On a snowy day in February, Mike LaFontaine Sr. gathered together key employees of the LaFontaine Automotive Group to let them know that he and the family were in final negotiations to purchase Dwyer and Sons Subaru, located in Commerce Township.
“I’m very pleased to let you know that we have an agreement in place with the Dwyer family to purchase Dwyer & Sons Subaru in Commerce Township. If all goes as planned, the transfer of ownership will take place sometime in April. I can’t tell you how excited we are to expand The Family Deal within the state of Michigan.”
That was two months ago. Today, I’m happy to announce it’s official: LaFontaine Subaru, located in Commerce Township, is the newest addition to the LaFontaine family of dealerships.
Judging by all the smiles I’m seeing, the entire LaFontaine Family is excited that “The Family Deal” is coming to a new area with a new franchise to match in LaFontaine Subaru.
With the addition of the Subaru brand, the LaFontaine Automotive Group now consists of 19 total franchises – 17 of which are unique.
Maureen LaFontaine is looking forward to the opportunity for the team to grow and spread their wings.
“We’re very happy about this expansion and there’s nothing but positive things to say about the Subaru brand. The Family Deal isn’t just a marketing slogan. It’s something we live and breathe every day and our passion for success will keep us moving forward.”
Because of it’s location in Commerce Township, LaFontaine Subaru of Commerce is centrally located to LaFontaine’s other dealerships in the Dearborn, Highland & Ann Arbor areas – providing a convenient cross-shopping experience for current and new LaFontaine customers.
Ryan LaFontaine announced that Jay Puzio, the current General Sales Manager of LaFontaine Nissan, will have now oversee the operations of the newest Subaru dealership in Michigan as well.
“Because of the outstanding work he’s done with LaFontaine Nissan, Jay Puzio will now be the General Manager for the Nissan and Subaru franchises. We all agree that Jay’s skills and abilities are a perfect fit for the newest additions to our automotive group.”
Mr. Puzio and the LaFontaine Subaru team have plans to aggressively market new and used Subaru’s in and around the Southeast Michigan area.
The Subaru facility totals over 42,000 square feet which provides the LaFontaine Automotive Group huge potential for future organizational growth.
The entire LaFontaine Family is very excited about this endeavor and they look forward to what the future holds.
Subaru strives to create advanced technology on an ongoing basis and provide consumers with distinctive products with the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction.
The Subaru brand aims to continuously promote harmony between people, society and the environment while contributing to the prosperity of society.
The values of Subaru and the LaFontaine Family align nicely as each makes providing world class customer satisfaction a top priority.