The treatment you receive is just as important as the vehicle you own. All of us at Gandrud Nissan promise to work tirelessly to exceed your expectations.

Nissan builds innovative, high-quality vehicles engineered to deliver a passionate and rewarding driving experience.

Our Promises to You

  • We will respect your time.
  • We will market our products and services honestly.
  • We will employ a professional, well-trained and knowledgeable staff.
  • We will maintain a clean, comfortable and modern facility.
  • We will offer only products and services that meet your needs.
  • We will provide clear explanations of all pricing and paperwork.
  • We will deliver your vehicle clean with a full explanation of features.
  • We will treat you as a guest in our home.

Gandrud Auto Group History

Ivan Gandrud began his automotive career at Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks, ND and later purchased his first dealership in Mandan, ND.  On June 26, 1988 he became the owner of the Green Bay Chevrolet dealership which was formerly Woody Jepsen Chevrolet. 

Dan Mangless began his career with Woody Jepsen Chevrolet in the 1970's as a driver for the parts department. Through hard work and perseverance, Dan worked to gain a position on the parts counter, and was later promoted to parts manager. He moved out of the parts department to become the General Manager of Ivan Gandrud Chevrolet, Inc. and eventually purchased the dealership from Ivan Gandrud.

Ivan Gandrud and Dan Mangless formed a partnership in 2005 which led to the purchases of the House of Ryan, and later the Chrysler franchise from S&L Motors and the Jeep franchise from Broadway Automotive. Dan Mangless is now sole owner of Gandrud Dodge Chrysler Jeep.  In April of 2010 Gandrud expanded with the new, state of the art, facility for Gandrud Nissan on Auto Plaza Drive.

Gandrud Auto Group (Gandrud Chevrolet, Gandrud Collision Center, Gandrud West Mason, Gandrud Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Gandrud Nissan) offers over 800 new vehicles and over 550 previously owned vehicles, most of which are certified by the manufacturer.  Gandrud Auto Group employs over 225 individuals.

About the Rydell Family

The Gandrud Auto Group was founded and is currently part of the Rydell Group.

Leonard Rydell bought and sold scrap iron during World War II.  Iron was a vital commodity, and Leonard was already thinking volume.  His real dream was to own a dealership.

In 1946, after the war, when cars were again being manufactured, he purchased the original Rydell Chevrolet Company in Montgomery, Minnesota.

Mr. Rydell moved to Grand Forks and took over the Chevrolet franchise there in 1954.  He quickly obtained market leadership and Rydell's has been a high volume dealership ever since.

Mr. Rydell believed strongly in selling more vehicles for less profit and consequently became known as the "Little Profit Dealer".  This proved to be successful with customers and employees, as well as the dealership.

Wes Rydell, Leonard's son, assumed ownership of Rydell Chevrolet in 1976; it is now the largest automobile dealership in North Dakota.  Wes Rydell has continued in the tradition of high volume and took it a step further with the "Best price" philosophy.  Rydell doesn't want customers to pay more, he wants to have more customers.  This desire is in tune with the mission adapted by all Rydell affiliated dealership:  to exceed our customers' and employees' expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

The group has grown from the one dealership in North Dakota to the largest dealer group in North America, through common philosophy, not common ownership.  The group has 61 locations, has 80,000 retail sales units per year and two billion in sales.

One goal of the group is to help others achieve their dreams of becoming an automobile dealer.  Salespeople, technicians, finance managers, and parts people have moved up in the ranks, and are now owners of their own dealerships.

The Rydell network includes:

The Rydell Company, the holding company which initially buys our dealerships. 
Rydell Enterprises, a partnership with General Motors.
Rydell Management Company represents six key areas.
Acquisitions, Operational Support, financial Management, Leadership, People Development, and Staff Positions.
Rydell University, people development training.
Cartiva, used vehicle inventory management system.

Currently the Rydell group has dealerships in the following states:

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Montana

Vision, Philosophy, Values, and Mission

Gandrud Vision

  "To Be So Effective That We Are Able To Be Helpful To Others"

Gandrud Philosophy

  1. Customer Enthusiasm
  2. Employee Satisfaction
  3. Financial Performance
  4. Market Effectiveness
  5. Ongoing Improvement

Gandrud Values

  • The Value of Honesty and Integrity
  • The Value of Individual Responsibility and Accountability
  • The Value of Unconditional Dedication to Excellence
  • The Value of Cooperation and Communication
  • The Value of Our People
  • The Value of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Value of Being a Good Community Citizen

Gandrud Mission

To be an industry leader, providing unmatched quality automotive products and services.

To constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers.

To provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity, and excellence.

Together, we will set and continually improve sales, service, and operational standards to ensure long term market leadership and profitability.

To exceed our customers' and employees expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

Ivan Gandrud Nissan, Providing Service, Quality and Everything In Between to Nissan Drivers from Green Bay

From before you even walk into our showroom to long after you drive home, all of our customers here at Ivan Gandrud Nissan are customers for life. Being car-owners ourselves, it's only fitting that we'd provide our drivers with the kind of courtesy, service and respect that we would expect.

It all start with our extensive lineup of fabulous new and used Nissan models. Whether you're looking for something for the whole family to enjoy or something to spice up your daily commute, the world is your oyster when you consider the lineup of vehicles we carry. And thanks to the car loan and Nissan lease options that are available throughout the year, it's never been easier to get behind the wheel on your terms.

From there, the experts in our car service and maintenance department will be there to make sure that your vehicle will continue to run as smoothly as it did on Day One. Or if you're looking do some upgrades with the latest and greatest Nissan parts on the market, you can trust the experts at Ivan Gandrud Nissan cover your automotive needs.

The service never stops once you visit us here at Ivan Gandrud Nissan. There's never been a better time to drop on by at our dealership here in 1001 Auto Plaza Dr. Green Bay, Wisconsin, proudly serving drivers from Appleton, Ashwaubenon, De Pere and Howard WI. We're very much looking forward to it.


Ivan Gandrud Nissan

1001 Auto Plaza Dr.
Directions Green Bay, WI 54302

  • Sales: (920) 468-6800
  • Service: (920) 468-6800
  • Parts: (920) 468-6800


  • Monday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • 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
  1. Ivan Gandrud Nissan

    1001 Auto Plaza Dr.
    Green Bay, WI 54302

    • Sales: (920) 468-6800
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