HIGHLAND, Michigan – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – LaFontaine Automotive Group, the fastest-growing dealer group in Michigan, today announced it has acquired Glenn Buege Buick GMC, located at 3625 S. Pennsylvania Ave in Lansing.
“This is an exciting day for my family and the entire LaFontaine Automotive Group as we expand and reinforce our presence in Lansing and the surrounding communities,” said Ryan LaFontaine, Chief Operating Officer, LaFontaine Automotive Group. “With three Lansing locations, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat, Ford and now Buick GMC, we will be able to deliver a wide selection of vehicles and service opportunities to the Lansing community and delight our customers with the ‘Family Deal.’”
Founded in 1980 by Michael Sr. and Maureen LaFontaine, the award-winning and nationally-recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 36 retail franchises, 6 collision centers and 17 Michigan retail locations. The group employs nearly 1,400 individuals. It’s the mission of the LaFontaine Family to personalize the automotive experience, by building lifelong relationships that connect families and strengthen the community.
“LaFontaine has been involved with the greater Lansing community for nearly a decade, supporting many local organizations and events, including the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sparrow Foundation, McLaren Health Care and Meridian Area Business Association to name a few” said Kelley LaFontaine, Vice President, LaFontaine Automotive Group. “We are excited to explore new opportunities that positively impact the lives of those living and working in the Lansing area.”
Robert Simmons, Executive General Manager with LaFontaine Automotive Group will oversee the new LaFontaine Buick GMC of Lansing. Simmons started with LaFontaine Automotive Group in 1981 as a parts driver and now oversees LaFontaine’s two additional Buick GMC dealerships, in Ann Arbor and Highland, as well as LaFontaine Cadillac in Highland.
Paul Jordan, currently General Sales Manager of LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, will now be General Manager of Buick GMC Lansing. Jordan started with LaFontaine Automotive Group in 2005 on the sales floor. “I am honored to have this amazing opportunity to lead the LaFontaine Buick GMC team in Lansing and deliver the exceptional customer service the LaFontaine group is known for,” said Jordan.
Garrett Henninger, currently Used Car Manager, LaFontaine CDJR Fenton, will now be the General Sales Manager of Buick GMC Lansing. Henninger started with LaFontaine Automotive Group in 2016, as a finance manager.
About LaFontaine Automotive Group
The mission of the LaFontaine Family to personalize the automotive experience by building lifelong relationships that connect families and strengthen the community. The LaFontaine commitment to customers, staff, and local communities is demonstrated by active participation and contributions to numerous non-profit organizations, educational institutions and charities throughout southeast Michigan. The combination of both the mission and core values provides the basic foundation of our promise … to treat every customer like they are members of our family. From sales, to service to parts, LaFontaine Automotive Group is able to meet any customer’s specific needs. LaFontaine represents the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Fiat, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen. The LaFontaine Family Deal; it’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel. Visit www.familydeal.com for additional details.