Dealer of the Year

Every year, IADA members submit recommendations for a dealer to be Iowa’s Dealer of the Year and nominee for the TIME Dealer of the Year award.

Two Iowans, Warren McEleney (1977) and Charlie Zook (1999), have won the prestigious TIME Dealer of the Year Award, and nine Iowa dealers have been named as finalists: Cyle Murray (1960), Ray Lauterbach (1972), Marvin Hartwig (1975), W. H. Perdock (1982), Edmund Elbert (1983), John Falb (1985), Chuck Betts (1991), Pete Pohlman (1993), and Rich Willis (2006).

Iowa’s TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees

2020

Rich Willis, Willis Automotive, Clive

2019

Pat Clemons, Pat Clemons Inc., Boone

2018

Dave Edwards, Edwards Auto Group, Council Bluffs

2017

Carl Moyer, Karl Chevrolet, Ankeny

2016

Ken Kemna, Kemna Auto Center, Algona

2015

Jack Scieszinski, Albia Motor Co., Albia

2014

Brad Deery, Deery Brothers, West Burlington

2013

John McEleney, McEleney Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Toyota, Clinton

2012

Scott Deter, Deter Motor Co., Atlantic

2011

Bill Colwell, Bill Colwell Ford, Hudson

2010

Paul Stueland, Stueland Auto Center, Tipton

2009

Chris Moffitt, Moffitt’s Ford Lincoln, Boone

2008

Casey Johnson, Fort Dodge For Lincoln Toyota, Fort Dodge

2007

Dale Howard, Dale Howard Inc., Iowa Falls

2006

NATIONAL FINALIST
Rich Willis, Willis Auto Campus, Clive

2005

Stew Hansen, Stew Hansen’s Dodge City, Des Moines

2004

Mark Birdnow, Birdnow Chevrolet, Jesup

2003

William Jensen, Crescent Chevrolet Inc., Des Moines

2002

John Schroeder, Bloomfield Ford Inc., Bloomfield

2001

John Deery, Sr., Dan Deery Motor Co., Cedar Falls

2000

Charles Gabus, Charles Gabus Ford Inc., Des Moines

1999

NATIONAL WINNER
Charlie Zook, Charlie Zook Motors, Sioux City

1998

John Keady, John Keady Inc., Davenport

1997

Harry McMullen, McMullen Ford Inc., Council Bluffs

1996

Allen Chapman, Allen Motor Co., Hiawatha

1995

Dan Kruse, Dan Kruse Pontiac Inc., Dubuque

1994

Stan Moffitt, Moffitt’s Inc., Boone

1993

NATIONAL FINALIST
Pete Pohlman, Lujack Auto Plaza, Davenport

1992

Wes Finch, Wes Finch Auto Plaza, Grinnell

1991

NATIONAL FINALIST
Chuck Betts, Betts Cadillac Inc., Des Moines

1990

Bill Fletcher, Rapids Chevrolet,  Cedar Rapids

1989

Leon Vaughn, Vaughn Automotive, Ottumwa

1988

Bob Axtell, Sr., Axtell Ford-Chrysler, Newton

1987

Orv Roecker, Orv Roecker Ford Inc., Harlan

1986

Dave Ostrem, Dave Ostrem Imports, Des Moines

1985

NATIONAL FINALIST
John Falb, John Falb Co., West Union

1984

Mert Coover, Mert Coover Chevrolet-Olds Co., Nevada

1983

NATIONAL FINALIST
Edmund Elbert, Elbert Chevrolet Inc., Whittemore

1982

NATIONAL FINALIST
W. H. Perdock, Perdock Inc., Washington

1981

Tom Helms, Strieter Motor Co., Davenport

1980

Art Salsness, Salsness Buick-GMC, Sioux City

1979

Gary Lilly, Gary Lilly Volkswagen, West Des Moines

1978

Leo Levien, Levien Chevrolet, Fort Dodge

1977

NATIONAL WINNER
Warren McEleney, McEleney Motors Inc., Clinton

1976

Charlie Zook, Charlie Zook Motors, Sioux City

1975

NATIONAL FINALIST
Marvin Hartwig, Marv Hartwig Inc., Iowa City

1974

Floyd Hughes, Floyd Hughes Chevrolet Inc., Council Bluffs

1973

Lee Holt, Lee Holt Motors Inc., Spencer

1972

NATIONAL FINALIST
Ray Lauterbach, Lauterbach Chevrolet, Perry

1969

Charles Betts, Jr., Betts Cadillac Inc., Des Moines

1964

Frank Collard, Frank Collard Co., Waterloo

1960

NATIONAL FINALIST
Cyle Murray
, C. J. Murray & Co., Sioux City