LaFontaine, Kayser, Kendall and Coughlin groups acquire dealerships

Kayser Automotive provides Ford store

Kayser Automotive Group, of Madison, Wis., has obtained its second Ford dealership in two months.

Kayser Automotive and Gregg Tank on Monday bought Peterson Ford in Oconto Falls, Wis., from Toby Peterson and Mike Peterson. Oconto Falls is north of Inexperienced Bay.

“The Petersons have built a fantastic company, serving Northeast Wisconsin for approximately 50 yrs,” Sean Baxter, president of Kayser Automotive, reported in a statement. “We glance forward to carrying on that tradition as we grow our S&L model to better serve the Eco-friendly Bay marketplace.”

The dealership was renamed S&L Ford. Tank will be its normal manager. He already is normal supervisor at Kayser Automotive’s S&L Motors dealership in Pulaski, Wis., which sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram motor vehicles.

On Sept. 30, Kayser purchased Courtesy Ford of Sauk City, also in Wisconsin, from dealer Ray Fregia Jr. The team, with all domestic models, now has 7 dealerships in the point out.

Wade Micoley represented the vendor in the Peterson Ford transaction.

Kendall expansion

Rising Kendall Automotive Group, of Eugene, Ore., has expanded into Montana, and it bolstered its Oregon existence past thirty day period with the acquisition of a few dealerships.

Kendall on Oct. 18 acquired Robberson Ford-Lincoln and Robberson Mazda in Bend and Robberson Ford of Prineville from supplier Jeff Robberson, who retired.

“It was just a very good time to hop off,” Robberson advised Automotive News. “I preferred to get off when factors ended up heading easy so the changeover would be as easy as feasible for the workforce and prospects, as opposed to just one of our downturns. Even while we are in a chip shortage, we are in a potent motor vehicle overall economy.”

Robberson’s father opened the Ford dealership in Bend in 1957. The Prineville spot opened in 2003.

The dealerships have been renamed Kendall Ford-Lincoln of Bend, Kendall Mazda of Bend and Kendall Ford of Prineville. Prineville is about 35 miles northeast of Bend.

Kendall expanded into Montana in September with the purchase of Bozeman Ford-Lincoln, in accordance to a Sept. 19 article in the Bozeman Every day Chronicle.

The dealership has been renamed Kendall Ford-Lincoln of Bozeman, Kendall claimed in a LinkedIn article.

Kendall has stores across Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Idaho and sells extra than 20 brands, which includes Toyota, Lexus, Volkswagen, Honda, Kia, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, according to its web-site.

In June, Kendall bought Roy Robinson Subaru and Roy Robinson Chevrolet, equally in Marysville, Clean., in the vicinity of Seattle.

Coughlin Automotive provides Kia retail outlet

Coughlin Automotive Team, of Pataskala, Ohio, additional a second Kia dealership last month to develop to 13 dealerships in central Ohio.

Coughlin Automotive on Oct. 7 bought Matt Taylor Kia in Lancaster from dealer Matt Taylor, according to Tim Lamb of Tim Lamb Group, who represented the vendor in the transaction.

“We are thrilled about expanding into Fairfield County and aiding the nearby community,” vehicle group owner Al Coughlin stated in a assertion. “The Kia franchise is a excellent model. By continuing to pursue progress in Central Ohio, we have access to far more stock and more services spots to improved serve our shoppers.”

In 2020, Matt Taylor Kia sold more than 1,400 cars, in accordance to Tim Lamb Team.

The retail outlet was renamed Coughlin Kia of Lancaster. Lancaster is about 25 miles south of Pataskala.

Eleanore Beatty

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