The Rimrock Recap : Rimrock Auto Group News & Events
Press Release November 2013
The Holiday Season is fast approaching us all! At Rimrock, we’re getting our holiday shopping done, swapping our summer tires for snow tires, and making sure our travel plans are all figured out. 2014 will be here before we know it! And for Rimrock Auto Group, 2014 is a particularly special date. It marks our 20 Year Anniversary!
Rimrock’s roots go back to late 1993, with the official paperwork being laid down in January 1994. Our first dealership, Bert Pontiac Cadillac GMC, was introduced to the Billings market, where our historic Rimrock GMC Cadillac store now stands. In a fitting tribute, in early 2014 we will open our brand new, state-of-the-art GMC Cadillac dealership on the West End at 840 South Shiloh Road (next to Volkswagen Billings). A special ground breaking ceremony took place at the new site on April 24th, 2013, hosted by owners John & Ann Soares, Steve Zabawa & Susan Sullivan and Rimrock GMC Cadillac General Manager, Tony Woolery, as well as a distinguished list of state and community leaders. See photos and learn more here.
“Montana IS truck country and General Motors has been pleased with our representation of the GMC and Cadillac lines,” stated Mr. Zabawa, “They are not only supporting us financially in this expansion but have also pledged additional inventory in recognition of Billings as a major regional automotive shopping hub.” Mr. Soares added, “Our new facility will showcase the future of automobile retailing. GMC’s professional grade brand identity and Cadillac’s luxury identity will also be a centerpiece of this new sales and service center.”
Rimrock Auto Group; a Legacy of Excellence in Billings
In winter of 1999, Ryan Oldsmobile was acquired by Rimrock, followed by our Express Lube Service Center in 2000, the Big Sky Auto Mall in 2001, and the opening of our Rimrock Subaru Dealership in 2002. The Rimrock Auto Body & Collision Center followed in fall 2004. In April of 2007, the Rimrock Kia store opened its doors to offer a fresh perspective on one of America’s fastest growing car brands. Then in January 2010, Billings, Montana saw the opening of Mercedes-Benz of Billings , a truly top-of-the-line dealership, with all the amenities and services Mercedes-Benz is known for in the luxury automobile industry. And, with the recent introduction of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, starting under $30,000, a new milestone has been reached in the Billings market for luxury that is truly affordable. Learn more about the CLA.
In May 2012, the rapidly expanding west-end of Billings became home to Volkswagen Billings – our newest dealership at 4040 King Ave West, bringing the power of German engineering to Montana and Wyoming. Starting early in June 2013, the old Rimrock Auto Outlet building at 2951 King Ave West was demolished; in its place will come a brand new state-of-the-art building for CarNu Detailing and AutoTrim Design , on target to open also in 2014.
The future for Rimrock is bright. As we continue to grow along with the strong Billings economy, keep your eye out for a possible Chrysler Jeep Dealership, with paperwork currently pending!
On behalf of the Rimrock Auto Group, we hope you all have a great 2013 Holiday Season!
More about the Rimrock Auto Group
Rimrock Auto Group is owned by partners John Soares and Steve Zabawa, and is the largest auto group in southern Montana. As such we have the largest selection in the region of new and used vehicles available to you today. Come experience the ‘Rimrock Way’ with our friendly, knowledgeable staff! You’ll be happy you did.
Rimrock Auto Group, treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. Being one of the largest Auto Groups in the region, selling GMC, Cadillac, Subaru, Volkswagen, Kia, and Mercedes-Benz, we know that you have high expectations, and as your primary Montana car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!
Whether you’re in Bozeman, Helena, Miles City, Great Falls, or anywhere in between in Montana, or in Wyoming, we have what you’re looking for with competitive pricing and great service! We carry a massive inventory of new vehicles, as well as quality pre-owned brands such as Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ford, Acura, Audi, Buick, Chrysler, Lincoln, Mazda, Dodge, Saturn, Toyota, GM, Hyundai, Honda, Jeep, and more!