ASHEBORO, N.C. – Vann York Auto Group, a leading North Carolina dealership group based in High Point, N.C., announced today the acquisition of Strider Subaru and Strider Buick GMC, two established dealerships in Asheboro, N.C. The addition of the stores, which will be rebranded as Vann York Subaru and Vann York Buick GMC of Asheboro, marks the seventh and eighth locations of the Vann York Auto Group. These are the group’s first stores in Asheboro.
“The Strider family has been serving the Asheboro community for 30 years, and our team looks forward to continuing their legacy of customer service,” said Greg York, president and CEO of Vann York Auto Group. “Like the Striders, our company has a community-oriented culture. I look forward to working with the experienced staff at these stores to build relationships with their loyal customers.”
Vann York Auto Group, a family-owned business, has been operating in the North Carolina Triad for over 50 years. The company’s founding president Vann York bought his first dealership, Neill Pontiac, in 1973. Since then, the auto group has grown from 20 employees to over 375. With these new locations, Vann York Auto Group will now have nine franchises in the Triad, including Vann York Honda, Vann York Toyota, Vann York Nissan, Vann York Buick GMC Chevrolet, and Vann York Bargain Cars. The group also operates Freedom Honda in Sumter, S.C.
York will be dealer principal of Vann York Subaru and Vann York Buick GMC of Asheboro, and Bryan Lawlor, as the company’s chief operating officer, will oversee the stores’ transition. General manager Scott Hooker will lead day-to-day operations.
“We are excited to expand the Vann York Auto Group family and serve a broader customer base, both in terms of geography and vehicle options,” said Lawlor. “The Subaru, Buick, and GMC brands make excellent vehicles, and we know both existing and new customers will love these products.”
Vann York Auto Group has been named High Point Enterprise Readers’ Poll “Best Auto Dealer in the Southern Triad” for more than 15 years. The group has also been awarded the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and North Carolina Family Business of the Year.