Labadie, Inc. was founded by Lloyd Labadie after World War II in the South side of Bay City. Lloyd began a used car operation and was truly one of the pioneers of a successfully run used automobile operation.
Lloyd began his company with a strong commitment to "servicing the customer after the sale," which built a strong reputation in the Bay City market. His success as a customer-focused used vehicle dealer allowed him to purchase the Oldsmobile franchise in 1966.
In 1970, Gary Labadie took over the General Manager role and began the New Vehicle department. Gary purchased the dealership from his father and became President in 1978.
Continued success allowed Gary to purchase Mitchell Cadillac in 1979. After further success with both Oldsmobile and Cadillac, Gary purchased the GMC Truck franchise in 1987. The addition of trucks to Labadie's product offering has been a critical element to the growth of this company.
In November of 1995, Labadie, Inc. moved to its present location at 711 S. Euclid. The new state-of-the-art facility has helped the company become one of the largest dealers in the Tri-Cities. Today, Labadie continues to be the highest-volume dealership in the Tri-Cities.
Marc Labadie joined the company in 1996 as the third generation of the family and he continues to serve as the Vice President and General Manager. Soon after he joined the company, General Motors announced the phase-out of the Oldsmobile line. In order to compensate for the loss of Oldsmobile, Labadie purchased the Buick franchise in May of 2002 to round out its GM product portfolio.
Labadie also acquired the Jeep franchise in 2002 and then quickly added the Toyota franchise in January 2003. Today, Toyota at the North Euclid location owes its rapidly growing success due to the same philosophy of "aggressively servicing the customer before and after the sale".