain and increase the staff of employees. “We believe in investing in all the communities that we serve,” said Dick Strong, Chief Operating Officer of Van Horn Automotive Group. “The Stevens Point community is strong, with a diverse mix of business, education, culture and the arts. We’re humbled to operate in such a vibrant town.”
“Nissan is a brand we’ve wanted to sell for years, and Stevens Point is a great location; very accessible from every direction,” says Chuck Van Horn, CEO for Van Horn Automotive Group. “It took the right opportunity to make this possible, and we’re humbled to operate in such a vibrant town.”
This acquisition marks the thirteenth dealership location for Van Horn Automotive Group which operates in several areas across the state of Wisconsin, including: Plymouth, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Lomira, Stoughton, Milwaukee and Oconomowoc and Newhall, IA. This is the first Nissan dealership for the group which carries several manufacturers, including: Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Hyundai and Mazda.
The Van Horn Automotive Group is a family born, employee owned automotive group with headquarters in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Founded in 1966 by Joe Van Horn as a single Chevrolet dealership, and purchased by his children: Chuck, Teresa and JP Van Horn, the Van Horn Automotive Group has grown to include 13 automotive dealerships, a finance company, a real estate business and several insurance companies. The group employs over 500 people throughout Wisconsin and Iowa. For employment opportunities visit the Careers page at www.vhcars.com.
A new structure provides defined leadership roles positioned for growth.
Teresa Van Horn has been promoted to co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and will share ownership duties with co-CEO and brother, Chuck Van Horn. Chuck states, “Teresa’s steady leadership and unwavering commitment to the Auto Group and the communities it serves propelled her into this role.” Her previous role was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Van Horn Automotive Group.
Dick Strong will take over as Chief Operating Officer, adding to his role as Group President; a position he’s held since 2013. “With almost 40 years of experience in all areas of the auto business, there is no challenge that Dick hasn’t seen many times before,” says co-CEO Chuck Van Horn. “He is intimately connected to every detail of our complex business, and demands a high moral standard of himself, which is reflected by all those who work and deal with him.”
General Council Basil Buchko will accept the role of Executive VP – Legal and Compliance, and will continue to provide legal representation and direction for Van Horn Automotive Group. Chief Financial Officer Tom Stocco will also increase his role as Executive VP – Finance and Real Estate Operations. “As we expand our footprint to include more dealerships, retail finance and insurance as well as real estate development, it becomes more important to have strong legal and financial leadership for all Van Horn holdings,” says new COO Dick Strong. “In just the last three years, both Basil and Tom have been integral constituents in Van Horn’s growth.”
Adam Gaedke has escalated from his position of Platform Vice President to Executive Vice President of Dealership Operations. In this new role, Gaedke will optimize the efficiency of sales and service operations at all Van Horn dealerships. “Adam brings a clear, tenured vision of the culture; a transparent customer experience we want to impress upon anyone who deals with us,” says co-CEO Chuck Van Horn. “He is a positive leader, who treats everyone with respect and integrity, and instills the same values in his people.”
Mark Watson will serve as the Vice President of Operations for Wisconsin Dealer Services. “As a former Finance Director and Sales Vice President with a passion for training others, Mark’s energy and drive for continuous improvement made this appointment an easy decision,” says new co-CEO Teresa Van Horn.
Four Platform Directors have been assigned to oversee the performance of Van Horn dealerships; aligned by factory brand. They will be responsible for managing positive relationships with automobile manufacturers in executing program goals, and build strong teams to achieve profitability. Justin Stanford – Platform Director, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) dealerships. Kyle Fale – Platform Director, Hyundai dealerships, Brad Knight – Platform Director, Ford dealerships. Jeff Niesen – Platform Director, Chevrolet and Mazda dealerships as well as Van Horn Budget and Van Horn Latino used car dealerships.
Chuck Van Horn adds “This realignment of senior management will create a greater economy of scale for the entire organization. As we expand, we will be readily equipped to handle more business with a high rate of operational efficiency and expense control.”
The Electric Chevrolet Volt is spotted near Sheboygan, WI.
The Chevrolet Volt is exploring new territory as GM’s first foray into the plug-in hybrid market. Solely on an electric charge, the Volt is capable of traveling about 35 miles. After that, the gas engine will power the vehicle for another 340 miles, giving you a very respectable range. But it’s that 35 miles where this car will really shine. If you have a short commute, you will have no problems saving hundreds of dollars in gas as you use a small amount of electricity per day.
