About Us

About Us Bergstrom

Marketplace Motors has been part of the Bergstrom Cars family since 1986. Bergstrom Cars first dealership, Lake Motor Company first opened its doors in 1921 as a service station in Devils Lake ND. Art Bergstrom, the company founder was an avid hunter and fisherman and hence moved to the region for the fabulous outdoor opportunities the area offered.

In the 1950's Art's two sons Gene and Bill joined the family business and helped grow it by adding Buick and Toyota to the list of new car franchises. Later in the 80's Gene retired and Bill solely took the helm. Under Bill's leadership, the business carried on expanding and at one time grew to four dealerships three in North Dakota and one in Wisconsin and added the Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Pontiac, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Chrysler, Plymouth and Jeep Brands. In 1991, Bill's son Renard joined the business and has helped grow the company's reach and influence in the region. At Present, Bergstrom Cars sells Ford and Lincoln vehicles at Marketplace Ford. The company also sells Toyota, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC brands at Lake Toyota and Lake GM Auto Center locations.

Bergstrom Cars is the largest used car retailer in the Lake Region with an inventory of hundreds of the cleanest, best reconditioned used vehicles available anywhere in North Dakota. We also offer certified used vehicles for every manufacturer that we represent, and the most comprehensive customer protection package in the industry.

Renard and his wife Candace have been active in the company and the community for almost 25 years. After growing up in Devils Lake, Renard spent 10 years in the US Air Force flying F-16's on active duty and then another six years as a member of the North Dakota National Guard after returning to the family business. Renard has remained active in the aviation community, serving on the Devils Lake Airport Authority for over 20 years and helping to keep Essential Air Service coming to this community. They have two boys, Will and Ben, who both grew up in Devils Lake, graduating from Devils Lake High School.

The company's mission statement is "Every guest, every team member, Wow'ed every time". The focus of the company is to assure that all clients are treated as "Friends and family" in a respectable and fair manner each and every time. We focus on making sure our team members put the guest first, offering the most customer friendly benefits in the industry, and keeping our facilities modern and equipped with the best equipment available and staffed with the best auto professionals in the area. We truly value our customers and want to make sure they are always able to give us their feedback to help us continue to improve our service to them.