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Ownership changes underway at Cornerstone Automotive

Sean and Heidi Stoskopf, founders and owners of Cornerstone Automotive, announced this week the sale of their company effective Sept. 30. The Stoskopf family has been working toward this transition for the past several months and will continue to handle day-to-day operations through the end of November.

The business was sold to an experienced owner in the auto industry out of Overland Park who currently has an interest in several auto shops in Kansas, as well in Missouri, a Cornerstone news release said. While new ownership is taking place, local management and employees will remain the same.

“Our family has made the decision to sell Cornerstone Automotive to a Kansas owner that will still be locally operated by familiar employee faces,” said Heidi Stoskopf. “Community members have begun asking what our plans moving forward are. While we are still exploring our options, Sean and I are looking forward to having the flexibility to be more available to our kids as they move on in their next adventures while enjoying new personal interest.” 

The Stoskopf’s opened the business in 2013, serving thousands of customers since that time. Their business has grown over the years starting with two employees initially to now a staff of six. Services offered include:

• Tires and Alignments

• DOT Fleet Inspections

• ABS System and Brakes

• Axle And Driveline Repair

• Steering And Suspension

• Heating And Air-Conditioning

• Full Engine Repair

• Electrical Diagnostic and Repair

• Clutch Service and Repair

“It has been a pleasure working with Sean and Heidi for a combined 10 years,” says Cornerstone Automotive managers Darin Hertel and Jeremy Sigler. “They have put their heart and soul into this company, and we wish them all the best in this next chapter of their life. We are excited to get to work closely with the new owner. He is an experienced entrepreneur in different industries, including automotive, who will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team. Our overall goal is to continue to offer the same friendly and quality services to our community during and following this transition.” 

The current Cornerstone Automotive team members, along with the new owner, are working in close contact in the next few months to build a relationship and ensure the growth of the business remains a top priority. The team is committed to keeping the transition as smooth as possible for all of their customers while maintaining their high standards and offering the same great customer service. 

The day-to-day operations are run by Hertel and Sigler, and several assisting technicians.

Cornerstone Automotive is a heavily equipped 8-bay auto repair shop business based out of Central Kansas and will continue to serve the Barton County area community. 

For more information, one can visit their website, follow them on social media, or call 620-282-0035. 

The business is located at 4713 8th Street in Great Bend and hours of operations are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed during the lunch hour.