Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Scott Ehrlich

Scott Ehrlich

Scott Ehrlich, whose family ties to the automotive business in northern Colorado go back almost 70 years, is in San Francisco this week to receive the Colorado Time Dealer of the Year award for 2015.

Ehrlich operates Toyota, Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships in Greeley, a Toyota store in Fort Morgan and Kia in Longmont.

Ehrlich is the second Greeley dealer to win the award back-to-back; Bob Ghent, Chevrolet and Cadillac dealer in Greeley, earned the honor for 2014.

Ehrlich will be among winners from other states in the U.S. to receive the award at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, which runs Thursday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 25. The award is sponsored by Time, in association with Ally Financial.

After opening an auto repair shop in LaSalle in 1946, Ehrlich’s father Swede expanded and eventually established a Datsun dealership in Greeley in 1963. Datsun took on the name Nissan in the early 1980s. Scott Ehrlich began working at his father’s business while in school and by 1996 had become general manager.

 

Colorado recipients of the Time award:

 

  • 2015- Scott Ehrlich
  • 2014- Bob Ghent
  • 2013- Jay Cimino
  • 2012- Mike Shaw
  • 2011- Doug Moreland
  • 2010- Jack Terhar
  • 2009- John Medved
  • 2008- Don Hicks
  • 2007- Lisa Schomp
  • 2006- Barbara Vidmar
  • 2005- Jeffrey Carlson
  • 2004- Jim Morehart
  • 2003- Lee Payne
  • 2002- John Schenden
  • 2001- Dean Dowson
  • 2000- Kent Stevinson
  • 1998- Fred Emich
  • 1997- John Clatworthy
  • 1996- Lloyd Chavez
  • 1995- Jim Reilly
  • 1994- Herrick Garnsey
  • 1993- Roland Purifoy
  • 1992- Jim Suss
  • 1991- Doug McDonald
  • 1990- Bob Markley
  • 1989- Bob Fisher
  • 1988- Harry Dowson
  • 1987- Joe Luby
  • 1986- R.W. Dellenbach
  • 1985- Hugh Tighe
  • 1984- Florian Barth
  • 1983- R.S. Doenges
  • 1982- Jack Maffeo
  • 1981- Nate Burt
  • 1980- Dwight Ghent
  • 1979- Tony Fortino
  • 1978- George McCaddon
  • 1977- Gene Wilcoxsen
  • 1976- Ralph Schomp
  • 1975- Al O’Meara
  • 1974- Charlie Williams
  • 1973- Vern Hagestad
  • 1972- Dick Deane
  • 1971- Gene Markley
  • 1970- Russ Lyon