The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
The partners of Quattro Auto Group seem to have struck upon the perfect formula for a successful car dealership.
The local Texas partners of the group, Alfred Flores and Bruce Glascock recently acquired the Allen Samuels Dealership, changing its name to Mid County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Allen Tate, another partner in the venture, is on board as general manager and has worked in a Houston area location but is from the Beaumont and Vidor area. A well attended grand opening was held Tuesday at the location on U.S. 69.
Glascock said the Golden Triangle and East Texas are great car dealership areas and almost seem recession proof with the number of refineries in the area. He cites service, sales, quality repairs and treatment of customers are keys to success.
“Employee satisfaction is very important because if the employees are happy and proud of where they work then the customer will feel that energy,” Glascock said.
In December 2012, Flores and Glascock sold Spring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, one of the largest dealerships in the southwest Texas, to AutoNation.
“This is a great community and we feel good things will come out of the Golden Triangle,” he said. “We want to make this dealership into No. 1 for customers.”
Mark Hanlon of Trinity Hearing and Balance as well as an ambassador and a board director with the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, is excited about the dealership.
“For loyal Dodge, Ram and Jeep owners, it’s crucial not only to sales but service” Hanlon said. “To make this situation unique, the owners are from Spring which was named one of the biggest in the state of Texas.”