It’s the end of an amazing era for a well-known Vernal business that is the oldest same-family Ford Franchise in the State of Utah. Earlier this month, the Showalter family announced the sale of Showalter Ford to Heritage Ford and the new ownership takes over
on June 1st. Thursday
was a special celebration as family, friends, and customers new and old from throughout the region stopped by the dealership to say thank you for the many years of service as well as wish Gary the best of luck in his retirement. Over the years, hundreds of people have been employed with Showalter Ford. Their employee turnover has been very low, a testament to the Showalter values and the way Gary and Don have treated their employees. The current employees are looking forward to working with the new management team toward providing the same service you’ve come to expect from your local Ford dealer. As the Showalter Family transitions away from the automotive industry to pursue other interests, they would like to share their deepest appreciation to the great community of Vernal and the surrounding counties. “Speaking for the staff and management,” says Gary, “we appreciate the residents of Vernal and the surrounding area for allowing the dealership to serve their automotive needs for the last 83 years.” Please visit
to read a biography of the Showalter family’s ventures in the automotive industry dating clear back to the 1930s.
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