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Ruxer: Honesty, Hard Work, Vision, Value, and Family

In 1921, Jacob Ruxer, blacksmith shop owner and father of 12, became a Ford Dealer in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Over the next few years, Jacob acquired franchises for Star and Durant automobiles as well.

In 1928, Jacob's second-oldest son, Alvin (himself age 21 at the time), returned to St. Meinrad and convinced Jacob to sell him the Ford franchise. For the next 8 years, Alvin prospered by paying close attention to his Ford factory representative and applying the sales knowledge previously gained through selling tires to the automobile business. Having outgrown St. Meinrad, Alvin moved his operation in1936 to downtown Jasper, Indiana where he could have a proper showroom, parts department, and a service station.

In 1976, Alvin and Oliver decided it was time to retire from the Ford business and sold the dealership to three employees: Doug Abbett, Oliver's son-in-law; WillWillie" Weinzapfel, and Norman "Sandy" Sendelweck. In 1979, Ruxer obtained the Ford heavy truck franchise, and work began on what is now Ruxer's current location; the new facility allowed the dealership to work on heavy trucks and their trailers alike. Ruxer continued to expand by opening its heavy truck sales and service facility, Ruxer Truck Center, in Evansville, Indiana serving the Tri-State area.

Alvin passed away in 1991. Will Weinzapfel retired from Ruxer in 1996 and passed away in 2012. Norman Sendelweck retired in 2006, and Doug Abbet, the last of three original partners, passed away after a short illness in 2013. Doug's sons, Nick and Phillip, carry on the family tradition; Nick as CEO and Phillip as Vice President. The foundations of Honesty, Hard Work, Vision, Value, and Family the business was built upon over 90 years ago remain the virtues we live and work by today.

Learn More About Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc.. Proudly Serving Drivers Like You, from Jasper to Washington, French Lick, Huntingburg and Petersburg, And Everywhere in Between

If you're in the market for a new or used car, you've come to the right place. The staff at Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc. is committed to helping you find the right vehicle for your needs. What's more, they're also  dedicated to helping you maintain it long after you drive it home for the first time.

So where do we begin? Most like to take a look at the latest Ford models to hit our showroom, including the Ford F-150, Escape, Super Duty, Fusion and Edge.Those looking to keep some of that hard-earned money in their pockets, meanwhile, like to consider our lineup used cars as well.

Of course, whether you choose new or used, Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc. staffs a team of expert auto finance specialists who can help you find the right loan or lease for your needs. From start to finish, we're by your side to make the buying process as easy as possible.

And after you've purchased your next vehicle, Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc. doesn't go anywhere. Instead, we continue to support you with an onsite service department, which operates using only certified Ford parts - a combination that's sure to result in many worry-free miles in your vehicle's future.

Whatever your automotive needs may be, Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc. is here to serve you. Located at 123 Place Road in Jasper, Indiana, we're a quick drive away from the surrounding Washington, French Lick, Huntingburg and Petersburg areas. Come see what we can do for you today.



Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc.

123 Place Road - Hwy 231 S.
Directions Jasper, IN 47546

  • Sales: (877) 876-6394
  • Service: (812) 482-1200
  • Parts: (812) 481-1300

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  1. Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc.

    123 Place Road - Hwy 231 S.
    Jasper, IN 47546

    • Sales: (877) 876-6394
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