About Us

Welcome to Sanderson Ford

We have built a strong relationship with our customers at Sanderson Ford over the years. Why? Because we are part of the Phoenix community and we truly care about its goodwill. Every person who comes to Sanderson Ford is treated with professional courtesy and respect. We go above and beyond to ensure our business practices are impeccable. Our reputation is built on providing excellent service and we take pride in that.


Sanderson Ford has won corporate and community awards for decades. Sanderson Ford has been a consistent winner of the "President's Award" for excellence since the award's inception. Often, we have been the only dealer in the Phoenix Metro area to receive it. When visiting Sanderson Ford you may review these honors placed around the showroom. These honors were earned by past and present employees. They depict most clearly the quest for excellence and the recognition we have accomplished.

In addition to our extensive inventory of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs, we also provide a wide selection of used cars, Ford parts, and a large service department. We service all Ford models, including the Explorer, F-150, Focus, and Mustang. Our dealership and service center are conveniently located in Glendale, Arizona, just minutes away from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Avondale, Peoria, Tempe, Mesa, and the greater Phoenix area. We are your one-stop shop for a new Ford, Ford parts, oil changes, tire rotations, maintenance, repairs, recall information and more. Stop by Sanderson Ford today and let us show you why we are consistently ranked as the number one Ford dealer in Arizona!

History of Sanderson Ford

Don Sanderson Ford began operations on May 1, 1955. Our original dealership was located at 5630 NW Grand in Glendale. Prior to that time, the dealership had operated as Glendale Motors.

Don Sanderson (01/6/1913 to 12/14/1985) was born in Mesa and moved to the Glendale area when he was six. He attended Glendale and Peoria schools. After serving his country in World War II in the South Pacific, he returned to his own service station and used car lot at Central and Camelback in Phoenix. In 1950, Mr. Sanderson sold his business and began a career as a new car and truck salesman for Madison Motors, a downtown Phoenix Ford dealership. In the following 5 years Mr. Sanderson earned every sales achievement award Ford Motor Company offered. His successful sales career with Ford led him to purchase Glendale Motors on May 1, 1955.

Since then the dealership has enjoyed continued growth and massive expansion. In 1964, the dealership moved from its original location on Grand to a new location several blocks away, 5300 NW Grand where it operated until 1992.

After Don Sanderson's death in 1985, the "Don" was dropped from the name and we became known as Sanderson Ford, Inc. David Kimmerle took over as CEO at this time and the 35-year philosophy of "The Dealership That Service Built" continued without missing a beat. In October 1990, we opened our current state of the art service center on Maryland Avenue. It has 80 bays, 65,000sf of space and is air-conditioned (our technicians love it). The next two years brought the current showroom and general office facility on 51st Avenue. In March of 1995, we added a new Lincoln franchise on Bell Road.

Our continued success is a reflection of the loyalty of our customers and employees and our employees' ability and dedication shown over the years we have been in business. Sanderson Ford will continue to accept its civic responsibilities and will always strive to assume its full share in promoting the welfare and progress of the community and its employees.

Our primary concern is the satisfaction of our customers. Our online dealership was created to enhance the buying experience for each and every one of our internet customers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.