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Brent and Laurel Nelson
Dealer Principals/General Managers

The sales staff at Nelson Ford are so helpful and offer exceptional value on the overall process. Great place to buy or lease a vehicle.  - Patrick M.  9/3/20


Great customer service, salesman, and service!  Nelson Ford took care of me in every way!  - Lynette.  8/1/20

The team at Nelson GMC were very easy to work with. - Joey

Definitely worth the drive from Fargo. - Noel

My salesman was top notch. Nelsons made my buying experience a truly wonderful experience.  The rest of the people there were great also.  Nelsons have always given us great service. - Michael

Nelson Ford is a very good place to buy a Ford. We drove about 45 miles to get our new car from there with good results. I would recommend them and the Ford Edge vehicle. - Mike

New Dodge Ram - The salesman was professional, knowledgeable and made the buying experience go smoothly from start to finish. Everyone at Nelson's Dodge was friendly and courteous. Would defiantly recommend to a friend. - TS



Scott Tietz
Sales / HR Manager

Tom Moll
Sales Manager

Darren Herman
Sales Manager

Tyler Plagge
Sales Manager

Alex Lais
Finance Manager

Taylor Haggstrom
Finance Manager

Margie Gettel
Business Development Manager

Dave Johnson
Sales Manager

Like a Family

by Michael Amundson from Henning, MN
November 26, 2016

Dave helped me determine the best way to go to get an updated vehicle. After considering all the options, I leased a new vehicle, and am extremely happy with it. All I had to do is sign the papers, and get some training on new vehicle operation, and I was down the road. Thanks to the whole staff at Nelson's

Leased a 2016 Ford Edge
by Ann and Dean from Fergus Falls
June 8, 2016

Dave Johnson did a great job helping us lease a 2016 Ford Edge. When I saw a sign in the dealership about leasing vehicles we asked Dave to explain leasing and we learned a lot. It became clear that leasing was the right deal for us. We drove four different vehicles and found the right one for us. Dave was very helpful in explaining the different features of the Ford Edge.

5.0 out of 5.0  Used Dodge Truck

by Military Service Member from Fort Bragg, NC | January 17, 2014
Dave Johnson handled the whole process with ease. Bought the vehicle through website from Nelson Auto. I have been a lifelong customer of Nelson Auto.. Currently in the military but would not buy a vehicle anywhere else. Facilities and customer service are second to none

It was a "WOW" experience! Dave J was salesperson

by Jeri Dawson from Alexandria, MN | November 6, 2013

I was extremely impressed with Dave Johnson as a salesman! A friend of mine has worked with Dave for many years and Dave has also earned my repeat business and referrals as well! This was the first vehicle I had to purchase by myself. I was treated with respect, he answered all my questions in a very professional manner and he made the whole experience of purchasing a vehicle for me fun! I had done some price shopping closer to my home and none of them came close to the prices at Nelson Auto Center. Let me say that purchasing a car or even to walk in to a car dealer was out of my comfort zone! Being a female, widowed and a sales person myself, I pay close attention to how I am treated! At another dealership closer to my home - it was not a good experience as I walked into that business - I was greeted with "can I help you find who you are looking for"? It wasn't that way with Dave at all! Dave greeted me with a smile and a handshake. So you can be assured that there will be alot of my widowed friends told about my vehicle buying experience with Dave as probably the best salesperson I have met! After the paperwork was done, Dave was waiting for me to explain everything in the car. I was especially impressed with the amount of time he spent doing that to make sure I understood everything - especially the cellphone part! As well as telling to call him if I have any questions. Dave went the "extra mile" as a salesperson. I can tell that he loves his job and does it well! I purchased a 2013 Ford Edge! Its awesome!

