The History of the West Herr Auto Group.
The West Herr Auto Group is the largest automotive vehicle retailer in New York. With 23 agents and 4 collision centers, and various other buildings including used car outlet in the western New York area. It is among the largest automotive group in the country.
In this article we will look at West Herr history. This great vision begins in 1950, when Joseph Herr Jr. and Harold West shop under a tent near the corner of Clark Street and McKinley Parkway in Hamburg, New York. Then it was their goal to sell Ford cars to the community of Hamburg. The agency quickly moved to a new location permanently down the road on Clark near Buffalo Street. They remained there until 1966, when they opened the doors in 5025 Camp Road in Hamburg, where it remains to this day.
Scott Bieler is the current president. Brad Hafner is the chairman. Bill Loecher and John Wabick are both vice presidents. Steve Tasker, former Buffalo Bills player and CBS Sports announcer, serves as his current spokesman.
Most of these men joined the West Herr as sales men and rose to the position of the owners and partners. In West Herr, we pride ourselves on dealing impartially and conscientiously with customers and our staff. This philosophy is shared by all levels of our organization and is key to our success. The destination for Infiniti, Kia, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Toyota, Honda and more. Known for its reputation on excellence, customer satisfaction and understanding of our roots.
In 2015, West Herr serviced more than 350,000 vehicles and sold or leased more than 47,000 new and used vehicles including their used car outlet. As a result, they are consistently ranked among the top dealers in the nation in sales volume. Customer and employee satisfaction efforts have earned us the efforts of countless awards and recognition, including the Business first “Best Places to Work in Buffalo” for eight years. Which employs more than 1900 residents of Western New York; West Herr is the largest automotive group in the state of New York.
We are the five times recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics market. An award given for excellence in the market ethic and commitment to customer satisfaction, which is rarely given to the same organization twice. But through our performance, we are the only corporation in the nation that has received this prestigious award six times.
We also hold the 2008 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award in the large business category, these yearly awards is to recognize companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical business practices in their everyday operations and in response to crises and challenges.
The West Herr Automotive Group was the recipient of the 2008 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award in the large business category, sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter. Society of Financial Service Professionals, these yearly awards recognizes companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical business practices in their everyday operations and in response to crises and challenges.
We are identified with countless of awards such as the West Herr Ford in Hamburg and West Herr Ford Lincoln of Amherst, Subaru Stellar performance and Pride Award from Jaguar, Honda President’s Award, and so forth, including General Motors Corp. awarded Excellence Award mark in the West Herr Chevrolet of Hamburg and West Herr Chevrolet of Orchard Park for greater performance in customer satisfaction in general and sales. Nearly 4,300 Chevrolet dealership at the national level, only 4% met the strict requirements to receive this honor.