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Charleston-based Hudson Auto Group grows to 39 dealerships after buying Summerville Ford

A Charleston-based automobile dealer can now count 39 stores in its growing footprint across the Southeast and Midwest.

Hudson Automotive Group recently bought the franchise for Summerville Ford at 9700 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The previous owner was Mitchell Family Office of Birmingham, Mich., which has exited the car dealership business to concentrate on its health care holdings, according to Haig Partners LLC, an auto broker in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


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“We made the decision to sell the Summerville Ford store to allow us to completely focus on the family’s core business opportunities in health care,” said Mark Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Family Office.

Earlier this year, the Michigan firm sold its Toyota of Bristol dealership in Tennessee to Springhill Automotive Group of Mobile, Ala.

Hudson Automotive CEO David Hudson said the Summerville Ford acquisition “aligns well” with his group’s principals of service and

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