About The Germain Motor Company

GermainCars & Our History in the Community

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Our History

In 1947, Henry Ford approached his personal accountant, Warren Germain, about opening one of the first Mercury dealerships in Ohio. Mr. Ford hoped to build the brand’s presence outside of Detroit, and Warren agreed to open Bexley Mercury on Main Street in Bexley, Ohio. More than 70 years and four generations of family leadership later, we’re proud to represent 20 iconic manufacturers with 17 stores throughout Ohio, Florida and Michigan.

While a lot has changed since 1947, we continue to deliver an exceptional automotive sales and ownership experience, one customer at a time. We’re committed to making Germain a place where more than 1,000 associates can grow both personally and professionally, and from our sales consultants to service technicians, to brand ambassadors and beyond, we’re all united behind a common mission. Our success has continued over the years through the progressive use of technology, industry-best processes, and by building lasting relationships in the communities we serve.

Whether you’re just starting your car buying journey or browsing our wide inventory for your next car, truck, or SUV, we’re proud to offer the GermainCars platform to help guide you through the process. From our research content & buying guides, to our virtual transaction options powered by Germain to You and Germain Shipping, it’s all about providing a flexible, pressure-free shopping experience.

On behalf of the entire Germain family, thank you for considering us for your automotive needs.

Steve Germain
President & CEO

1947

1947

As a gesture of gratitude for years of service as a personal accountant, Henry Ford awards Warren Germain a Mercury franchise. In 1947 The Germain Motor Company is born.

1969

1969

Toyota Motor Corp. awards Germain one of its first North American franchises. The Main Street dealership in Bexley reopens in 1970 as Germain Toyota of Columbus.

1978

1978

Germain enters the Naples, Florida market.

1985

1985

The Columbus Zoo inquires about a pickup truck. Jack Hanna and Steve Germain hit it off, and a long-lasting partnership with the Columbus Zoo is born.

1989

1989

Germain is awarded one of the nation’s first Lexus franchises, a key brand to the company’s success.

1995

1995

In 1995 Steve Germain is named President and CEO as the third generation of Germain family leadership.

2006

2006

Germain breaks ground on the Easton Luxury campus, which now houses Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, INFINITI, and Jaguar Land Rover Easton.

2012

2012

Germain purchases the Howard Cooper family of dealerships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2014

2014

Germain acquires Honda and Ford of Beavercreek, marking expansion into a fourth market.

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