Van Horn Employee's Give Back to Salvation Army


It's that time of year again. The time to remember to love thy neighbor, promote peace on earth, and give back in your communities. Van Horn wanted to give back this year and partnered with the Salvation Army to do so.

The first weekend in December Van Horn employee's, including Teresa Van Horn, reached out to the community by committing their time to bell ring at the Plymouth Walmart.

From 8:00 to Noon, Van Horn employee's greeted Saturday morning shoppers with cheery songs and thank you's in order to raise money for the Salvation Army. Van Horn pledged to match all donations that were donated during the time of the Van Horn bell ringers.

We are still waiting on the total amount, but there will be updates to follow.

Van Horn Employees Cathy Schultz, Lindsey Nygaard,
and Hillary Kammerzelt spreading some holiday cheer

For the past month, Van Horn locations have had little Christmas tree's displayed with families names and gifts in each store. Each tree represents two families from the community that the Salvation Army has selected to help out this holiday season.

Van Horn Employee's volunteered to take a tag or more and buy each gift on the tag. We had an overwhelming response from our employees. Here are the results from our Plymouth Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family.

Ginger Weimer of the Salvation Army, Sarah Rieder and
Tina Tasche presenting the gifts to the Salvation Army

The gifts will be distributed by the Salvation Army to each family anonymously this weekend. 

Van Horn is proud to support the Salvation Army this Christmas. After all, Dr. Suess said it best with his line "Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!

Van Horn Truck Center Congratulates Ram Cave Winner


With the end of August, came the end of our Ram Cave Sweepstakes. Our lucky winner was Janice Earing from Illinois.

Janice is the lucky winner of a Ram Cave from Ram that includes a recliner, a 60" screen TV, a Weber gas grill, a Ram neon clock, a mini refrigerator, a Van Horn Travel Care gift basket, a Ram hat, and more! Congratulations, Janice!

The drawing ran from the July 23rd Grand Opening of the Truck Center until the end of August. For more details about the Truck Center, visit

Ram Cave winner, Janice Earing, with family and Ram Cave items

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