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About Us

Welcome to Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm Call us at: (866) 963-2021

Our History

  • 1946

    Walt DeBoer founded Lithia Motors in 1946 as a car dealership in Ashland, Oregon. Following Walt’s death in 1968, Walt’s son Sid along with Dick Heimann, grew the business to include 5 stores and 19 franchises in Southern Oregon.

  • 1996

    In December 1996, this collection of dealerships was transformed into Lithia Motors, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE stock symbol-LAD). We envisioned a company that would continuously grow, provide great customer service, and opportunities for employees.

  • Today

    Lithia Motors, Inc. is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States and is among the fastest growing companies in the Fortune 500 with 170+ stores in 18 states. We offer 30 brands of new vehicles and all brands of used vehicles in our stores and online at over 200 websites.

Our Mission Our Name

The mission of Lithia is to be the preferred provider of cars and trucks and related services in North America.

We are focused on providing customers with an honest and simpler buying and service experience. We are giving customers straightforward information so that they can make confident decisions.

We believe that our local communities are our lifeblood. In addition to the employment opportunities we provide in each of our neighborhoods, we also provide contributions to charitable organizations that serve our families, friends, and customers.


If you have any concerns or would like to provide us with some feedback please let us know at (866) 963-2021 We look forward to hearing from you.

Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines is located at: 5200 Merle Hay Road • Johnston, IA 50131
Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines 41.655244, -93.6988054.