About Us

McCormick Motors is dedicated to serving the commercial and retail customer alike. We are a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and the American Truck Dealers (ATD), leading advocates for issues related to the automotive and trucking industries.


Founded on December 13, 1953 by Mr. Gordon "Short" McCormick and originally located in a store front at 200 South Main Street in Nappanee, McCormick Motors had a one car showroom, a three stall service area, and a used car lot for ten vehicles. Four years later, in November 1957, McCormick Motors moved to its current location on U.S. Highway 6 West. With additions in 1959, 1965, and 1974 McCormick Motors enjoyed steady growth and encompassed 35,000 square feet of buildings on over 1,000 feet of highway frontage.

In May 1997, Mr. Bernie Beer and Mr. Gordon Moore entered into partnership to effect a smooth transfer from Mr. McCormick to the next generation of Chevy Dealers/Owners. They remain committed to the philosophy that has guided McCormick Motors since 1953 and to the very best in customer service and satisfaction. Other building additions were completed in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2009 expanding the dealership complex by some 22,000 square feet and the addition of a 2.5 acre off site lot for additional vehicles. In August 2010, the dealership added Buick and GMC brands.

McCormick Motors Operating Philosophy


Above all else, we demonstrate a commitment to honesty and trustworthiness. We take personal responsibility for our actions.

Customer Satisfaction

We listen to our customers to ensure complete satisfaction by understanding their needs and exceeding their expectations.

Commitment to Excellence

We strive for the highest quality in everything we do. Providing quality products and service is our first priority. Good enough never is.


We recognize the essential value of teamwork. Our success depends on sharing our knowledge, skills, and experiences with each other.

Respect for the Individual

We treat each other and our customers with respect and dignity. We believe in the "golden rule", we treat others as we would like to be treated.

Continuous Improvement

We constantly reevaluate our thinking and embrace practices and integrate new technology for continuous improvement. Training is our investment in the future.

Responsibility and Citizenship

Public responsibility and corporate citizenship are essential to our success. We have a moral and legal obligation to be good neighbors and role models.