My 3rd King Ranch

by Jill Askelson from Detroit Lakes, MN | July 7, 2013

Thanks to Dave Johnson, Sales Manager at Nelson Ford, I am now driving a 2013 F-150 King Ranch pick-up. This is my third King Ranch and I have been more than pleased with each one. There are many vehicles out there, other than Ford, to choose from. The reason my husband, Bernie, and I have remained in Ford vehicles all these years is the tremendous service we get from the sales staff, like Dave, at Nelson Ford. Dave is truly a professional and walks you through the purchase from start to finish. He goes the extra mile to make sure that you understand the process and are happy with the purchase. If it were not for people like Dave at Nelson Ford we would probably not have been as loyal to the dealership over the years?which I might mention has been 20+ years. Not only does the sales staff do a tremendous job; after the purchase, the service department continues to maintain the integrity of Nelson Ford with prompt service attention. I am happy to say there have been very few repair glitches in our vehicles over the years. Most service has been routine and Bob and Kevin have always stepped up to the plate to take care of all of our service needs. Nelson Ford owners, Brent and Laurel Nelson, can take pride in knowing they have a staff that treats their customers as they would want them to be treated. Kudos to Dave and the rest of the staff at Nelson Ford.

Great Customer Service!

by Joe & Cindy Klimek from Clitherall, MN | June 13, 2013

As always a great purchasing experience with Dave Johnson. My husband and I both bought new vehicles in the past few months. We have been customers for years and work exclusively with Dave. Our neighbors, co-workers, and friends are also customers and work with Dave. He's very professional, honest and straight forward which is what we appreciate most. He has great integrity, plus a great smile! Always a good experience bringing our vehicles in for an oil change too.

"Business with Dave"
Guest, Sunday, October 09, 2011
This review is for:  Nelson Ford - Judysbook

Chad Swenson
Sales Consultant

The salesperson Chad Swenson was very easy to get along with.  He was not high pressure at all.  The man who did the paperwork was very good to explain everything and asked if I had any questions.  - Gary O.  7/25/20

Tom Gentzkow

by Tom Gentzkow from West Fargo
September 26, 2016

Chad was outstanding in assisting us with our purchase. The entire team at Nelson is top notch, and go out if their way to make sure we, the customer, are satisfied!! Thanks Nelson Auto!!!

Chad is the best!
by Kim S. from Fergus Falls MN
August 2, 2016

Chad Swenson is always there for us. When we need a car he finds it for us. He seems to know what we don't or do want. Our daughter's car broke down in 2014 350 miles away while going to college. She needed a car immediately. He found us a car quickly and in no time we were hauling her new car by trailer to her. He recently found my husband a car. He notified us frequently telling us when cars were available and he found us one and also found us discounts. I highly recommend Chad and Nelson Auto Center.

Trevor Funkhouser
Sales Consultant

Trevor treated us with respect and professionalism.  We basically told him what we were looking for in a new vehicle, he gave us a few options, and the rest is history.  Trevor was upfront with every detail and we knew where we stood on every step along the process.  - Rod  8/31/20


Trevor did a great job in finding the truck I wanted in a difficult environment.  I would recommend anyone to Trevor who would like a fast, informative, and efficient transaction.  - Mark N.  7/29/20

Once again, we are completely satisfied with our buying experience! We have always been treated like royalty at Nelson, and Trevor and the rest of the crew did a great job getting us into our new vehicle!

Travis Hopkins
Sales Consultant

Top Notch!  Travis Hopkins was great!  I feel like when shopping for a new vehicle a lot of places like to pressure you into buying!  Not at Nelson Auto Center!  Thanks to everyone there for making me feel comfortable when purchasing my last 2 pickup trucks! - Richard G.  8/18/20


The TEAM at Nelson Auto Center is awesome!  Friendly and Straight Forward.  Travis Hopkins' No Pressure approach made my buying experience excellent!  Ill be back for all my vehicle purchases!  Thank You Nelson Auto Center!  - Richard G.  8/7/20


This was the best experience I have ever had in purchasing a vehicle. All the employees I dealt with were pleasant and courteous. Travis (sales) and Taylor (finance) were exceptional. I will recommend Nelson Auto to my friends and I surly will be back when I need to purchase another vehicle. If you are looking for a vehicle go to Nelson Auto. - Rick

Sam Glasenapp
Sales Consultant

Sam was good to work with.  Dealership seemed to be very welcoming and good atmosphere.  Would recommend to people.  - Colleen  8/10/20

