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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Location achieves status for a second time in 2019.

Plymouth, WI, November 29, 2019 – Van Horn Truck Center, located at 3003 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth, WI, has won the prestigious award of Number One RAM Dealer in the Midwest for the second time in 2019. The accomplishment was reached for the first time in January, and then again in October, for selling the most new RAM trucks form their location.

Mike Foti, General Sales Manager at Van Horn Truck Center stated, “Achieving this status in the small town of Plymouth Wisconsin is not only exciting, but inspiring. To beat out large market dealerships in areas such as Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Louis means that our customers value the experience and great customer service that our sales team delivers. I am proud of our staff and all of our support services for working together to win this award.”

The award is given by the Midwest Business Center: a group working to advance the Midwest and impact federal policy sharing strengths and various economic growth in the region. The Van Horn Automotive Group is currently the #1 RAM dealer in the State of Wisconsin when considering sales from all three of their FCA locations in Plymouth, Manitowoc and Stoughton.

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 17 automotive dealerships, a finance company, a real estate business and several insurance companies. The group employs over 550 people throughout Wisconsin and Iowa. For employment opportunities visit the Careers page at

Van Horn Automotive Group Named 2019 Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

On Friday, April 12, 2019, members of the Van Horn Automotive Group attended the annual Top Workplaces Awards Presentation, hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Those in attendance included Teresa Van Horn, Co-CEO and Jenny Krebsbach, Controller. “There was a lot of excitement in the room.  They had encouraged the audience to bring their spirit, so there was a lot of cheering. As we grow, we haven’t lost sight of the importance of our employees.  We listen to them, learn from them, and appreciate each person.  I am very proud of our organization and look forward to the exciting things to come,” stated Krebsbach. The Van Horn Automotive Group ranked 21st among midsized companies in Wisconsin. See the full list here:!/sizebandrank.asc.1/

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s annual Top Workplaces list showcases 150 outstanding businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. Companies are measured on qualities such as company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation, benefits, and the impact company policies have on innovation and morale. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarding the Top Workplaces in the area for the past 10 years.

The Top Workplace Award has a HUGE meaning for Teresa Van Horn. “We’ve been working extremely hard to create an enjoyable working environment and this means we’re making progress.  It tells me that our employees enjoy coming to work and like the direction we’re headed. A happier employee translates into providing a better experience for our customers which means continued growth for our dealerships.”


Monday, July 9th, 2018
Van Horn Nissan of Stevens Point

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


Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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 at Joe Van Horn Chevrolet

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Electric Chevrolet Volt is spotted near Sheboygan, WI.

2012 Hyundai Genesis in Sheboygan, Wisconsin at Van Horn Hyundai

Chevrolet Volt in Wisconsin at Van Horn Chevrolet

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…)

2012 Hyundai Genesis Spotted at Sheboygan Hyundai Dealership

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The 2012 Hundai Genesis is available for  car shoppers in Sheboygan, WI  at Van Horn Hyundai.

2012 Hyundai Genesis in Sheboygan, Wisconsin at Van Horn Hyundai

2012 Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin 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.

The 2013 Dodge Dart Now Available at Van Horn Dodge near Sheboygan, WI

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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.

2012 Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin at Van Horn Hyundai

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…)

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Plymouth, WI

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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.

Van Horn Dodge Wins DealerRater WI Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Dealer of the Year

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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…)

The 2012 Dodge Avenger is available at Van Horn Dodge near Sheboygan, WI

Monday, May 7th, 2012

2012 Dodge Avenger now available at your local Sheboygan Dodge Dealership!

2012 Hyundai Elantra in Wisconsin at Van Horn Hyundai

2012 Dodge Avenger in Wisconsin

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…)

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