From our house, to yours...
At Woodhouse, we realize that you're looking for a car—not a hassle.
That's why our approach stands out — we don't just focus on selling you a car, we focus on serving you for a lifetime. At Woodhouse, we treat you like family.
In fact, Woodhouse has become one of the nation's leading auto families by staying true to our Heartland roots – honest people, fair prices and a commitment to service that Exceeds Expectations.
A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in Blair, Nebraska back in 1975. Today, with a dozen locations, thousands of vehicles, and countless customers nationwide, Woodhouse is leading the industry and setting a new standard.
"We consider our customers our family,
and we treat them that way."
In spite of Woodhouse's explosive growth, one thing hasn't changed – and that's our commitment to building relationships for life! You'll notice it in the way we treat you—with honesty, respect, and a genuine smile.
We consider our customers our family, and we treat them that way. We're building relationships for life. Contact us today, and experience the Woodhouse difference!
A History of Woodhouse
1962Lance Pittack starts his first job, washing cars at his Dad's dealership in Plainview, Nebraska.1973Lance marries his high school sweetheart, Becky Clark.1973Lance graduates from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Pursuing his love of cars, he takes his first sales position at Dean Ford in Lincoln.
1975With help from Dean Sapp, Bob Woodhouse and Dean Taylor acquire Sapp Brothers Ford in Blair, changing the name to Taylor-Woodhouse Ford.1976Lance becomes the Sales Manager at a Ford dealership in Fremont, NE. He was employed there for over 20 years.1977Bob Woodhouse acquires Dean Taylor's stake in the dealership, simplifying the name to Woodhouse Ford.
1988Pete Boughn becomes the local face of Woodhouse, popularizing the phrase, "A country-mile north, Blair Nebraska!"1993Woodhouse acquires the Chrysler-Dodge dealership in Blair, Nebraska. 1993 — Jeep joins the Chrysler-Dodge lineup.1995Lance Pittack brings his love of cars and people to the Woodhouse family, partnering with Bob to grow the organization.
1995Like his Dad before him, Lance's son Jason starts working with his Dad at the dealership.1996Becky Pittack joins the Woodhouse team, focusing on creating customer experiences that exceed expectations.2000Three local Lincoln-Mercury dealers are merged to form Woodhouse Lincoln in Omaha.
2001Kara Pittack joins local legend Pete Boughn for her first Woodhouse ad.2002Woodhouse Nissan opens its doors in Bellevue, Nebraska.2003Woodhouse.com goes live, introducing a new look and adding online vehicle search.
2003Woodhouse Mazda joins the family, conveniently located next to Woodhouse Lincoln in Omaha.2003Truck Mountain is built in Blair, adding thousands of vehicles to the city's skyline.2003Woodhouse is named the nation’s #1 Ford Truck Dealer, an achievement it's maintained every year since.
2004The Pittack family acquires the organization from Bob Woodhouse.2004The Woodhouse Auto Family brand is introduced, uniting the presentation of the individual locations to the public.2005Woodhouse Porsche joins the family, conveniently located next to the Mazda and Lincoln stores in Omaha.
2007The Woodhouse QuickLane Service Center is built in West Omaha, providing fast and convenient service for basic vehicle maintenance.2008The Woodhouse Auto Family crosses the river, acquiring the Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac dealerships in Missouri Valley, Iowa.2009Woodhouse Auto Family joins Facebook.
2010The Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership in Blair adds Ram to its brands.2012A Ford South dealership joins the family, serving Plattsmouth, Nebraska.2013Woodhouse continues its expansion into Iowa, acquiring the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Hyundai-Mitsubishi dealerships in Sioux City.
Our people make the difference.
At Woodhouse, our people make the difference—delivering award-winning service that's custom-tailored to your wants and needs. Our staff listens to each customer, gets to know them, and goes above and beyond to help them find the right car at the right price.
Why are we called the Woodhouse Auto Family?"Because it's all about the people. We create an environment that allows our people to bring out the best in themselves. We hire people that are cultured in the proper principles: work ethic, honesty, sincerity, loyalty, faith, and stability. It's about building relationships within the Woodhouse Auto Family so our people can then build relationships with you, the customer." - Lance Pittack, Owner
Woodhouse is where you are.
Woodhouse's commitment to customer service isn't just something you sense on the showroom floor. Soon, it’ll be an experience that fits seamlessly into your fast-paced, digital lifestyle.
In addition to our new website, Woodhouse is developing additional web features and an app that will better serve our customers. Whether you're driving by one of our convenient locations, browsing vehicles on our mobile-friendly website, or managing your car's maintenance schedule right on your iPad, Woodhouse will be where you are.
Stay tuned for more details about the launch of the new Woodhouse app — coming late 2013! From our house to your house (and everywhere in between), Woodhouse.