We take our name from a man whose vision, integri­ty, hard work, and grasp of the promise of new tech­nol­o­gy con­tin­ue to inspire each of us every day: Albert Joseph Weath­ers, the grand­fa­ther of found­ing part­ner Christo­pher Hessler.

Albert “Ebb” Joseph Weath­ers was born with the Amer­i­can cen­tu­ry in 1900. His par­ents had immi­grat­ed from Ire­land, and lived in Lima, Penn­syl­va­nia, in a small house which did not yet have indoor plumbing.

Ebb was still a teenag­er and had nev­er even dri­ven a car before when he found­ed Weath­ers Dodge, one of the first Dodge deal­er­ships in the coun­try. He and his broth­er ded­i­cat­ed them­selves to treat­ing peo­ple hon­est­ly and offer­ing top qual­i­ty ser­vice. Liv­ing these val­ues brought suc­cess to the Weath­ers broth­ers and their deal­er­ship, and spec­tac­u­lar cus­tomer loy­al­ty, too. Weath­ers Dodge had plen­ty of both to sus­tain the busi­ness through three gen­er­a­tions. The deal­er­ship stood on the same spot from its open­ing day in 1916 until its clos­ing in 2009.

We are proud to car­ry on the lega­cy of com­mit­ment, oppor­tu­ni­ty and inno­va­tion in every­thing we do at today’s AJW.