Our History

Extraordinary vision lead to continuous growth and endless possibilities

The Beginning

Matthews Motors, originally known as Fleetcare, was founded by the visionary Bob Matthews on July 15, 1991.

Beginning with a single mechanic, a pickup truck, and a toolbox, Matthews Motors intially focused on providing mobile commercial vehicle repair services, specializing in preventative maintenance.


First Expansion

As the business expanded in 1993, Matthews Motors relocated to a larger service building, enhancing its offerings to include comprehensive services such as engine rebuilds, brake work, hydraulic repair, and fuel system diagnostics, among others.


Isuzu Commercial Trucks

The growth trajectory of Matthews Motors continued as they secured the Isuzu Commercial Truck franchise in 1996.  

Isuzu has been the best-selling low cab forward truck in America every year since 1986.


Hino Truck

Their expansion into the Hino Truck dealership in 2007 broadened their services, parts, and sales scope.

Hino represents the Toyota Group in the global market for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and buses.


Matthews Motors was Born

In 2018, a major rebranding took place, transitioning from Fleetcare Commercial Trucks to Matthews Motors. This change was designed to emphasize the family legacy, as Bob’s sons – Aaron, Austin, and Alan – joined the dealership.

By 2020, Matthews Motors extended their portfolio, becoming an authorized dealer for Palfinger & Stellar.


Matthews Truck Bodies

The year 2022 saw Matthews Motors broadening their horizons further, acquiring Padgett Truck Bodies and inaugurating Matthews Truck Bodies.

They are a licensed dealer for Dakota Bodies, Dhollandia, Palfinger, Roll-Rite Tarp SystemsStellar Industries, Tommy Gate and a licensed distributor for Buyers Products and Ranger.


The Eagle Has Landed

In 2023, Dennis Eagle, a world leader in the design and manufacture of refuse collection vehicles, was added to the Matthews' family of dealer franchises.