Since 1987, a vision has come to life.
With immense passion for all things trucking, a family of four brothers and a dedicated father with a common dream turned a single Peterbilt dealership into a dealer group that has spanned 21 locations across the Midwest and Southeast United States in less than 30 years.
"I never thought what we built back then would turn into something as big as this. When I wake up every morning, I still have the same passion for the business I had when I was 26 years old." - Glenn Larson
From his time in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a teenager, to running The Larson Group as its President & CEO, his love of Peterbilt trucks has not faltered.
After a few years of successfully running Peterbilt of Springfield, they were ready to expand. Glenn and his younger brother, Kevin, gained interest in the Joplin, Missouri area. In 1989, TLG's first satellite store was open for business nearly 80 miles west of the Springfield location.
By the 1990s, the trucking industry was booming.
With the right strategizing, the Larsons went from selling 200 trucks in a single year to more than 400. And without hesitation, Kory and Kyle Larson, the youngest of six Larson brothers, headed to the Ozarks to be a part of the family business.
The Larsons acquired another dealership in 1991 in O'Fallon, Missouri, which Kyle ran and is still involved with today. The facility was rebuilt and relocated in 1994.
By 1995, the Larsons and Mid-America Peterbilt earned their first national award from Peterbilt Motors Company. Further demonstrating their exceptional dedication to service, the dealership won an additional North American Dealer of the Year award in 2003, as well as several other awards from Paccar and Peterbilt.
The Larsons and individual dealerships continued to receive awards, which made a positive impact on the reputation of The Larson Group. The focus on customer satisfaction has landed the organization a total of 37 Platinum Ovals, six Best in Class awards, two Red Oval Truck Dealer of the Year awards, one Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award, one Parts and Service Dealer of the Year award and six North American Dealer of the Year awards.
Today, The Larson Group has 17 more locations, including:
- Peterbilt of Sikeston (1998)
- Peterbilt of Fort Smith (1999)
- Truck Component Services (2011)
- Peterbilt of St. Louis (2005)
- Peterbilt of Louisville (2005)
- Peterbilt of Evansville (2010)
- Peterbilt of Cincinnati (2010)
- Peterbilt of Northern KY (2010)
- Peterbilt of NW Arkansas (2012)
- Peterbilt of Willow Springs (2013)
- Great Lakes Peterbilt (2014)
- Peterbilt of Dayton (2014)
- Peterbilt of Charlotte (2015)
- TRP of Fenton (2015)
- Peterbilt of Raleigh (2016)
- Peterbilt of Florence (2016)
- Peterbilt of Charleston (2016)
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