Just Heating Up: J.D. Byrider Opens Seven New Dealerships During Winter Months

March 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, Ind. – J.D. Byrider, the country's leading used car sales and finance enterprise, has added seven new franchise locations to its nationwide portfolio of dealerships from December 16, 2013 through March 3, 2014.

"It's exciting to start the year opening several new locations, especially our first dealerships in Connecticut and Idaho," said Tom Welter, vice president of franchising. "We look forward to 2014 becoming another banner year for growth as we cultivate new store agreements and open new dealerships with new and current franchisees."

New franchise locations:

2518 Grand Ave., Wausau, Wis.

  • Owned by Keith Kocourek, first-time franchisee
  • Opened Dec. 16, 2013

3 Liesl Lane, Branford, Conn.

  • Owned by Jeff Baker, first-time franchisee
  • Opened Dec. 24, 2013
  • First Connecticut location

2400 Laurens Road, Greenville, S.C.

  • Owned by J.T. Gandolfo, 4-store franchisee
  • Opened Dec. 28, 2013

2140 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

  • Managed by Marty Casey
  • Opened Dec. 31, 2013

2330 S. 8th St., Rogers, Ark.

  • Owned by Dave Hanson, first-time franchisee<
  • Opened Jan. 2, 2014

3880 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, Idaho,

  • Owned by Jim Chalfant, first-time franchisee
  • Opened Jan. 13, 2014
  • First Idaho location

49 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Sutton, Mass.

  • Owned by Gerry and Lance Vachon, 2-store franchisees
  • Opened March 3, 2014

J.D. Byrider currently consists of 135 franchise- and 23 company-owned dealerships in 33 states and holds a cumulative 95 percent sales satisfaction and 91 percent service satisfaction ratings across the dealership network as of March 2. Each location employs an average of 20 employees. The company opened a total of 13 new stores in 2013 and looks forward to continued double-digit store growth in 2014.

As America's leading used car franchise, J.D. Byrider is dedicated to selling good cars to those who need credit. All cars must pass a thorough multi-point inspection to ensure quality and reliability. In-house financing representatives work with each buyer to find the best deal for their budget and transportation needs. Customers also receive preferred pricing and better, faster car maintenance at J.D. Byrider service departments. With these new locations, the enterprise hopes to continue meeting the needs of its large base of customers across the U.S.

About J.D. Byrider

Founded in 1989, J.D. Byrider is the nation's leading used car sales and finance enterprise. The company was founded to serve customers with special auto financing needs and to ensure that they receive the same quality service in every J.D. Byrider dealership. With more than one million consumers matched to quality, affordable vehicles and a franchise system servicing more than $1 billion in retail contracts, the company continues its focus on reliability and customer satisfaction. Headquartered near Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana, J.D. Byrider consists of 135 franchised- and 23 company-owned dealerships in 33 states. Visit www.jdbyrider.com or franchise.jdbyrider.com to learn more.

SOURCE J.D. Byrider


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