After struggling with Ford to enter the market with an Edsel franchise, Haselwood made the decision to instead move forward with Buick and eventually opened his own dealership. After seeing the Buick Riviera for the first time, Chuck bought right in. In fact, Chuck was well know for driving a Riviera for over 20 years.
With his success within the new car industry, Chuck looked to expand his horizons. In 1974, the opportunity presented itself in the form of Honda. At the time, Honda offered small, fuel-efficient vehicles during a period of limited resources and high fuel costs. Seeing Honda as a diamond in the rough, Haselwood moved forward and was the first franchise in the country.
Over the years, Chuck expanded his reach and found success in several other franchises such as Toyota, Kia, Chevy Buick GMC, and Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. Through perseverance and expansion, Haselwood created what is known today as the West Hills Auto Plex. Chuck's vision for the Auto Plex was to create a one of a kinda customer experience based on his long standing business values of always doing the right thing. Haselwood was always known for his unique approach to business and as a man who never lost touch with where he came from. His hard work and dedication to the community is still widely known throughout Kitsap County.