About Us

About Germain of Columbus

Germain Automotive Partnership is a group of automotive dealerships in Columbus, Ohio, Michigan, and Naples, Florida. Owned by Rick Germain and his sons Paul and John, we are a family of third- and fourth-generation dealers committed to caring for people, our customers, our associates, and our community.

In a time when the automotive business is changing rapidly, we recognize the need to be at the forefront of that innovation. We see exciting changes coming and are committed to being a progressive leader in this evolution.

Philosophy 1

Build and Maintain Exceptional Facilities

Philosophy 2

Earn Customer Loyalty Through Unmatched Customer Service

Philosophy 3

Engage and Inspire Associates in Unique and Memorable Ways

Philosophy 4

Use Technology to Enhance the Shopping and Buying Experience

Philosophy 5

Take Care of People – Our Associates, Customers, and the Community


In 1947, Warren Germain, a retired accountant for Henry Ford, opened a Lincoln franchise in Columbus, Ohio. Warren’s son, Bob Germain Sr., worked with his father at the Lincoln store and began growing the business. Bob’s sons became the third generation to work in the family business, and together grew the Germain Motor Company to include 16 locations in several markets. After Bob Sr.’s passing, his sons decided to operate their stores independently.

In 2011, Rick Germain formed the Germain Automotive Partnership with his sons Paul and John, which includes Germain Lexus of Dublin, Germain Lexus of Easton, Germain Nissan of Columbus, Germain Ford of Columbus, Germain Mazda of Columbus, and Germain Toyota of Naples.


To foster the finest reputation possible, we are committed to employing people who feel compelled to always do the right thing for the customer. Our goal is to find a way to create value for each individual. We will do this by helping them meet their own unique objectives to ultimately improve their quality of life.

We are also dedicated to maintaining state-of-the-art facilities to provide our clients with a comfortable, beautiful, and functional environment. Finally, we are passionate about continually adapting to the changing industry and evolving our business to fit the customer's needs. We realize that continual adaptation and commitment to customer loyalty will allow us to grow and ensure prosperity for the future.


As a premier automotive dealership group, our operations are conducted with the goal that every sales and service transaction will continually convert customers into advocates. Cultivating customer loyalty is of utmost importance, and every action is done with this in mind.


Taking care of our customers and giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to our family and our associates. To learn more about how we participate within the Community, visit our Community Involvement page.


Our commitment to excellent service means that we need to have many different vehicles to fit your needs. Each of our dealerships offers an extensive inventory of new and used vehicles, so you’ll have plenty of options regardless of where you go.

We encourage you to visit our showrooms, where our dedicated sales teams will be waiting to walk you through them and help you find your dream set of wheels. Let them know about your needs, and they’ll pair you with a sedan, SUV, or truck that you can get the most out of.

You can look through our new and used inventories online. Use the filters to show information pertinent to your search, including color, MPG, features, drivetrain, and more. All used cars will come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, which will provide a detailed overview of a vehicle’s ownership history, maintenance history, and more.

Leasing and Financing Solutions for All Drivers

Are you ready to develop a lease or finance plan for your new-to-you vehicle? Every Germain Express dealership offers a state-of-the-art finance center with a team of experts who have a wealth of experience creating custom solutions for you. Sit down with them and let them know what you need in your deal, and they’ll walk you through your lease and finance options.

Regardless of which route you go, you’ll need to apply for credit, which you can do in person or online. From there, the finance staff will incorporate your needs into your unique program and review it with you in a way that’s easy to understand.

On top of our secure finance application, we also have a Value Your Trade tool that’ll provide an estimate for your current car and a payment calculator that’ll help you forecast your monthly payment based on your preferred down payment, credit score, length of lease or finance plan, and more.

Maintenance, Parts, and Collision Centers

Germain Express wants to help you prepare for the long road ahead by offering comprehensive maintenance and repair services. Our service centers are equipped with multiple service bays, the latest diagnostic equipment, and a caring, knowledgeable team of mechanics who can confidently cover every crevice of your vehicle.

Depending on the car we’re working on, we can use genuine OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts designed to fit seamlessly and last longer than aftermarket parts. So, you’ll feel at ease knowing the right oils will be used for oil changes, the right brake components will be used for all brake services, and more.

Are you the do-it-yourself type? We have on-site parts centers with the same parts and accessories our technicians use. Stop by to talk to our parts specialists about your project, and they’ll help you find what you need. Can’t make it in? Order the parts you need online.

It’s no secret that being involved in a collision can be a difficult process. The Germain Express collision center aims to take some of that stress off your plate by working to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. We’ll provide you with an estimate and work with your insurance company, so all you’ll need to do is get your car here!

Visit Our Germain Express Dealerships for Excellent Service

Drivers in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan can visit any of our Germain Express Dealerships to find their next set of wheels, a comprehensive lease or finance plan, or maintenance. Contact us today to get started on your journey.

Get directions to one of our locations:
Germain of Columbus 40.0568286, -82.8948777.