Acquiring this Honda Dealership has been a monumental achievement in the Pinegar Family. We have been trying to get in the city of Springfield for over 20 years and now that is a reality. The Pinegar Family looked for two key characteristics when purchasing a dealership. The dealership had to have a great brand as well as a great reputation; Don Wessel Honda had that and more. Don Wessel Honda has always been our first choice because they are synonymous with an outstanding reputation and excellent brand. Our family recognizes the reputation that Don Wessel has built and we plan to continue that tradition.
We would first like to thank Jon Wessel. He has been great from the very beginning of this process and has been honest and very transparent. From the moment John and his wife Debbie invited Tad Pinegar and his wife, Amy, to their home for dinner, a wonderful connection was made. Jon’s father, Don, and our founder, Ed Pinegar, were true pioneers in the automotive industry in Springfield and surrounding areas over the last 40 years. We strive to continue that tradition and reputation they worked so hard to build. Jon and General Manager, Monique Carriger, have built an excellent team at Don Wessel Honda and all employees are still at Pinegar Honda. Tad Pinegar will be dealer principal at Pinegar Honda. Tad was so excited about acquiring the dealership and after getting to know the wonderful staff, he is even more excited about what a great dealership Pinegar Honda will become.
The Pinegar family have been in the automotive business for 42 years. Already owning dealerships in both Republic and Branson; adding the Springfield location will give customers more opportunity to experience the “Pinegar Advantage”. This gives not only our current customers, but new customers the opportunity for services wherever is most convenient for them. The Pinegar family is excited to be growing and looks forward to additional opportunities for growth. Pinegar said, “We look forward to the opportunity to let our family take care of yours.”