We are very excited to announce some new additions to the McGrath family! On Friday, August 11th, 2017, we will officially take over the reputable and long-standing Zimmerman Auto Center, located at 4001 1st Ave SE in Cedar Rapids, IA, from owner Mark Zimmerman. What this crucial acquisition means for you is three more top-tier brands added to our already extensive selection of vehicles: Ford, BMW and Mitsubishi. In addition to our Dubuque based Hyundai dealership that opened its doors in 2016, we will also acquire a second Hyundai dealership right here in Cedar Rapids!
“Today is an amazingly special day! Absolutely a dream come true for our family. It is another step for us to grow and for all of our people to grow.”
This is an exciting time as we get to know the great team Zimmerman has and determine how we can all flourish in this new venture. “We’ve come to find Mark has some very good people and we’re excited at what this does for the expansion of our people,” said Pat McGrath.
The most notable change car shoppers will enjoy is an expanded inventory, particularly for McGrath Ford and McGrath BMW. As a renowned institution in our community with recognition from the Corridor Business Journal as Best Automotive Service Dealer (Center) and Best Fleet Sales Dealership in the region, as well as consistent honors from dealerrater.com, a third party business rating company that accumulates customer feedback to determine overall satisfaction, our primary focus continues to be in providing an unmatched experience with honest, personalized care for our new Ford, Hyundai, BMW and Mitsubishi customers.
Mark Zimmerman stated his family was looking to get out of the dealership business after an incredible 48 years after his father purchased the dealership on First Avenue SE. “The timing was right for my wife, Tracy, and myself,” Zimmerman told KCRG-TV9.
“We are thrilled we were able to sell it to McGrath. We feel very confident our customers and employees will do a great job.”