Gordon GMC's Roots:
In February 1945, Mr. Gorden E. Richardson arrived in Decatur Illinois following active service in World War II. After selling bulk oil supplies for a few years, he began his career in the automobile business. He started as a salesman at Benton Motor Sales and quickly moved up to General Manager.
In 1957, Gorden and friend Jerry Dowers opened a used car lot named D & R Motors. The successful business gained momentum and moved to larger facilities. Sensing the upcoming automobile boom, Gorden sold his interest to Jerry and acquired a new GM franchised dealership.
In 1963, Gorden purchased Lertz Oldsmobile-Pontiac in Taylorville, Illinois. The GMC Truck franchise was later added. The intended name was Gorden Olds-Pontiac but someone misspelled Gorden’s name on the sign as GORDON. To avoid the extra legal costs and time to get it corrected, Gorden kept it this way. He has spelled his name with two O’s ever since!
From 1974 to 1980, Gorden’s sons Craig and Randy learned the business under their father’s supervision.
In 1994, Craig was appointed President and Dealer Operator. Randy operated his own Buick dealership in Pana, Illinois for several years before moving to Taylorville to work alongside his brother Craig.
On behalf of all our employees, I would like to personally welcome you to Gordon GMC. Whether you are looking for new Professional Grade GMCs, quality pre-owned vehicles, an award winning and trustworthy service department, or genuine GM Goodwrench parts, you have come to the right place! We have an excellent reputation because we have continued to do business with integrity, honesty, and respect since 1963.
We are proud to be different than our competition! We do not play the usual dealer games. We discuss the price as well as the payments, we don’t apply pressure tactics, and our salespeople have the authority to give you the best deal without talking to their boss. Some people call it an old fashioned way of doing business, we call it the only way to do business.
Come by Gordon GMC and give us a chance. You don’t stay in business over 45 years if you don’t deliver on your promises!