Giving Back to the Community
Since 1979, the company has expanded to include locations in Litchfield Park, Tatum Ranch, Surprise and Goodyear. Community service comes naturally to all Wilhelm employees no matter which location is involved.
Community involvement has always been a part of the Wilhelm tradition. To date, we are involved in our local neighborhoods supporting groups such as Westside Food Bank, Cave Creek Museum, International Rotary, Luke Air Force Base, American Cancer Society and local schools. Charley and Thomas Gyder have been very active in the revitalization of the downtown area of Peoria. The presence of the new arts center, a first rate performance venue that they were instrumental in making a reality, is testimony to their dedication to the community.
“When you integrate your family into the community, it all fits, it all flows,” Thom Gyder said, “It’s not something we do as an obligation, it’s something we love to do”.
Each of Wilhelm Auto’s five service centers submits an annual “community service report card” to ensure that the company maintains its position of philanthropic leadership in the automotive service industry in Arizona.
If you are interested in supporting local non-profit organizations, may we suggest you visit the following sites of organizations we actively support:
- Theater Works
- North Valley Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
- Cave Creek Museum
- Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce
- Peoria Chamber of Commerce
- Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Westside Food Bank
- Rotary District 5490
- Peoria Diamond Club
- Habitat for Humanity West Valley
- Leadership West
- Fighter Country Partnership