Mark Morris
Sales Consultant

I had Mark Morris as a salesman and he was pleasant and knew what he was doing.  I liked him because he didn't put on some big show or pressure like some salesmen.  I developed trust in him fairly fast.  He is the type of salesman I like!  He was excellent!  - Marlow J.  8/7/20

Great Salesman

by Margaret from Fergus Falls, MN
October 25, 2016

I like that Mark was able to find the perfect vehicle that fit our needs. We love our new Escape

Nelson Auto a very good car buying experience
by Ray and Vicki from Fergus Falls Mn.
June 3, 2016

My wife and I stopped into Nelsons to just look at a Jeep Cherokee. We meet Mark Morris and he picked out the perfect vehicle for us just after answering a few of his questions. The whole staff was great from sales to financing to the accessories department, everyone knows their jobs and do them very well. They had our vehicle ready when promised. Thank you Mark and Nelsons for a good buying experience.

out of 5.0   Thank You.....

by from Fergus Falls |

We recently purchased a "like new" Dodge Ram from Nelson Auto Center. A big Thank You to Mark Morris for your honesty, friendliness and professionalism, your are the best. Our whole buying experience from all the staff was great...Thank you...

by Bryant & Kayla from Davenport, ND | August 24, 2013
My wife and I had been looking for a Ford Edge for some time. We decided to call Mark Morris to see what he could do for us, and it was a great decision. I had heard nothing but good things from people about Mark and Nelson Ford. The whole process was very enjoyable and would do it over again anytime, thanks Mark we love our new Edge!

"I would like to note that Mark Morris was a pleasure to deal with, and is an asset to your staff.  Mark was not a high pressure salesman, and really worked with us to make sure we were happy with our purchase.  There was an auto start that was added to the car and that was also taken care of in a timely satisfactory manner.    I will definitely look to Mark Morris and Nelson Dodge the next time I am in the market for a new vehicle." 
Thanks again, Jim  January 15, 2013

Candy Olson
Sales Associate

James Boid
Sales Consultant

James Boid
by james butzin from Sioux falls, SD.
November 14, 2016

Salesman knows the product. Kind and patient. He knows what it takes to make a sale. Has good judgment.

Nelson Auto Center of Fergus Falls, Minnesota
by Nino from Moorhead, MN
October 15, 2016

Had a Representative named Jim Boid that helped me get the perfect car at a much lower price than expected. Excellent Service all around! Would recommend.

5.0 out of 5.0  2011 tahoe purchase went great!

by from Minneapolis, MN |

Jim Boid made my purchase super simple, super fast and super painless. Thanks for all of your help.

5.0 out of 5.0  Great Experience

by from Ottertail, Mn |

We recently stopped in to check out out leasing options and left with a vehicle. Our experience was the best we have experienced. Jim Boid was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make sure we didn't waste time but got in and out in a timely manner. We look forward to our relationship with Nelson Ford during our lease! Thank you so much.....we are extremely happy with our new jeep!

Ford Edge

by from Miltona MN |

I recently purchased a previously owned Ford Edge. Jim Boid assisted my wife and I in this purchase. As a true Minnesotan he was outside in the cold wind and rain last weekend answering all our questions. Jim was very easy to talk to, was patient, fully informed me throughout the entire sales purchase. We were able to drive both on the highway and in town, to get a true feel for the vehicle. Elliot Thompson, the finance manager, answered all our questions and was extremely helpful as well. I was also impressed that Brent Nelson, the owner, was there on a Saturday and shook our hand after the purchase. My wife and I had several other dealership options much closer to our house; however Nelson Automotive Center had the best prices in this area. I will not hesitate to recommend referring friends, family, or strangers to Nelson Automotive Center in Fergus Falls. I will definitely purchase my next vehcile from Jim. Very Satisified!!!

First car purchase at Nelson

by from Underwood, MN |

We were pleased with our first experience and appreciate what we think is a very good value on a quality vehicle. Jim Boid was patient in listening to our numerous questions and did a nice job of explaining the features of our "new-to-us" vehicle. Thank you.

