Leslie Doggett Industries has acquired the San Antonio dealerships of Grande group. The facility supports Freightliner, Western Star, Autocar and Detroit and will become the sixth location in the Doggett heavy-duty truck division.
Grande Group's commercial vehicle dealerships had previously been owned by Richard (Dick) Kane for more than 50 years. The new facility also provides Doggett Truck Group with access to more than 2,800 prospects and potentially 20,000 vehicles in a 50-mile radius, according to RigBig Business Intelligence.
According to Doggett Truck Group, the acquisition complements Doggett's existing Texas Freightliner dealerships in San Antonio, Laredo, Pharr, Brownsville and El Paso, giving Doggett Freightliner of Texas distribution rights for all Freightliner and Western Star branded trucks, Autocar and Detroit Diesel for the Greater San Antonio Market with full service/sales/leasing dealerships.
Doggett is also the Freightliner, Western Star and Autocar dealer for the State of Arkansas with dealerships in Little Rock, Van Buren, Searcy and Springdale/Fayetteville.
"This acquisition will fit in very nicely with our outstanding service organization which was voted the No. 1 dealership in the U.S. by Successful Dealer [in 2019]," says Paul Burke, executive vice president and general manager, Doggett Truck Group. "Technicians and their work are everything to Doggett and our customers; we live and breathe uptime. Folding Western Star, Autocar and Detroit Diesel in to our fabulous work environment will be a win-win for our customers and our team of dedicated folks. This is all very exciting."