Our History

Prior to 1958, Robert (Bob) H. Richardson was a salesman for a Buick-Oldsmobile dealer in Davenport, Iowa. Selling vehicles was in Bob's veins and he had the goal of owning his own dealership. In 1958, the opportunity presented itself for Bob and a business partner, Larry Shike, to begin the purchase of Belsky Motors in Dubuque Iowa. Belsky's was the local Buick-Cadillac dealer located at the corner of eighth and Iowa. In 1963, the ownership transfer was complete and the dealership was officially Shike-Richardson Inc.

In 1968, the partners built a new dealership on the west end of Dubuque on John F. Kennedy Road. The dealership represented Buick, Cadillac and Opel. The new dealership was constructed on farm land, and was located adjacent to the areas first in-door mall.

1976 was an exciting year for Shike-Richardson Inc. with the addition of Honda Motor Cars. Honda was known for building two wheeled transportation but was in its early years as an import car company. Some of the first Honda models to arrive at the dealership were the 600, AA600, and S800 all small, economical transportation.

In 1980, Bob agreed to purchase Larry's stake in the business. The company became Richardson Motors Corp. To help with the transition and daily operations, Bob brought his eldest son Hugh into the business. Hugh and his wife Evelyn operated and grew the business adding the GMC franchise in 1997. The addition of GMC filled the dealerships portfolio allowing it to offer a vehicle to everyone.

The dealership is currently operated by Hugh's son Chad Richardson and has an ever growing inventory of new and used vehicles to fill its client's needs.

Our Thanks

Richardson Motors would like to express our sincere gratitude for visiting our website. Our relationship with you and commitment to helping you enjoy the car of our dreams every mile you travel - Those are the most important aspects of our business.

Sure, we love the new Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, GMC Sierra 1500, Cadillac XTS and Buick Enclave and all or our pristine used cars. And yes, we're proud of our car service gurus' expertise and passion, time-tested Honda, GMC, Buick and Cadillac parts as well as our auto financing specialists' commitment to delivering flexible, custom-crafted car loans and Honda, GMC, Buick and Cadillac leases. But, our first and foremost goal is to make your car-buying and ownership experience better than any other you've had near Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, and beyond.

If you're ready to answer the call of fun, style and peace of mind, be sure to contact us today. And prepare to have your expectations exceeded.


Richardson Motors

5400 Westside Dr
Directions DUBUQUE, IA 52002

  • Sales: (563) 582-5411


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed