Restructuring at Hayes Motor

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One of the city’s oldest auto dealerships has sold off its inventory as part of a restructuring and plans to start selling cars again soon after making a few cosmetic upgrades to its location.

Hayes Motor Co. was started in 1938 by Dick Hayes. His son Ed joined the company during 1956 and passed it on to his daughter, Susan, and son, J.R., who have managed the company since Ed retired in 1993.

Located most recently at 24 S. Walnut St., the company sold used cars. The company’s inventory has now been consigned to Adesa, a dealer–only wholesale outlet.

J.R. Hayes said he plans to resume selling cars at the iconic company after “cleaning the lot and doing some painting and paving.”

“My sister is retiring and moving to Mexico,” he said, “and she wants to take out her share of the business,” which is what prompted the restructuring.

One Response to Restructuring at Hayes Motor

  1. I remember when I worked for the Gazette, the salesman Mark brought me an ad to do for Hayes Motors, I did one draft of it for them and they loved it and ran that same ad for years. Everytime I drive by their lot it brought back memories of doing their ad each week in the paper.

    Jennifer Mandel
    June 4, 2010 at 11:26 pm