DECEMBER 2014 CORPORATE PROFILE
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
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