John D. Crafts Inc. Auto Sales, Lisbon Falls, Maine.
We treat the needs of each
individual customer with paramount concern, because we know that you
have high expectations when purchasing a vehicle. As a car dealer we
enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those expectations each and
every day. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to our customers.
Our Sales Staff
Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm
with you. We know that there are many dealerships to choose from. That's why our sales staff treats everyone with respect and dignity. Here at the heart of Crafts Cars, in the sales office, we try to offer a friendly and comfortable environment that we know our customers will enjoy. This is why we are proud to be a family owned business.
Our Service Staff
The service department is a very important part of a dealership. Who likes to go back to the same place they bought their vehicle to get their service done? We do. We know, that when you purchase a vehicle from us, you build a relationship with all of our staff here at Crafts Cars. Wouldn't you rather go back to a place where you "know the people" to get service done? Here at Crafts Cars we strive to build great relationships with our customers, and make sure that your vehicle is in great shape. Our service professionals are here to serve you.
Graduating Classes of Lisbon High School
Crafts Cars donates a car for the graduating class of Lisbon High School to raffle off each year! All the proceeds go to the graduating class to help fund various things such as their graduation, project grad, prom, etc. We've help raised almost $60,000 dollars total! Here are each of the classes numbers they've raised:
Class of 2006 $4,823
Class of 2007 $5,136
Class of 2008 $7,008
Class of 2009 $11,000
Class of 2010 $9,000
Class of 2011 $7,200
Class of 2012 $4,700
Class of 2013 $4,890
Class of 2014 $6,221
Help future classes to raise even more!
John D. Crafts, Inc.
At the age of 12, John Crafts bought his first car, a 1927 Buick for $10.00, from Oliver Aube of Brickyard Hill Road in Durham. He drove the car home to Swamp Road through the woods and on four flat tires. John soon began selling cars from his parent's front yard in Durham and in 1951, at the age of 18, started John D. Crafts Auto Sales. A lot has changed since then, with John moving his growing business from the front lawn to multiple buildings in Lisbon Falls, finally planting firm roots on Route 196. During those early years, with a growing family to feed, John did everything that needed to be done. He bought the cars, straightened frames, did his own body work, often transforming cars from total wrecks to pristine vehicles, did his own painting and mechanical work and was his only salesman. Nothing was handed to him and he learned to do whatever he had to do to make a living.
In 1956, at the age of 23 John partnership with his brother, Justin, John acquired a Ford franchise, becoming the youngest Ford dealer in the country. He was also an American Motors dealer from 1968-1970.
The building that you work in today was built block by block by John himself, his brother Justin and Al Aldrich. The original portion of this building was put together during the spring thaw and John and Justin had to mix antifreeze in the mortar to get the job done.
David Crafts grew up in this business and has spent his life building the company, taking over fully when John retired. Today, Crafts Auto Sales has been in business for over 60 years and the reputation for excellence is being carried on by the third generation.