Florida-based Ed Morse Automotive Group has announced that it has purchased the three dealerships that comprised the Lindsay Auto Group.
Lindsay Chevrolet and Lindsay Ford in Lebanon will now be branded Ed Morse Chevrolet and Ed Morse Ford. The group also will be taking over the Lindsay dealership in St. Robert, according to a press release from the Ed Morse Automotive Group.
“We view this as an opportunity to enter the great communities of Lebanon and Saint Robert, all vibrant car-buying markets. We are looking not only to continue these dealerships’ history of great deals and outstanding customer service, but to make significant capital improvements. We also look forward to supporting the local community with job growth and giving back to local non-profits,” said Teddy Morse, Chairman and CEO of Ed Morse Automotive Group.
The Ed Morse Auto Group was founded in 1946 by Ed Morse and his father. Ed’s grandson Teddy Morse is the current chairman and CEO of the company. The company is headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla. It has 1,300 employees, 23 dealership locations and 39 franchises, the release says.
The company has recently expanded into northern Texas and Oklahoma.
“We are very excited to add these Missouri dealerships to our family and look forward to establishing our trusted family name in such an important region,” Morse said.
According to their website, Lindsay Auto Group has been in business since 1970. It started in Lebanon as Lindsay Chevrolet and added Lindsay Ford in 1993. Lindsay Chrysler Dodge opened in 2004 in St. Robert.
The Record has contacted Lindsay Auto Group for comment and will report more information as it becomes available.