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“We have nothing of higher value than our people”

Building a Legacy

Kalispell Motor Company has been doing business in the Flathead Valley for 12 years. Kalispell Toyota was the first dealership that was acquired by owner, Gerrid Gandrud in 2007. Since buying Kalispell Toyota he has expanded his ownership to include Kalispell Ford and Kalispell Volkswagen. With 3 brands and one common culture, the dealerships have continued to sell and service more vehicles than any other brand in Kalispell. Ford, Toyota, and VW are part of a larger automotive group known as the Rydell Group. The Rydell Group is recognized as being the largest dealer group in the U.S. Each dealership operates under a common philosophy but not common ownership. Every Rydell dealership is independently owned while operating under the same business philosophy.

How We Care For Our Team

“I enjoy working for Kalispell Volkswagen because of the philosophy and attitude behind what we do on a daily basis. It might seem simple, but the value of taking care of people, both customers and employees, and not taking advantage of anyone, even if you can, speaks volumes to me. On a personal level I enjoy the challenges and opportunities that are provided on a day to day basis, and the level of support and help available. Being a part of something that is growing and striving to continuously improve is inspiring and brings the best out of me as an individual.”

Tyson Eckhardt
Sales Manager - Volkswagen

“I like working at Kalispell Ford because of the great people that I get to work with every day. From customers to fellow employees, we have a great culture that is enjoyable to be a part of. There were times in previous jobs that I dreaded going to work, and now I look forward to what opportunities will come to me each day.”

Sam Kilduff
Product Specialist - Ford

“I have been with Kalispell Toyota for 14 years. The best part of working at Kalispell Toyota is the culture we have. This is the only job I have had in my career that really feels more like a family than just co-workers. We have fun and that's what work can be, It doesn't have to be all serious all the time. It definitely is a great place to make a career. I started with Toyota back in 2008 and now we have a Ford and VW store as well. It's been great to see how many people have grown and developed in this organization and I look forward to many more years ahead.”

Kelly Olivier
Finance Director - ToyotaToyota

“I love working for the Kalispell Auto Group, the company truly believes in promoting from within and helping you advance. You can tell management cares about your career and helping you succeed. I started in our BDC and am now working in finance. It's wonderful to work for a company that puts such a focus on giving back to the community and nurturing an amazing culture within the dealerships. I look forward to coming into work every morning, it's fast paced and I get to do something new all the time.”

Christina James
Finance Administrator - Ford

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