WATERTOWN — There is been a massive shake up in the world of north region car dealerships.
Nearby automobile dealerships owned by William B. “Billy” Fuccillo have been marketed, pretty much a 12 months following his demise.
Fuccillo Automotive Team has offered a Mitsubishi dealership in Watertown and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Ford dealerships in Adams.
The offer does not consist of Fuccillo Import in Watertown or Fuccillo Chevrolet in Adams, explained Kevin Hadley, Fuccillo Car Group gross sales supervisor.
The new owner was not intrigued in the Import dealership, whilst the long run of the Chevy locale may possibly be clearer in three to 6 months, he mentioned.
The deal was finalized on Thursday.
Using around is Wally’s Auto Group, owned by Wally Darwish, who has dealerships in New Jersey and Lengthy Island.
The New York showrooms will acquire his initially title in the title of the dealerships. For occasion, it will be Wally’s Ford of Adams.
Mr. Darwish fulfilled with workers at nearby dealerships on Friday, Mr. Hadley stated.
“I worked for Billy for 22 many years,” Mr. Hadley reported. “(Wally) reminds me of Billy. He’s a excellent man.”
Because he died past June, it’s been an unsettling time for Fuccillo staff members while they grieved Mr. Fuccillo’s demise and wondered about the long term of the company.
But now employees know what is to come for the dealerships, Mr. Hadley claimed.
“It was a sigh of relief for staff,” he reported. “Employees I talked to, I think, are enthusiastic, most of all.”
All Fuccillo workforce will continue being with the new car group, he stated.
Mr. Fuccillo died at age 65 just after his wellbeing declined in excess of an extended interval. He was broadly recognizable for his tv commercials in which he promoted his business with the tagline, “It’s huuuuge.” He begun his automotive empire when he opened his very first dealership on Route 11 in Adams in 1989.
Prior to his loss of life, Mr. Fuccillo offered dealerships in New York and Florida. But the automobile team managed 20 other areas through the two states.
The sale of the area Fuccillo dealerships is among a total of 10 in New York that Wally’s has acquired. The obtain selling price was not divulged.
Other Mitsubishi, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Ford and Nissan dealerships were offered in Seneca Falls, Amsterdam, Schenectady, Latham, East Greenbush and Nelliston.
In accordance to the company’s website, Wally’s is “New York’s Most recent Automobile Buying Location.”
Mr. Fuccillo’s son, William B. Fuccillo, has remained president of the Fuccillo Vehicle Group.