While this first entry is supposed to be “About Us”, at McDonald Automotive we’re really all About You. Since 1965 we have made ourColoradocustomers’ sales and service expectations our top priority, and it has been for three generations of McDonalds in the automobile business. But since this is an introduction, we’ll give you a look at how it all began….
It all started back in 1926 when Stanley McDonald entered the car business as a Dodge salesperson inYakima,Washington. 23 years later,Stanley moved toRoswell, New Mexicoand purchased his very own Dodge dealership. 9 years later, Stanley’s son, Doug, joined the family business and helped run the Dodge dealership. That same year, strange new automobiles began showing up around Roswell. UFO’s? Nah- they were Volkswagen Beetles imported by servicemen returning from Germany! Stanley’s attention was captured and he opened Roswell’s first VW dealership receiving only seven cars per month.
After seven years, Stanley and Doug sold their Roswell homes andbusinesses and move to Colorado to establish Continental Volkswagen on South Broadway in Littleton; the same spot the McDonald family has done business ever since.
In 1988, Doug expanded the business with his purchase of Monarch Mazda and Volvo and one year later his son Michael joined the business and presently serves as Vice President and General Manager. Then in 1991 Doug was awarded the Quality Dealer Award by TIME magazine and the National Automobile Dealers Association and two years later Doug’s other son, Jim, joined the family business and is presently the General Manager.
In 1994, the company continues to grow when Doug adds the Audi franchise to the business and three years later Doug renames the businesses to McDonald Automotive Group. 1999 marked the opening of the McDonald Hyundai franchise.
Two years later the family celebrated a major milestone- 75 years in the automobile business! Rather than basking in this achievement and taking a break, McDonald Automotive Group kept building and opened up its Collision Center that same year.
In 2008 Doug McDonald was recognized for 50 years as a VW dealer! McDonald Volkswagen now receives nearly 200 VW’s each month- a huge leap from the seven they received inRoswell! That same year, Doug opened a new Hyundai store followed soon after by the Pre-Owned Subaru Sales & Service store.
From the little Dodge and Volkswagen dealerships inRoswell, to six franchises inColorado, we pride ourselves in being a family-owned business that has always strived to uphold the highest standards. Every day we do our best to continue the tradition of outstanding service. We call it our “100-1-1” vision: 100 percent of our customers will refer one friend to McDonald Automotive Group within one year.
We are confident that we can meet this goal because at McDonald Automotive Group you’ll find the highest quality, most exciting vehicles on the market at every price point: Audi, Volvo, Volkswagen, Mazda, Hyundai. Plus, you can choose from a great selection of quality, certified used vehicles at all of our dealerships. You can be certain that all of them offer competitive financing and full service support for the vehicle you choose.