About Us

A different kind of dealership, a different kind of career

All three of our dealerships, Kalispell Toyota, Kalispell Ford, and Kalispell VW, are part of the Rydell Group, recognized as the largest individually owned and operated dealer group in the US.

From the beginning The Rydell Group dealers have created a unique culture within the industry that centers on a truly exceptional customer experience that defies the standard uncomfortable expectation of a car dealership visit.

In 2007 Gerrid Gandrud brought the Rydell Group philosophies to the Flathead Valley with the purchase of Glacier Toyota. Mr. Gandrud transformed that dealership into Kalispell Toyota – Scion and immediately implemented the fully transparent sales process for customers and a commitment to helping each employee reach their fullest potential.


To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to othersWes Rydell, founder The Rydell Group

Every one of the 50+ current locations in The Rydell Group is owned and operated by someone who has “grown up” within our organization while learning our operating philosophy. Our dealers have started in a Rydell store at almost every position including detailers, reconditioning department managers, service technicians, parts department managers, finance & insurance department managers, sales consultants, used car managers, and sales managers. Gerrid Gandrud being no different, starting in the wash bay at a Rydell Group dealership at 16 years old.

The Rydell Group is the only dealer group in the country to consistently provide the opportunity for it’s employees to own their own dealership 100%.

Kalispell Toyota has been awarded Toyota Corporations highest honor, The Presidents Award, for the last eight consecutive years (2010 – 2017).  The Presidents Award is presented to only the top dealerships who have achievements above and beyond in customer satisfaction in every department.

Kalispell Toyota, Kalispell Ford, and Kalispell VW are looking to continue this level of performance by adding to our team of talented professionals throughout the organization.

What you can expect from a career at this organization is an engaged and successful work environment, great income, on the job training, no requirements of previous experience, and potential for advancement based on your own drive, skills, and abilities levels.

The value of our people- We have nothing of greater value than our people.  We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self respect, and self discipline.