June 15, 2024


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Betten Baker purchases Don’s Auto Clinic, Highpoint Auto and Truck Center in Cadillac | News

CADILLAC — The Betten Baker Vehicle Group not long ago expanded its presence in Cadillac with the obtain of Don’s Auto Clinic and Highpoint Auto and Truck Center.

The latest acquisition will deliver Betten Baker’s complete number of places to 23 the a few places in the Cadillac location also consist of the Godfrey Chevrolet Buick dealership in Haring Township the organization ordered in 2018.

While Highpoint Vehicle and Truck Centre GMC and Don’s Car Clinic Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram will alter their identify to Betten Baker, they will retain part possession by partners Tod Winkle and Tracy Winkle, who also will proceed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the dealerships.

“The dealerships’ merged 60 several years in company as very well as the team’s considerable understanding of the sector and requires of drivers are welcomed additions to Betten Baker,” reads a Betten Baker push release issued just lately.

In accordance to the push release, the changeover, which is expected to be finalized today, “will support the dealerships align with Betten Baker’s buying ability and expanded entry to stock for the automobile house owners in their Cadillac and Northern Michigan communities.”

Tod Winkle explained to the Cadillac News Monday that owning entry to vehicles at 23 other dealerships was one particular of the most important motivating things in their determination to lover with Betten Baker. He said they commenced talks with Betten Baker relating to the acquisition about four years back.

“Everything is difficult to get appropriate now,” Winkle explained. “This will give us a good deal a lot more avenues (for accessing cars that consumers want).”

Tod claimed an additional element of the partnership that was attractive to him was Betten Baker’s determination to supplying back again to the local community.

“The most significant issue for me, and most admirable, is Tod and Tracy continually appear for methods to give again,” said Betten Baker Co-Operator Chris Baker. “Their personnel also go above on further than for their buyers, which is an critical worth we maintain for Betten Baker as a whole.”

In addition to staying domestically owned and operated, there will be no adjust to work. All present employees at equally places will keep on being with the company.

“We consider treatment of our individuals who, in transform, take treatment of our community,” said Tod. “Nobody is leaving. We are wanting forward to setting up this partnership with Betten Baker.”

The Betten Baker Car Group employs over 750 personnel at dealership places in Muskegon, Coopersville, Twin Lake, Lowell, Grandville, Massive Rapids, Allegan, Ludington, Alma, Ithaca, Midland, South Haven, Cadillac and Hudsonville.