The commercial from many moons ago said, “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet” still rings in the ears of the older generation. The commercial is dated, much like the Chevrolet dealership located in Marianna, Florida.
Harrison Chevrolet opened in the 1930s and remained Harrison Chevrolet until the 1973 when the late Quen Rahal moved to Marianna and entered into a partnership with Creshull Harrison, Senior. The transition took some time due to requirements by Chevrolet. The time passed and soon Harrison Chevrolet became Rahal Chevrolet. Fast forward in time to 1993. Ricky Miller was hired by Rahal as a salesman and the bond began. From salesman in just a few short years, Miller became partner with Rahal and the bond between the two grew even deeper. Ricky Miller mourned the loss of his business father, and years later went through mourning again over Ann Rahal, wife of Quen.
In an interview with the TIMES, the older Miller (Ricky) said, “Quen Rahal was a great man, just like his wife Ann was a wonderful lady. I would not be where I am today without their love and support that I had while they were on this earth. He (Quen) taught me how to treat people, how to run a business, and opened the business up to me. He loved my son Dustin and my wife Tami. He said many times how he wanted me to know everything he knew because this (dealership) would be ours one day. That day has come and Rahal Miller is now Miller Miller. We will strive to make sure we continue to do everything to keep our loyal customers satisfied and happy.”
One thing remained solid in his life, to keep the business prosperous and growing and that they have done. Ricky and Tami Miller worked side by side after the passing of Ann Rahal with Ricky’s reasoning that he wanted Tami to be a part of the business, knowledgeable of the inner workings of the business. In 2016, their son Dustin Miller, graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and knew immediately where his future would land him. He is now the other half of Miller-Miller, the change from Rahal-Miller coming last week.
Miller-Miller will soon be breaking ground on the new Nissan dealership soon with Dustin Miller taking over that dealership with Ricky Miller keeping the Chevrolet dealership under his management.