Ken Koehler, Tim Lamb Group Director Southwest Region, has brokered the sale of two dealerships between Fisher Automotive Group and new owner Chapman Automotive Group in Yuma, Ariz. The newly acquired dealerships will be rebranded as Chapman Chevrolet Buick GMC and Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  All 240 current employees are being offered employment by the Chapman Automotive Group.

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The two Yuma dealerships encompass more than 100,000 square feet with 60 lifts. In 2020, the combined sales volume was 4,000 vehicles.

Based in Yuma, the Fisher Automotive Group has been family-owned and operated since 1982. Joe Fisher got his start in the automotive industry as a mechanic. In the early days, Joe ran the fixed operations department, while his father managed the sales departments.

“I am extremely excited that the Tim Lamb Group found us a buyer that matches the Fisher Group’s integrity and business ideals,” said Joe Fisher. “I feel comfortable knowing that my team will be valued and highly respected by the Chapman organization which has a reputation for minimal turnover and many long-term happy employees.”

Chapman Auto Group is a family-owned dealer operator group based in Arizona with dealerships in TucsonPhoenixPayson and now, Yuma. Their first dealership opened in Chandler in 1966.

“I really liked the thoroughness of the Tim Lamb Group’s presentation and all the detail of the market and dealership that Ken provided,” said Ted Chapman. “It helped us make a quick educated decision on the purchase of these two great dealerships.”