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Dahl Family History
Five generations of the Dahl family have influenced the automobile industry for over 100 years. Dahl Automotive is the eighth oldest Ford dealer in the nation under continuous family ownership. This has been made possible through years of guest loyalty, which stems from a constant focus on the guest's complete satisfaction with our products and services. The rich history of the family as they continue to grow alongside the automotive industry is a great legacy in the making.
A.H. Dahl and Co. General Store: Westby, WI 1910
A.H. Dahl and Co. General Store: Westby, WI 1910
Andrew H. Dahl of Westby, WI, who was already running a general store, serving in the Wisconsin legislature, and raising seven children, received an agency agreement from Ford Motor Company in 1911. Ford Model T's were sold at Andrew's General store, Andrew H. Dahl Co., for $500 each until a new store was built. At this time two of Andrew's four sons, Harry and Chester, were convinced to run the operation acting as managers, salespeople, and driving instructors. Ford Motor Company, during the initial years, would transport Model T parts by locomotive, leaving it up to the dealers to assemble them back at their shops. In addition to selling the car, Ford dealers needed to teach customers to drive this brand new machine. Dahl expanded to Viroqua, WI and La Crosse in 1911.
The first garage in La Crosse was located at Main and Front streets (shown above) but was too small for the thriving store and within two years of operation expanded to a larger dealership located on Sixth and King streets. That building is still standing, and today houses WKBT-TV. Chester established a string of Chevy dealerships all over the country during the late 1920's, and in the early 1930's was recognized as the largest Chevy dealer in the world.
Downtown La Crosse 1914
Dahl Ford Dealership 1918: 6th and King, La Crosse, WI
Kenneth Dahl, Harry's son, began selling Fords with his father in 1937. The family business continued to prosper under Kenny's leadership, with dealerships across the nation from Beaumont, Texas to Yonkers, New York. During this expansion, stores were started in many other states, including Davenport, Iowa, that still is operated by Vinje and K.V. Dahl. In 1954 the La Crosse business relocated to Fourth and Cass streets, but just three years later moved to its present location at Third and Division streets.
Harry Dahl, Ken's son and part of the fourth generation, joined the business in 1970 and is now the company's Board Chair. Over the past 45 years, Harry has been instrumental in adding the Subaru, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Lincoln franchises. In addition, the ABRA, Line-X and Clearview Sign divisions were acquired.
Now leading the charge is the fifth generation: Andrew, Jansen, and Tyler. All three men hold various positions within the dealerships with Andrew being appointed as the company's President in 2015. They are committed to continue and passionate about continuing the legacy that over 100 years has built, focusing on guest satisfaction and team member development through humility based servant leadership.
Dahl Subaru's fully-equipped Subaru auto body repair shop in La Crosse is ready to serve our clients with professional collision repair in the Onalaska, Holmen and Sparta, WI area. Whether you have been in a serious accident or a minor fender bender, our auto repair shop is at your service. We will also work with your insurance company to create a stress free environment. We challenge you to find an auto body repair shop in La Crosse that can offer the same customer service and price that you will find at Dahl Subaru.
The certified techs at our auto body repair shop will work efficiently to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible. If you have any questions for our body shop, please feel free to call us right away.
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Additional auto body services
Are you in need of complete vehicle restoration? Maybe you are looking for paintless dent removal. Our Subaru dealership also offers these services, along with many more for our La Crosse, WI customers.
To help you customize your new or used vehicle, we have a huge Subaru auto parts store stocked with the parts and accessories you need. Contact our parts store if you have any questions or concerns about a specific part. We can also help you install the parts at our Subaru auto repair shop! We are the one-stop-shop for all of your automotive needs in La Crosse, WI!