Van Horn Donates a Dodge Dart to United Way


Van Horn donated a Dodge Dart to United Way for their Annual Campaign Sweepstakes. The Dodge Dart came from our Manitowoc location, First Chrysler of Manitowoc. 

To enter to win the Dodge Dart, you can donate $104 (it can be broken up into weekly payments) to the United Way of Manitowoc County, Inc. until December 31, 2016. See details below.

To find out more details, visit their Facebook page:

Kyle Fale, Greg Fencl, and Taylor Kopidlansky presenting the Dodge Dart to United Way of Manitowoc County.

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Hosts Truck Center Ribbon Cutting


This past Thursday, August 11th, 2016, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce hosted the Van Horn Truck Center open house which consisted of a ribbon cutting and appetizers with members of the community.

The Van Horn Truck Center opened July 23, 2016, and has made a splash in the community with the amount of trucks they offer. Van Horn employees and the members of the community came together to see the new center and to welcome the new business.

The Van Horn Truck Center, the tenth and newest addition to the Van Horn locations, is expected to bring in customers state-wide with its large selection of Ram and Chevrolet Trucks. 

Learn more at

Teresa Van Horn, COO and Adam Gaedke, GM cut the ribbon at the Van Horn Truck Center open house

Van Horn Sign & Drive Raises Money for Generations in Plymouth


In early July, Generations, an inter-generational center located in Plymouth, WI had a family fun night and Van Horn hosted a sign & drive at this event. Van Horn is proud to announce a grand total of 22 test drives that raised $440 for Generations!

Joann Wieland and other Generations employees gathered around to accept the sign & drive check this past week.

Teresa Van Horn presents the Sign & Drive check to Generations employees

Van Horn Truck Center Grand Opening


Van Horn Truck Center opened it's doors to Plymouth this Saturday, July 23. Van Horn invited the community to come in and check out the Truck Center's large selection. Special guest, Mike Daniels of the Green Bay Packers, helped us celebrate our grand opening with an autograph signing. 

Guests could also enter to win a Ram Cave to renovate their basement with. The Ram Cave includes a Ram neon clock, a refrigerator, a recliner, a 60" screen TV, a Weber gas grill, a Ram hat, a signed NFL football from Mike Daniels, and more! To enter, visit or stop in at the Truck Center at 3003 Eastern Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073.

To learn more, visit or stop in and look around!

Mike Daniels signing an autograph
Van Horn Employee, Mike Foti and family, with Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels admiring this brand new Ram truck

People admiring the Ram Cave give-away items

Van Horn Automotive Group Donates to Fond du Lac Humane Society


During the month of May, Van Horn employee's competed against each other in a Penny War. A Penny War is a fund raising challenge that takes pennies as positive points and all other money ( silver coins and paper money) as negative points. The goal is to have the most pennies in your jar. You can bomb the other teams jar by adding silver and paper money to theirs. 

The total amount of money raised was $281.47. The sales team at Van Horn Hyundai of Fond du Lac had the overall most points! As winners of the competition, their team got to decide where the money was donated. They chose the Fond du Lac Humane Society! 
Thank you to all the Van Horn Employees who participated!

From Left to Right: Fond du Lac Humane Society Representative and Kayla Stobbs, Business Development Manager, Van Horn Hyundai of Fond du Lac

Van Horn Employees donate to Sheboygan County Humane Society


For the last three weeks, Sheboygan County Van Horn employee's have been bringing in donations to work for the Sheboygan County Humane Society. Yesterday, we dropped off our donations. The items included kitten food, dog treats, cat litter, peanut butter, folders, envelopes, and other office supplies. 

The total donation ended up being around $150 in value. We were please to present these items to the Humane Society yesterday. 

To make your own donation or learn more information, visit

Humane Society employee's with Tina Tasche (Center) receiving donations

Van Horn Automotive Group Wins Family Business First Award


In March 2016, Van Horn Automotive Group was nominated for a Family Business First Award by a couple of employee's. The students in the business department at UW-Oshkosh voted and chose four family businesses in the state of Wisconsin to receive the award. Van Horn was honored to receive this award.

On Monday, May 2nd, Van Horn Automotive Group attended the 20th Annual Wisconsin Family Business Forum Celebration. Van Horn Automotive Group accepted the Family Business First Award. The Award was received by Chuck and Teresa Van Horn. 

From Left to Right: Chuck Van Horn, CEO; William Deppiesse Vice President of First Business Bank; Teresa Van Horn, COO; and Halle Van Horn, Chuck's Daughter.
The other businesses that received the award are Winsert, Inc., Tweet/Garot Mechanical, and Sargento Foods Inc. As Sargento is also a Plymouth, WI based company, these awards were an honor for our little corner of Sheboygan County. In her acceptance speech, Teresa joked to long-time business friend Louis Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods, "Really Louis, you're selling cheese in Wisconsin, how hard can it be?"

To find out more information on the Wisconsin Family Business Forum visit:

Van Horn Employee's from left to right: Sunday Strong, Executive Assistant; Dick Strong, President; Patrick Van Horn, Teresa's Son; Teresa Van Horn, COO; Halle Van Horn, Chuck's Daughter; Chuck Van Horn, CEO; Trina Van Horn, Chuck's Wife; Brian Wieland, Purchasing Director; and Sarah Rieder, Digital Marketing Specialist