Although the name Cornerstone has only been around for the past few years, we're a family owned business that's over 50 years old. In 1972 we acquired Elk River Ford, our longest continuously operating store. Scott Powell, Oran's son, became owner and operator in 1983. We expanded in Elk River with a Chrysler and Dodge franchise in 1989, followed by Jeep in 1998, and finally KIA in 2009. Since 2010, Cornerstone has added a pre-owned location in Plymouth and a Chevrolet store in Monticello.
Even though Cornerstone Automotive has become a strong and successful business, we cannot stand still, and we are not. Change is constant, maybe especially so in the automotive business. Customer preferences, economic conditions, new car models, technology, competition and, lately, the Internet are reshaping the auto landscape. Even though there will always be change, our values will hold true. Determination, hard work, doing what's right, striving always to improve, and a deep commitment to serving others – these are the things that will continue to define who we are and who we will be.