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West Herr Automotive Group increased its automaker portfolio with the purchase of a Mazda dealership this month.

West Herr bought Ontario Mazda in Canandaigua, N.Y., from Dan Richards on June 13, and renamed the dealership was renamed West Herr Mazda of Canandaigua.

The acquisition represents West Herr's third dealership purchase in less than a month. West Herr also purchased a Honda Store in Canandaigua   on May 25 and a Chevy dealership in Rochester on June 1.

West Herr now owns 35 dealerships.

"All of us at West Herr are excited about growing our presence in the Rochester/Canandaigua market," West Herr CEO Scott Bieler noted in a statement. "The addition of Honda and Mazda to our ever-growing Toyota store, and now representing Chevrolet, the leading brand in Rochester, these acquisitions round out our portfolio of brands to truly serve nearly every household in the market."

West Herr forecasts the Mazda dealership will sell 1,000 new- and used-vehicles annually and announces plans to renovate the facility within the next 18 months.

Gee Automotive Cos. made its second acquisition of 2022 and entered a new state with its purchase of a Subaru dealership.

Gee Automotive of Liberty Lake, Wash., purchased Tucson Subaru in Arizona from brothers Mike and Rocky DiChristofano on May 24. It is the first dealership in Arizona for Gee Automotive. The dealership will keep its current name.

Gee also purchased three dealerships in the Portland area in January.

With the new acquisition, Gee Automotive now owns three Subaru stores and 31 franchised dealerships located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Arizona. The company also owns two used-vehicle dealerships, a vehicle acquisition center, an RV dealership and a Ducati motorcycle store.

Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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