Nancy Phillips Associates is pleased to announce the sale of Brigham-Gill Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Natick, Massachusetts to Village Automotive Group.
Richard Gill’s family has owned Brigham-Gill Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram since 1966, when his father opened the dealership. Richard started working at the business when he was in high school and has spent his entire adult career at the dealership.
Village Auto Group began in the early 1960s when Ray Ciccolo walked into a Rambler/Volvo dealership looking to buy a used car and ended up buying the whole dealership. Village Auto Group primarily represents nearly a dozen Import dealerships. This acquisition adds an important high volume Domestic to their franchise mix and signifies new directions for this stellar dealership group.
Richard Gill, Former Owner of Brigham-Gill CDJR:
"I chose Nancy and Carrie based on their reputation and who they had worked for in the past. They had some really high-quality references from people I know in the business that I think very highly of, and who had worked with them more than once.
I wasn’t really planning on selling at this time, but when Carrie approached me, I started to feel like the timing might be right. We talked about what I would prefer in a buyer and for the future of the store, and how I wanted to see the staff treated. The buyer they brought me was another local, family-owned business, which was very attractive to me.
As a car dealer, I thought I knew how to make a deal without a broker, but I saw the value in their administration of the process. They were also able to bring me a buyer I might not have found otherwise because of their connections within the industry. They are well-versed in all the intricacies of dealing with the franchisor for a smooth transition. They are absolute pros and that made the process easier. Knowing that they were behind the scenes, making sure everything that was supposed to happen happened on time, allowed me to continue to run the store while the sale was being finalized."
Andy Fink, CFO of Village Automotive Group:
"Nancy Phillips Associates is well known in the industry, and I’ve had some communication with Nancy in the past. When it came time to expand, we were not interested in buying something just for the sake of buying, it had to be the right opportunity. When they came to us with this dealership, we felt it was a good match.