The brief history of W-K, and the Weymuth family, by Ken Weymuth.
Businesses that withstand the test of time are bound to have rich histories and ownership lineages that are based on strong values, rock solid business philosophies, and most importantly a belief that customers are the number one priority.
This is definitely the case here at W-K Chevrolet Buick GMC. W-K was created in 1919 by my grandfather, Walter C. Weymuth and his business partner, Joseph A Kreisel. The two operated as W-K Garage in a simple metal shed until 1939 when the business moved. My father and mother, Walt V.D. Weymuth and Mary Weymuth took over ownership after the death of my grandfather and his partner. In 1949 Mom and Dad were granted a direct dealership from Chevrolet. Prior to that they operated as an associate dealership and the cars they sold were obtained from a Sedalia Chevrolet dealership, which at that time was owned by E.W. Thompson.
After graduating from Central Missouri State University in 1979, I returned to work in the family business. In 1988 I became the dealer and third-generation owner. In 1999, my wife, Kim and I purchased the State Fair Chevrolet Buick dealership located at 3310 W. Broadway in Sedalia. Then in October 2004, we purchased the assets of David Malmo Motors of Sedalia moving the Pontiac, Cadillac, and GMC franchises to the 3310 W. Broadway location.
In 2012 We completed a renovation of the entire facility at 3310 W. Broadway Blvd in Sedalia. This renovation features a large, comfortable customer lounge, a climate-controlled service drive, a premium automatic car-wash, and a great new Quick-Lube service area offering 1-hour vehicle service!
Now at W-K we sell vehicles to customers all over North America, service the best vehicles on the road with the best ASE certified master technicians, and offer the convenience of a first class parts dept. and the best collision center in Central Missouri. To this day W-K continues to grow. Although that growth means there have been a variety of changes, one thing that always remains constant is the loyal dedication that all of us here at W-K have for our customers.