Germain Automotive Group Adds Lexus of Naples
The acquisition marks the groups’ sixteenth franchise
(Naples, Florida – June 2, 2016) Germain Automotive Group is pleased to announce the addition of Lexus of Naples to its family of dealerships. The acquisition raises the groups dealership count to 16, and total personnel to over 1100. Lexus of Naples rounds out Germain’s already impressive lineup of the industries’ top luxury brands, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, Infiniti and Cadillac. The group also represents Toyota, Honda, Ford and Volkswagen with locations in Ohio, Michigan, and Florida.
“This acquisition from my brother Bob is incredibly significant for our organization and my family,” said Steve Germain, president and CEO. “Adding Lexus to our world class automotive brands will give our valued customers access to an unrivaled lineup of vehicle options.”
Zach Germain, Steve’s oldest son, has transitioned from his role as General Manager at Germain Infiniti of Easton to oversee the Lexus store in Naples. “With four dealerships in Florida now, it made sense for a family member to be there permanently and I’m honored and excited for the opportunity.”
The acquisition remains important for customers in every market Germain serves, says COO John Malishenko. “In todays digital marketplace, customers have become comfortable with purchasing ‘big ticket’ items online and having them shipped directly to their home. Through our group website GermainCars.com, customers will be able to engage in our new ‘From Anywhere, To Anywhere’ program that allows them access to all our iconic brands and inventory regardless of where they reside.”
About Germain Automotive Group
Germain Automotive Group is one of the nations‘ largest privately owned dealer groups and is fully owned by Steve Germain and his family, including his wife Kim, daughter Jessica and sons Zach and Austin. “My kids represent the fourth generation of our family owned business and I’m very proud that they are all actively engaged in its operation,” says Steve. Jessica Germain (34) became the company’s director of customer and associate engagement after three years as the general manager of Honda of Dublin. Zach Germain (31) will be the new General Manager of Lexus of Naples. Austin Germain (27) works as a manager at the Toyota of Columbus store.