Our History – Midway Auto Dealerships
Midway’s vision is to be the best at what we do. We reach towards this goal by providing a prosperous environment for our employees and customers.
The Beardmore family opened their first dealership in 1919. Carey (Beardmore) Hamilton is the fourth generation of the Beardmore family to operate the dealerships with her husband, Brian Hamilton. Brian currently represents Nebraska’s franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Their family’s longevity and success in a very competitive industry is a result of their commitment to treating those they interact with as guests in their home.
The Hamilton’s take a great deal of pride in serving the community. Carey and Brian have always placed a high priority on corporate responsibility to the community and you can tell our dealership family is woven into the very fabric of the community we serve. At the heart of our dealerships are dozens of quality people making it all work for our guests.
Brian and Carey started their own business 1982 in Grand Island with the ownership of Hamilton Chevrolet Cadillac BMW. The Midway logo was first seen above a Kearney automobile dealership in February of 1987 with the purchase of the Chevrolet and Mazda franchises. Midway shuttled BMW’s to Grand Island for service, but did not sell Cadillacs because the existing Cadillac franchise was owned by Kearney Buick Cadillac Inc. Kearney had been without a Chevrolet dealership for about two years when the Hamilton’s leased the location of Kearney Volkswagen, now the location of King’s Buffet, to start their business.
The Hamilton’s purchased about four acres of land south of Perkins, where they built a new dealership for Midway Chevrolet. While at this location, the Hamilton’s acquired the Buick and Cadillac franchise in 1999. In 2007, the dealership got a major facelift with a 14,000 square-foot addition which doubled the size of the facility. The construction introduced more office space and a renovated showroom. The entire project was geared toward providing a higher level of service and a more enjoyable experience for our guests. Service bays grew from 12 to 18 and new alignment and lube racks were added. In 2017, Midway GM finished its latest phase of renovations by adding a temperature controlled new car delivery bay and service drive to accommodate customers. Updates were also made to the service shop and customer lounge.
In 2014 with the acquisition of Killion Motors, Midway added the GMC brand to become the only full line GM dealer in Central Nebraska. The Killion Motors location is now known as Midway Auto Outlet and Collision Center where they house over 150 preowned vehicles and have a full service collision center with over 120 years of combined experience. Midway’s office and reconditioning staff also call this location home.
Brian and Carey Hamilton also own Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, formerly Spady Chrysler Dodge Jeep, which they purchased in 2004 as well as Beardmore Chevrolet and Beardmore Subaru located in Bellevue, Nebraska.
We at Midway Auto Dealerships would like to welcome you through our doors. It’s an exciting time for Midway as we continue to grow, we strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our employees as we are to our customers. We’re continuously transforming the way we operate to improve our ability to provide the best service to our customers. We are proud of where we are today and excited about where we are headed. From our knowledgeable staff to our no-pressure environment, Midway delivers an experience that combines quality and value to fit your needs. With our online inventory, certified pre-owned vehicles, and simple credit approval program, the purchasing process is seamless. And with factory-trained service and parts staff, you can trust that ongoing maintenance is made easy.