TLG Through the Years

We're proud to be celebrating our 35th Anniversary! What began in 1987 as a single Peterbilt dealership in Springfield, MO, has grown into an award-winning organization with 23 location in eight states, industry-leading products and services, and more than 1,200 employees who provide nothing but the best for our customers. We look forward to the next 35 years of dedication, innovation and building customer relationships that last a lifetime. 

Take a walk down memory lane with us and see some of the significant events that have happened since our 30th anniversary. Have a photo you'd like to contribute? Send it to

The TLG Timeline

35 years and counting. Take a tour through this interactive timeline from the beginning of The Larson Group to now. 


The Larsons Take Over Peterbilt of Springfield

In September, Glenn and his father Claire head to Missouri to manage a Peterbilt dealership in Springfield. 


It's Official

In December, the Larsons sign the final contracts with Peterbilt Motors Company and become an official dealer. 


Expansion Begins

The second TLG dealership opens in Joplin, Missouri. 


TLG's 1st Acquisition

TLG acquires O'Fallon, Missouri dealership. 


TLG Leasing Begins

PacLease partnership establishes the TLG Leasing division. 


1st Official Award

The first prestigious award is 1995 Peterbilt Dealer of the Year for Mid-America's success. 


Sikeston Dealership Opens

TLG's growth in Missouri continues with the opening of Sikeston, Missouri dealership.


Growth Continues into Arkansas

TLG opens its first Arkansas dealership, TLG Peterbilt - Fort Smith. 


Illinois Joins the Group

Located in Sauget, Illinois, customers know it as TLG Peterbilt - St. Louis. 


Now Serving Louisville

TLG acquires Louisville dealership located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.


20th Anniversary

TLG celebrates 20 years in business. 


Expanding in Indiana

TLG opens Evansville, Indiana dealership.


On to Ohio

TLG's eastward expansion continues with the acquisition of TLG Peterbilt - Cincinnati - its first Ohio location. 


Kentucky Dealership Acquired

Expansion continues in 2010, with the acquisition TLG Peterbilt - N Kentucky in Erlanger. 


TCS Opens

Truck Component Services, a 25-acre salvage yard that specializes in quality used parts and refuse vehicles is added to the TLG network.


Second Arkansas Dealership

TLG adds its second Arkansas dealership in Lowell, known as TLG Peterbilt - NW Arkansas.


Indiana Acquisition

TLG acquires Great Lakes Peterbilt in Portage, Indiana. 


First Southeast Dealership

TLG's first dealership in the Southeast is the acquisition of Charlotte, North Carolina dealership. 


Expansion in North and South Carolina

With acquisition of SE Atlantic dealer group, Florence and Harleyville, South Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina locations are added.  


30 Years of Success

TLG celebrates another milestone with 30th anniversary.


Introducing Mobile Service

TLG Peterbilt answers industry needs with the introduction of its mobile service program, Road Guru. 


Third South Carolina Location

TLG offers convenience to customers with opening of aftermarket parts store, TRP Charleston. 


Second TRP Location

TRP Strafford opens in December of 2019 and is conveniently located inside Truck Component Services. 


Great Lakes Expands Service Department

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held to celebrate facility upgrades and service department expansion to better serve customers. 


TLG Unveils New Logo & Unified Dealership Names

TLG kicked off 2020 with a refreshed logo and unified naming update for dealerships to TLG Peterbilt.


Sixth Dealer of the Year Award

TLG earns sixth Peterbilt North American Dealer of the Year award for its work in 2019.


Third North Carolina Location

TLG Peterbilt - Dunn became TLG's 22nd location and has the honor of being Peterbilt Motors Company's 400th location. 


Cincinnati Completes Facility Expansion

The final phase of construction at Cincinnati is completed in June and included a 28,000 square foot expansion of modern office space, parts showroom and warehouse, and improved service department. 


TLG Leasing Expands to Indiana and North Carolina

With the expansion, TLG Leasing & Rental is now located at eight TLG Peterbilt facilities in six states.


Mobile Service Expands

The demand for TLG's mobile service program brings expansion to all full-service dealerships and two locations that were previously parts only. 


Greensboro, N.C. Location Acquired

With this acquisition in December, TLG Peterbilt - Greensboro becomes TLG's fourth North Carolina location and 23rd overall. 


TLG Earns Multiple Honors

TLG earns Red Oval and Medium Duty Dealer of the Year awards for its performance in 2020. 


Introducing TLG Financial

TLG's in-house financing division, Capital Lending, rebrands to TLG Financial to unify with TLG's 2020 brand updates.


Leasing Earns Prestigious Award

TLG Peterbilt PacLease Named 2021 North American Franchise of the Year.


TLG Partners with Army for Veteran Hiring

The Army PaYS program allows TLG to begin granting guaranteed interviews for transitioning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers.