Learn the History of Habberstad BMW in Huntington Station, NY
"You've got to have a dream, something to hold onto, something to give you drive into the future"... Howard Habberstad, Founder.
Habberstad BMW started out as the vision of a young Norwegian immigrant with a passion for motorsports. As a boy Howie Habberstad attended races and car shows, eventually becoming a mechanic at the young age of 16. Feeling the need to serve his country, Howie left his job to join the US Army as an infantry soldier during the Korean War.
After returning from the Korean War, Howie was certain that his true passion in life was motor powered machines: planes trains, and of course, automobiles. He envisioned owning a business that provided customers with the ultimate motorsport experience.Hoping to make this dream a reality, Howie spent many years working odd jobs and saving his pennies. In 1967, the hard work paid off; Howie purchased a Meyer's Dune Buggy Distributorship, which provided customers with kits to build cars. The distributorship was an immediate success, and Howie's proven entrepreneurship earned him the opportunity to purchase a BMW franchise. In 1971, he launched Habberstad BMW of Huntington, New York.
By 1995, Howie was ready to retire and pass the leadership role on to his son Erik Habberstad. Erik, a graduate of the renowned Northwood University in Michigan, quickly expanded his father's legacy with massive growth of Habberstad BMW.
Since Erik took the helm, sales of new vehicles have more than doubled. Habberstad BMW has become one of the largest pre-owned centers on Long Island, and earned BMW's highest customer satisfaction ratings. Erik continued to expand Habberstad BMW by introducing the latest BMW models, adding the MINI franchise, and opening a new location in Bay Shore.
Erik Habberstad honors his father's commitment to customers and the local community - each client is part of the Habberstad family. As Erik likes to say, "We are your BMW center."
More About Habberstad BMW - Your BMW Dealer in Huntington Station, New York
Our experienced staff has helped many people get into the car that they want and we want to help you too. Browse our new BMW inventory or our used car inventory to find the car of your dreams. If you need a car loan check out our finance page to start the process. If you need parts or service don't forget about our talented BMW repair technicians and BMW parts professionals. We also offer a state of the art BMW collision center. Habberstad BMW strives to provide the best sales, service, and experience possible to make your car buying process stress free. Don't take our word for it, come down to 945 Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station, New York and see the Habberstad BMW difference for yourself!
Helping customers find the best BMW for their budget is also important to us. If you’re looking for brand new, make sure to check out our leasing deals. Not sold on a new BMW? We recommend checking out our certified used BMW inventory or our selection of used BMW models as well. There are plenty of options for you to choose from! Before buying, you must take a look at our new BMW specials and used incentives. We want to make sure you are getting your next BMW for the best price.