Ford, Chevy and Chevy-Buick dealerships sell in Q1 acquisitions

Wheelers Spouse and children Vehicle Group, led by a brother-and-sister workforce who grew up in the car retail organization, last month bought Charles Automotive Inc., a Chevrolet-Buick dealership in Coloma, Wis.

The Wheelers on March 1 purchased the dealership, renamed Wheelers Chevrolet-Buick, from Charles Plach.

It is the Wheelers’ fifth new-car dealership, all in Central Wisconsin, and all with Standard Motors franchises. Mary Jo Wheeler-Schueller is president and seller principal, and Daniel Wheeler is CFO for the team. Wheeler-Schueller also chairs the GM Women’s Supplier Advisory Council.

Wheelers, centered in Marshfield, Wis., also has a used-vehicle dealership in Abbotsford, Wis., two body stores, and a standalone Wheelers car fix and tire center in Marshfield.

Wheeler-Schueller mentioned in a cellphone interview that her spouse and children and the seller had known each individual other for quite a few several years.

“I consider it goes a extended way, if you’ve got acquired a fantastic partnership with the neighboring sellers,” she reported. “We never do the job as a result of brokers.”

Wheeler-Schueller reported GM has acknowledged Wheelers Family members Automobile as an “early adopter” of electric powered cars and the relatives company is participating in a GM energy to construct publicly available EV charging stations at dealerships.

She mentioned the Stage 2 charger at Wheelers Chevrolet of Merrill, Wis., is a person of a just a several prospects for EV motorists to recharge concerning Minneapolis and Northern Wisconsin or Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“We all enjoy EVs and what they can do, but the trouble is, the infrastructure is not there,” she stated. “We can use dealerships to enable employ that.”