Shawn Nelson - Useless Overhead - Owner
For some reason, ever since I can remember, I have had what is called a mental obsession with cars. Most of my day dreaming, simply consists of thinking about cars that I would like to drive or collect. I would always spend my free time in the garage, weather it was restoring, maintaining or cleaning a car. I spent many years working in an industry that was not related to cars, software. I would tell co-workers that I could not wait to retire so that I could just spend time in the garage. They would always laugh at me and remind me that I was at least 50 years away from retirement.
I was always waiting for the "Right Time" to start a car dealership. The time when I had the financial means, or the time when my daughter Sienna was all grown up, or the time when property prices would go down, or the time when.......
The "Right Time" never really revealed itself. One day I had an epiphany! There is no "Right Time". I needed to figure out a way to provide value to people in the car industry and just do it. That if I could provide some kind of value that eventually, I would be doing what I love every day, and I would not have to worry so much about whatever else I was waiting for. I felt that if your doing what your passionate about, everything surrounding your life will adjust to support it. So with not much of a plan and no start up capital I decided to quit my day job and start a car dealership, Crazy! I had no idea what my Niche would be, I had no idea how I was to obtain inventory with Zero start up capital. However, I just trusted and believed that somehow it would all come together. I told everyone that I had a car dealership, they all asked what kind of cars are you selling? I would have tell them that it's the only car dealership in town with no inventory to sell. It was awkward. Then I got a phone call from a friend. He said they needed my help, that his family was moving out of town and that they were buying a new car at that town. They did not want to take their 2 older cars to their new home and asked if I would sell their cars for them. Of course I said YES. That was the day Nelson Motors got some inventory and found a Niche, Consignments.
Starting with my friends 2 cars, Nelson Motors built a process for selling cars for people who do not have the time to go through the selling process themselves. Nelson Motors Started business in 2017. We now have an average of 10 cars on the lot, and we also just started purchasing cars to restore and resell. We like all kinds of cars so our inventory is very random from hybrid cars to muscle cars, pickup trucks or whatever. We are working everyday build up and provide more services, we also offer Warranties, Financing, we are the real deal :-)
Please feel free to come down and visit us, or give us a call 406-570-5976. We would love to spend time with you, and help you sell your car or help you purchase a car.