Charlie Gilchrist has over 30 years experience operating automotive dealerships. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas and acquired his CPA license before beginning work in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand. From there he became partners with Ken Nichols and ran Ford Heavy Truck Dealerships before getting in the retail car business with the purchase of SouthWest Ford in Weatherford and Nichol’s Ford in South Fort Worth.
Charlie has served as President of Ford’s Dealer Council and as Chairman of Legislative Affairs and Chairman of Industry Relations for NADA. He is currently the Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect for the National Automobile Dealers Association. He is also actively involved in the DFW New Car Dealers Association.
He is married and has three dogs and three horses (and counting).
Stephen Gilchrist - Dealer Operator
Stephen Gilchrist graduated with his degree in Accounting from Texas Christian University and NADA's Dealer Academy. In 2013, he successfully opened the group's (and the area's) first Volkswagen store in Hudson Oaks.
He currently serves as a Director on the North Texas Chevrolet Dealers LMA board, is currently the North Region District 22 Director for the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and a current member of NADA's Next Gen Leadership Club. He also serves on Volkswagen's Dealer Council as the Dallas-Fort Worth Representative, and is actively involved in the DFW New Car Dealers Association and National Automobile Dealers Association.
He is married, has two dogs, four cats (and counting) and five horses.