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NORTH DAKOTA Dealers
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Sunday, 15 May 2011 19:53

NORTH DAKOTA Dealers

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Chief Pontiac, Grand Forks, ND (became Kielty Motors)

Kielty Motors (Pontiac Buick Opel), Grand Forks, ND

Stan Puklich Chevrolet, Bismark, ND (701) 214-6374

Rydell Chevrolet, Grand Forks, ND (became Rydell Chev Buick GMC Cad) (71 Vega drag sponsor)

Rydell Chev Buick GMC Cadillac, Grand Forks, ND 701-772-7211

Wilcox & Malm Cadillac Oldsmobile MazdaGrand Forks, ND

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CHIEF PONTIAC, Grand Forks, ND (became Kielty Motors)

Chief Pontiac was located in Grand Forks, North Dakota and later became Kielty Motors.

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KIELTY MOTORS (Pontiac Buick Opel), Grand Forks, ND (formerly Chief Motors)

Kielty Motors was a Pontiac Buick dealership located at 3220 South Washington, Grand Forks, North Dakota in a building built around 1968. For a brief period many Pontiac Buick dealerships expanded to include Opel as one of their product lines. When Kielty closed down, the building housed Wilcox and Malm Cadillac.

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In 1970, Bill McCurley was studying in the pre-law program at North Dakota State University when he received grim news that his father, at age 47, had died.  His father, Wade McCurley, was owner of a car dealership (Valley City North Dakota’s McCurley Chevrolet-Buick), but with his sudden passing, the business now seemed destined for closure. Determined to provide for the fiscal security of his family, McCurley departed from school and directed his attention to the dealership. He was only 19 years old, and despite his lack of experience, he pled his case to the management of Chevrolet Motors Division as to why he should take over leadership of the franchise – and Chevrolet agreed.

McCurley ultimately spent the next decade running the dealership his father had started. Over this time, he would marry and begin raising a family, but growing the business proved particularly challenging. With seven new car dealerships in a town of 7500 people and declining market area population, it became clear that better opportunities laid elsewhere. McCurley began making a list of communities that he perceived would provide an exceptional environment for not only growing an enterprise, but raising-up a family. While he was generally optimistic about opportunities to the west, a chance encounter with someone who touted the Tri-Cities prompted McCurley to explore the area. McCurley soon met a Pasco Chevrolet dealer, Tony Osborne; six weeks later McCurley purchased the dealership. It was now 1981, and McCurley had a new business in a new community and a new $500,000 loan obligation that amounted to payments of just over $10,000 a month, yet he never missed a payment and was never late.

Making good on assurances, analyzing and acting on opportunities for growth, and aligning the values of a business with respect for the values of family; these are just a few of the aspects that help account for the attributes of an entrepreneur that has developed one of the most dynamic auto dealership networks within this nation, and collectively, it employs more than 250 people. For all the recognition that McCurley Integrity Dealerships have earned over the years, for all the honorable mentions made from leading automobile manufacturers, Bill McCurley says he is most proud of those awards that reflect the quality of the work environment and performance standards of those who work for the dealerships. In sharing insight as to elements that help drive quality and performance, McCurley (who never returned to university) offers a few lessons all would be wiser f

- See more at: http://www.businessworld-magazine.com/business-profiles-and-featured-articles/service_industry/mccurley-integrity-dealerships/#sthash.nWvGmhfl.dpuf

In 1970, Bill McCurley was studying in the pre-law program at North Dakota State University when he received grim news that his father, at age 47, had died.  His father, Wade McCurley, was owner of a car dealership (Valley City North Dakota’s McCurley Chevrolet-Buick), but with his sudden passing, the business now seemed destined for closure. Determined to provide for the fiscal security of his family, McCurley departed from school and directed his attention to the dealership. He was only 19 years old, and despite his lack of experience, he pled his case to the management of Chevrolet Motors Division as to why he should take over leadership of the franchise – and Chevrolet agreed.

McCurley ultimately spent the next decade running the dealership his father had started. Over this time, he would marry and begin raising a family, but growing the business proved particularly challenging. With seven new car dealerships in a town of 7500 people and declining market area population, it became clear that better opportunities laid elsewhere. McCurley began making a list of communities that he perceived would provide an exceptional environment for not only growing an enterprise, but raising-up a family. While he was generally optimistic about opportunities to the west, a chance encounter with someone who touted the Tri-Cities prompted McCurley to explore the area. McCurley soon met a Pasco Chevrolet dealer, Tony Osborne; six weeks later McCurley purchased the dealership. It was now 1981, and McCurley had a new business in a new community and a new $500,000 loan obligation that amounted to payments of just over $10,000 a month, yet he never missed a payment and was never late.

Making good on assurances, analyzing and acting on opportunities for growth, and aligning the values of a business with respect for the values of family; these are just a few of the aspects that help account for the attributes of an entrepreneur that has developed one of the most dynamic auto dealership networks within this nation, and collectively, it employs more than 250 people. For all the recognition that McCurley Integrity Dealerships have earned over the years, for all the honorable mentions made from leading automobile manufacturers, Bill McCurley says he is most proud of those awards that reflect the quality of the work environment and performance standards of those who work for the dealerships. In sharing insight as to elements that help drive quality and performance, McCurley (who never returned to university) offers a few lessons all would be wiser f

- See more at: http://www.businessworld-magazine.com/business-profiles-and-featured-articles/service_industry/mccurley-integrity-dealerships/#sthash.nWvGmhfl.dpuf

In 1970, Bill McCurley was studying in the pre-law program at North Dakota State University when he received grim news that his father, at age 47, had died.  His father, Wade McCurley, was owner of a car dealership (Valley City North Dakota’s McCurley Chevrolet-Buick), but with his sudden passing, the business now seemed destined for closure. Determined to provide for the fiscal security of his family, McCurley departed from school and directed his attention to the dealership. He was only 19 years old, and despite his lack of experience, he pled his case to the management of Chevrolet Motors Division as to why he should take over leadership of the franchise – and Chevrolet agreed.

McCurley ultimately spent the next decade running the dealership his father had started. Over this time, he would marry and begin raising a family, but growing the business proved particularly challenging. With seven new car dealerships in a town of 7500 people and declining market area population, it became clear that better opportunities laid elsewhere. McCurley began making a list of communities that he perceived would provide an exceptional environment for not only growing an enterprise, but raising-up a family. While he was generally optimistic about opportunities to the west, a chance encounter with someone who touted the Tri-Cities prompted McCurley to explore the area. McCurley soon met a Pasco Chevrolet dealer, Tony Osborne; six weeks later McCurley purchased the dealership. It was now 1981, and McCurley had a new business in a new community and a new $500,000 loan obligation that amounted to payments of just over $10,000 a month, yet he never missed a payment and was never late.

Making good on assurances, analyzing and acting on opportunities for growth, and aligning the values of a business with respect for the values of family; these are just a few of the aspects that help account for the attributes of an entrepreneur that has developed one of the most dynamic auto dealership networks within this nation, and collectively, it employs more than 250 people. For all the recognition that McCurley Integrity Dealerships have earned over the years, for all the honorable mentions made from leading automobile manufacturers, Bill McCurley says he is most proud of those awards that reflect the quality of the work environment and performance standards of those who work for the dealerships. In sharing insight as to elements that help drive quality and performance, McCurley (who never returned to university) offers a few lessons all would be wiser f

- See more at: http://www.businessworld-magazine.com/business-profiles-and-featured-articles/service_industry/mccurley-integrity-dealerships/#sthash.nWvGmhfl.dpuf

MCCURLEY CHEVROLET BUICK, Valley City, ND

McCurley Chevrolet Buick was located in Valley City, North Dakota. Wade McCurley established the dealership. In 1970 when he unexpectedly died, his son Bill McCurley left law school to keep the dealership going at the young age of 19.

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PUKLICH CHEVROLET, Bismark, ND (701) 214-6374

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Stan Puklich Chevrolet is located at 3701 State Street PO Box 1317, Bismarck, North Dakota.

In fall, 2014 Puklich had 371 new vehicles in stock, 56 of which were cars, including 5 new Camaros. 3 were new 2015 model SSs and 1 was a new 2014 SS. Puklich also had 1 new 2014 ZL1.

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RYDELL CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC, Grand Forks, ND 701-772-7211 (71 Vega drag sponsor)

Rydell Chev Buick GMC Cadillac is located at 2700 South Washington Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Rydell Chevrolet was founded by Leonard Rydell in the 1940s. Leonard was born in 1913 and started his first dealership in Montgomery, Minnesota. GM requested his transfer to Grand Forks to take over the dealership which was renamed Rydell Chevrolet.

Leonards' son Wes Rydell teamed up with two Canadians from London, Ontario named Ralph Hope and Wayne Lang to race an Anglia sedan called 'Mr. Crude'. In 1971 the team switched to a 1971 Chevrolet Vega six cylinder heavily modified drag car.

In 1976 the dealership was taken over by Leonard's son, Wes Rydell. Leonard died in 2000.

The dealership expanded to include GM franchises Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Pontiac and Saturn. Rydell managers were set up to buy their own dealerships which expanded the Rydell network to 68 dealerships in 11 states under the overall name of Rydell Auto Group. The Grand Forks dealerships are Rydell Chev Buick GMC Cadillac and Rydell Honda Nissan of Grand Forks.

In winter 2014 they had 441 new vehicles in stock at their GM dealership which includes 247 Chevrolets, 134 GMCs, 33 Buicks, and 27 Cadillacs. 111 of these vehicles are cars. They have one 2014 Adrenalin Red Corvette Stingray 3LT convertible VIN 1G1YF3D72E5113834 listed for the MSRP of $70,235.00. Rydell obviously appreciates the color Adrenalin Red because this is the interior color of a Black 2014 Corvette Coupe 3LT in the same color. This Stingray VIN # 1G1YF2D76E5109182 has an MSRP of $65,235.00 while Rydell has a best price of $61,999.00. Unfortunately it seems the specialty high performance cars are slow movers. They also have a new Black 2013 Camaro ZL1 VIN  2G1FL3DP9D9806269 that has been marked down from the MSRP of $66,125.00 to $61,986.00. Right now is a good time to pick up musclecar bargains with more horsepower and handling than the original musclecar era offered.

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WILCOX & MALM CADILLAC OLDSMOBILE MAZDA, Grand Forks, ND

Wilcox & Malm Cadillac Oldsmobile Mazda was established at 3rd Street. In the 1980s they moved from their 3rd Street location into the building formerly occupied by Kielty Motors at 3220 South Washington, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Cadillac dealership lasted from the 1980s

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