Introducing the Business of the Week – Wilkinson Automotive

Introducing Welcome to Sanford’s newest weekly column, the Business of the Week! Each Monday we will be highlighting a notable Sanford business … learning more about their history, accomplishments and plans for the future, as well as finding out what makes them unique and discovering the ways they help the community.

This week we are featuring Wilkinson Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, a long-established automotive dealership which sells new and used cars, performs maintenance and repairs and has a full body shop and collision center.

Wilkinson ChevrolettWilkinson Automotive has been in business since 1953, when Douglas Wilkinson Sr. moved to Sanford from Charleston. Since the beginning, Wilkinson has been a business about the people. They have been recognized several times as the #1 dealership for customer satisfaction in the United States. They have many long time employees who are a part of the Sanford community such as Raymond Womble, Dan Fitzpatrick, Shelley Nichols, Mark Davis, Jennifer Perry, Penny Grim, Chris Gunter and Charlie Spivey. Whenever you visit Wilkinson Automotive, you are sure to see a familiar face!

Wilkinson Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC is also very involved in the Sanford community, working with or supporting organizations such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Central Carolina, Salvation Army, Temple Theater, Central Carolina Community College, Lee County Schools and many more.

Owner Wil Wilkinson and his team at the groundbreaking for their new location.
Owner Wil Wilkinson and his team at the groundbreaking for their new location.

Owner Wil Wilkinson is excited about all of the growth happening in a Sanford, which is why he and his team have invested in building a new state of the art facility on Hwy 87. This will be their third location in Lee County, and will allow them to serve even more customers. They plan on opening their new location in Summer 2020.

Local businesses such as Wilkinson Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC are a huge part of what makes Sanford special. For more information, visit their website and Follow Them on Facebook.

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