After a year of planning and setbacks from COVID, Sandhills Motor Company is finally able to make its move to Broken Bow. The company first announced its interest in making the move last summer when the owners of the business applied for a Community Development Block Grant, an opportunity that was available to businesses making substantial investments in Custer County.
“Dodge, Chrysler, RAM has a long history with the community of Arnold and it was important to us to first open our doors there to let folks know we understood that” says Thomas McCaslin, dealer principal for the company. “But the franchise wants us in Broken Bow and we have a ton of support from the area and are looking forward to all of the opportunities to grow here.”
Like many others, COVID created some setbacks for the team, changing their timeline and, at least for awhile, the location. Today, doors are open for business at 1842 South E. Street, next to the Dollar General on Highway 2. From that location customers will get the same great service customers have been accustomed to as contractors get to work on building a new, permanent location near Gateway Motors on East Highway 2.
“We were all set to break ground last summer when we hit a hiccup in the road. But things happen for a reason, and this location is the right fit for the right time. It has everything we need to offer the same great products and services we currently do from the Arnold location,” shared Chad Garcia, general manager for Sandhills Motor Company.
Starting today you can visit the sales team to purchase new and used vehicles from the Broken Bow location, and the parts and service team will be joining once all of the inventory can be relocated.
“Our technician is still hard at work finishing up jobs we had on the books for customers, and as soon as we deliver on those promises, this location will be our full service home,” said Garcia.
According to McCaslin, the move also means an extended line of products. Sandhills Motor Company will now also be able to offer heavy duty RAM trucks and new Jeep vehicles. “Part of the deal, if we agreed to move, was to give us the ability to sell new products. So soon you will see new jeeps in our lot and we will be the only dealership between Lincoln and Denver to sell RAM HDs.”
As a part of the move to Broken Bow and the investment in building a new facility, the company will bring with them their current employees and add two more positions.