The Indiana Independent Automobile Dealers Association is proud to announce Jim Orr Auto Sales as our 2014 “Joe Krier” Quality Dealer of the Year.  This award was presented to Jim Orr at the association’s 27th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Awards Day which was held on September 7th at Ironwood Golf Club in Fishers.  The Quality Dealer of the Year is chosen based on several attributes.  The dealership must be consumer oriented, and the dealer must have a record of good business decisions based on honesty and integrity.  Also, the dealership must represent themselves as a civic leader within the community. Jim Orr Auto Sales represents all of these attributes.


Jim and Ramona Orr have owned and operated Jim Orr Auto Sales at the same location for 46 years.  Located on Highway 37 South in Mitchell, Indiana, Jim Orr Auto Sales has grown to include an inventory of 100 vehicles.  Their facility includes a seven-bay garage, five offices and large showroom. They offer customers the option of in house buy here-pay here or cash sales.  Jim believes that if you take care of your customers, your customers will take care of you.  He believes this speaks for itself in the repeat customers that come through their doors.


Employees have been an important part of their success according to Jim and Ramona Orr.  The Orr’s believe they have been blessed to have a hard working, diligent, loyal and dependable staff. Lori Nicholson has been working in the family business since March of 1998.  Lori's duties are Office Manager, Title Clerk, and Sales.   

Jacob Meehan, grandson of Jim and Ramona Orr and son of Lori Nicholson has been involved in the family business since he was a

small boy and would go to work with Jim and Lori on Saturdays.  Jacob has always had an interest in vehicles as a young boy as well

as now.  Jacob started working full time as of May 2007.  Jacob has many duties such as buying inventory, ordering parts ,and over-seeing the garage. Jared Meehan and Clay Orr  grandsons of Jim and Ramona have worked many summers and vacations from school by helping out in the office. Philip Fields is their F&I manager, they feel very fortunate to have him and he has been a big asset to their company.  Philip has 25 years experience. Philip specializes with the credit challenged clients.  Philip has been with us since 2012.


Misty Baker is their receptionist and she is very good is assisting their customers.  Misty has been with them since 2013. Randy Hopper is their mechanic and has been with them for 30 years.  Randy works very hard to keep their vehicles up and ready to go.

They think of him as part of the family. They would like to thank their fellow employees and all their loyal customers.  According to Jim, their employee’s personalities and work ethics are similar in nature and even though the job is very stress-full, they always seem to find the good and comical in their day to day business. Jim and Ramona are very proud of their five children.  Their daughter, Lori believes one of the most important things she has learned from her father is that you have to be a good listener. You must listen to your customers, find out what their wants and needs are and the rest will fall into place. Two of the Orr children, Danny and Timmy, have chosen careers in auto auctioneering.  Undoubtedly, their success through-out the Midwest has been influenced by their parent’s work ethic and stability.


Throughout their 58 years of marriage Jim and Ramona have given generously to their church and community.  They have supported the City of Mitchell Fire Department, Mitchell Memorial Playground building project, provided passenger vans for the Orange County Area youth groups.


Jim Orr Auto Sales will represent Indiana at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas, June 2015.  They will compete with Quality Dealers from other states in the National Quality Dealer Award Program.  The primary purpose of the Indiana Independent Automobile Dealers Association is to address legal and legislative issues that confront the used car industry and to promote the businesses of its members while serving the public interest.  The Indiana Independent Automobile Dealers Association has supported independent used car dealers in Indiana for more than 27 years.   The association is proud to have Jim Orr Auto Sales as this year’s “Quality Dealer of the Year.”


Congratulations to Jim Orr Auto Sales!