About Our Dealership

Our Dealership History


Chilson Automotive Group was started in 1959 by Bernard and Ken Chilson in Osseo, Wisconsin. The primary brand was Rambler automobiles. In 1960 the opportunity to move to Eau Claire was presented. With this move the Chilson Inc. had the rights for Rambler automobiles in a larger sales territory and could use that to grow in the Eau Claire market. Our organization proudly serves the nearby communities of Menomonie, River Falls, Chippewa Falls.

The Rambler brand was acquired by the Wisconsin based American Motors Company (AMC). With the newly formed entity Chilson Inc received the rights to sell Renault and Jeep automobiles in 1969. With these franchises Chilson Inc now had a small fuel efficient vehicle line as well as a full line of sport utilities and trucks.

In 1975 the Subaru franchise was purchased from a local dealer. At this time Subaru specialized in inexpensive, reliable, fuel efficient vehicles. Soon Subaru would offer an entry line of four wheel drive sedans and coupes. At the time no other manufacturer offered any vehicles with the four wheel drive option in small fuel efficient vehicles.

We purchased our first Chrysler and Dodge store in January 2004 in Chippewa Falls. In April 2008 we purchase our third facility Corner Motors in Cadott.

Today, the Chilson Family has three dealerships in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area. Chilson Inc.(Subaru) in Eau Claire. Chilson Chrysler Dodge LLC is located in Chippewa Falls selling the full line of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Ram Heavy Duty.Commercial trucks. Chilson's Corner Motors in Cadott also features the fulI line of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Heavy Duty/Commercial Ram trucks.

Bernard is involved with every aspect of the business - from sales, to service and parts, to the financing department - as are his seven children. Steve Chilson, Lynn Schultz and Jeanne Szepieniec work as the management team in the Eau Claire facility. Mark
Chilson and Kate Chilson work out of the Chippewa Falls location. Deb Chilson and Matt Chilson head up the team in Cadott.

Chilson Subaru

3443 State Road 93
Directions Eau Claire, WI 54701

  • Sales: 1-800-455-0701
  • Service: (866) 453-4875
  • Parts: (866) 801-5371


  • Monday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am-05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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