Building a Legacy
Our dealership started in 1946 in Flint, Michigan under the name of C&S Motors, Inc., as a parts and service location only for what was then International Harvester Company. At the time, International was skeptical of the truck market in Flint as the city was the birthplace of General Motors and home to Buick and numerous GM & Chevrolet truck plants. In 1988, an opportunity was presented to us to purchase International’s Southeast Michigan territory which included the city of Detroit and two locations in Dearborn and Warren. It was then the name Tri-County International Trucks was born. Though these branches had millions of dollars in sales, profits were low, even negative. It took over five years of effort to reach and exceed the breakeven point. In those years, we introduced the accounting policies that had been successful in Flint along with a seamless transaction policy when dealing with customers. Our philosophy of “The Customer Is Always Right!” worked well and we gained the trust of the Southeast Michigan customer base.
In the succeeding years, we acquired a number of major accounts along the I-75 corridor through our contacts in their parts and service departments. These prime accounts allowed us to sell over 500 trucks and accomplish a doubling of our annual revenue with great profit potential in just a few short years. In the years 2007 and 2008, we added branch operations in the cities of Jackson MI and Ypsilanti MI, further increasing our market reach and ability to offer top quality diesel products and services to truck users throughout Southeast Michigan and the surrounding area.
If you'd like to join us, please take a look at our open position on the Careers page and apply today!