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Our History

1966

Started as Bill Quigley Auto Sales

Sold first vehicle -- 1963 Ford Pickup

1967

Added Travel Trailer and Truck Campers

1970

Added custom vans

1971

Added mini homes

1972

Built first custom van

1973

Assigned GM Authorized Drop Ship Code

1974

Built first 4x4 on a Chevy Van

1975

Built first 4x4 on a Dodge Van

1976

Built first 4x4 on a Ford Van.

Introduction of Duo Strut Front Suspension

Assigned Ford Authorized Drop Ship Code

Assigned Dodge Authorized Drop Ship Code

1977

Agreement to purchase new 4x4 components direct from manufacturers

1978

First 4x4 on a Dodge ambulance

1979

First 4x4 on a Ford ambulance

100th 4x4 Conversion sold

1985

First export 4x4 built for Dodge and GM

1986

First 4x4 on GM Astro and Safari Mini Vans

1987

Approved for GM Ship Through Program on full size vans

1,000 4x4 Conversions sold

1988

First FedEx 4x4 built

1989

First 4x4 on Ford F-450 Super Duty Cab and chassis

Approved for GM Ship Through Program on Astro and Safari mini vans

1990

Fully approved Warranty Repair Facility for Ford Motor Co.

1991

Right-hand drive systems for GM Full Size Pickup, Suburbans, and Tahoes

Initial approval for Ford's Ship Thru Program

1994

Start construction of 11 acre, 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility

3,500th 4x4 Conversion sold

1995

Occupancy of new 11 acre, 55,000 square feet manufacturing facility

Fully qualified for Ford's Modified Vehicle Engineering (MVE) Ship Thru Program

5,000th 4x4 Conversion sold

1996

First 4x4 on Ford E-450 Super Duty Cutaway Chassis

1997

Developed procedures, trained personnel, and facilitated in the manufacturing process at New Right Hand Drive Plant in Windhoek, Namibia

Honored and received award as General Motors' Overseas Distribution Corporation "Fleet Upfitter" of the Year for 1996

1998

7,500th 4x4 Conversion sold

1999

Ford van featured on "Motorweek" TV program

2000

Chevy van featured on "Motorweek" TV program

2001

First Torsion Bar Independent Front Suspension (IFS) for GM Vans

2002

First competition, "Rock Krawler"

Chevy IFS System featured on "Motorweek" TV program

First 4x4 on Ford E-550 Cutaway Chassis

10,000th 4x4 Conversion sold

2005

12,500th 4x4 Conversion sold

2006

Special Upfit for Iceland

2007

Completion of 17,000 square feet addition. The facility now has a total of 72,000 square feet.

2008

15,000th 4x4 Conversion sold

Nation of Go

2009

QMCI begins manufacturing driveshafts

Sponsorship of TV show "Sportsmen Outdoor Strategies" begins

2010

Addition of Haas CNC Lathe

GM 139" DRW CAW

Specialty Upfit DRW

Redesign of 5.4L Ford Vans to Retain OEM Fuel Tank

2011

Energy Efficient Lighting Project

24 Units to Antarctica for the National Science Foundation

Peterson's 4 Wheel Drive, Ultimate Adventure

Introduced our LIFS option to GM models

Completed engineering and testing on the Nissan NV full-size van

2012

First Quigley 4x4 Nissan

Installed Smoke/Fume Collection System

Introduced LIFS option to Nissan models

2013

First Ever Run at Baja 1000

GM 155" WB CNG

Achieved Transport Canada Approval

2014

Started Exporting Nissan NV to Canada

Started R&D on the new Ford Transit

2015

First Quigley 4x4 Ford Transit

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