§ Utah's largest Chevrolet dealer
§ Largest truck inventory in Utah
§ Full-Service Automotive Collision Repair Body Shop
§ HUGE Parts Inventory (one of the largest in the state)
§ Service Department (all makes and models)
§ Fast Track Lube Center
§ All Commercial Fleet Vehicle Needs (13 manufacturers, one location)
In addition to providing the drivers of Layton, Utah with a cornucopia of new Chevy Malibu, Impala, Cruze, Silverado 1500, Camaro vehicles and used cars, at Young Chevrolet of Layton, we are dedicated to taking care of all of your automotive needs. We will help you find the model that best suits your lifestyle and your budget through conversations with our sales consultants and Chevrolet lease and financing experts.
Leaving our showroom and driving your new vehicle home is just the beginning. Over the miles that you and your Chevrolet car share, our state-of-the-art service department and its Chevy Malibu, Impala, Cruze, Silverado 1500 and Camaro service technicians will be here to take care of all of your routine maintenance needs. Moreover, our comprehensive parts department houses all the fixings that do-it-yourself drivers require when electing to tackle their own automotive repairs.
In summary, we at Young Chevrolet of Layton are looking forward to serving all of your automotive needs. To learn more about the products and services our team provides, visit our showroom at 645 North Main Street Layton, Utah.
Young Chevrolet of Layton proudly serves Ogden, Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington, Roy, West Haven, Clearfield, Clinton, West Point, Far West, and surrounding areas.
HISTORY of YOUNG AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Seldon "Jack" Olsen was a wanderer who traveled Utah and its surrounding states on rail lines during the early 1920's. He settled down in Morgan after he met and fell in love with Ina Rose Beal. They were married in 1923.
Jack worked as a mechanic at a repair shop in Morgan. Before long, his employer made him a partner; Jack was only 22 years old. He continued to work at the repair shop until 1925, at which time he purchased his partner's interest and became the sole owner. He re-named the shop Olsen Motor Service, and applied for an Oldsmobile franchise, which was granted to him. He made his first car sale in 1925.
During the Great Depression of 1929, Jack didn't have any employees, but he continued to run his business. He hooked a car to the back of his personal vehicle and towed it door-to-door, refusing to return home before it was sold.
As the depression continued through the 1930's, money was scarce. Bartering and trade became viable and necessary means of exchange. Jack began providing vehicles and vehicle services in exchange for goods and other services. He accepted everything from produce and meat to chickens and livestock.
Even during this difficult time, Jack had a vision to expand his business beyond Morgan. He began to purchase land in Layton, including a building near the intersection of Main Street and Gentile.
In 1935, the Morgan store burned to the ground, and Jack suffered major burns when he ran inside to retrieve the cash register and as many tools as he could grab.
In 1938, tragedy struck again. Jack and his family were involved in a head-on automotive collision. Ina Rose was killed instantly, and Jack was badly injured.
Jack opened the first Layton dealership in the 1940's. He traveled east by train and drove cars back from Detroit - sometimes with friends, and sometimes alone - in order to restock his vehicle inventory.
Business was rough, as most supplies and materials went to the war effort. Despite the war and turbulent 1940's, Jack continued to grow the dealership.
In 1950, Jack moved Olsen Chevrolet to a new location in Layton (also on Main Street). Jack's youngest daughter, Bertie Olsen, married Samuel Young, who began working for the dealership in 1952. He worked in the office doing accounting.
Spencer Young Sr. was born in 1956.
Jack continued to run the Layton and Morgan stores.
Throughout the 1960s Young Chevrolet in Layton saw various stages of growth and the second generation of family was heavily involved in the business. Sam Young managed the service department during the 1960's. Every couple of years, a new addition was added to the building, expanding the service department, body shop and show room. In the late 1960's, Spencer Young Sr. began working as a lot technician -- pulling weeds, washing cars, and planting flowers - when he was just eight years old.
In the 1970s the third generation began getting more and more involved in the family business. Seldon and Roger Young began working in different capacities in and out of the dealerships. Spencer Sr. began selling vehicles after returning home from his mission. In the late 1970's the company was becoming large enough that a vision of expansion was on the horizon and new stores and opportunities were just around the corner. Jack Olsen passed away in 1979, leaving an amazing legacy to build on and continue for generations.
1977 - Sam Young purchased the building that is now the current Young Chevrolet location.
During the early 1980's, Spencer Young Sr. and his brothers, Seldon and Roger, were increasingly involved in the operations of the Layton store. Spencer Young Sr. became President of Young Automotive Group in 1985. In 1987, Olsen Chevrolet was renamed Young Chevrolet. In 1988, the Youngs opened Young Geo across the street (which turned into Young Pontiac [through the 1990's], and eventually became Young Buick GMC ).
Spencer Young Sr. had a vision to expand the Young Automotive Group beyond automotive dealerships. In 1990, Young Trailers opened its doors at the Young Pontiac (now Young Buick GMC) location. In 1995, Young Automotive Group purchased Avis Car Sales and Bonanza Motors. The company also purchased the dilapidated Bonneville Raceways and tore it down to make way for a brand new racing facility: Rocky Mountain Raceways. In 1997, the company purchased the dealership which would later become Young Kia.
After the turn of the century, Young Automotive Group focused heavily on refining its customer service and sales processes. In 2004, the company expanded again, this time opening Young Wraps and Xtreme Xccessories.
During the financial crisis of 2009, Utah was hit hard. Many dealerships were closed, but the Young Automotive Group continued to thrive throughout the depression.
Following the financial crisis, Spencer Young Sr. made diversification a top priority. The Young Automotive Group doubled in size from 2009 to 2014. Now operating in two states and seven cities, the company owns Rocky Mountain Raceways, plus nine automotive dealership locations, and carries thirteen vehicle manufacturer brands.
· 2011 - Young Subaru (Morgan)
· 2013 - Young Dodge (Morgan)
· 2013 - Young Ford (Morgan)
· 2013 - Young Auto Mall (Logan)
· 2014 - Young Wholesale Parts - Expansion (Layton)
· 2014 - Young Trailers - Second Location (West Valley)
Spencer's eldest son, Spencer Young Jr., took over as President of the Young Automotive Group in 2014.