Henard Company, Inc. D.B.A Kars R Us
The Henard Dynasty began, in 1955, when Ron A. Henard Sr. (deceased 1989) opened his first new car dealership in Bristol Virginia called Bristol Lincoln Mercury. In 1964, Ron opened his second new car dealership in Bristol, TN called Ron's Ford. During the next four decades, Ron owned and operated new car dealerships throughout the Tri-Cities TN/VA and Abingdon, Va. Ron's son, Kenneth Henard Sr., was destined to be an automotive tycoon like his father, starting his career with his father's Ford Dealership in Abingdon, Va, in 1977. From 1977 to 1994, Ken worked in sales and management for Ron's Ford, Campbell Ford, and Jay Johnson Chrysler, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury. Ken retired from the new car business in 1994 as General Sales Manager of Jay Johnson's family of dealerships and opened Kars-R-Us, Car finders for the Tri-Cities.