Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

AutoCanada, Shottenkirk complete dealership acquisitions in Q3 and Q4

Dealers Julie Huttig and George Huttig, looking to expand their market reach, bought a Stellantis dealership in Plattsburgh, N.Y., late in the third quarter.

On Sept. 29 they purchased Durocher Auto Sales from the Durocher family and renamed it Huttig Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram. The Huttigs’ holdings include four franchised dealerships and a group of NAPA Auto Parts stores in New York state.

Julie Huttig is dealer principal of the newly purchased Stellantis store and Huttig Nissan of Plattsburgh, while George Huttig is president of Adirondack Auto, another Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store, located about 40 miles south in Elizabethtown. He’s also president of Adirondack Chevrolet-Buick in Elizabethtown.

Julie Huttig is operating the Plattsburgh Stellantis dealership from the building used by Durocher Auto Sales but told Automotive News that a facility will be built in the next few years to comply with manufacturers’ requests.

“The building is an older building,” she said.

Nancy Phillips Associates, a buy-sell firm in Exeter, N.H., handled the transaction.

Shottenkirk adds Texas Nissan dealership

Shottenkirk Automotive Group, of West Burlington, Iowa, has purchased a Texas Nissan dealership in a city near Houston.

Shottenkirk on Oct. 15 bought Katy Nissan, west of Houston, from Keith Mosing, according to the Tim Lamb Group, which represented the seller in the deal. Dick Pryor was the broker in the transaction.

The store was renamed Shottenkirk Nissan Katy.

Mosing is chairman of the Mosing Group, a real estate investment company, and served as CEO of Katy Nissan, according to a January 2021 University of Houston post about Mosing, who is a University of Houston Energy Advisory Board member.

Shottenkirk, a family-owned business for 57 years, has dealerships in California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois and Texas, according to its website.

It ranks No. 102 on Automotive News‘ most recent list of the top 150 dealership groups based in the U.S., retailing 8,756 new vehicles in 2020.

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