My Weekend with a Volvo XC90

November 16th, 2022 by

Have you ever had a child sit in your car and immediately say it felt like they were sitting in heaven? Well, I did! This weekend, I drove the XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. I am always pleasantly surprised when I drive a new vehicle because it turns out to be much more than I think…

Drive Business, Save Money with Tax Incentives at Willis Automotive

November 9th, 2022 by

Are you a business owner in the market for a vehicle update? Then, don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the Section 179 tax incentive. Under current tax depreciation laws, your business may be eligible to immediately deduct up to 100% of the purchase price of qualifying vehicles purchased in 2022 for business use….

My Weekend with the Cadillac XT5

November 2nd, 2022 by
Cadillac XT5

If you thought a Cadillac was your Grandpa’s car, you haven’t driven a Cadillac XT5.  Last weekend I got to drive a Cadillac XT5. As I am just getting to learn more about the different models, Willis Automotive sells, the opinion I had on Cadillac was that it was a classic car brand but was…

My weekend with an INFINITI QX80

October 20th, 2022 by

As a content strategist for a car dealership that sells nine brands has allowed me to do a lot of fun things, but so far, the best is being asked to take home a different vehicle over the weekend, so I can get to know the products better and tell you my thoughts as a…


October 13th, 2022 by

We are very excited about the All-New 2024 Chevy Trax, with a complete redesign from the model it replaces. This subcompact SUV is larger, less expensive, and more attractive inside and out, is our new entry-level model now that the Spark hatchback has been discontinued. With its starting price of $21,495, the base Trax LS…

David Mordini appointed as District Manager for General Motors

October 7th, 2022 by

Congratulations to former employee David Mordini for being appointed as District Manager in Training in North Central Region, Naperville, IL, as part of the District Manager Development Program for General Motors. David is the son of Controller Lori Mordini and worked for Willis Automotive while attending Drake University, getting his Bachelor of Science in business…

Willis Chevrolet to provide Woodward Granger Youth Tackle Football with monetary contribution

October 4th, 2022 by

Granger, Oct. 4, 2022 – Willis Chevrolet is partnering with Woodward Granger Youth Tackle Football on the Chevy Youth Sports program, a partnership program built to position Chevrolet as the Official Vehicle of Youth Sports while providing an opportunity for local youth sports leagues to grow. The partnership features a one-time monetary contribution to assist…

Willis Automotive Habitat for Humanity Build

September 28th, 2022 by

On September 8, 2022, the employees from Willis Automotive came together to participate in a Habitat for Humanity Build. Giving back to the community is one of our Core Values, and we were excited to once again partner with Habitat for Humanity and to be able to come together and help build a home for…

2022 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Willis Automotive (1997 – 2022)

September 19th, 2022 by

In 1997 Rich Willis became Dealer Principal, with controlling interest in the business from 1997 to 2000 when he became the owner of Betts Cadilac – Lexus. In June of 2002, we were awarded the HUMMER franchise, Jaguar in November, and Volvo in December, and we began construction of our 9800 Hickman Road facility. We…

2022 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Willis Automotive (1947 – 1997)

September 12th, 2022 by

In the late summer of 1947, Charles Betts Sr, a Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors as an Advertising and Merchandising Manager, went out on his own and opened Betts Cadillac in Downtown Des Moines. By 1965 Charles(Chuck) Betts Jr took over as the dealer principal, with Rich Willis joining the company in 1972…

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