Bill W. Schwyhart
Bill Schwyhart launched his entrepreneurial career in 1982 in Rogers, Arkansas when at the age of 24 he became the youngest man in the U.S. to be awarded a Buick dealership. Forming financial partnerships with such individuals as retired Wal-Mart Senior V.P. Robert Thornton, Schwyhart went on to own and operate Buick, GMC, Pontiac, Volkswagen and BMW dealerships. Necessitated by his growing operations, Schwyhart soon branched into real estate endeavors that played a major role in the commercial development of South Rogers.
From Automobiles to Real Estate
To concentrate his focus on real estate investments, Schwyhart divested himself of automobile dealerships in 2001 by selling out to Houston conglomerate who was then diversifying its holdings to include operating companies in the rapidly expanding Northwest Arkansas region.
In partnership with local entrepreneurs, Schwyhart's first projects in West Rogers formed the infrastructure for the dynamic growth experience of the Pinnacle region. Later, teaming with nationally acclaimed trucking magnate J.B. Hunt and other business leaders, the Pinnacle Group was formed and continues to pursue premier product developments in the western portion of Rogers, Arkansas near the intersection of Interstate 540 and Pinnacle Hills Parkway. Some of the recent commercial developments include the Church at Pinnacle Hills , the John Q Hammons Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, and a 500-acre development that will house a state-of-the-art medical center, a medical professional building, restaurants, a retail center, and high-end multi-family residential communities.
Schwyhart is actively involved in the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, is a Past President of the Rogers Rotary Club and Co-Chair of the United Way. He currently serves as Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, and serves on the Northwest Arkansas Council and the Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation Board of Directors.