VIDEO: Ford dealership expands despite the Great Recession

May 27, 2012 9:00pm

•  Marks 30 years in Central Valley

•  ‘It’s been quite a ride’

It’s been 30 years since Paul Umdenstock moved to the Central Valley, starting a new business by taking over a failing Ford franchise in Stockton.

Beginning with a staff of 58, his dealership, Big Valley Ford, now has 136 employees, has received Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award seven times and its Chairman’s Award multiple times, been named to the company’s Top 100 Ford Dealers list and acquired both a Lincoln dealership and much of the staff – and customers – of a Ford dealership in Lodi.

“It’s been quite a ride and we aren’t going away anytime soon,” says Mr. Umdenstock.

He talks about how he did it in this exclusive CVBT Video:

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