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History

At Dominion Parts Distributors, it’s not just about selling aftermarket parts. It’s about finding the right parts for your automotive business needs with a company that you can trust.

We lead the Central Virginia aftermarket parts business as General Motors’ largest sales and distribution center. We also are a procurement center for other OEM and aftermarket suppliers, most notably Sears Holdings, Motorcraft and Mopar. Additionally, we are a wholesale distributor of truckload quantities of GM engines, transmissions, collision and performance parts.

Company History and Leadership

The Linhart Company is a family-owned, Richmond-based holding company that has been in business for over 58 years. Our organization represents a long and prestigious history of continuous family service to the automotive needs of six decades of customers.

1897 - 1993

Charles F. Johnson

was a pioneer in the auto industry. He was the leading salesperson in both 1918 and 1919 for the Dayton Electric Light Company (later purchased by General Motors and its name shortened to Delco Electronics). Mr. Johnson owned 38 businesses in his lifetime, the majority of which he sold to his general managers.

1897 - 1993

Charles F. Johnson

was a pioneer in the auto industry. He was the leading salesperson in both 1918 and 1919 for the Dayton Electric Light Company (later purchased by General Motors and its name shortened to Delco Electronics). Mr. Johnson owned 38 businesses in his lifetime, the majority of which he sold to his general managers.

1971 - Now

J. Theodore (Ted) Linhart

son of Vernon Linhart, joined Dominion full-time in 1971 after 11 summers working in various departments while in high school and college. After Vernon Linhart’s death in 1979, Ted Linhart became Dominion’s third President.
Ted Linhart and his management team are responsible for the creation of The Linhart Company and its mission, vision and values.

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