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Lake Wales Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Celebrates Anniversary By Supporting Local Causes

Mahalak Auto Group Sustains Several Local Non-Profits

"It's a blink of an eye and 30 years have flown by. When Ralph and I started we both had darker hair," said Mike Mahalak, president of the Mahalak Auto Group, in recognition of a quadruple anniversary for their local and flagship franchises.

"It has been a fun adventure. We have been blessed to see a lot of growth and have made a lot of relationships here in Winter Haven and across central Florida. At the end of the day, you can buy a vehicle from just about anybody... but it's relationships that we hope make a difference."

He and his brother Ralph Mahalak Jr., along with other family members, are celebrating the 8th anniversary of their Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram even as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Winter Haven flagship dealership and anniversaries of two other Polk County locations.

Mike Mahalak and Ralph Jr. worked in the first dealership their father opened in 1966 in Michigan.

"That dealership is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year," said Ralph Mahalak Jr., "Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven was founded in 1991, so we are celebrating quite a few anniversaries this year. Our Buckeye Superstore in Ohio is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Both our Posner Park and Alfa Romeo dealerships have 10th anniversaries and Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is celebrating an 8th anniversary."

As part of their continuous efforts to give back to the communities that have driven their success, the Mahalak family dealerships are sponsors of numerous local non-profit organizations and causes. Ralph and Mike Mahalak invite all golfers and sponsors to join them on February 22, 2022 for the 9th Annual Low Payment Kings "18 Aces to Conquer Cancer" Golf Outing and Dinner at the Winter Haven Country Club. Golfers may register online at

"We are always looking forward to another year, hoping to make a difference by sponsoring local organizations and events," said Mike Mahalak.

"We salute and thank the First Responders, active military service members and veterans in our community," added Ralph Mahalak Jr., "On behalf of our Five Star Sales and service teams, we appreciate your service to our country."

The future looks bright for the family business in the new year, as they continue to add new outlets. "We are proud to add LPK Defiance Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Defiance, Ohio to our "Low Payment Kings" family," Ralph Mahalak said.

As the automotive industry quickly adopts the latest ultra-low-maintenance electric vehicle designs, the "Low Payment Kings" invite residents to visit their dealerships to check out the electrification of Jeep, RAM, Dodge, Chrysler and Alfa Romeos.


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