Foundation Automotive has acquired the Freestone Auto Group in Fairfield, Texas, stating that Freestone’s local roots will help Foundation expand its Central Texas footprint.
Foundation, an international group with Canadian and U.S. locations, said Freestone has a long-standing history of selling Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Chevrolet and custom commercial trucks.
Freestone, through the Service Truck Depot, also offers custom commercial work truck services.
Foundation says the Depot is a one-stop shop that fills custom orders with little to no lead time and delivers nationally. “We are not general, we are custom” is the Depot’s motto.
Danny Burnett leads the Depot, and his background is in the areas of construction and heavy equipment.
“His expertise and product knowledge make him perfect for leading innovation and driving results,” Foundation stated in a news release.
The Depot’s product brands include GRACO, COX, Palinger Beds and Cranes, and Miller. The Depot also offers its own brand of a mobile oil system called The Big Slick Custom Lube Skid.
Freestone dealer partner Stacy Dodd purchased the Chevrolet dealership in 2001 and went on to buy the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store in 2011 and Ford in 2018.
“The future of Freestone is bright and we appreciate the teamwork displayed throughout the merger processes,” Dodd said in a news release.
She continued, “Additionally, we look forward to offering more to our customers, employees, and the community with Foundation’s additional resources and synergies.”
“We pleased to welcome the Freestone team to our organization.” said Foundation chief operating officer Chuck Kramer.
Kramer continued, “This acquisition will extend our reach on the I-45 North corridor between the cities of Houston and Dallas.”
Foundation chief executive officer and president Kevin Kutschinski said Foundation was happy that Dodd will continue her leadership role of Freestone.
“Stacy has been integral to the success of Freestone and the community in the past,” Kutschinski said.