There has been a Chevrolet dealership sitting off U.S. 13 at the southern end of Dover, DE, since 1962, when Townsend Brothers Chevrolet was the only automobile dealer to occupy a spot off the highway, which is now crowded with lots and lots full of cars for sale.
That location, at 1450 S. Dupont Highway, recently switched hands as the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships purchased the business from Matt Kersey, who had previously purchased sole ownership of the dealership in October 2018.
Townsend Brothers — a family business that began in 1930 — sold the Chevy dealership in May 2016 to AutoTeam Delaware.
The Hertrich name is well-known throughout Delaware and the Dover Chevy business, now operating under the name Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover, marks the 21st dealership in the Hertrich family.
Fred Hertrich IV is excited to continue selling cars at a familiar spot in Dover. He added they also added their fifth collision center with the acquisition, which will be known as Hertrich Collision Center of Dover.
“We are proud to welcome Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover and Hertrich Collision Center of Dover to our family,” Hertrich said. “This dealership has a long history as part of the Dover community, and we look forward to the opportunity to continue the dealership’s legacy.
“We welcome aboard our new team members and thank the Chevrolet of Dover and collision center customers for the opportunity to service all of their vehicle needs.”
Townsend Brothers Chevrolet opened in 1930 and underwent several moves over the years before landing at the location on U.S. 13 in 1962.
Hertrich said the Dover community can expect the same great service that has been a staple of the store for the past 89 years.
“We look forward to working with the dealership team to provide the best customer service possible to our customers,” he said. “World class customer service is what we expect of ourselves and it is what we want our customers to expect of us.”
Hertrich is no stranger to the Dover community as it has two other locations in Dover, Hertrich’s Capitol Lincoln Mazda and Hertrich Nissan.