June 13th, 2022 by

We are pleased to announce that West Herr has completed the purchase of Ontario Mazda in Canandaigua.

West Herr Mazda of Canandaigua, previously owned by Ontario Mazda, located at 2337 Rochester Road in Canandaigua will be opened for business on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The dealership currently has 12 employees, with the goal to grow to 20 employees in the near term, and is projected to sell a combined total of 1,000 new and used vehicles per year. Complete renovation of the facility to conform to the current Mazda prototype will take place within the next 18 months. Mike Skidd, General Manager of West Herr Toyota in Canandaigua will oversee the operations at the Mazda location.

With this acquisition, West Herr now has 35 locations for our group, 11 dealerships in the Rochester area, and represents 24 different brands.

Scott Bieler, President & CEO of the West Herr Automotive Group, commented, “All of us at West Herr are excited about growing our presence in the Rochester/Canandaigua market. The addition of Honda and Mazda to our ever-growing Toyota store, and now representing Chevrolet, the leading brand in Rochester, these acquisitions round out our portfolio of brands to truly serve nearly every household in the market. We are very grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the Rochester community since entering the market 12 years ago. That ongoing support has encouraged us to grow to 11 dealerships and over 1000 employees in the Rochester area.”

West Herr, founded in 1950, started as a single point Ford Dealership in Hamburg, New York, and now is the largest automotive group in New York State. Since 1950, West Herr has sold over 1,200,000 vehicles. With 35 locations in Erie, Niagara, Monroe, Ontario and Onondaga counties representing 24 franchises and 2,694 employees. In 2021, West Herr sold nearly 60,000 vehicles and serviced more than 470,000 vehicles. West Herr has received Business First of Buffalo’s “Best Places to Work in WNY” award for 18 consecutive years, recently named “The Top Workplace in Rochester” through the Democrat & Chronicle, and the Better Business Bureau “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics” 8 times. The West Herr Automotive Group is dedicated to absolute excellence in customer service provided by honest, responsible, and respectful people. West Herr supports individual pride, company spirit, and community involvement.

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