Keller Chevrolet has been a family owned dealership in Cheektowaga, New York, for almost 60 years. The dealership was founded by Charles A. Keller in 1953.Charles was involved in a number of businesses; however, being a new Chevy dealer was his passion.
Charles' son Roger started working for the dealership as a very young man some 50 plus years ago. About 15 years later, Charles turned the business over to Roger. Roger Keller put Keller Chevrolet on the map as one of the pioneers in the program car business. Roger became known as the "Program Car King", he bought company cars and previous rentals from all across the country and brought them back to Buffalo. This gave Western New Yorkers the opportunity to take advantage of substantially lower vehicle prices.
After many years of running a successful business, Roger had groomed his son Charles to take over the helm. Charlie, as he is known to his friends and family, graduated from Georgia Southern in 1994.Charlie worked in every facet of the dealership from washing cars to delivering parts to selling automobiles. In 1999 Roger turned over the operations to Charlie. It's been 13 years and Keller continues to operate a successful organization with about 50 employees. In 2012 Charlie decided to reinvest in Western New York and build a state-of-the-art facility.
Charlie's sister, Kathy Keller Norman, who has been an important part of Keller Chevrolet, just celebrated her 30th year in the family business. Cathy is currently administrative assistant to the general manager, Dean Jackson.
Dean Jackson joined the Keller family in 2006. He not only brought a new level of professionalism to the dealership and auto industry, his commitment to the community is heartfelt. "When I joined the Keller family seven years ago, we decided to try and make a difference," explained Dean Jackson. "Our commitment to youth athletics, local law enforcement and our homeless shelters are just a few of the things we take pride in." But Dean's passion for helping veterans is unprecedented. Jackson is the board chair of WNY Heroes, a local non-profit that supports our hometown heroes in their time of need. "Having two sons and a future daughter-in-law serving in Afghanistan has changed my life",says Jackson. "Realizing what our soldiers endure is hard enough, but you realize that their entire family serves. As far as I'm concerned we can't do enough for the men and women who serve our nation. I couldn't be more pleased at the support not only the Keller family but our entire staff gives to our veterans.
The Keller dealership offers discounts in sales, service and parts every day of the year to all of our military members and their families. This is just one more way Keller Chevrolet says "Thanks" for what they do.