The Auto Park chain of used and new car dealerships has opened a location in goshen at 2600 Elkhart Road.
The company is owned by Ken Norris and Dan Falk, who started their business in 2004, when they opened the first Auto Park in Plymouth. Norris , a former airline pilot, and Falk, a veteran to the automotive business, became friends and decided to go into business together.
Norris said, "We started with 12 cars in a rundown house in Plymouth."
Since then, "God has blessed us with good employees, good business relationships, and great opportunities. This is a great opportunity, here." Norris said, referring to the rapid growth of the business. The company has grown to more than 50 employees, with more than 700 vehicles available.
The Auto Park in Goshen represents the eighth dealership within the company; among those eight, The Auto Park is also located in Plymouth, Rochester, South Bend, Warsaw, Huntington, Kendallville, and Sturgis, Mich. where the company operates a new-car franchise.
"The Auto Park specializes in selling quality vehicles that are two to three years old." Norris said.
"We’re a business that’s going to be involved in the community through giving and support," Norris added.
At the official grand opening, The Auto Park made a donation to the Salvation Army of Goshen.
The Auto Park in Goshen is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.