Honesty, above-board business transactions keep family tradition alive.
With this business philosophy, and the largest facility in the area, Velde Ford has consistently been one of the top-selling automotive dealerships on the Treasure Coast.
The Velde Tradition started with Lynn Velde 68 years ago in Illinois and has been one of continued growth. Lynn Velde came to Vero Beach in 1976 and bought the Ford dealership, which was then on U.S. 1, just north of the Vero Mall. His son Jeff continued the tradition through the dealership's continued expansion. Jeff's wife Patty Velde is now president of Velde Ford and will continue the Velde Tradition throughout the future of the dealership. She now has a staff of 63 employees who they say "stay here forever." With very little turnover, it is not surprising that they have built solid relationships with their customers and that over 50 percent of our business is repeat.
The 82,000-plus-square-foot facility hosts an acre of inside showroom, a full-service department with 33 service bays, a 10,000-square-foot body and collision shop, a parts department and offices. This former Wal-Mart, renovated in 1999, has enabled Velde Ford to stock more inventory and continue to grow.
The parts department, located at the back of the showroom, has an inventory of $360,000 in parts. It is unusual that we would not have whatever part you need.
The Service and Body Shop have more space under roof than most dealers have inside and out. Equipment is state of the art and certified technicians quickly diagnose and repair problems. From a simple oil change to a complex repair our people are trained and equipped to provide the very best experience.
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488 U.S. 1
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