In 1980, Jim Carlson left a large Twin Cities dealership to start his own company. Jim wanted to get away from a corporate atmosphere and start a company with more of a family feel. For many years Jim Carlson worked with his brother Dan until he retired. In 1994, Jim's son Greg followed in his dad's footsteps and started working at Jim Carlson Leasing.
Jim Carlson Leasing prides itself on knowing its customers not by number, but by name, and has many long-time business and individual customers. Repeat customers are what Jim Carlson Leasing is all about--we started as a small independent sales and leasing company, and have grown to one of the larger independent sales and leasing companies in Minnesota, all while keeping our family-first culture.
Jim Carlson Leasing has an indoor showroom with over 40 vehicles, allowing us to keep our vehicles looking fresh and clean regardless of the season. Our inventory consists of clean, low-mile vehicles from other dealers, wholesale auctions, lease returns, trade-in's, and vehicles purchased from private parties. We take special care in gathering as much history as possible on each vehicle prior to bringing it to our dealership. Vehicles are serviced and detailed before making them available for sale or lease. Vehicle history reports are available upon request. If a customer would like to have their own mechanic check over a vehicle prior to purchase, we are more than happy to accommodate .
If we don't have the vehicle you are looking for, lets us know and we will do our best to locate the right vehicle for you.