SAC acquires Gildner Automotive Group
ARKADELPHIA — Southwest Auto Collection, led by Chris Byrd and James Morgan, has purchased Gildner Automotive Group, 1501 N. 10th St., Arkadelphia. Gildner Ford Lincoln, Gildner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and Gildner Chevrolet Buick GMC will remain in their current locations, but all now operate as members of the Southwest Auto Collection. The acquisition was led by Byrd and is being purchased from Cheryl Gildner.
Southwest Ford Lincoln, Southwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and Southwest Chevrolet Buick GMC opened Monday, April 2, 2018, and will be operated on a daily basis by Morgan.
“We are very excited about being in Arkadelphia and we look for-
ward to being great community partners,” said Byrd, president of Southwest Auto Collection, in the press release. “These dealerships are strategically located in an area where we will be able to serve a large population of this growing community. These are all premier American-made products.
“I believe these manufactures and their management are definitely on the right track in their product design, safety features, technology, value proposition and ultimately delivering what the customers want in an automobile. We look forward to working with manufactures to dramatically improve their market share and we will work with our community leaders to make sure we are able to make this the place to buy and service vehicles for this region of the state.
“We believe our three dealerships will outperform the competitors due to the historical sales and customer satisfaction, and our commitment to offer greater selection and value to our customers. We welcome all of our existing customers along with the rest of the area to visit our new dealerships.”
For additional information, please contact Drew Dees at 501-412-0037.
Southwest Auto Collection, owned and operated by Chris Byrd and James Morgan. Byrd serves as president of Southwest Auto Collection. Morgan serves as operating owner of Southwest Auto Collection.
CHANGE OF OWNERS: Southwest Auto Collection now owns the former Gildner Automotive Group in Arkadelphia. The dealership is located at 1501 N. 10th St.