Even though the name Cornerstone is relatively new, we are a family owned business that has been around for nearly 60 years. The company was founded in the early 1960’s with Brookdale Ford, in Brooklyn Center, the largest Ford dealership in Minnesota for more than 35 years. We have been pursuing excellence ever since. Over time, the company expanded to include auto dealerships and operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota.
In 1972 we acquired Elk River Ford, our longest continually serving location. We expanded in Elk River with a Chrysler and Dodge franchise, followed by Jeep, and finally KIA. Since 2010, Cornerstone has added a pre-owned location in Plymouth and a Chevrolet dealership in Monticello.
Cornerstone Automotive has become a sustainable and dependable business, however, we refuse to stand still. Change is constant, maybe more so in the car business. Customer preferences, economic conditions, new car models, transportation habits, competition, and technology are constantly reshaping the auto landscape. Even though there will always be adapting, our values hold true. Determination, hard work, doing what’s right, striving always to improve, and a deep commitment to serving others – these are the things that will continue to define who we are and what we do.
We are honored to serve everyone. We live our values through our actions. Our workforce is the most valuable asset we have and the reason for our success. That is why we are proud of being recognized by our employees as a Minnesota Top Workplace. We are family run and treat our customers the way we want to be treated. Please allow us the opportunity to help you get to where you’re going!