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Louisburg Garage reaches 80 years
Louisburg Garage has been selling vehicles since 1939 and will be celebrating 80 years of business this year. In 1939, Ervin Timmerman opened the garage, selling several models over the years. The main building was built in the 1950s and has been added on four different times. Currently they sell Jeeps, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram, along with all types of used vehicles. The garage started out with 20 cars and had up to 350, but is down to 150.
In 1977, Mike, Carl, and Floyd Timmerman along with Bill Weiderholt, took over. In 1989, Floyd received Chrysler Motor’s most prestigious honor, the Award for Excellence, for outstanding achievement in areas of sales performance, customer service, administration, facilities, and community relations.
Since then, Carl and Bill retired. Floyd passed away in November 2018. Mike Timmerman is currently owner/operator. Floyd’s daughter, Holly Splinter does office, sales, and inventory.   “We are going day by day, trying to honor the legacy, “ said Splinter.
The garage has gained loyalty of customers and employees that help keep the business going. “Being where we are located we have our loyal customers that keep coming back and employees that have stayed with us,” said Splinter.  “We have mechanics that have been here 25 and 40 years. Everybody pitches in. Everybody does his or her share.”
In an 2016 English project for Floyd’s grandson, Colton Splinter, when asked about customers over the years he responded with, “If you treat people like you want to be treated, you won’t have problems in life no matter what you do.”
Not only does the garage sell vehicles, it works on vehicles. “A lot of people bring in vehicles that other places can’t fix,” said Splinter.
The garage is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.