America’s Car-Mart was founded in 1981 in Benton, Arkansas, by Bill Fleeman. Fleeman began with 1 location and 20 vehicles. The company operates a chain of used car dealerships, mainly in the south-central US.
The company provides their own financing and focuses on customers who have damaged, poor, or no credit history. The company sells older model vehicles that new car dealers reject. The company has more than 1,100 employees and as of 2010, listed 97 dealerships in and around the Texas/Arkansas area.
America’s Car-Mart is listed as #40 on the Forbes list of America’s Best Small Companies in 2016 and had annual sales in 2015of $405 million. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: CMRT.
The company maintains a corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas.