Staluppi Jr., Kiefer Automotive Group amongst patrons of dealerships
Kiefer Automotive Group of Eugene, Ore., bought 4 Butler Automotive Group dealerships in Oregon late final yr, increasing to a 14-dealership group throughout Oregon, Idaho and California.
The 2 teams closed the sale on Dec. 16. Sellers Chuck and Linda Butler not personal any dealerships and retired from the trade after 45 years, in accordance to a Dec. 21 report from ABC affiliate KDRV.com.
Chuck Butler, president of the group, in an announcement within the KDRV.com report, mentioned it took the group a number of years to search out the fitting purchaser for its dealerships, because it wished a “smaller, like-minded group that can proceed with our deep and ongoing dedication to our workers, clients, and the neighborhood.”
John and Corinne Kiefer bought Butler Ford and Butler Acura in Ashland, Ore., and Butler Kia and Butler Hyundai in Medford, Ore. Two shops, Butler Kia and Butler Hyundai, modified names, turning into Kia Medford and Hyundai Medford.
The Kiefer group retained the shops’ practically 100 workers together with basic supervisor Warren Cooper, who stays in command of the 4 places. John Kiefer is supplier principal.
Kiefer Automotive had 10 rooftops housing 12 franchises previous to the deal, John Kiefer confirmed to Automotive Information.
“We’ve got a number of renovation tasks in course of on the outdated and the brand new shops,” he mentioned.