WE'RE SHARING A CENTURY OF STORIES, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES
Your car has seen it all. From the awkward first date that eventually turned to "I Do", to the terrifying drive home with your newborn in tow - and every spill, speeding ticket, and misheard lyric in between. Every car has a story to tell - and believe it or not, so does every car dealership.
The Heiser story begins in 1917. Advances in mass production made cars affordable, reliable and accessible and everyday people began trading in their horses for horsepower. You could stop in our Heiser dealership at 7th and Wisconsin and but a brand new, shiny black Ford Model T for only $360
It was in those early days that Heiser earned his reputation in integrity. During WWI, auto manufacturers diverted resources to help further the war effort, which left a vehicle shortage on the home front. Even the, Walter Heiser, founder of Heiser Automotive, was determined to do things the right way rather than the easy way by maintaining a strict "first come, first served" delivery list. This trust and honest helped build generations of loyal customers. So much so that by 1938, Heiser was responsible for one quarter of all Ford sales in the Greater Milwaukee area.
In 1954, a tenacious but inexperienced young man by the name of Sam Scaffidi applied to be a salesman at Heiser Automotive. Although he didn't get the job, Scaffidi did find his drive. Wanting to earn his experience, he set out to get the toughest sales job at the time: selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. He was a success. A year to he day after being turned away, Sam Scaffidi joined Heiser as a salesman - and 19 years later, he bought the company.
Under the leadership of Sam Scaffidi, Heiser Automotive became one of the largest and longest-running dealership groups in the Milwaukee area.
Over the next four decades it would grow from a single Ford dealership to four new car dealerships selling Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles as well as pre-owned vehicles.
After over 100 years, Heiser Automotive continues to be a well-known and trusted name in the automotive sales. Still owned and operated by the Scaffidi family, we proudly embrace our history of integrity, tenacity and value that has helped drive us to a century of success. That's the Heiser story. Today's the day to share yours. Over the next few months, we'll be introducing Auto Biographies, a video series that celebrates out 100-year legacy with real stories of trusted cars told by great people. Every car has a story to tell. We'd love to hear yours. Email us at email@example.com
Heiser Chevrolet Of West Allis
10200 W ARTHUR AVE WEST ALLIS WI 53227-2005