About The Knauz Family of Dealerships:
It was almost 77 years ago when, Karl Knauz the father of the current chairman, Bill Knauz, created the dealership that would bear his name for generations to come. Karl Knauz after years of being a chauffeur opened a gas station in Lake Forest. Did he imagine that this modest beginning would come to be one of the most recognized dealerships in the country? The franchises they have now, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Hyundai, smart have put their trust in the Knauz family, (with Mercedes-Benz going all the way back to 1959). They have weathered the good times and the bad, and done so by taking care of customer's using 'The Golden Rule".
The Knauz family also believes that being a beacon in the community is important; that's why they've spent so much time, money, and effort supporting causes they believe in. While Bill Knauz has turned over the running of the company to his son-in-law William Madden, most days he'll still stop by the office, unless the weather is conducive for his second passion in life... Flying.
Throughout the years, the Knauz family has established itself as a leader in the automobile industry. Our employees pride themselves on outstanding service and quality sales. Our customer satisfaction is always among the top ranked nationwide, receiving numerous awards and our reputation as a good corporate citizen within the community still stands. Now, as we are about to begin our 77th year we are humbled by our history, and eternally grateful for all the thousands of customers that have allowed us to earn their business.
In the showrooms, you'll always find the latest models, and the knowledgeable salespeople will help you find the perfect car for you. It is often joked that long time Mercedes-Benz sales associate, Dennis Santa has worked here longer than half the employees have been born. Dennis this year celebrates his 41st year with the company, with no retirement in his future. Dennis is just one example of the way the employees feel working for the Knauz family, fortunate to work for a family that cares about their employees, customers and their community.
Even in today's uncertain times, you can always find a friendly face and they will greet you with a smile. We are thankful for our customers and we will go out of our way to make you feel welcome and to be able to continue to earn your business. Today is the start of another 77 years of serving our customers.
In addition to our Mercedes-Benz, BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Hyundai and smart dealerships. We also have a state of the art; factory certified Collision & Detail Center, our Pre-Owned Center Knauz North (located approximately 1.2 miles north of the Autopark) and an indoor vehicle and tire storage facility.