Fred & Audrey Weaver started Meadowbrook Auto Sales in January of 1986. Fred worked for 20 years as a route salesman for Utz Quality Foods. He began his car business as a salesman for Glenn Baker at Baker’s Auto Sales while he was still working for Utz. In January of 1986 the doors opened at Meadowbrook, which was the former location of Beaver Creek Auto Sales.
The name Meadowbrook came from the property which was mostly a meadow and there is a brook across the street so it became Meadowbrook Auto Sales. In May of 1986 Hanover Building Systems built an office and garage which we now use as our Service Center. At the time, we specialized in older clean vehicles. In August of 1986, Fred & Audrey’s son Rick was hired to detail cars and whatever had to be done to make the business run. Rick has been a part of Meadowbrook ever since. Rick is now the General Manager and co-owner along with Peggy Henry.
In September of 1987 Fred & Audrey’s daughter Peggy was hired to help Audrey with paperwork and vehicle detailing. Peggy is now the office manager and co-owner along with Rick Weaver. In May of 1988, Glenn’s son Rick Baker was hired to help in the daily operations to make Meadowbrook run smoothly. Rick is still with us today and runs our Service Center overseeing the three full-time technicians we employ. Around three years after starting the car dealership the storage business began and a 100′ by 30′ building was constructed by Hanover Building Systems. In 2009 we converted that building to an office, detail shop, and storage space for our equipment. A couple years later we added two 200′ by 20′ mini storage buildings, also built by Hanover. A couple years later Meadowbrook purchased the property right behind the existing facilities and began the second phase of storage growth as four more storage buildings were built by Hanover. We all worked very hard over the next 10 years or so to keep Meadowbrook’s car and storage businesses growing with lots help from people like Ken Rife, Greg Burgard, and Joe Drago as part time mechanics. In March of 2004 Rick’s son Wes was hired to help with the daily operations. Wes – now the Service Manager – takes care of purchasing the Rent-to-Own vehicles and oversees the detail shop which employee Chris Blake runs smoothly.
In the early months of 2005 Hanover built a two-car garage on the back end of the existing garage which now employs Gary Greiner. The existing garage is where James Groff works on vehicles. In May of 2006 we began the Rent-to-Own program for the car dealership. As we sold the units off the car lot which were mostly Diesel trucks we began purchasing vehicles for the Rent-to-Own program. In May of 2013 we hired Shane Henry, Peg’s son, to take care of sales and office duties. Today, with the help of eight employees, we strive to give our customers the best vehicles and best service in our industry. We are solely committed to the Rent-to-Own business.