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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

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Your Story

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. During the following year, 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 expansion and in 1965, the Pontiac dealership was relocated to this 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. The leadership is handed over to the third generation for Fusz. Randy Fusz becomes the President and CEO. Lou Fusz III as Director of Fixed Operations, Peter Fusz as Director of Preowned Operations and Patrick Fusz as Director Of New Vehicle Operations.

 

1950s

The 1950’s

1952 – Louis Fusz, Sr. purchased the outstanding shares of a Dodge and Plymouth dealership
1954 – West End Pontiac in Clayton was purchased and name of dealership was changed to Lou Fusz Pontiac
1956 – The business was moved to 1075 South Brentwood
1957 – MG and Austin Healey franchises were acquired, and Lou Fusz Motors Company was formed

1960s

The 1960’s

1965 – Property at 1025 N. Lindbergh was acquired and the Pontiac dealership was relocated to the site
1969 – After his graduation from college, Lou Fusz, Jr. joined the company.

1970s

The 1970’s

1970 – Subaru franchise was added in Creve Couer
1977 – Datsun ( Nissan) dealership was established and new facility was constructed
1979 – Mazda franchise was added in Creve Couer
1979 – Toyota dealership was purchased at Lindbergh and Manchester

1980s

The 1980’s

1980 – Dodge dealership started at Lindbergh and Manchester
1987 – Pete Ramey Chevrolet was purchased
1989 – Lou Fusz Jr. win Time Dealer of the Year Award

1990s

The 1990’s

1990 – Lou Fusz Chevrolet moves to St. Peters
1990 – Saturn of North County was established
1990 – Lou Fusz Ford dealership was established in Chesterfield Valley
1991 – Lou Fusz Mitsubishi was opened
1992 – Saturn of St. Charles was opened
1992 – Lou Fusz Soccer Club is established
1994 – Saturn of Metro East was opened
1995 – Buick and GMC franchise at Lindbergh and Page was purchased
1995 – Pontiac franchise moved to Lindbergh and Page
1995 – Oldsmobile franchise was purchased
1996 – Paul Fusz Buick was purchased
1997 – Saturn of Columbia was opened
1998 – Saturn of Creve Coeur was opened
1998 – Kia dealership was opened at Lindbergh and Manchester
1998 – Kia franchise add to Buick West
1999 – Lou Fusz Mitsubishi opened in St. Peters

Today

The 2000’s until Today

2002 – Lou Fusz Subaru established in St. Peters
2003 – ADI established
2004 – ADI warehouse in Springfield, MO opens
2005 – ADI warehouse in Lincoln, IL opens
2006 – Lou Fusz Subaru moves into new building in Creve Couer
2007 – Lou Fusz Kia moves to a larger facility at Lindbergh and Page
2008 – Lou Fusz open a new Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership in O’Fallon, MO
2009 – EZ-GO franchise was purchased
2010 – Fiat franchise was awarded
2012 – Fiat of St. Louis opens in Creve Coeur
2012 – Fiat of Metro East opens in Fairview Heights, IL
2013 – Alfa Romeo franchise is awarded
2013 – Lou Fusz Dog Park opens behind Lou Fusz Subaru Creve Coeur
2013 – Lou Fusz Allstate open inside Lou Fusz Toyota
2014 – Lou Fusz Jr stepped into the Chairman of the Board
2014 – Randy Fusz became President and CEO of Lou Fusz Automotive Network
2014 – Lou Fusz III became Director of Fixed Operations
2014 – Peter Fusz became Director of Preowned Operations
2014 – Patrick Fusz became Director of New Vehicle Operations
2014 – Lou Fusz Allstate opens second office in O’Fallon, MO within Lou Fusz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealership
2015 – Lou Fusz opens second warehouse on Ashby for VIP/ADI
2015 – Alfa Romeo opens in Fairview Heights, IL
2015 – Lou Fusz Soccer Club adds more turf fields – total now is 8 turf fields
2015 – Lou Fusz Sports Network is formed
2015 – Lou Fusz Sports Network announces the addition Club- Lou Fusz Lacross Club
2015 – Lou Fusz Subaru moves into a larger location- 4440 N. Service Road
2015 – Lou Fusz Mitsubishi moves to a central location -4220 N. Service Road
2016 – Fiat of St. Louis moves into Lou Fusz Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in O’Fallon, MO
2016 – Lou Fusz Kirkwood Collision Center opens next to Lou Fusz Toyota –
2016 – Lou Fusz Mazda moves to 925 N. Lindbergh
2016 – Lou Fusz Kia moves to 1025 N. Lindbergh
2017 – Lou Fusz Sports Network changes name to Lou Fusz Athletic
2017 – Lou Fusz Athletic leases Rams Park ( the old St. Louis Rams Training HQ)
2017 – Lou Fusz Buick wins Dealer of the Year Award from General Motors
2017 – Lou Fusz Athletics opens the Don Popovic Pavillion / The Back Post Grill & Tap
2017 – Lou Fusz Subaru Creve Coeur move to 900 N. Lindbergh – Larger location
2017 – Lou Fusz Kia starts a remodel project
2017 – Lou Fusz Jeep breaks ground for a new stand alone Jeep dealership
2017 – Lou Fusz Celebrates it 65 years serving St. Louis
2018 – Lou Fusz Kia – Grand Opening
2018 – Lou Fusz Athletics adds a new club – Lou Fusz Football
2018 – Lou Fusz Jeep opens in O’Fallon, MO
2018 – Lou Fusz starts a subscription ownership- Fusz Select
2018 – Lou Fusz Mazda starts a remodel project.
2019 – Lights are added to Fusz HQ fields
2019 – Lou Fusz Mazda – Grand Opening ( May)

Lou Fusz Alfa Romeo of Metro East is located at: 501 Salem Place • Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Lou Fusz Alfa Romeo of Metro East

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL

Phone: 618-589-1224

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Parts

Phone: 314-666-3221

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Mobile Parts

Phone: 314-656-8903

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL

Sales

Phone: 618-589-1224

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL

Mobile Sales

Phone: 314-656-7430

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL

Service

Phone: 314-764-5773

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL

Mobile Service

Phone: 314-656-7952

501 Salem Place Fairview Heights, IL
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Lou Fusz Alfa Romeo of Metro East 38.599794, -89.9779323.