In 1972, the Adcock brothers, Robert ʻBobʼ Adcock, Michael ʻScottʼ Adcock, Thomas ʻRustyʼ Adcock, and David Adcock, along with the help of their father, Oreon ʻOdieʼ Adcock, established Adcock Brothers Inc. Although brothers enjoyed the car business, they decided to follow Odieʼs career path and pursue careers in auctioneering. Bob Adcock knew his passion was the wholesale business and remained running Adcock Bros. In late 1979, Bob acquired full ownership of the company.
Adcock Bros. began wholesaling cars out of a small operation located in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The company was present at many auctions in the area. However, the Manheim Auto Auction was the primary auction for Adcock Bros. The company became a regular consignor at the auction. As their auction grew, Adcock Bros. grew as well. The number of vehicles consigned at the auction climbed consistently over the next six years.
Growth in the company led Adcock Bros. Inc to relocate to a larger operation in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The new facility enabled the company to expand their current business and add companies; Adcock Auto Transport, Adcock Management Services, AAA Recon and Adcock Paint & Body Shop. During the 30 years spent at that facility, Adcock Brothers Inc and its companies established trusted and highly respected names in the automotive industry.
On average, Adcock Bros. buys and sells between 500-700 vehicles a week. Thus, having the status as one of the largest independent dealerships in the world.
The companies of Adcock Bros. grew considerably in the past decade and relocation was necessary. In 2008, Adcock Bros. opened its current location at 14 Anthony Drive in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The nine acre facility and 20,000 square foot building is conveniently placed across from the largest auction in the world, Manheim Auto Auction. The company is present at the sale every week in their own two, exclusive lanes. On average, Adcock Bros. buys and sells between 500-700 vehicles a week. Thus, having the status as one of the largest independent dealerships in the world.
In 2014, Adcock Bros. opened our Truck Service Center and consolidated our offices for Adcock Northeast Auto Transport in a new mutli-story building on our Manheim campus.
The Adcock Bros. family is excited about the expanded opportunity and look forward to our future expansion plans. We look forward to working with you along the way.
Today, after over 50 years in business, the company is still a family owned and operated business now employing a third generation of the Adcock family along with a staff of over 100 employees. The success and longevity of Adcock Bros. would not be possible without the dedication of their valued employees and Bob Adcockʼs vision over 50 years ago.