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Yesteryear: D-Patrick Has Deep Roots To The Evansville Business Community


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare D-Patrick has deep roots to the Evansville business community. Way back to 1934, when Joseph E. O’Daniel partnered with George Ranes Sr. to form O’Daniel-Ranes Oldsmobile in downtown Evansville, Indiana. With the expansion in mind, the O’Daniel family grew its business within Evansville, and to other cities such as Omaha, NE, Louisville, KY, Bloomington, IN, and Fort Wayne, IN.  Dealerships in both Fort Wayne and Omaha are still owned and operated by members of the O’Daniel family.In 1964, Joe O’Daniel’s son, D. Patrick O’Daniel, joined the family business at the Key Ford dealership in downtown Evansville. He began his career as the company’s Chief Accountant and was later promoted to General Manager of the Ford Dealership, before purchasing his own dealership in 1971.The new company, called D-Patrick, Inc., sold and serviced Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz vehicles on Green River Road on Evansville’s east side. D. Patrick later purchased Key Ford Honda, moving it to Green River Road before adding BMW, Porsche, and Audi to the Green River Road location. D-Patrick eventually purchased O’Daniel-Ranes Oldsmobile Nissan. The Nissan dealership was moved to the Green River Road location. General Motors later discontinued the Oldsmobile brand.In 1987, D. Patrick’s son, Mike O’Daniel, joined D-Patrick. Two years later, D. Patrick’s son-in-law, Ray Farabaugh, joined D-Patrick. In 1998, after completing the NADA dealer candidate program and filling multiple management roles within the dealership, Mike O’Daniel and Ray Farabaugh purchased D-Patrick, Inc.D-Patrick has since added the Lincoln franchise to the downtown Ford dealership and moved the Honda dealership to the Division Street Auto Plaza. The Ford dealership in Boonville was also purchased as well as the expansion of the D-Patrick Body Shop and Glass business to be one of the largest in the Evansville Area. In 2014 D-Patrick Nissan moved from its’ Green River Road home of 20 years to a brand new completely green-built facility with over 400 vehicles and 16 state of the art service bays.D-Patrick, Inc. employs the finest dealership staff, offers the best service and sales experience, maintains the greatest selection of new and used vehicles and offers the best deals in the tri-state area. The D-Patrick service, body and glass shops offer the highest quality repairs available anywhere.Mike O’Daniel said “We provide our factory-trained master technicians with the latest technology and diagnostic equipment to ensure your vehicle is completed in a timely manner and repaired correctly…the first time”.last_img read more


Foster Closet of Michigan Alpena Branch Holds a Sorting Day


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Foster Closet of Michigan Alpena County Branch was hands on sorting out donations with the help of volunteers Saturday.Earlier this week WBKB News reported that the closet received a number of donations to help out foster parents and licensed relative caregivers.Saturday volunteers helped sort clothing, furniture, car seats, and more so that life would be easy when foster parents, caseworkers, and caregivers come in to collect items they may need.Alpena Branch Coordinator Lorilee McGee said it’s a blessing when people in the community come together for a cause like this one.“It has been an very interesting day. We had lots of people come out and help us sort out the donations and get everything up on hangers to be put away and ready, so when kids come into foster care and foster parents or case workers need items we can get to them super fast. This is probably one of the hardest parts, sorting through donations and getting them into the right spots, and putting them on hangers. So this is a blessing if anybody has time to come out and help us sort we appreciate that,” McGee said.The Foster Closet recently received a donation by the DaVita Alpena Dialysis Center, and the Northern Collision and Auto Repair.There will be another sorting day on Saturday, February 11th from 10 am until 3 pm.If you would like to help that weekend, the Foster Closet is located right beside Thunder Bowl Lanes.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Foster Closet, Foster Closet of Michigan Alpena Branch, Sorting Day, Volunteer, Volunteer ServiceContinue ReadingPrevious Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Awarded Major GrantNext Ladies Across the State of Michigan Compete in the Miss Sunrise Side and Miss Sunrise Side Outstanding Teen Pageantlast_img read more