Generations

1847
Bernhard Glockner
Bernhard Glockner

Bernhard Glockner emigrates to the U.S. from Bingen, Baden, Germany

1848
Hibbs-Angle Hardware
Hibbs-Angle Hardware

Bernhard begins working for Hibbs-Angle Hardware on Market St.

1872
J.B Rottinghaus Hardware 
J.B Rottinghaus Hardware 

Bernhard purchases J.B Rottinghaus Hardware on Market St.

1876
Bernhard dies
Bernhard dies

Bernhard dies and Magdalena assumes management of the hardware store along with her sons Alex M., Adolph, and Frank.

1891
Magdalena dies
Magdalena dies

Magdalena dies and her sons Alex M. and Adolph assume management of the hardware store. They add a line of horse-drawn buggies, sold to them by W.C. Durant, who later founded General Motors Corp.

1911
Alex M.’s son, Edward A., joins him in business
Alex M.’s son, Edward A., joins him in business

Alex M.’s son, Edward A., joins him in business. Several years later his daughter, Helen, joins as well.

1912
Alex M. acquires a farm tractor line
Alex M. acquires a farm tractor line

Alex M. acquires a farm tractor line and realizes the need for expansion. He rents the Heinisch Building on Gallia and Gay Streets and moves the hardware store to that location.

1914
Alex M. obtains a franchise with Chevrolet
Alex M. obtains a franchise with Chevrolet

Alex M. obtains a franchise with Chevrolet. It was necessary to contract for a specific amount of cars per year, and a $50 per car“earnest” money had to be deposited in advance with Chevrolet.

Alex M. rents a garage on John St.
Alex M. rents a garage on John St.

Alex M. rents a garage on John St. to service the new Chevrolet and farm tractor lines.

1933
The Glockner Hardware Company goes bankrupt
The Glockner Hardware Company goes bankrupt

The Glockner Hardware Company goes bankrupt during The Great Depression.

1959
Ebby forms Quality Car and Truck Leasing Corporation
Ebby forms Quality Car and Truck Leasing Corporation

Ebby forms Quality Car and Truck Leasing Corporation, leasing vehicles, fork lifts, industrial equipment and investing in real estate.

1962
Cable Company
Cable Company

Ebby forms Multi Channel Cable Co. and in Portsmouth builds the largest CATV system with more subscribers built in less time than had ever been done before.

1965
Glockner Oil Company
Glockner Oil Company

Originally named Glockner Supply, Glockner Oil Company began as a sub distributor for Quaker State Oil.

1969
The Glockner Plaza
The Glockner Plaza

The Glockner Plaza adds the heavy truck franchises of Chevrolet, International, and Fruehauf along with diesel engines by Mack, Cummins, and Detroit.

1974
Andy Establishes Rosemount City Insurance Agency
Andy Establishes Rosemount City Insurance Agency

Andy establishes Rosemount City Insurance Agency in 1974, which became known as Glockner Insurance in 2014.

 

1975
Ebby purchases Portsmouth Volkswagon-Porsche-Audi-Honda-Toyota
Ebby purchases Portsmouth Volkswagon-Porsche-Audi-Honda-Toyota

Ebby purchases Portsmouth Volkswagon-Porsche-Audi-Honda-Toyota and sells the franchise and stock interest to his 22 year old son, Andy.

1982
Ebby Retires
Ebby Retires

Ebby Retires in 1982 and turns over the enterprise to Andy who continued to grow the family business and develop its people and culture.

1989
Glockner Auto Credit
Glockner Auto Credit

Andy began Glockner Auto Credit in order to help good people facing bad situations reestablish their credit while driving a nicer, newer car. Always a forward thinker, the Glockner Auto Credit slogan reads “We finance your future, not your past.

2013
Ford Brand
Ford Brand

The Glockner Family adds the Ford Brand to their already impressive line up when they acquired South Point Ford.

2015
Glockner Ironton
Glockner Ironton

The sixth generation of Glockner active in the business, Tim, Joe, and Mike are poised for the future to grow the enterprise. Starting with our expansion into the Greater Ironton Area. Glockner of Ironton was acquired in August of 2015.

2016
Glockner of ashland
Glockner of ashland

The Glockner family added yet another dealership to their repertoire: Glockner of Ashland, Kentucky. Glockner of Ashland represents the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM brands.

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2017
Purchase of Original Hardware Store
Purchase of Original Hardware Store

Purchase of original hardware store building, break ground on new museum.

2018
Glockner Museum Opens
Glockner Museum Opens

Museum complete, open house, Bernie G brand is born.

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