Madelia Ford is Madelia Proud

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20 Mar 2023

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Madelia’s motto is “Drawing from its history to illuminate its future.” In 1945, Fox Lake, Minnesota resident, and entrepreneur Percy Jose drew from the legacy of Ford Motor Company with his love of automobiles, his desire to help people with their transportation needs, and his wanting to be close to home. Partnered with Madelia’s independence, forward-thinking, and community-based values, Mr. Jose opened Madelia’s first and only independent automotive dealership, Madelia Ford. Since then, four generations of Jose have illuminated the future of Madelia Ford while solidifying its past. Madelia Ford is currently run by Jim and Mike Jose.

Madelia Ford is a one-stop shop dealership offering in-house financing and specializing in performance Mustangs and other performance Fords. Whether you are looking to buy or lease a new or used vehicle or require parts or service, Madelia Ford is here to help. Satisfied customers from all parts of Minnesota have visited, purchased, and continue to return for their high-quality modern service. As their website says, “Our team strives to simplify every aspect of buying, owning, and servicing a Ford model so that your automotive investment is one that you’re every bit as proud to own as we are to sell. Madelia Ford is committed to serving drivers from Minnesota and beyond.” 

We spoke with Jose's family member and a Madelia High School graduate, Mike Jose, about running Madelia Ford and being Madelia Proud. When asked, “What are your future goals for the business?” He replied, “Buying local helps the community with growth and exposure. We want to continue growing our customer base in sales and service.” When asked, “Why do you enjoy living here?” He replied, “People helping other people, the pride of our small town, and our sense of family values.”

Start, Expand, or Relocate Your Business and Grow in Madelia

As a self-sufficient city, the cost of doing business is low, creating an affordable place to start and grow a business. Our effective, telecommuter-forward workforce is ready to staff your business. Madelia is where entrepreneurs build and existing businesses expand. Contact MARC and be Madelia Proud with us!