Although Leskovar Motors was not actually established until 1957, the automobile business was already ingrained in the Leskovar family. From 1937-1942, Anton Leskovar was the Butte Willys dealer, a franchise made famous for its civilian version of military Jeeps and the Americar. In 1942, the production of cars was shut down due to World War II. During this time, business continued through Central Auto Service, an automobile paint shop which eventually evolved into a full service body shop. Central Auto Service was located on 39 E. Galena, above the then Wellman Motors Dodge dealership. In 1957, Ted Wellman decided to retire and sold the entire building to the Leskovars. The Edsel franchise was added shortly thereafter.
The Lincoln Mercury franchise, the luxury brand for Ford, was later added 1958. Ted Leskovar, Joe’s younger brother, later joined the family business as Joe and Anton’s partner. Ted and Joe expanded their operations in 1968 and opened another dealership in Kennewick, Washington. Shortly thereafter, the Honda franchise was added in 1975, making Leskovar Motors Montana's oldest Honda dealer. In 1985, Leskovar Motors relocated from uptown Butte to 3766 Harrison Avenue, our current location.
Four generations of Leskovars have worked to preserve what was originally started. Today, we still take pride in conducting business with the same ideals that were instilled over 60 years ago.
I have a Honda Civic and I love it! It has been a safe, reliable car. It has taken me all through my college years. I sure after I finish with the nursing program, I will still be driving my Honda Civic. Leskovar Motors is where I go for servicing my Honda and wouldn't go any other place. I highly recommend Leskovar Motors!
– Anna Walsh
I drive all day for my job. I need to be on the highway and MT roads all year. My Honda Accord drives so smoothly and safely. Not to mention how great the gas mileage is. Any time I need my vehicle serviced, I am able to get right in. Leskovar Motors is a wonderful family business and I am happy to have them as my local Honda dealer.
– Marci Robinson