Victory Automotive Group Acquires Metro Toyota in Ohio

The Toyota dealership, founded in 1969 by Jerry Schneider and the late Dick Greenfield, has served the Brook Park community for 55 years.


Metro Toyota in Brook Park, OH, was recently sold to Michigan-based Victory Automotive Group, announced Steve Corle, director of the Plains Region for the Tim Lamb Group, who brokered the sale. The dealership, located at 13775 Brookpark Road, will now be called Victory Toyota of Brook Park.

Jerry Schneider and the late Dick Greenfield opened Metro Toyota in 1969. Jerry’s sons, Ken and Dan Schneider, and Dick’s sons, Barry and Jim Greenfield, joined the dealership in 1987 and have worked closely with other family members throughout the years.

At the time of the sale, Metro Toyota was owned by Jerry, Ken and Dan Schneider, and Barry and Jim Greenfield.

The 70,000-square-foot space includes an showroom with an attached service center. A used car showroom is located next door at 13813 Brookpark Road. The service center includes a parts and accessories department, which offers one of the largest inventories of genuine Toyota parts available in the country, as well as hard-to-find regional Toyota parts and accessories.

Corle represented both family-owned agencies in the transaction that closed March 18. The buyer and seller worked through the details quickly and without hesitation. 

“The communication I had with Steve was excellent, and he provided me with timely and straightforward information,” said Ken Schneider, general manager at Metro Toyota.

“Ken Schneider made quick decisions that kept the process moving forward, and the Victory Automotive Group helped make the process easy from the moment they were presented with the deal,” said Corle.

The importance of working closely with family every day meant a lot to the Schneiders and Greenfields, and this impacted their decision to leave their store to another family-owned company. 

“Being able to speak directly with Jeff Cappo, president of Victory Automotive Group, was an enjoyable experience and one of the deciding factors in choosing a successor to take over our family business,” said Ken Schneider.

Throughout its 55 years in business, the Schneider and Greenfield families achieved many accolades for Metro Toyota, including being a 20-year recipient of the Toyota President’s Award. Metro Toyota also worked closely with community organizations such as The City of Brookpark, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation, Wheelchair Ballet, March of Dimes, and several pet rescue organizations. 

“We appreciate the loyalty of our customers over the last 55 years, and we look forward to Victory Automotive Group continuing to provide our customers with excellent service and community support,” said Ken Schneider.

Victory Automotive Group is a family-owned company, started more than 25 years ago by Cappo, and is headquartered in Canton, MI. Cappo now works alongside his sons Eric and Michael, who are involved in the daily operations of their 50+ locations, in 11 states including Ohio, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina and Illinois. Victory Automotive Group represents 14 automotive brands, including 11 Toyota locations, three of which are located in Ohio.

Tim Lamb Group has worked closely with Victory Automotive Group and continues to facilitate deals with their team.

“I am honored to have assisted both families with this sale and appreciate the trust they put in the Tim Lamb Group,” said Corle. “I wish the Schneider and Greenfield families all the best in their next endeavors.”

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