It’s official: Dempewolf Ford in Henderson sold

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Dempewolf Ford announced on Monday that it’s going out of business after 50 years of serving the Tri-State.

Tommy Dempewolf has been associated with Dempewolf Ford as an employee, manager, and owner for over 50 years. He has finally decided to retire.

Tommy said his father Carl, his sister Karen, his son C. Tom, and his daughter Kristin were all part of Dempewolf’s history.

“It has always been our mission to provide to our customers an atmosphere of appreciation for giving us the opportunity to serve their automotive needs. This commitment will continue with the new ownership. The Dempewolf family would like to thank all of our customers in the Tri-State who have trusted us for their automotive needs. We are also grateful for all of the employees and vendors who have helped make Dempewolf Ford a success for over fifty years,” said Tommy.


Taylor-Dempewolf Ford was incorporated in October 1968, under the ownership of Roy M. Taylor and Carl C. Dempewolf.

In July of 1973, Carl Dempewolf purchased Taylor’s interest.

In July of 1974, it was renamed Dempewolf Ford Inc.

In August of 1982, the Lincoln-Mercury franchise was purchased from Galloway Motors.

In February of 1988, Tommy Dempewolf purchased the dealership from his father Carl.

In April of 1989, ground was broken for the new dealership on US 41. In February of 1990, the move was made from the North Green St. location to the facility on US 41.

Since 1968, the Dempewolf family has owned and operated a Ford dealership in Henderson.

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(This story was originally published on May 20, 2019)

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