How I’ve Found My Niche, a Little Peace and Some Happiness, All While Selling A Few Cars
Tim Gebhardt of Gebhardt Motor Sales Has His Own Approach… And It Seems To Be Working
Tim Gebhardt is a father, a business man… an entrepreneur. When you meet him you feel a sense of calmness and you open up to him just like he does to you. With his down-to-earth demeanor and easy-going manner you can certainly understand how he could sell you a car. He could sell me a car. Tim seems to possess an entire encyclopedia of knowledge not only about the car business, but business in general. But what really sets Tim apart from most people is his attitude about people. You can tell that he genuinely cares about others.
As Tim reflects back at his childhood he says he’s not really sure how he knew it, but at a very young age he knew that someday he would have his own business. Tim was in high school when he landed his first job. He found work in an auto body shop. Later the young man ventured out and went to work in another industry altogether. It was the fast food industry. Needless to say, it was at an early age that he learned about work ethic, however according to Tim he also learned about something just as important… responsibility. “Those days taught me to be responsible and accountable for my actions. The lessons that I learned from those days have helped me through my entire life.” Tim says of his experiences. “Like most people, I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”
While still working in the food business the young Gebhardt knew that someday he would leave that industry to pursue other opportunities. “After quite some time in the fast food business I decided that I really didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in that industry, certainly not forever.” Tim said about his younger days. “Before too long I found myself back in the auto business.” By that time Gebhardt had developed a handsome arsenal of experience and talents. “All of that experience really helped me more than you can imagine,” Tim claims. “By the time I got in the auto business for myself I had learned to manage people, I had learned to sell, I was experienced in both auto service and auto body repair service; and for what it was worth I was very familiar with the food industry.”