The deal expands the company’s presence in Centralia, creating a hub for automotive sales with Chevrolet, Stellantis, and the first FORD franchise for Jim Butler Auto Group.  - IMAGE: Jim Butler Auto Group

The deal expands the company’s presence in Centralia, creating a hub for automotive sales with Chevrolet, Stellantis, and the first FORD franchise for Jim Butler Auto Group. 

IMAGE: Jim Butler Auto Group

ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Linn Powerhouse Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Jim Butler Auto Group, is purchasing the assets of a FORD dealership and a Stellantis (Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM) dealership in Mexico, Missouri, and is relocating both to Centralia, Missouri. This will be the first FORD dealership and the 9th and 10th franchises of the Jim Butler Auto Group. The FORD and CDJR dealerships will open on Friday, January 21, in a temporary facility located next to Jim Butler Centralia Chevrolet.  

Design work has begun on two new showrooms and an expanded service facility at the same location, which will be complete in 2024. Jim Butler Centralia Chevrolet, FORD, and CDJR are all located at 700 West Highway 22, Centralia, MO 65240-1123.

The closing of the sale today marks the expansion of the Jim Butler presence in Centralia, giving customers in surrounding areas access to an automotive hub that will include the existing Centralia Chevrolet dealership along with the new FORD and CDJR dealerships. Centrally located, the expanded Jim Butler hub will provide a new choice for all Missourians in person and online.   

Jim Butler Auto Group’s $3.0 million development in Centralia location will include new showrooms and a state of the art service expansion with the most advanced technology in the market. The new dealerships will be hiring approximately 50 new sales, business development, administrative and service employees. 

Brad Sowers, President of Jim Butler Auto Group and the 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year in Missouri, is excited to expand the company’s presence in mid-Missouri: “We are proud to serve Centralia and the surrounding areas, and we know Jim Butler Centralia FORD and Jim Butler Centralia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM will attract new  with the same expertise and customer service that our Powerhouse dealerships are known for.”

Don Day, Co-Owner of Linn Powerhouse Holdings LLC, is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for all Jim Butler Centralia shoppers saying, “Upholding the high standards that earned us the 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year in Missouri, Jim Butler Centralia will offer best value and certified service on new and used Chevrolets, Chryslers, Dodges, Jeeps, RAMs, and FORDs in Missouri.”

All Jim Butler Auto Group dealerships offer free valet delivery service up to 75 miles on new and used vehicles, providing an easy, touchless buying experience for shoppers. They also offer nationwide delivery for those outside of the complimentary valet range. Jim Butler Auto Group’s innovative online buying experience and large inventory has allowed them to expand their sales efforts to over 35 different states.

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