If you are shopping for a new or used vehicle near Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, or Klamath Falls, OR, the chances are high that you have come across a Butler Automotive Group dealership. Our group of new car dealerships features four of the world’s top automakers within the greater Medford and Ashland, OR area, providing our customers with the opportunity to easily shop and compare to find the best prices and vehicles that fit their lifestyles. The Butler Automotive Group offers much more than just a place to buy your next car; we also provide a full dealership experience with service, parts, and financing departments.
Four of the top automotive marques are represented in our new vehicle inventory at the Butler Automotive Group, including Ford, Acura, Hyundai, and Kia. With such a diverse range of brands and vehicles on hand, you are sure to find a car, crossover, SUV, minivan, truck, or any other type of vehicle that fits your lifestyle. Our highly trained sales teams are here to assist you in finding the specific model, trim level, and color combination that suits you, so remember that you are not alone in your car search! In addition to our new vehicle selection, our substantial inventory of used and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles of all makes and models are offered to you at highly competitive prices.
If you want to get a few more miles out of your current vehicle and it is in need of a tune-up or repair, the service centers at the Butler Automotive Group are ready to help. While our dealerships may be best-known for providing service and warranty work on certain brands of vehicles, we only hire highly skilled and experienced service technicians that are capable of working on all makes and models. You can schedule service, order parts, or take advantage of our latest deals and specials right here on our dealership group’s website.
As soon as you find your new dream vehicle, our dedicated team of finance professionals will go to work for you, finding a great auto loan rate through one of our many trusted lending partners. You can even get pre-approved from your Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, or Klamath Falls, OR residence by filling out the online credit application on one of our dealership websites.
About Chuck Butler | Co-founder Butler Automotive Group
Chuck wasn’t born into the auto industry but it was close. Having been born in Buffalo, New York, his father moved the family to California and soon went to work in the car business, allowing 12-year old Chuck to wash cars on his lot. Because of Chuck’s height at the time, he earned 15-cents for cleaning the bottom half, a quarter for the whole car. Over the next few years he worked in all departments, drove a parts truck and moved into sales. He also served six years in the Air National Guard and on active-duty in the Air Force. After graduating from L.A. Valley College and UCLA (where he played water polo) with a degree in business administration he took over his father’s business in 1966.
It was at that dealership in Torrance, CA that Chuck met Linda. He recalls how he made sure he was in the right place at the right time when she stopped by to pick up a friend, and the way he was mesmerized by her waist-length blonde hair. On their first date he took her to a Neil Diamond concert. He says it took him three years and eight proposals to convince her to marry him.
Together, they bought the Ford dealership in Ashland in 1976. That endeavor has since grown into the four dealerships that currently make up the Butler Automotive Group in Medford and Ashland. Chuck is also a partner in Steelhead Finance in Medford, a nationwide commercial finance company and CPM Real Estate Services with locations in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. In his spare time he pours energy into a number of volunteer endeavors, including the Ashland Community Hospital, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University Athletics and the YMCA.
When asked who he is when he’s not working, Chuck doesn’t hesitate. “I’m a captain”, he says. He and Linda bought their first boat, a canoe, as newlyweds. Now, they get away from it all on a slightly bigger vessel they’ve named “Comme Je Trouve”, which, when translated from French means “as I find things” or, “take it as it comes”. Chuck’s also a family man; He and Linda have four children and five grandchildren
Warren Cooper | Managing Partner Butler Automotive Group
You can’t miss Warren Cooper, for two reasons: At 6′ 5″ he towers over almost everyone. And he always has a mischievous smile on his face. Maybe that’s because, as an admitted “workaholic”, he loves what he does!
Warren is a Medford native and Crater graduate who played forward for the Raiders basketball team back when Southern Oregon University was Southern Oregon College. Since he “enjoys business” and has “always had a mind for numbers”, he studied accounting, going to work for a CPA firm directly out of school. Warren’s lightning-fast computation skills took his career to LTM (now Knife River), then into partnering in two businesses – a video rental shop and appliance store – where he fell in love with retail.
But as fate would have it he wound up in the auto industry. Warren met Chuck Butler in 1978 upon buying his first new vehicle: a Ford Conversion Van. Not only did they strike up a friendship but Warren became a repeat customer when he bought a truck from Butler a couple years later. His friendship with Chuck turned into a position with the company in the late 1980s, then into a business partnership in 1998.
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