Trent McCormick turns hobby into his job at McCormick Motorz

Trent and Jayne McCormick

McCormick Motorz, owned and operated by Trent and Jayne McCormick of Waukon, opened for business at 504 Rossville Road in Waukon in June of 2014. Trent, a lifetime resident of Waukon, is a 2002 graduate of Waukon High School. Since graduation, he made a hobby of buying and selling cars while working full time at area businesses such as Culligan and Debuhr and Casper Plumbing and Heating, before making selling cars his business beginning with a six-year term of employment at West Side Auto Sales in Waukon.
"Cars are my hobby. I wanted it to be my job," Trent said. "It's always nice to be your own boss and to treat people the way they should be treated."
Running McCormick Motorz as a "one-man show" has its challenges, Trent says, such as trying to buy the right vehicles for his inventory of used vehicles, but those challenges also have their own rewards. He promises that if he doesn't have what a customer is looking for in his current inventory, he'll do what he can to find it. McCormick Motorz also offers on-the-spot financing.
Trent says that he hopes to "keep it rolling" by keeping his customers happy to keep them coming back. "If you have a good name, a good reputation and can keep your good name, word of mouth will keep things working," he said.
Trent and his wife, Jayne, have been married for eight years. They have three children, Gabriel (6), Grant (3) and Genevieve (1-1/2), and a "teddy bear" dog named Buddy.
McCormick Motorz is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, visit or call 563-568-0052 or 563-380-0050.