Midway Ford ?A family owned marvel
Posted by Cameronwhitee on June 1st, 2011
The Midway ford company started its business about 5 decades ago in the year 1954. The Midway ford company was first started off in Midway in St.Pauls in the US. The person who was responsible for starting this company was Mr. Harold J. Slawik. He first started a small shop for servicing bi cycles at an early age. Few years later he bought a property at the end of Cleveland and Marshall in St. Paul. He used it both as a residential and commercial building. After he had reached good success in that business Harold went ahead and starts a motor vehicles maintenance shop which focused mainly in the Midway area. Harold married Marie O’Brien who worked at an oil manufacturing company as an accountant.
He helped husband with his business with the experience she got from her previous work. Through the 60’s and 50’s they enjoyed good success from their business. Hence, after they decided to further develop their business. Harold had always wanted to build a big shopping Centre and so he bought land in his area and started to build. But within a few months Harold suffered from a Heart attack and lost his life. Through the son of Marie the midway ford dealership was given to them.Then Marie started a Ford dealership business in that place andthat business was named as HAR – Mar. The business legally took off in the year 1977.Then the business was moved from Midway area in St. Paul to Roseville. After that this business was sold to Mr. Edward J Tichenor. And that Edward’s son John joined the business in 2000. John was the head of the day tom day operations of the Midway Ford Company.
Now both the son’s David and John both manage the dealership and work in Midway Ford. Midway Ford till day remains as afamily owned business. In the year 2004 the Midway ford company received an honorary award from Ford for rendering their service for 50 years. This achievement is not very common in thus industry. The Midway ford has seen four generations of a family and is still running very efficiently with the same respect to its customers. Midway Ford was always known for having the best customer care services in the city. They treat their customers as royal guests and take great care in their complaints. They work hard to get a good reputation from their customers.
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