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In 1968 Don and Barbara Franklin bought their first dealership in the small town of Columbia, KY.  

At the time, they were looking for a way to make an honest living, honor their values and make a good home for their family.  They'd never imagined that 50 years later, the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships would have grown to 20+ dealerships and be the largest dealer group in Kentucky.  

Today, over 50 years later, the Don Franklin group employs over 600 people throughout Kentucky and, with about 4,500+ vehicles, offers the largest selection of new and used vehicles in the state - any one of which we'll deliver free of charge to your nearest Don Franklin dealership.  

All that being the case, we still adhere to our core values of being involved and part of our communities and putting "service above self".  You'll have seen evidence of this in the various community activities we sponsor and support - from Lexington Habitat for Humanity, to, Childhood Development of the Bluegrass, to, local football and baseball teams; as well as, a wide-variety of other charitable activities and causes.

On top of all of that, we want our customers to have more than a reliable new or used vehicle and access to expert service, we offer them our unique and proprietary Customer Rewards program with discounts at over 120 other Kentucky businesses, as well as real savings through sales and service purchases at any Don Franklin store. And our Lifetime Powertrain Coverage aims at keeping you and your vehicle on the road - not by the side of it.

From our humble beginnings in Columbia, Kentucky to serving the entire state, the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships works daily to provide you, our customers, the best possible experience: finding the right vehicle for your family's budget and your family's needs - all with integrity, competitive-pricing and a customer-first attitude.

While Don Franklin may not have planned on being the biggest dealership in the state, his core values and dedication to customers and employees practically ensured it.

Thank you for learning more about our history, be sure to stop in to any one of our stores and allow us the opportunity to serve you.


Don Franklin Lexington Hyundai

3340 Richmond Rd
Directions Lexington, KY 40509

  • Sales: (859) 263-5020
  • Service: (859) 263-5020
  • Parts: (859) 263-5020


  • Monday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Don Franklin Lexington Hyundai

    3340 Richmond Rd
    Lexington, KY 40509

    • Sales: (859) 263-5020
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