Howard Buick-GMC has been a family owned dealership for more than 50 years. Howard Zazove, for whom the dealership is named, started in the automobile business in 1945. With 18 years of experience, Howard opened his first dealership in 1963. In 1975 he opened Howard Pontiac at the current location, 364 W. Grand Ave, in Elmhurst.
In 1978, the “Howard’s Mother Loves You” television campaign debuted; which started the tradition of giving customers chocolate chip cookies when they purchased a car. We continue this tradition today, to show our appreciation to every customer. Though the campaign has not been on television for many years, it is still how the Howard dealership is best remembered.
In 1986, Howard’s oldest son, Steven Zazove took over the operation of the dealership. Steven is still President of the dealership and remains committed to principles that his father taught him: total customer satisfaction, and of course, give away cookies with every car purchased. Under Steven’s management, Howard Pontiac was one of the largest Pontiac dealerships in the United States. For years, the dealership sold more Pontiac Firebirds than any other Pontiac dealer.
In 1998, GMC Trucks were added to the Howard family of dealerships. The line of GMC SUV’s; GMC Acadia, GMC Terrain and GMC Yukon are popular choices and an important product for Howard Buick-GMC. In 2006 Steve recognized the quality and style available from Buick and added that nameplate to the dealership. The decision proved correct as the awards for style, performance, and safety continue for Buick. The name has changed slightly over the years, but the commitment to quality cars, and total customer satisfaction remain the same as when Howard Zazove started his first dealership in 1963. Oh yes, and the commitment to giving cookies is still there too!
Officially completed in Spring 2012, we have a newly remodeled dealership! A fresh new look, but of course, the commitment will carry on. We thank you for your business and look forward to serving you from our new, updated dealership in the years to come.
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