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The Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep Story
Mark K. Hollenback purchased the foundation of this family-owned dealership in 1964. Mark began his career in the automobile business in 1936 as a "grease monkey" - as he termed it. In 1940 he took over a Texaco station at Trent and Argonne called Millwood Auto Service. It was during this time that he started dealing in used cars and just before the onset of World War II, he obtained an associate dealership for the Nash franchise. Unfortunately, that operation ceased with the advent of the war.
In 1946, Mark had a chance to buy the property in Parkwater at 5303 East Trent where he repaired and sold second-hand cars. He got his first full new car franchise when he took on Jeep in 1949 and named his business "Hollenback Motors". In 1950 he re-obtained the Nash line, then in 1957 took over the lease on the same building on "Auto Row" at Sprague and Park in Dishman where he began his automotive career back in 1936. At this point he was dividing his time between the Dishman and Parkwater locations.
In 1960, Mark consolidated his two operations to the corner of Sprague and Park in Dishman where he held franchises for Rambler, Jeep, Peugeot, Renault, and BMW. After purchasing Dishman Dodge, he designed and built the present Service and Parts facility at 7700 East Sprague and moved his Dodge operation and 30 employees to this location in 1968. Dishman Dodge held Chrysler's prestigious "Five Star Excellence Award" until his retirement. In 1983 at the age of 70 years, he received Washington State's prestigious "Dealer of the Year" award from the Washington State Auto Dealers Association.
In 1995, his daughter, Marlene (Marti) Hollenback, carried on her father's excellence in the automobile business. Having had a very successful career as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years, Marti assumed leadership for this family dealership in April of 1995.
After attending Washington State University for a year, Marti completed her Registered Nurse training at Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor of Health Science degree from Whitworth College. Marti served as the Washington State Director to the National Automobile Dealers Association and was a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association for the past 12 years. Marti's personal recognitions as the President and Dealer Principal of Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep include: "Everyday Hero Award" presented by the Kiwanis Clubs Division #46 in 2003, Northwood University's "Automobile Dealer Education Award" in 2004, Spokane Business Catalyst Magazine's "Best Local Business Woman Silver Award" in 2006, 2010 and again in 2013, NAWBO/Wachovia's "Business Woman of the Year Finalist" in 2007, in 2009 Marti was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame and in 2015 the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce presented her with the 2014 Harry E. Nelson "Citizen of the Year" Award. Like her father before her, Marlene was awarded the Washington State's prestigious "Dealer of the Year" award from the Washington State Auto Dealers Association in 2017.
Marti volunteered a significant amount of time serving on numerous community service boards, including the Children's Home Society, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, National Association of Women Business Owners, American Red Cross, Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, Spokane Valley Community Center, Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary, Better Business Bureau, Deaconess and Valley Hospital Foundation and the PACE board.
Some of the awards Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep received during her leadership tenure included:
• Finalist in the Spokane Chamber of Commerce "Agora Award for Business Excellence" in 1998
• "The Washington State Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award" presented by the Washington State Psychological Association in 2002
• Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce "Award of Excellence" in 2003
• Association of Washington Business "Better Workplace Award" in 2003
• Semi-finalist in the Spokane Chamber of Commerce "Agora Award for Business Excellence" in 2004
• "Community Beautification Award" presented by the Association of Washington Business in 2004
• Nominated for the "Community Caring Award" by the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2004
• "Humanitarian Award" presented by the Valley Rotary Club in 2005
• Winner of the krem.com Z "Best of Spokane Auto Dealerships" competition in 2009
• Seattle Business Magazine's prestigious "Washington Family Business Transitions Award" in 2012,
• Finalist in the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce "Heart of the Community" Award in 2016
• Finalist for the 2016 Better Business Bureau's "Business of the Year Torch Awards for Ethics"
• Chrysler's prestigious "Five Star Excellence Award" throughout the years.
Marlene's eldest son and Mark Hollenback's namesake, Mark Waltermire, began working at the dealership washing cars in 1985 while still in high school. Mark progressed to serve as General Manager for several years, transitioning to President and Dealer Principal upon Marlene's passing in the spring of 2017. Mark graduated from Eastern Washington University (EWU) with degrees in Business Management and Marketing and went on to graduate from the National Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Academy in 1994.
Marti's younger son, Matt Waltermire, is also involved in the business as Computer Technician and Systems Administrator. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from EWU with a degree in Computer Science. Mark and Matt worked very closely with Marti in the day-to-day operations of the dealership for years to prepare themselves to be Marlene's successors. Mark and Matt work as a team in both daily and long-term decision making for the dealership.
In January of 2004 Dishman Dodge opened their new state-of-the-art Sales Center, The Mark K. Hollenback Building, at 7614 East Sprague adjacent to their former facility. This facility has been identified by many members of the local community as "The Gateway to Spokane Valley". The former building, now the Service and Parts Center, has been remodeled and redecorated as well as the Body Shop building. On May 7, 2010, Dishman Dodge added the Chrysler vehicle line and became branded as Dishman Dodge Chrysler. On November 15, 2012, the Jeep brand was added, and we celebrated our 50th Anniversary.
In 2020, Dishman was awarded the Excellence in Family-Owned Businesses award by the Association of Washington Businesses. The dealership continues to thrive as a community-minded, family-owned business, providing jobs for nearly 120 individuals in the greater Spokane area. Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep attributes our success to the longevity of our wonderful employees, of whom nearly 30% have been with the organization for 10 years or more and an outstanding 10% have been employees for over 20 years.



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Contact

Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep

East 7700 Sprague Avenue
Directions Spokane, WA 99212-2935

  • Sales: 5083888013
  • Service: 509-720-8973
  • Parts: 509-590-4103

Hours

  • Monday 09:00AM - 06:30PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 06:30PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 06:30PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 06:30PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 06:30PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM - 05:00PM