ABOUT WALKER AUTOMOTIVE
The dealership was founded in 1919 as Alexandria Auto Company, Inc. by Foster Walker Sr. Walker Oldsmobile Company is now lead by Foster Walker III, as his father did before him. Ninety-three years after its inception the dealership has expanded from its meager origins to four locations, 7 manufacturers, four service departments and a stand-alone collision center. Walker employs more than 176 employees. Over the last 9 decades, Walker has won numerous national and factory awards for all aspects of its business. Walker Automotive offers new and pre-owned vehicles ranging from quality entry level models to German luxury vehicles.
Mr. Walker also emphasized that as a fourth generation family company, Walker Automotive always tries to do what is in the best interest of its customers. “We remain committed to serving our customers, being an active community partner, executing business strategies that allow for continued growth, and delivering new and used vehicles to satisfied customers.”
Walker Automotive was named the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award winner which recognizes local businesses for outstanding ethical practices. This was the second time for Walker Automotive to win this prestigious award.
ABOUT W. FOSTER WALKER III
W. Foster Walker III served as Chairman of the Board of the Louisiana Automobile Dealer’s Association for 2011-2012. Mr. Walker has previously held the positions of Chairman Elect, Treasurer, and District 16 Representative for the Association. The board of directors for the Association is governed by 19 dealers elected from 14 districts across the state. The Association represents approximately 320 automobile dealers in Louisiana and more than a hundred Associate and Subsidiary members.