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SOLD: Hamilton Ford

Representatives from NBB, Hamilton Ford and Koncept Motors
(Pictured, left to right: Drew Bray, National Business Brokers; Mark Hamilton, Hamilton Ford; Maria Velasquez and Cassandra Velasquez, wife and daughter of Ryan Martin; Ryan Martin, Koncept Motors; Chris Teape, National Business Brokers.)

National Business Brokers is pleased to announce the sale of Hamilton Ford, in Crane, Missouri, from Mark Hamilton to Koncept Automotive Group.

Hamilton Ford was established in 2002 in Crane, Missouri, and has been owned and operated by Mark Hamilton there for 21 years. The dealership itself has been in Crane since 1913. Hamilton Ford has been awarded the President’s Award on multiple occasions. The dealership was ranked number 1 in their 20 Group for the past 10 years, and consistently sold over 200% of Ford’s expectancy. Hamilton Ford has also consistently achieved 98% or higher CSI in both sales and service.

Mark Hamilton, Dealer Principal of Hamilton Ford commented, “I decided I was ready to retire, and Drew Bray and Chris Teape did an outstanding job of helping me navigate the complex buy/sell process. Keeping the sale confidential, and having them manage all the issues involved in the buy/sell allowed me to continue to run and maintain profitability of the dealership.”

Ryan Martin, owner-operator of Koncept Automotive Group, started in the automotive industry when he was 20 years old. He worked his way up the ladder at a new car franchise, realizing along the way just how much money he could be making if he owned his own dealership. He founded Strawberry Road Auto Sales, then Koncept Automotive Group which has been under the same ownership for 26 years. He still runs both of those operations, as well as Pratt City Ford, and now Hamilton Ford.  

“We were privileged to help Ryan Martin enter franchise ownership with his first new car dealership opportunity in Kansas in 2021,” said Drew Bray, NBB’s vice president for the Midsouth region. “To step in and help him expand his growing portfolio in the region is an opportunity we relish. We look forward to helping him grow his group even further in the years to come.”

Ryan Martin, Koncept Automotive Group, commented, “This was our second transaction with National Business Brokers, and once again they made the deal smooth and seamless. NBB watches the market for me and finds me the right deal, at the right time, for the right price. We look forward to many profitable years ahead with our new Ford store.”

The dealership will continue to be named Hamilton Ford and will remain at its current location at 602 W. Rose Avenue in Crane, Missouri.

“Working with single-point operators like Mark Hamilton has been NBB’s bread and butter for many years. We are honored, everytime, to help sellers like Mr. Hamilton navigate the novel waters of exiting a business and way of life that they worked for years to build,” Bray commented. “We wish Mr. Hamilton well in his retirement and new adventures, and we expect to see Mr. Martin enjoy continued success at his new location in Crane, Missouri.”

About National Business Brokers

National Business Brokers has been helping new car dealers buy and sell their stores for 43 years. With five regional offices across the country, NBB has national coverage and local familiarity. NBB has successfully closed over 850 transactions in the auto industry, more than any other M&A firm in the industry.

With offices in California, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey and Florida, NBB represents sellers throughout the United States, and buyers from around the world. Clients rely on NBB for confidentiality, expert counsel, and a deep network of relationships that enables us to connect the right buyers and sellers for the best opportunities.

NBB is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information visit www.nationalbusinessbrokers.com or call 800-576-9875.