Rufus Carr Ltd, of Clitheroe, is celebrating 89 highly successful years in 2017.
The company was founded by Rufus Carr, who began the business repairing cars, tractors, lawnmowers and other machinery from a wooden garage at Rimington.
In 1958 he opened Bawdlands Garage at Clitheroe (just outside the town centre on the B6243 Longridge road). Here he added the Ford franchise to the Fordson tractor agency which was already based at Rimington.
Today this local, privately-owned business employs around 30 people and is the authorised Ford dealership for Ribble Valley. The Rimington site specialises in Land Rover sales and repairs and its dedicated body shop handles all makes.
Joint-managing directors Peter Bryan and Gill Brennan have worked starting as a part-time petrol attendant while still a schoolboy and Gill as secretary to the managing director, shortly after leaving school.
Rufus Carr Ltd is proud of its friendly, personal service – one important reason so many loyal customers return year after year to purchase their vehicles and also to have them serviced and MOT tested.
Among many other specialist services provided by Rufus Carr Ltd is its Ford rental ﬂeet, with brand new Ford cars and vans available for hire.
The loyal and highly-skilled staff of Rufus Carr Ltd have played a vital part in its success. Most have been with the company for between 5 and 30 years, which is a real bonus for regular customers.
They really value dealing with experienced people they have come to know and trust.
Peter and Gill are confident Rufus Carr Ltd will continue to build on its 89 year success and further enhance its reputation for quality service and customer satisfaction.