The year is 1918 and Woodrow Wilson is President. McIntyre Motor Company opens at the corner of Main and Wayne Streets in downtown Butler. World War I is raging and the war effort limits Ford production to 436,000 units. The dealership sells cars, trucks and farm tractors. Walter Cramer is the bookkeeper at the Dealership.
In 1923 Butler County Motor Company is incorporated. Walter Cramer becomes the dealer in 1932. Calvin Coolidge is President. A new Ford Model A lists for $426, Butler County Motor Company sells every one they can get. The model lineup includes 2 door sedan, coupes, sport coupes, phaetons and roadsters. They are available in new colors including; Niagara Blue, Arabian Sand, Dawn Gray, and Gunmetal Blue, each with black fenders. They'll go out 65 mph flat out!
In 1948 Anthony Johns joins Butler County Motor Company. Harry Truman is President and the post war boom is pushing demand for Fords beyond capacity. Eight years later, in 1956, a new era begins when Anthony Johns become the Ford Dealer at the same location the dealership has occupied since 1918 - Main at Wayne, downtown Butler. Mr. Johns would remain active in the operation of the dealership for 56 years until his death in 2004.
In 2004 Anthony's daughter Cathy Glasgow becomes the Ford dealer at Butler County Motor Company ushering in another new era at the dealership. It is an exciting time for the auto industry as competition, technology and customer's tastes are changing rapidly.
Today Mrs Glasgow is responsible for the operation of the 20,000 plus square foot facility that is Butler County Ford. The dealership employs over 40 people in sales, parts and service. The main building is a unique four story facility with a vehicle elevator for moving vehicles from floor to floor. The service technicians are factory certified, there is a separate truck service garage with diesel trained technicians, the parts department employees are also factory trained.
After all of these years, chances are that your grandfather or father has purchased a vehicle from Butler County Ford. We've been here at "Ford Corner" since 1918. We've seen a lot over the years. We are proud to still offer that same friendly hometown atmosphere to all of our customers whether they come in for a vehicle, parts or service. And remember, you can count on us at Butler County Ford.
From New and Used Sales to Parts and Service, Butler County Ford Aims to Provide a Truly Stellar Automotive Experience
There are numerous reasons why drivers choose Butler County Ford. Proudly serving Butler, Slippery Rock, Chicora, Sarver and Saxonburg, our teams of sales advisors, service technicians and financing experts are trained with one focus in mind: addressing each of your needs with the utmost respect, care and attention to detail.
That means you can expect to learn all of the features of the specific new 2016-2017 Ford Escape, F-150, Explorer, Focus or SuperDuty you're interested in. In the market for a used car? Our team will be happy to fill you in on each of the reliable options in our inventory. And when the time comes for you to drive home your next car, our auto finance team is standing by with solutions to fit your individual needs.
At Butler County Ford, our commitment to excellence does not end with the sale, though. In order to ensure a positive ownership experience, we staff an onsite auto service and repair department. And for those of you who prefer to perform their own work, we also maintain a vast collection of auto parts for sale in Butler.
Butler County Ford truly has every one of your automotive needs covered. The only question left now is how we can best serve you. To take advantage of any one (or more) of our services, be sure to contact us today. Or, stop by and see us in person at 400 S Main St Butler, Pennsylvania today.