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Foundation Honda takes the wheel at former Motorcars in Cleveland Heights. By Tom Jewell
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, September 12, 2019: As Motorcars Honda marks the end of an era, the acquiring ownership has laid the foundation for a new one.
Officially, that would be Foundation Honda in Cleveland Heights which formally announced the changeover today (Sept. 12), after a nearly 30-year run by the Gile family along Mayfield Road.
Aside from switching the branding and continuing to reduce the environmental footprint at what is considered to be the world’s first “carbon-neutral” dealership, Foundation Automotive Corp. also plans to expand local operations in sales, service and workforce.
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FOUNDATION AUTOMOTIVE CORP ANNOUNCES PURCHASE AND NAME CHANGE OF HONDA DEALERSHIP
Cleveland Heights, OH – Foundation Automotive Corp announced today the purchase of Motorcars Honda located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The acquisition will introduce a name change to Foundation Honda effective immediately. The facility is approximately 46,550 square feet including a state of art service area and is the first carbon neutral dealership in the world.
“The success of the integration will be driven by how we begin working as one with a singular commitment to serve customers and the community,” stated Chuck Kramer, Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Automotive Corp. “Operationally, we have lots of improvement opportunity which is good news. It provides an opening for us to raise the bar for customers and make the greater Cleveland Heights area proud to have Foundation Honda within their local business community.”
Peter A. Wink is the dealerships General Manager and Managing Partner. Peter is a seasoned automotive professional and plans to grow the store’s professional sales and service teams to maximize the dealerships full potential and exceed customer expectations.
“We are pleased to acquire our first Honda dealership and advance our strategy of diversifying the brand,” stated Kevin Kutschinski, President and CEO of Foundation Automotive Corp. “Purchasing the dealership was an easy decision in expanding our portfolio of dealership presence into Ohio.”
About Foundation Automotive Corp:
Foundation Automotive Corp, one of the newest and fastest growing automotive groups in the United States. Foundation Automotive acquires targeted assets throughout Canada and the United States with existing ownership in Western Canada, Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. Foundation Automotive provides modern automotive solutions built on trust, excellence and innovation for its customers and employees.
Foundation Automotive exists to serve customers, working to exceed expectations and knowing that satisfaction is a reflection of how customers feel about their experience with their people, products and brands. Learn more about Foundation Automotive Corp at foundationautomotive.com
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Foundation Automotive Corp. Makes Big Strides in USA with the Acquisition of Five New Dealerships in Texas and North Dakota.
Texas, June 20, 2019: Foundation Automotive Corporation, one of United States’ and Canada’s newest and fastest growing automotive corporations, announced today that they have added five new dealerships to their US presence. Foundation proudly welcomes the Henson Ford, Henson Chevrolet Buick GMC and Henson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, located in Madisonville, Texas, and Kupper Chevrolet and Kupper Subaru, located in Mandan, North Dakota, to its family of dealerships.
"These stores represent just the beginning of our 2019 growth. They are good stores with good people running them., and we like that,” said Chuck Kramer, Chief Operating Officer of Foundation. Chuck went on to say, “What we’re doing is coming in and re-working some of the key processes, creating efficiencies and providing additional support. Proposed concepts and ideas have been received with enthusiasm and we anticipate quick rewards for everyone.”
“In addition to this acquisition, Foundation® looks forward to owning a total of 26 stores by the end of 2019. These future acquisitions will be in the US,” added Kevin Kutschinski President and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation.
Eric Barbosa is the Managing Partner of the Henson Ford and Henson Chevrolet Buick GMC stores and is Dealer Principle of the Henson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram stores in Madisonville, Texas. Eric believes in getting to know the local community and working within the local culture. “Eric Barbosa was mentored by Chuck Kramer and is one of the best leaders that I have had the pleasure to work with,” said Kevin Kutschinski CEO and President of Foundation®.
Monte Clair is Managing Partner of Kupper Chevrolet and Subaru in Mandan, North Dakota. “His years of automotive and managing experience will be invaluable in taking these stores to the next level.” says Chuck Kramer. The Kupper stores have a solid history within their community and keep their employees very involved with the store events.
Foundation Auto is comprised of an all-star executive management team with the perfect mix of operations specialists and analytical professionals. Their vision is to be the North American benchmark for top-tier automotive solutions and a company of trust, excellence, and innovation for their customers and employees. Each team member has the skills and dedication to successfully implement the company’s business and growth plans. Learn more about Foundation Auto online at .
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PRESS RELEASE - 2-7-19
Foundation Auto Looks Forward to a Strong 2019 with Canadian Dealerships Exceeding Objectives and US Growth on the Horizon
Calgary, February 7, 2019: Foundation Automotive Corp. (“Foundation Auto”), one of Canada’s newest and fastest growing automotive groups, announced today that early signs of growth with their first two dealership acquisitions have them looking forward to a strong 2019. Both stores are located in Western Canada and since being acquired in the second half of 2018, have shown early and steady improvements.
"When we acquired these stores, back in October and November of 2018, they were not broken stores. They were good stores with room for improvement. And we like that,” said Chuck Kramer, Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Auto. “What we’re doing is coming in and re-working some of the key processes, creating efficiencies and providing much needed support. Our early efforts are already showing rewards.”
“In addition to our first two Canadian acquisitions, Foundation Auto looks forward to closing seven more dealership acquisitions in the 1st quarter of 2019. These future acquisitions will be in the US.” added Kevin Kutschinski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Auto. “The second quarter will be even better and more aggressive, as we plan on adding an additional nine US locations.”
Foundation Drayton Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, in Drayton Valley, Alberta is the Company’s most recent dealership acquisition, and is Managed by Mr. Travis Van Spronsen (Dealer Principal/Managing Partner). Mr. Van Spronsen has a positive personality and steady hand, and comes equipped with years of operational experience and was previously at Browns’ Chevrolet Buick GMC in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. While in Dawson Creek he built a deep-rooted culture of service with a passionate staff who were focused on delivering a high level of customer service excellence. He has brought this same passion and focus to the Drayton Valley store and it’s showing with the store’s solid and steady growth. Drayton Valley is located in Brazeau County, situated between the North Saskatchewan River and the Pembina River, approximately 1.5 hours from Edmonton, Alberta. Drayton Valley has a population of around 8,000 people and is known for its vast oil & gas fields, although agriculture and forestry also play roles in the local economy.
Foundation Squamish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, in Squamish, British Columbia was Foundation Auto’s first acquisition. The dealership is Managed by Mr. Adam Mounzer (Dealer Principal/Managing Partner), who has over twenty-five years of industry experience, with over five of those years in Management roles at prominent Dodge dealerships across Western Canada. Mr. Mounzer has a relentless focus on operational management, along with a strong, proven sales process. He practices an effective and efficient approach to managing, improving, and sustaining a successful dealership, and has revitalized the Squamish location already. Going into 2019, Mr. Mounzer has identified further improvements that will no doubt improve the store’s traction in the Squamish area. Squamish, with a population of 20,000 people, is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada since 2011. This growth is a result of increased tourism and investment, due to its close proximity to Vancouver, BC and world-renowned tourist destination, Whistler; Squamish is situated between the two popular centers an approximately 1-hour drive in either direction on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Foundation Auto has an all-star executive management team with the perfect mix of operations specialists and analytical professionals. Their vision is to be the North American benchmark for top-tier automotive solutions and a company of trust, excellence, and innovation for their customers and employees. Each team member has the skills and dedication to successfully implement the company’s business and growth plans. Learn more about Foundation Auto online at www.FoundationAuto.com