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About Markley Honda

Markley Honda History

Welcome To Markley Honda, Proudly Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, and all Surrounding Areas!

It has been our mission to deliver unparalleled customer service for an amazing 85 years and running. Welcome to Markley Honda, where we balance elevating your driving lifestyle with promoting a friendly and respectful atmosphere for everyone who walks through our doors. The growth our name has experienced since 1936 can be attributed to our various teams’ dedication to the satisfaction of our visitors, ensuring supreme service, and providing comprehensive specials. Customers in Fort Collins and from areas across the Centennial State, like Longmont and Greeley, have come to trust us as a local Honda dealership in Colorado and our rigorous standard of business ethics. Read on below about our time-honored legacy and then contact us to jumpstart your shopping journey!

Markley Honda History

Markley Honda History

How We Began 

Our start took place 85 years ago, when Ferd Markley opened his Dodge-Plymouth dealership at 246 North College Ave. in Fort Collins. His sons, Gene and Bob, started working at the dealership after World War II and soon took over as the owners. In 1959, Markley's purchased a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership from Art Sheeley. The founder, Ferd Markley, passed away in 1960, and Gene and Bob consolidated the two operations in 1961 within greatly expanded facilities in most of the 200-block of North College. Bob Markley acquired a Volkswagen dealership in Greeley and sold his share of the partnership to Gene Markley.

Our grandiose history does not stop there. In 1968. Gene's son, Doug Markley, joined the business after graduating from Kansas University. In 1974, Honda awarded the sought-after Honda Automobile franchise to the Markley family. Many flocked to buy a Honda in Fort Collins, and the brand rapidly became one of the top-selling automobiles in Northern Colorado and — eventually — the United States. In March 1993, Markley Honda began a $1.2 million expansion project that tripled the size of the dealership's showroom while adding 10 mechanical service bays and 10 body shop stalls for a total of 25 service bays, 20 repair stalls, two prep stations, and three paint booths. In 2009, the entire Honda operation moved to 3401 South College Avenue, and the dealership underwent another renovation in 2010. Phases 1 and 2 of the new Fort Collins Honda showroom and internet building were completed on May 13, 2011. The interior and exterior of our new Honda building were reconstructed, and the parking lot was redesigned to help the needs of our growing customer base.

Markley Honda History

Family-Owned Service

Today, Markley Honda carries on its tradition of helping customers find their ideal car, truck, crossover, or SUV model. Carrie Baumgart and Cindy Degroot, 4th-generation owners, lead our dealership through our time-tested standards. Whether it is a shining new Honda model or an offering from our gently pre-owned inventory, you can rely on our highly-trained staff to tell you about key specifications and even how you can arrange for easy and efficient vehicle delivery!* When it comes time to care for your vehicle’s health, know that the work performed by our highly skilled service technicians is backed by the Markley Difference. This is our iron-clad guarantee of a 7-year, 100,000-mile extended vehicle coverage for electrical, engine, transmission, front suspension, brakes, steering, drive axle, heating, air conditioning, and more.

What else can you enjoy when you visit Markley Honda? The answers are waiting for you at 3401 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins, CO. Visit or reach out today!

 

*See dealer for complete details.