Honda, Ford, Stellantis, GMC dealerships sell in 4 states


Pennsylvania auto group expands holdings

Dean Auto Group, of Pittsburgh, purchased Coy Price’s Lakeland Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Greenville, Pa., from Price on April 12, according to Dean Auto co-owner Andrew Sherman.

The dealership was renamed Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Greenville. Greenville is north of Pittsburgh.

Dean Auto is a third-generation business owned by the Sherman family.

Andrew Sherman’s father, Steven Sherman, heads the company started by his father, Wayne Sherman, more than 50 years ago. Steven Sherman is dealer principal of the family’s stores, while Andrew and his three brothers help run day-to-day operations, Andrew Sherman said.

The Greenville purchase adds a third franchised dealership to the family’s holdings that also include Dean Honda in Pittsburgh, Lake View Ford in Conneaut Lake, Pa., and a used-vehicle store in West Mifflin, Pa. The Ford and Stellantis brand stores are about 20 minutes apart, Andrew Sherman said.

“We want to make a commitment to Greenville,” Steve Sherman told Greenville’s Record-Argus newspaper. “And we want to give value and give our customers a great experience.”

The family plans to invest millions into the dealership by adding a drive-in for service and more loaner vehicles.

“There’s still a little waiting time until we can start digging,” Andrew Sherman told Automotive News.

Red Rock Auto Group adds two dealerships in Colorado

Red Rock Auto Group, of Grand Junction, Colo., added two dealerships in the city when it purchased Fuoco GMC and Fuoco Honda dealerships on March 7, according to Red Rock Auto President Steve Dahle.

Brothers Tony and Taylor Fuoco of Fuoco Motor Co. sold the stores, Dahle said. The dealerships were renamed Red Rock GMC and Red Rock Honda. Grand Junction is west of Denver, near the Utah border.

Standalone GMC dealerships are rare, with just 50 counted nationally as of Jan. 1, according to the Automotive News’ annual dealership census.

The Fuoco brothers also sold Red Rock its first dealership, Red Rock Nissan, in October 2016, Dahle said.

That sale marked Red Rock’s debut in Colorado. Red Rock is a sister company to Tim Dahle Auto Group, of Murray, Utah. That company, then under a different name, was started in the late 1960s by Steve Dahle’s grandfather. Tim Dahle, Steve’s father, now runs that group, which has seven new-vehicle dealerships in Utah.

Steve Dahle said he, his younger brother Marcus Dahle and his brother-in-law Vic Ream partnered to start Red Rock.

“We wanted a chance at our own store,” Steve Dahle said. “It’s just us kids.”

Red Rock added a Hyundai dealership in 2018 and a Kia dealership in 2020, both in Grand Junction. The Nissan, GMC and Honda dealerships are all within the same block, Dahle said.

Dahle said Grand Junction provides a great market and setting.

“It’s a good-sized city, and it’s growing,” Dahle said. “It’s got a lot of fun activities.

“People want to be there. People are very happy there. We’ve really enjoyed it and look to continue to grow out there.”



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