ABOUT TODD WENZEL: A HISTORY OF COMMITMENT & EXCELLENCE
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Todd Wenzel grew up locally in Wyoming, MI. After finishing high school, Wenzel went to work for a Grand Rapids car dealer and quickly rose to the position of finance director. It was during this time that he had set his sights on operating his own dealership.
GM was instrumental in placing Wenzel in Portland, Maine, where he purchased his first Chevrolet dealership. Under his leadership, the dealership took a drastic turn around and became New England's largest volume GM dealership. He started a successful used vehicle franchise and also purchased a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership in Connecticut. Both dealerships were thriving, but one thing was missing; living and doing business in West Michigan. When Todd Wenzel set his sights on moving back to Michigan in September of 2001, he purchased Todd Wenzel Pontiac GMC (formerly known as Orson E. Coe) on 28th Street in Grand Rapids.
In November 2005, a new customer lounge was built in the Service Department and just a month later, Wenzel had the opportunity to add the Buick franchise, which changed the store name to Todd Wenzel Buick Pontiac GMC. The store has remained the number one, volume dealer in West Michigan.
Wenzel purchased Todd Wenzel Chevrolet, in Hudsonville, from previous owner Serra Chevrolet in June 2004, Three years later, he began expanding the store by adding a new Used Vehicle building and a new state-of-the- art body shop. Today, Todd Wenzel Chevrolet offers customers a large selection of new and used vehicles, a hard-working service department, parts, and a full-service body shop.
In June 2009, both Todd Wenzel Chevrolet and Todd Wenzel Buick, GMC were selected as preferred dealers to represent the New GM. Also, in June 2009, came the announcement of the loss of Pontiac. Wenzel prepared to move on without Pontiac while still being West Michigan's home for the Buick, GMC line. "We are excited for GM's future and the future of Todd Wenzel Buick, GMC," said Wenzel. "We look forward to providing continued world class service to all our customers and the West Michigan community."
Wenzel renewed his commitment to West Michigan in 2010 when he remodeled both dealerships. Today, customers enjoy comfortable, modern facilities designed to enhance the time they spend at the dealership. Service lounges feature free Internet access, touch-screen computers, and refreshments. Playrooms for children are equipped with a non-DVD playing Wii, and coloring books. The Buick, GMC store even has a staff Concierge, dedicated to ensuring the comfort of its service customers.
“Our concierge at the 28th Street location ensures our customers are comfortable and well-taken care of,” Wenzel says. “We want the entire automotive experience to be hassle-free and enjoyable.
”In April 2014, Wenzel purchased his third Michigan dealership, Todd Wenzel Buick, GMC of Davison, from previous owner Jim Waldron. The dealership is set to undergo a 1.5 to 2 million dollar renovation this year to conform to the new GM look.
"When I moved back to West Michigan in 2001, I knew one thing was certain—I would have the top ranking GM dealership in this community by keeping my customers at the forefront. I am fortunate to have nearly 300 hard-working and dedicated employees, and serve over 90,000 customers, and will work every day to maintain leadership in the industry by putting our customers' needs first," said Wenzel.