The engine in the Volt is a 1.4L I-4 engine that pushes energy to a 16kWh lithium-ion battery under normal conditions. If you’re driving faster, the engine may directly power the wheels. (more…)
The 2012 Hundai Genesis is available for car shoppers in Sheboygan, WI at Van Horn Hyundai.
From the ground level, every Genesis is a performer at heart.
With a lineup of some of the most powerful engines Hyundai has ever produced, the Hyundai Genesis is a luxury sedan that offers top-level equipment and performance at a price the competition can’t come close to matching.
The most notable feature included in every Genesis (MSRP starting at $34,200) is the remarkable engine power. Even from the entry level Genesis 3.8 model, the Genesis provides drivers with 333 hp from its 3.8-liter V6 engine, a 15 percent increase in horsepower over the previous year. Gasoline Direct Injection fuel delivery also provides 291 lb/ft of torque, for acceleration where you need it.
Sheboygan area Dodge Dealership now has the highly anticipated compact car
The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart has recently hit the show room of a Sheboygan Car Dealer, Van Horn Dodge. Stylish, technology and performance-savvy, the Dart is already turning heads across the globe. Van Horn Dodge, a top-rated Dodge Dealer near Sheboygan, is proud to offer the fresh compact sedan at its dealership.
The all-new Dodge Dart has been engineered with great levels of refinement, craftsmanship and engaging driving dynamics. The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics. With Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge’s passion for performance at its core, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and brings fun back to driving in the segment. (more…)
Find A Chevrolet Silverado near Sheboygan, WI at Joe Van Horn Chevrolet
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, along with its GMC Sierra counterpart, is one of the best-selling full-sized pickups in America. These tough trucks comes with four engine choices; a 4.3L V6 (195hp), a 4.8L V8 (295hp), a 5.3L V8 (315hp), or the top-of-the-line 6.2L V8 engine (403hp). The 5.3L and the 6.2L come standard with a six-speed transmission, as opposed to the four-speed found on the other two.
The 1500 comes in the standard three body styles; regular, extended, and the extra-large crew cab. Standard bed is the 6’6 bed, but on regular and extended cabs, you can also get an extended 8’ bed. A crew cab can only be equipped with the 5’8 bed. Also, only extended and crew cab trucks are able to reach the relatively luxurious LTZ trim level; Work and regular cab trucks can only get up to the LT packages.
Best Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Dealer in Wisconsin wins DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award!
Van Horn Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Plymouth, WI is proud to win the 2012 DealerRater Chrysler Dealer Award of the year for Wisconsin! It is an honor to be recognized with this award. Van Horn Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is also the DealerRater pick for Wisconsin Chrysler and Jeep of the year. (more…)
2012 Dodge Avenger now available at your local Sheboygan Dodge Dealership!
If you’re in the market for a sporty sedan with good gas mileage, the 2012 Dodge Avenger is for you. Whatever model it is that best suites you, you’ll be ready to handle every day with style as the 2012 Dodge Avenger takes to the road with a presence that belies its size and features that are sure to announce its arrival and departure with equal confidence.
In the world of mid-size sedans, it’s the attitude of the 2012 Dodge Avenger in Wisconsin that sets it apart from all other contenders. Though it is constructed on the same platform as the luxury based Chrysler 200, the sportier appearance and more aggressive lines put the 2012 Avenger in a class all its own. Working to ensure that you’re getting big-time results from a mid-size package; technology, power, fuel-efficiency and safety are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about the 2012 Dodge Avenger. (more…)
The Chevrolet Cruze is one of the biggest successes for GM products in recent memory. The Cruze is the epitome of the phrase, “less is more”. It is a small car with impressive space, especially in the 15.4 cubic foot trunk. With great fuel economy, reliable build, and excellent safety features, the Cruze is the perfect car for a new driver or a new family. It’s now available at Joe Van Horn Chevrolet—located just north of Milwaukee on Highway 57.
There are four models that you can select. (See Local Inventory here)
The first model is the base model (Cruze LS). The LS comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, Onstar, a 6-speaker stereo system with a CD/MP3 player, XM Satellite Radio, and an auxiliary audio jack. If you choose the Connectivity package, you will also get Bluetooth, a USB port, and steering wheel audio controls. The LS is powered by a 1.8L I-4 engine that makes 136HP and 123-pounds feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with an option for the six-speed automatic. The fuel economy for the LS reads in at 25-city/36 hwy, and 29 mpg combined for the manual and 22/35/27mpg for the automatic. These are very impressive numbers for a car that holds five adults. (more…)