Troy Ford is now Arbogast Ford.
The Arbogast Group of dealerships acquired the Troy Ford store with the retirement of Jim Taylor, owner of Troy Ford for 41 years.
The deal was official last week, the dealership said in an announcement.
“We have been interested in Troy Ford for about 10 years, because of the Taylor name and legacy they’ve had in Troy,” Blake Arbogast, vice president of the Dave Arbogast Group, said in a release. “The cultures of the two dealerships are very similar, making it a perfect fit.
“We are excited to have Jim’s son, Greg Taylor on board,” Arbogast added. “It is important to me that the Taylor legacy carries on with the dealership.”
“The sale of Troy Ford is certainly bittersweet,” Greg Taylor, parts and service director at Arbogast Ford, said in the same statement. “Our family and this company have been part of this community for the last 41 years.”
Arbogast is preparing to celebrate its own 25th anniversary this year.
The Arbogast Group will retain the entire Troy Ford staff with plans to add up to approximately 50 jobs in the near future, the business said.
Also, the dealership’s lot will be expanded to connect with the current facility at the Buick-GMC location, creating room for new inventory. Arbogast plans its own additions, including new Ford conversion vans and new Ford lifted trucks.