Germain Automotive Partnership Company History

Ford, Lexus, Mazda & Nissan dealerships in Columbus, OH

Germain Automotive Partnership is a group of automotive dealerships located in Columbus, Ohio and Naples, Florida. Owned by Rick Germain and his sons Paul and John, we are a family of third and fourth generation dealers that are committed to taking care of people, our customers, our associates, and our community. In a time when the automotive business is changing rapidly, we recognize the need to be at the forefront of that innovation. We see the exciting changes coming and we are committed to being a progressive leader in this evolution.

Company History

In 1947 Warren Germain, a retired accountant for Henry Ford, opened a Lincoln franchise in Columbus, Ohio. Warren's son, Bob Germain Sr. then worked with his father at the Lincoln store and began to grow the business. Bob's sons became the third generation to work in the family business and together grew the Germain Motor Company to include 16 locations in several markets. After Bob Sr.'s passing, his sons decided to operate their stores independently. In 2011 Rick Germain formed the Germain Automotive Partnership with his sons Paul and John, which currently include Germain Lexus of Dublin, Germain Lexus of Easton, Germain Nissan of Columbus, Germain Ford of Columbus, Germain Mazda of Columbus and Germain Toyota of Naples.

Company Mission

In order to foster the finest reputation possible, we are committed to employing people that feel compelled to always do the right thing for the customer. It is our goal to find a way to create value for each individual. We will do this by helping them meet their own unique objectives to ultimately improve their quality of life. We are also dedicated to maintaining the most state of the art facilities in order to provide our clients with a comfortable, beautiful and functional environment. Finally, we are passionate about continually adapting to the changing industry and evolving our business to fit the needs of the customer. We realize that continual adaptation and commitment to customer loyalty will allow us to grow and ensure prosperity for the future.

Company Vision

As a premier automotive dealership group, our operations are conducted with the goal that every sales and service transaction will continually convert customers into advocates. Cultivating customer loyalty is of utmost importance, and every action is done with this in mind.

Community Involvement

Taking care of our customers and giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to our family and to our associates. To learn more about ways in which we participate within the Community visit our Community Involvement page (