Tex Earnhardt, founder and CEO of Earnhardt Auto Centers, was raised on a ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of Southern Texas. Later, Tex moved to Chandler, Arizona with his family. In 1951 when he was twenty one years old, he was awarded a Ford Franchise and became the youngest Ford franchise owner in the U.S. Thereafter, when Tex acquired several more automobile franchises and he became widely known for his great deals and as the cowboy car dealer who rode a bull in his commercials. Tex? trademark slogan, ?that ain?t no bull? was the ultimate truth in advertising. The ?bull? he rode in the commercials was really a steer.
Tex? sons, Hal and Jim Babe, joined him in the business and eventually so did his grandchildren. Together the Earnhardt family sits at the helm of one of the nation?s largest automotive empires with 19 dealerships selling 17 brands of vehicles. The dealerships are located in the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Goodyear, Avondale, Peoria and Prescott Valley.
There are now over 3,000 employees at Earnhardt Auto Centers and the Earnhardt family's dedication to the well-being of their employees is legendary. Various charities and needy causes have also benefited from the Earnhardt's philanthropy. Inspired by the Earnhardt family, many of their employees participate in a company charity program called H.E.A.R.T., whereby individual donations are deducted from their paychecks and given to a different charity each month.
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