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Founded by Jim Yark in 1981, Yark Automotive Group has grown from 50 employees and less than $20 million in sales to more than 300 employees and annual sales of around $150 million. For the last 16 years, Yark Automotive Group has been the Largest New & Used Vehicle Dealership in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan showcasing 9 vehicle franchises: BMW, Nissan, Subaru, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, & FIAT.
The Yark family is originally from Toledo and both Yark brothers, Jim and John, graduated from local high schools and both attended Ohio State University. After acquiring the organization in 1981, Jim Yark, Owner & President implemented a detailed business plan and grew the dealership to what it is today, including its 9 franchises, 6 Pre-Owned vehicle lots, a body shop, a car rental company and the area’s largest retail and wholesale parts department.
Jim attributes his success to the people in the organization; “Anybody can get a piece of ground and maybe a car franchise, but clearly, we have found fabulous people! Our employees have strong customer awareness, a good sense for the car business, high ethics, stability and positive attitudes.
Jim Yark Named 2006 TADA Time Magazine Quality Dealer
Jim Yark of Yark Automotive Group in Toledo, Ohio has been named as the 2006 Times Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA) nominee for the Toledo Automobile Dealers Association.
Mr. Yark was selected for his qualities as an exemplary dealer, combined with distinguished community service and involvement in the industry. Some of the qualities include customer satisfaction, ethics, new car sales record, training of employees and service to the community.
Mr. Yark is past present of TADA and has been a member of TADA since 1976.
The 2006 award will be presented during the opening business session of the NADA Convention in Orlando on February 11, 2006.
TADA is proud to have you as their 2006 TMQDA Nominee.