Kocourek Automotive Group, owned by Keith Kocourek, consists of five dealerships in the Wausau area, and includes Chevrolet, Nissan/Kia, Ford/Lincoln, Hyundai/Audi/Volkswagen and Subaru. In addition to sales and leasing of new and used vehicles, they also provide complete service for these brands and others. Kocourek Automotive Group is an active member in the community and believes being a good neighbor is one of their most vital roles. The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and The Neighbors’ Place are just a few of the many community organizations that the company supports. The Kocourek Automotive Group also created The Kocourek Kids Foundation to make a difference in young lives “helping kids of today become the leaders of tomorrow. “
Kocourek has partnered with Wisconsin Business Development (WBD) and River Valley Bank on three different projects. First, in 2009, he utilized an Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan to purchase the Ford dealership. Two years later, Kocourek used a second SBA 504 loan to renovate the Chevrolet dealership. In 2012, he constructed a new 26,000 square foot Nissan/Kia dealership with the same type of loan. The purchase and renovation projects have had a significant impact on the local job market, creating 55 new jobs, brining the total number of employees to over 225 within the Kocourek Automotive Group.