Model 1 Commercial Vehicles Forms Affiliation With Ford Dealership

Model 1 | July 3, 2024

Model 1 Ford of Warsaw

Serving Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Owners Through Sales, Parts and Service

INDIANAPOLIS – Model 1 Commercial Vehicles, the nation’s largest bus and transportation services dealer, has formed its first affiliation with an automotive dealership. Model 1 Ford of Warsaw sells new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and light and heavy duty trucks in a variety of powertrains that include internal combustion engines (ICE), diesel, electric (EV) and hybrid. The facility, previously occupied by Rice Ford, is located at 436w CR250N in Warsaw, Indiana,  in close proximity to both Elkhart, Indiana – a market dense with industry suppliers – and Model 1 headquarters in Indianapolis.

Model 1’s co-branded affiliation with the automotive entity brings stability and financial resources to grow the Warsaw dealership’s operation, inventory and after-sales support – and builds on the positive Warsaw community impact expected from a local Ford dealer. Quicker access to Ford parts also improves uptime for Model 1 Commercial Vehicles customers locally and throughout the U.S. Most traditional Ford automotive dealerships are not set up to also offer sales, parts and service to bus owners and fleets. The Warsaw dealership affiliation is a natural fit for Model 1 Commercial Vehicles, which brings more than 40 years of experience selling, servicing and financing buses and commercial trucks.

“Model 1 Ford of Warsaw provides customers a turn key one-stop-shop with extensive options, access to Ford parts, and attentiveness to after-sales support and resources,” said T.J. Matijevich, Model 1 Vice President & General Manager.

Model 1 Ford of Warsaw has retained all employees who previously worked for Rice Ford and anticipates adding more members to the team soon.


About Model 1 Commercial Vehicles

Model 1 Commercial Vehicles is the nation’s largest bus and transportation services dealer – with a drive for continual improvement and innovation in both traditional-fuel and alternative-fuel vehicles. Established in 1980 in California as Creative Transportation Systems and later known as Creative Bus Sales, Model 1 is the blueprint for creative commercial vehicle and bus solutions. Today, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, operates 23 dealer locations throughout the U.S. and employs more than 550 professionals. Model 1 represents more than 20 top commercial vehicles (bus, van, EV, and other alternative fuel) manufacturers across the country. For more information on Model 1, its products, service, parts, and solutions, visit