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Ganley Group adds Chryslerto dealerships

by Mike Lesko | reporter Published: January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
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Aurora -- When the Ganley Auto Group established Ganley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Aurora on Dec. 19, the entire Aurora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram staff stayed.

"That's one of the nice things about the acquisition," said General Manager B.J. Holmes, who joined the dealership after the acquisition. "We have experienced employees who have worked here and will take care of our customers."

Ken Ganley, who owns the store, "is very happy to acquire such a great team," Holmes said.

Ganley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Aurora is located at 161 W. Garfield Road. It formerly was Aurora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

"It's a good location," Holmes said.

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The Ganley Auto Group now has three Chrysler dealerships on the east side of Cleveland. The others are in Bedford and Painesville.

This is the auto group's second location in Aurora after establishing Ganley Chevrolet of Aurora about three years ago. That dealership is located down the road at 310 W. Garfield Road.

Ganley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram benefits from being part of the Ganley Auto Group, which is the largest in the state, Holmes said.

"It's not even close [to other dealerships in terms of size]," Holmes said, adding that the auto group retailed more than 40,000 vehicles last year and has nearly 1,500 employees in Ohio.

"We have a great inventory of new vehicles," Holmes said. "In addition, we have the ability to pool from our 18 other Ganley locations for used cars."

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It is experience of the staff at Ganley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, though, that Holmes says helps makes the dealership so successful.

"We have experienced, long-time automotive pros," he said.

Holmes said Steve Glova, the general sales manager at the dealership, has been there for 25 years. Matt Collura, service manger, has been with the dealership well over a decade and Tracey McGee, office manager, has been there for 26 years.

"Salesmen have been here not just years but, in some cases, decades," Holmes said. "I consider it a privilege to be added to a team that has such stability."

Add all that to what Holmes described as "a very loyal customer base," and it equals a highly successful operation.

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