Bert Boeckmann | Owner & CEO

Bert Boeckmann | Owner & CEO

❰❰ NOTABLE FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS ❱❱

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Galpin Motors was founded in 1946. Bert Boeckmann started as a salesman in 1953 and quickly worked his way up to eventually buying Galpin. Under his leadership, Galpin Ford grew to become the World’s #1 selling Ford Dealer for a record 29 years in a row. Galpin Mazda has also achieved the status as the largest Mazda Dealer in the United States and every Galpin Dealership is ranked top ten nationally.

Bert Boeckmann has been honored with every award offered by the Manufacturers he represents including being inducted into Ford’s Hall of Fame. As for community involvement, the Boeckmann family has supported thousands of organizations locally and abroad. Bert has been awarded countless awards for his dedication to serving the community including the Fernando award, Time Magazine Dealer of the year and countless others.

Galpin is very involved in many professional industry associations including Board of Directors representation with Chatsworth/Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce, West Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. A Partial list of other organizations Galpin is involved with includes the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce, Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, Winnetka Chamber of Commerce, Northridge Chamber of Commerce, Encino Chamber of Commerce, Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, VICA, The Valley Economic and BizFed.

As for Galpin Motors, Boeckmann has made it a true family business, with his wife, sons, brother, grandson, and granddaughter all playing important roles at the company.

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