Dennis & Co. Auto Group, having acquired a Chevrolet-Cadillac store in New York in February, has added six dealerships to its portfolio since mid-2021.
Dennis & Co. of West Nyack, New York, Feb. 8 bought a Barton Chevrolet-Cadillac in Newburgh, New York, from Rob Barton. Dealership – which just before the sale had satisfied a lawsuit with a former employee – was renamed the Unity Chevrolet-Cadillac of Newburgh.
“This is the place and the addition of Chevrolet and Cadillac to our group is the perfect combination,” said Brian Dennis, president of Dennis & Co. and chairman of the New York State Dealers Association, the statement said.
The Chevrolet-Cadillac dealership came after several acquisitions by the Dennis-owned group in 2021.
On December 17, Dennis & Co bought from Jonathan Sobel Alfa Romeo from Manhattan-Maserati from Manhattan and Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat from Manhattan in New York. Those dealer names remain the same, Dennis said.
“We have extensive experience with Stellantis with two stores in the Bronx and were interested in entering the Manhattan market with these brands,” Dennis wrote in an email to Automotive news.
In August, the company acquired Buick-GMC from Mahwah in New Jersey to Tony Fernandez. This store name also remains unchanged.
In May, the group bought Carmody Ford in Greenwich, New York, from John Carmody. This dealership was renamed Greenwich Ford. Dennis & Co. expands the service department of this store, adding lanes and creates a new body shop.
Dennis & Co. also expanded with new dealerships. In June, he opened Volkswagen with Nanuet in New York, receiving a point from the manufacturer. The 30,000-square-foot dealership has a dual electric car display.
With all the acquisitions of Dennis & Co. now has 10 franchise dealerships in New York and New Jersey representing 14 brands. It also has a used car dealership and two collision centers, according to his website.
“Our focus on customer satisfaction and experience, as well as investing in training and creating opportunities for our employees, has in turn enabled us to accelerate our growth,” Dennis said in a statement. “We look forward to implementing our processes and digital strategy in our newly acquired locations and are aggressively seeking future dealers in our major markets.”
Attorney Stevan LaBonte represented the buyer in the acquisition of a dealership in Manhattan, and Joseph Belavia of Protegrity Advisors represented the seller in a deal with the dealership Chevrolet-Cadillac. Leonard Belavia of the law firm Bellavia Blatt advised the seller in this sale, and LaBonte advised the buyer.