The History of O'Meara

1906


Son of an Irish immigrant, Alfred O’Meara Sr. begins work at Ford Motor Company as employee #138

1913


Al O’Meara moves to Colorado to fight tuberculosis and Henry Ford names him the first CO Ford dealer, at 15th & Cleveland Place. A Model T sells for $550, we take horses on trade and teach buyers to drive.

1916


We survive the Spanish Flu, and the dealership is moved to 14th and Broadway

1938


When his father’s health fails, Al O’Meara Jr. leaves Notre Dame to run the dealership at only 22

1941


After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Al mortgages his house to buy a lathe and every new or used part he can find. Service and parts carry us through WWII

1943


Rumor has it, O’Meara sells just 6 new cars this year, as Henry Ford stops car production to make airplanes for the war

1953


In order that the City of Denver could build a library, O’Meara is moved to Colfax Ave

1960


Denver Broncos get a rough start in Denver, owners plead to area business to help, we buy 100 season tickets

1968


Dealership moves again to its current location at I25 & 104th

1974


Al Jr.’s son, Brian O’Meara is named General Manager

1976


Our spokesperson, Bonnie Murray-O’Meara, an Army veteran, joins the team, and later, the family

1976


Alfred O’Meara was named “Time Magazine Quality Dealer “

2003


Dealership is remodeled to create a 100,000 sq ft, $15 million-dollar, state of the art facility



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2013


The O’Meara’s purchase O’Meara Volkswagen, also on 104th

2018


O’Meara Buick GMC is added to the O’Meara family of dealership.

2018


’Warbirds Over the Rockies’, a 20 yr model airplane event run by Brian, raises more than $250,000 for Colorado Mental Health

2020


We use everything we learned from Grandpa Al to fortify pre-owned sales and the service and parts business through the Covid pandemic

2021


Al O’Meara Jr is inducted into inaugural class of the Colorado Auto Dealers Association Hall of Fame

2022


Alfred O’Meara Sr is inducted into the Colorado Auto Dealers Association Hall of Fame

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