Since our founding in 1965, #1 Cochran has been synonymous with Western Pennsylvania automotive sales and service
Situated in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Braddock, the small dealership was driven by a man with anything-but-small-ideas. With Bob Cochran behind the wheel, Cochran Pontiac became Pittsburgh's leading Pontiac dealer in less than two years.
Exhibiting characteristic foresight, Bob Cochran relocates his burgeoning business to Monroeville, which would soon undergo a commercial boom of its own.
Cochran Pontiac's flagship franchise is joined by GMC, signaling the beginning of our dominance in the East Coast truck market.
1970 - 1979
In less than a decade, sales at Cochran Pontiac-GMC increase eightfold, propelling the company to national prominence.
Adds Cadillac's classic wreath and crest to its vehicle offerings
With continued record sales, Cochran Pontiac-GMC-Cadillac relocates to the 245,000 square-foot former Kaufmann's building in Monroeville and officially changes its name to #1 Cochran. That same year, Rob Cochran joins the business as Executive Vice President.
Shattering all-time sales records, #1 Cochran is named the #1 Pontiac Retail Sales Dealership in the World; yes, the WORLD.
The Cochran brand expands to the west side of Pittsburgh as our Robinson Township location opens featuring Pontiac, GMC, Isuzu and later that year, Buick.
Japan's newly launched luxo-line names Cochran Infiniti as Western Pennsylvania's exclusive Infiniti retailer.
A different kind of car company selects a different kind of dealer to become one of its first franchisees and Saturn of Monroeville is born
With Bob Cochran ailing, Rob Cochran is named President and Chief Executive Officer. One year later, Mr. Cochran passes away.
Based on Saturn of Monroeville's record-setting sales, GM awards us a second Saturn franchise — Saturn of Robinson
#1 Cochran adds the high value, low priced Hyundai line to our Monroeville franchise mix
Rob Cochran announces plans to construct a new Monroeville retail complex that will raise auto shopping and service to unparalleled levels. A 26-acre site just east of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Monroeville exit is selected for the new location.
#1 Cochran breaks ground on its groundbreaking General Motors facility. At the same time, the company donates five acres of the new property to Monroeville for preservation as green space.
GM awards #1 Cochran a second Buick franchise, enabling us to sell the famed nameplate in Monroeville as well as in Robinson.
The new #1 Cochran Hyundai SuperStore opens for business, offering tri-state area Hyundai buyers bigger selection, better services and lower prices.
The new #1 Cochran MegaCenter opens amid national media attention. Concurrent with the Grand Opening, #1 Cochran announces the addition of Saab to its MegaCenter lineup.
Cochran Infiniti opens its exclusive new sales and service facility at the intersection of Route 22 and McClure Road in Monroeville, approximately one mile east of the MegaCenter.
#1 Cochran MegaCenter unveils its elegant, new Cadillac and Saab showrooms.
#1 Cochran establishes a presence in Pittsburgh's key South Hills market with the opening of its first Nissan dealership and second Hyundai franchise.
#1 Cochran becomes an official KIA dealer on our Robinson campus, providing high-quality, high-value cars and SUV's at highly affordable prices.
#1 Cochran expands its import portfolio by acquiring the Subaru franchise in Monroeville. Simultaneously, the Monroeville Hyundai dealership and newly acquired Subaru franchises swap showrooms.
2008 - 2009
As the economy slows, #1 Cochran continues to grow, investing in facilities, technologies and personnel despite challenging market conditions.
#1 Cochran unveils its all-new, 15,000 square-foot, eco-friendly Robinson Collision Center
Needing room to grow, #1 Cochran relocates its South Hills Hyundai dealership to a newer, larger facility on West Liberty Avenue's Auto Row.
Western Pennsylvania's exclusive Infiniti retailer is awarded a second dealership and Cochran Infiniti of South Hills opens its doors on West Liberty Avenue.
To feed a growing market hungry for Hyundai's well-diversified model mix, #1 Cochran's Monroeville Hyundai store is relocated to the Monroeville MegaCenter campus.
The region's biggest dealer welcomes one of the world's most iconic brands as #1 Cochran Volkswagen opens for business on West Liberty Avenue in South Hills.
To accommodate Subaru's need for a larger showroom and service area, it moves across the street to the heart of #1 Cochran's MegaCenter campus.
#1 Cochran completes a makeover of the Robinson campus by unveiling its state-of-the-art Buick-GMC sales showroom and service write-up facility.
#1 Cochran launches its latest business venture — the all-new Lot-1 Pre-Auction Outlet on the lower Robinson campus
#1 Cochran acquires Charapp Automotive in Natrona Heights, adding five new brands to the #1 Cochran portfolio — Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. The transaction also brings a 3rd collision repair facility and a wholesale parts business, all situated on the 15-acre Allegheny Valley Mega Center.
To address an under-served South Hills market, #1 Cochran opens its state-of-the-art, 40,500 square foot Castle Shannon Collision Center, its fourth collision center, housed in a former shopping center.
#1 Cochran opens the region's only
White Frame Bauhaus-inspired Volkswagen showroom on West Liberty Avenue, the new home of the South Hills Volkswagen team.
With its first step into the attractive North Hills market, #1 Cochran acquires Billco Motors bringing a second Volkswagen franchise, a Mazda dealership, and a fifth collision center
In response to growing consumer sentiment, #1 Cochran unveils the Clearly Better Promise, its all-new, transformational, and completely transparent selling system
With early success in the North Hills, #1 Cochran moves the entire Monroeville Infiniti store to Wexford, capitalizing on the luxury demographics in that area
Only one year after acquiring its first Mazda franchise, #1 Cochran opens a 2nd Mazda retail store on Route 22 in Monroeville.
#1 Cochran puts the finishing touches on, not one, but two newly constructed, world-class Infiniti Vehicle Galleries in the South Hills and North Hills
Encouraged by the impressive performance of its first Subaru store, #1 Cochran purchases the former Kerven Motors Subaru dealership, bringing an impactful entry into the vibrant Butler County market
#1 Cochran is awarded its first Audi point, adding Audi's iconic four-circle logo to an already impressive new vehicle lineup. The Audi store opens temporarily on West Liberty Avenue in the South Hills, but will ultimately land in a state-of-the-art Audi destination situated in Pittsburgh's dynamic, highly visible Strip District.
#1 Cochran celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a celebration in the original North Braddock facility. Rob Cochran donates $50,000 to the revitalization efforts in Braddock and North Braddock as part of the celebration.
#1 Cochran acquires Mignogna Collision in Greensburg, thereby expanding its Collision operations to six body shops. The acquisition marks #1 Cochran's first entry into the vibrant Greensburg market.
#1 Cochran opens the doors to its all-new Cranberry Collision Center in the high-growth Cranberry market, and also completes a major expansion of the Allegheny Valley Collision Center. In connection with these openings -- and in recognition of the growth of the collision business --#1 Cochran rolls out its trendy new Body by Cochran collision sub-brand.
#1 Cochran expands its regional footprint to Washington County, with the acquisition of its second Audi point — South Hills Audi. Under Cochran's ownership, the store is immediately renamed Audi Washington.
#1 Cochran acquires the former East Hills and West Hills Nissan stores to become the first three-point Nissan dealership in Western PA!
#1 Cochran opens its first Toyota franchise with the acquisition of the former Massie Toyota store in North Huntingdon on busy Route 30!