Doggett Automotive Group is continuing its expansion into the automotive dealership business.
The Texas-based company acquired five dealerships known as the Mike Smith Auto Complex in Beaumont, TX, on Feb. 5.
The dealership portfolio obtained in this acquisition includes Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Volkswagen and Nissan.
Doggett’s executives said the expansion not only bolsters its automotive presence but underscores the company’s commitment to providing a diverse range of high-quality automotive options to its valued customers.
“Doggett is very excited to bring to the Golden Triangle our high-energy family-oriented approach bred from our John Deere heritage,” said Jason Mosley, Doggett’s EVP.
The Mike Smith addition is the latest in a series of deals over the past three years that has increased Doggett’s auto dealership count by nine.
In 2018, Doggett ventured into the automotive sector with its inaugural automotive acquisition of Lone Star Ford in Houston from Sonic Automotive and would be recognized as the Fastest-Growing Ford Dealership in North America the following year.
Continuing its strategic move to further its position/growth in East Texas, the company in 2023 acquired Kinsel Auto in Beaumont, including Kinsel Ford, Toyota, Mazda, and Lincoln dealerships.
Since entering the auto dealership sector, Doggett has received Ford’s prestigious President’s Award for two consecutive years, symbolizing the highest standards of excellence and customer satisfaction.
Jason Babbitt, CFO of Doggett said the recognitions are an achievement unprecedented for a new dealer.
“In our company, our technicians are the cornerstone of our success both in our industrial and auto businesses,’ said Babbitt. “We’ve woven the very fabric of our company around their unwavering integrity and tireless dedication, serving as the driving force behind all our support services.”
“With our Doggett Team, we take pride in delivering to Beaumont’s hard-working community a new level of service and attention to detail.”
Beyond the automotive sector, Doggett’s business portfolio includes a network of 47 industrial dealerships spanning across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico. Recognized as one of the principal industrial dealership groups in the United States, Doggett represents many first-tier manufacturers including John Deere Construction, John Deere Forestry, LinkBelt, Wirtgen Paving, Freightliner (Daimler) Trucks, HilBilt Dump Trucks and Toyota Material Handling & Warehouse Automation.