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DECEMBER 2014 CORPORATE PROFILE


Joel Confer


Many children say they want to grow up to be firefighters or police officers or doctors. At the age of 10, Joel Confer told his parents that he was going to sell cars. By the age of 16, he was doing just that, selling cars part-time, when he wasn’t in school.
The rest is history. For more than 47 years, Joel has been a partner in or owner of his own dealerships. He has been the area’s Toyota dealer for 38 years and the BMW dealer for 36 years. He has also been the president of the Ford dealership in Bellefonte for the past 11 years.
Joel Confer’s two dealerships include Toyota, Scion, and BMW at 120 East Clinton Avenue in State College and Ford at 2892 Benner Pike in Bellefonte. The dealerships employ more than 100 people and continue to support a wide variety of local organizations as a way of giving back to the community that has supported them over the years.
The dealership is a three-generation family business with Joel’s son Corey joining the dealership ranks more than 35 years ago, and grandson Seth six years ago. From the Confers to all members of the dealership family, the Joel Confer dealerships are a family-run business with family values, treating each customer the way we treat each other – with respect. We’re more than just a place to buy a car; long after your purchase, the Joel Confer dealership family will continue to take care of you and your vehicle with great service and personal attention.