Ford dealership in Roseville, MN
The history of our dealership plays a huge role in our ongoing dedication to our customers. Our founder, Harold J. Slawik, was a lifetime resident of St. Paul. He attended High School at Mechanic Arts, where he began his long career as a successful and passionate business person. After working in bicycle sales and repair, Slawik became interested in automotive and real estate, eventually opening Midway Ford at Fairview and University Avenues in St. Paul. His wife, Marie O’Brien, was also his business partner.
Slawik and his wife raised a family and became active members of the St. Paul communities in which they owned property and did business. Much of their philanthropic work in St. Paul was conducted in the name of their late son, Skipper. After Harold Slawik’s death in 1962, the business was managed primarily by Marie and her son, Jerry. Edward J. Tichenor, husband of Mary Slawik (daughter to Harold and Marie Slawik), began working at Midway Ford in 1964. After multiple successful Slawik-family real estate and business ventures, Midway Ford Company made its move to Roseville in 1977.
To eliminate confusion, the dealership officially changed its name from Midway Ford Company (referencing the historic Midway District, including University Avenue, in St. Paul) to Roseville Midway Ford (the current dealership’s location). Ed Tichenor and his sons, John and David, continue to work at and manage the dealership, and Ed’s grandson, Spencer, also now works at Roseville Midway Ford, making the dealership a fourth generation family-owned business.
Roseville Midway Ford was honored by Ford Motor Company in June, 2004 for reaching its 50th year in business as a Ford dealer. Only the best dealerships in the country achieve this honor, so you know you’ll be in good hands when you shop for your next new or used vehicle at Roseville Midway Ford. Our dealership has grown with each generation, ensuring our current space is contemporary, modern and friendly – and still less than a mile from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Enjoy on-site complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and our remodeled lounge, plus free car washes for a month, vehicle delivery and a service shuttle when you buy from Roseville Midway Ford!