Dunn Buick GMC
Dunn Buick GMC
Tom Bannen Chevrolet has announced its new acquisition of the Buick GMC franchises to its Rivergate location. The Buick GMC store in north Nashville, known to many as Earl Dunn has changed ownership, and has already moved to Tom Bannen’s location just south of Hendersonville. Dunn Buick GMC will cease to do business and the new company will operate under the name Tom Bannen Chevrolet Buick GMC Nashville.
"We have a great location in north Nashville and thought it was a natural acquisition," said Andrea Pitt of the purchase. “The name Chevrolet is synonymous with Tom Bannen in Nashville and really the greater middle Tennessee area. We are excited to extend the Tom Bannen brand and reputation with the Buick and GMC franchise. We now represent 97% of the GM vehicle line sold in the Nashville zone!” GM's record sales numbers were another motivating factor in Tom Bannen Chevrolet’s decision to acquire the business. In 2011, General Motors Co. regained the title of the world's largest automaker. GM's worldwide sales rose 7.6% to 9 million vehicles in 2011.
The Buick Pontiac GMC Dealership was owned for approximately 30 years by the Dunn family. Most Nashville natives recognize Earl Dunn and his family for providing sales and service to customers during their extensive ownership period. Recently, Earl Dunn Pontiac Buick GMC was sold to the Gary Matthews group. While Gary Matthews owned the Pontiac Buick GMC franchises, the Pontiac brand was eliminated. Around this time, the name of the dealership was changed to Dunn Buick GMC.
The Nashville-based Dunn Buick GMC sold to Tom Bannen Chevrolet on Wednesday, February 1. Both privately held companies agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction, according to Andrea Pitt, General Manager of the purchasing agent Tom Bannen Chevrolet, which is headquartered at 2340 Gallatin Pike N, Madison TN 37115.
Bobby Harrison was an important acquisition to the sales staff of the Tom Bannen Buick GMC store. Mr. Harrison sold cars at the previous location for over 30 years. “I am excited to bring my experience and enthusiasm to this GM Superstore,” said Mr. Harrison. “Hopefully there will be many of
the same familiar faces from the Dunn family now at Tom Bannen Chevrolet Buick GMC Nashville in sales, service and parts.”
"Going forward, I know that the level of service will only increase," was an enthusiastic comment from Ed Zender, the service manager at Tom Bannen. “As always, Tom Bannen is a family owned store that treats our customer’s like family. We are glad to be able to include the Buick and GMC franchises to our service and parts department.”
In light of Dunn Buick GMC’s service to the people of Nashville all of us here at Tom Bannen in Rivergate are proud to carry on representing Buick and GMC dealerships in Nashville. For many years Dunn Buick GMC served the greater Nashville, Rivergate, and Middle Tennessee areas and did so with pride and excellent customer service. Now that Tom Bannen has acquired Dunn Buick GMC we are honored to have the responsibility of representing these brands to the people of Nashville.
We look forward to and are committed to carrying on our outstanding reputation as one of the premier Nashville car dealerships. Only now, we are not just going to be the largest and most trusted Chevrolet dealership serving Nashville, but we will work diligently to earn the title of the largest most trusted Buick and GMC dealership in Nashville.
Without question, we will continue to provide the outstanding customer service in all areas that has earned us the GM Mark of Excellence award as well as being awarded Dealer Of The Year by Chevrolet. Both awards are close to our hearts and both were earned by over-delivering excellent long term service in sales, service, parts, and our body shop. Now, after our purchase of Dunn Buick GMC, we get to extend our award winning service to two of America’s most popular and beloved brands – Buick and GMC. We will carry on the strong tradition of quality inherent in both brands and the outstanding quality with which we have represented Chevrolet will now carry on into the Buick and GMC lines. We look forward to serving our new clients and their friends and families as well as continuing the strong relationship we have with our current Nashville Chevrolet customers.
We also look forward to creating additional convenience for the people of Nashville. Now that we have purchased Dunn Buick GMC, for nearly all of your GM needs you will find the solution to any of your sales, service, or parts needs right in one convenient location. You can rest assured that your service will be exceptional and that any time we service or repair your vehicle we will only use Genuine GM Parts. We participate in the Standards for Excellence program as well as maintain compliance with the Essential Brand Elements Program requirements. This insures that your vehicle will receive only the best service available at any GM dealership.
At Tom Bannen Chevrolet Buick GMC in Nashville we are honored to begin representing Buick and GMC and to serve a whole new customer base. We are also committed and proud to continue the relationship we have with our current customers and we will strive to provide nothing short of our award winning service to every person and vehicle we have the pleasure of coming into contact with. Acquiring the Buick and GMC brands from Dunn Buick GMC will allow us to better serve Nashville.