It all started in 1947 as G & R Sales owned by Roy Thuma Sr who ran the local dealership until 1966 when Roy Thuma Jr took over. Roy Jr ran the dealership until 1981 but continued to work at the dealership until late 2013. In 1969 a young high school boy Joe Klatte became a lot tech for G & R Sales and then graduated to sales in 1971 then in 1978 Joe left G & R Sales to open Independent Auto Sales. In 1981 Joe Klatte purchased G & R Sales and moved Independent Auto Sales to it's current location. The Thuma/Klatte families have strived to offer an honest and easy car buying experience in the Troy community for over 65 years in one location.