Heart of the Family
The Lou Fusz Automotive Network has been serving the St. Louis and surrounding areas for nearly 70 years! We have many stories to tell about family and business. You can learn about our history reading below. We want to know your story! Stories about you and how Lou Fusz is apart of your life. To submit a story click here.
After the Hurricane Gordon rains on September 7 & 8, 2018, we got upwards of 4-5″ of rain in Barnett, MO at our property this weekend. Our road, a private road is NOT well maintained, if at all. Matter of fact, a resident had JUST dug trenches for the run off on the Tuesday before the rains! What luck! I had never seen or driven in such terrible conditions. Some of the ruts and holes were about 18″- 24″ deep! Needless to say, unsure of myself and our 2013 Outback, I asked Mike to drive the Subaru and I drove our 2015 Chevy 1 Ton pickup. Knowing the 4 WD pickup would have no problem. Well was I surprised that our little Lady did it! She kept up with the truck! I have always been a little skeptical of the articles I read in the Subaru Magazine. Not anymore! Good Job, Subaru!
Blessings, Mike and Karen Betts
The History of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network
The origin of the Lou Fusz Motor Company dates to 1952 when Louis Fusz, Sr. purchased the outstanding shares of a Dodge and Plymouth dealership. Two years later, Mr. Fusz bought West End Pontiac in Clayton and subsequently changed the name of the dealership to Lou Fusz Pontiac. In 1956, the business was moved to 1075 South Brentwood. In the following year, additional MG and Austin Healey franchises were acquired, and the Lou Fusz Motors Company was formed.
As the business in Clayton escalated, Mr. Fusz found it necessary to enlarge the facilities. Property at 1025 N. Lindbergh was acquired for the expansion and in 1965, the Pontiac dealership was relocated to the new site.
In 1969 after his graduation from college, Lou Fusz, Jr. joined the company. He soon undertook the duties of General Manager and Vice President. Soon after that Lou Fusz, Sr. became the chairman of the Board and Lou Fusz, Jr. became the President and Chief Operating Office.
In 2014, Lou Fusz, Jr., takes over the Chairman of the Board and leadership is handed over to the third generation for Fusz. Randy Fusz becomes the President and CEO. Lou Fusz III, Peter Fusz, and Patrick Fusz all become Chief Operating Officers for the company.