The best customer service

by from Detroit Lakes MN |

We had been looking for a new car (not aggressivly) and Jim Boid was our sales rep. He was very patient and not pushy at all! We finally found the car that we wanted and everything went very fast and smooth!! i couldnt have asked for a better company to buy a car from it was worth the hour drive. other salesmen were also very nice while we were waiting for our paperwork to go through! thanks again

Tim Oien, February, 2012

"We had been looking for the "right" pickup with great incentives for a significant amount of time. We had made multiple calls on pickups over a years' time to multiple dealerships with unsuccessful results either to the truck of interest being overpriced or ending up with a lowball trade in value. Then Jim Boid sent me an email on a truck that was a super deal, though that truck was gone when we came to Fergus Falls, Jim showed us a beautiful pearl white GMC that we fell in love with and thinking it was way out of our price range. The amount for our trade in was excellent and with all the rebates on that pearl white GMC it gave us the opportunity to buy it. When we came to purchase the truck was on a Saturday and all the great employees at Nelson worked at a great pace to help us make this purchase as quickly as possible (even though our kids were a terror). Jim worked very hard to make our purchase top notch and he succeeded at that with a very happy customer with a truck that exceeded our expectations. Thank you Jim Boid for taking care of all our needs and we will be back in the future for the wife's vehicle upgrade."

Bruce W Nilson, November 29, 2012

"My recent purchase of a vehicle from Nelson Auto Center and dealing with your sales person, Jim Boid, was a very pleasant and positive experience. I feel the price I paid for the vehicle I purchased was fair and the trade in price was also fair. You have a very welcoming facility and Jim did a great job!"

Jonathan Pikop
Sales Consultant

Jonathan and the rest of the guys at Nelson Ford were great to work with.  Found me what I was looking for and gave me all the options.  The parts and accessories team were super knowledgeable and not pushy at all.  Finance was a breeze.  Would definitely work with them again.  - Lucas  8/25/20

Brian Quernemoen
Sales Consultant

They located me a pickup were the other dealers said they were not going to.  - Richard H.  8/27/20

Worked to get the vehicle I wanted and the purchase settlement went smoothly.  - Gary S.  8/26/20

Brian Quernemoen did a great job attending to all of my needs and anwering all of my questions.  - Timothy B.  8/22/20

Purchased a new pickup.  Brian was very helpful and we were very comfortable working with him.  All the employees were very cordial and friendly.  We will definitely do business with Nelson's again.  Thank you.  - Bev.  8/4/20

Brian and the rest were very helpful and made buying a pickup easy. - Karlyn

We purchased a 2019 GMC Sierra from Nelson GMC.  Brian and everyone that helped us was a pleasure to work with.  Definitely a great experience. - Joey & Karlyn

Brian Q and the team were very helpful and made the new car buying process as streamlined as possible.  They took time to explain my options and answer my questions. - Deidra - 11/26/19

Aaron Mikkelson
Sales Consultant

I was 100 percent pleased with your service.  Aaron was great to work with and also the finance guy.  Very impressive location.  I have been telling everyone about my experience.  Thank you Aaron.  - Keith M.  8/12/20


Aaron did an awesome job helping us find an Explorer that met all our wants!  He truly cares about his customers!  We are enjoying our new Explorer!  Thanks Aaron!  - Pam B.  8/9/20


We recently purchased a used Vehicle from Nelson Auto Center. We worked with Aaron who helped us and went the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied with the vehicle. He also went to great lengths to teach us how to use all the accessories and even helped us link our phones to the car. He made sure we understood what the capabilities of vehicle were and how to access them. We love the car and will go back for our next purchase. I feel great that I can call Aaron any time I have questions!! - Sydni Pafko Mansager - 12/11/19


Left with a new SUV

Aaron and his manager made the anxiety of purchasing a brand new SUV less stressful. He was thorough and patient with us, even though it was late on Saturday afternoon. - Jll - 12/18/19

Mark Johnson
Sales Consultant



Denise Hanna
Office Manager

Julie Hartness
Accounts Payable

Melanie Lewis
Title Clerk

Tony Newborg

Randy Irmen
Office Support Staff



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Mary Dolan
Marketing Manager