Dave Shumaker, owner of Campbell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM was gearing up for retirement, wanted to sell his dealership to a trusted name in the business; a company who would take good care of existing customers, and keep it local.
“It was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss,” Pehl says of the purchase. “The franchise adds some very unique brands to our already great line-up, and it’s a great opportunity for the I-5 Auto Group to grow with a name that already has great roots in our community — people really love the brand.”
For current Campbell customers who are used to the dealership’s Centralia location, there will be some changes in store, but I-5 Auto Group is convinced the changes will be welcome.
Under the I-5 Auto Group, I-5 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM will re-open to join the I-5 family of cars just off I-5 at 1560 State Ave in Chehalis.
With a state-of-the-art service department, and more inventory, I-5 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM customers should be delighted with the dealership’s new location.
Creating well-paying, local jobs has always been at the forefront of Pehl’s business philosophy. I-5 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM will carry that same philosophy at its new dealership that it does at all its locations.
For Pehl, her employees are like family to her, and that’s something that’s evident no matter what I-5 Cars dealership you visit. Many of Campbell’s employees will be joining the I-5 Team so customers will enjoy seeing familiar faces as well as getting to know existing I-5 Team employees. But this family-focused business model doesn’t stop with her staff, it’s a value that’s extended to I-5 Cars customers and the community as well.
“Developing long-term relationships with the people who buy from us is of the utmost importance,” Pehl says. “We’re a family business that cares about family and taking care of people.”
When this level of care goes into each sale, it changes the car buying experience.
Pehl and her team at the I-5 Auto Group invite the community to visit I-5 Cars’ newest dealership, I-5 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, which opens to the public on Friday, April 1. A grand opening celebration is set to follow later this spring.
For more information about I-5 Cars or I-5 Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, visit I-5 Cars online or at 360-740-9300.