Paul Napleton and stepson Danny Randolph of Napleton Auto Group acquired five dealerships in three transactions last year to grow their partnership. Paul Napleton is the brother of Edward Napleton, CEO of Napleton Automotive Group, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Napleton and Randolph on Aug. 29 acquired Don McCue Chevrolet in St. Charles, Ill., from Tim McCue, Don McCue's son, Randolph told Automotive News. That dealership was renamed Napleton Chevrolet St. Charles. St. Charles is west of Chicago.
"We love the Chevrolet brand, we absolutely love the market out here in St. Charles," Randolph said. "The store just has a ton of opportunity and untapped potential."
Paul Napleton and Randolph, in the fourth quarter, went north to Wisconsin to expand their presence in the Badger state, buying Countryside Ford in Columbus and Countryside Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Beaver Dam, from Keith Ghanian and Ted Naegeli. The transaction closed on Nov. 14, Randolph said.
Both Wisconsin cities are northeast of Madison.
Those dealerships were renamed Napleton Columbus Ford and Napleton Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Beaver Dam.
The duo has owned a Chevrolet-Buick dealership in Columbus, Wis., since 2016, Randolph said.
He said he and Paul Napleton were attracted by the stores being just 20 minutes of each other.
"The stores were very well run and the sellers were just ready to get out," Randolph said.
And on Dec. 1, Randolph and Paul Napleton bought Rogers Auto Group, with Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Hyundai-Genesis dealerships in Chicago, from Monty Scher.