Great Bend’s Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac dealership marks 60 years of quality service,
dedicated employees, and superior products in Great Bend, KS this year! The Dove family has
been in the transportation business for four generations extending back to Great Grandfather
Dove who raised, trained, and sold mules to the settlers headed West on the Oregon Trail in the
1880s! Dee Dove purchased the Buick dealership at 12th and Kansas in May of 1957. He then
moved into their new location at 421710th Street in 1967 where previously there was nothing but
alfalfa fields. The Cadillac and Oldsmobile franchises were also added in 1967. In 1988, Rob and
Trisha Dove purchased the business from Dee and added the Chevrolet franchise in 2009.
Remodeling in 2012 allowed Rob and Trisha to offer the largest selection of Chevrolet and the
very best quality dealership in Western Kansas.
Rob Dove has a rich history of exposure to the automobile business from a very early age. As a
fourth grader, his father, Dee Dove, taught him about each department at the dealership from
sales to service. Working with his Dad, Rob learned about the true meaning of their business,
serving people. Rob remembers having a conversation with his father where Dee asked, “Rob,
what business are we in?” to which Rob responded, “The car business, Dad”. Dee’s reply, “Wrong
answer son! We are in the people business!” Rob has not forgotten that lesson and to this day his
employees all reflect that their customers and the relationships they build with them are the most
important parts of their business!
Dove maintains the highest level of industry standards throughout their business, both in the
technical and non-technical areas. Their facilities, equipment, and knowledge are constantly
updated all in an effort to serve their customers at a higher level. In fact, Dove most recently
bought the lot next to the dealership for future expansion. More information on that to come!
Dove Chevrolet Buick Cadillac has been a member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce
for 34 years and is proudly hosting a 60th anniversary Chamber coffee and ribbon cutting on
May 18th at 9 am to celebrate their 60 years in business in the area. With monthly themes from
customer testimonial contests and a big car giveaway there will be lots of fun during the May
through August celebration! Come out and celebrate with them and as they say at Dove Chevrolet
Buick Cadillac, “Come See Us!”