LaFontaine Auto Group Announces Expansion to Birch Run

Jeremy Sheldon —  November 19, 2015

The Family is Growing in Frankenmuth and Birch Run

LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the expansion of their family with the upcoming construction of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility to be built in Birch Run.

The new facility, will be located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

The community is invited to a ground breaking ceremony that will take place at noon on Monday, November 23, 2015, with construction slated to begin immediately and an anticipated completion date of Fall 2016.

The 34,000 square foot building will hold a Silver rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

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LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

The LaFontaine family is proud to participate in this program and remains committed to ensuring their facilities are designed with a positive customer experience in mind, while at the same time being extremely environmentally and resource efficient.

Additionally, this new location will add hundreds of jobs to the area, as the existing Ford facility in Frankenmuth will remain open, offering customers a wide array of certified pre-owned vehicle options, as well as a comprehensive certified service center.

Since purchasing the Frankenmuth location in early spring the LaFontaine Family has enjoyed becoming part of the community and appreciates the warm welcome received.  “This is a small, intimate community that really cares about what they’re doing so it is a great fit for LaFontaine – the Family Deal – and we are very excited to be here,” says Ryan LaFontaine, Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 22 franchises in soon-to-be 17 locations and employs over 1,000 Michigan residents.

The “LaFontaine Family Deal” offers customers more than the best price and service on a new or pre-owned vehicle, it incorporates the attitude and approach to business developed and nurtured by the LaFontaine family.

The LaFontaine Mission Statement:

Build lifelong relationships that connect families, strengthen communities and personalize the automotive experience.

The LaFontaine Family looks forward to growing within the Frankenmuth, Birch Run, and surrounding communities and welcomes everyone to visit the Frankenmuth location, 504 N. Main St., during our construction to experience the LaFontaine Family Deal today.

The Family Deal. It’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel.



Jeremy Sheldon

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My name is Jeremy Sheldon and I'm the Digital Marketing Assistant for the LaFontaine Automotive Group. I love 3 things: My family, my job and Detroit sports! Hopefully you share my passion and enjoyed this article.