Performance Brokerage Services are a pleasure to work with. Their knowledge of the auto industry and deal structure is impressive. Anytime we have a broker that adds value and is focused on the finish line, they are an asset to our team. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.

Mark DeBoer
Lithia Motors, Inc. VP Corporate Development

Paul Kechnie of Performance Brokerage Services was instrumental in putting this deal together for us! We met a few years back and detailed our strategy for growth and the areas we wanted to be in moving forward. Paul listened and worked hard to put the pieces in place for both parties. We are grateful to Paul and the seller, Tim Caron, for allowing our group this opportunity to continue the great legacy they have built. The DeNooyer Automotive family is over 80 years old and now in its 4th generation of ownership. We look forward to growing and supporting our employee and customer family while being good stewards of the communities we serve.

– Ryan DeNooyer, Buyer

Caron Chevrolet, Michigan

Hiring Performance Brokerage Services was by far the best decision I could have made when it was time to sell. I worked with Paul Kechnie who was very assertive when it came to finding a buyer. Once Paul found a perfect buyer, he was invaluable in structuring the deal to maximize my return. As a bonus, I got to know a truly nice guy. I recommend Paul and Performance Brokerage without hesitation.

– Tim Caron, Seller

Caron Chevrolet, Michigan

I have been in the automotive business for over 40 years and have spent the last 32 years with my father operating South Bay Volkswagen, our only location.  After my parents passed away a couple of years ago, I battled with selling the store. I lost all my drive to keep going. I had never sold a store and my emotions were running high. Then, I was introduced to Jason Stopnitzky. He guided me through every step of the buy/sell process. He listened to my concerns, my worries, and my expectations. Jason explained every detail and helped me understand the entire process.  He immediately found me a buyer, and the whole process went very quickly and smoothly. Jason and his Partner, Jonathan Forgy, CPA, along with legal expert Les Chayo, are all very professional and are certainly among the best in the country. I highly recommend Jason and Performance Brokerage Services.

– Rudy Erm, Seller

South Bay Volkswagen, California

My wife and I met Jonny and John Mecham of Performance Brokerage Services for the first time over lunch during one of their visits to Denver. We instantly felt their sincere desire to achieve our family's goals and had our best interest at heart. My dad, Big Z, was looking to retire and I aspired to spend my days with my young family. At one point during our lunch, John described loving the moment when a former dealer calls to tell him when they first experience ‘being where they are’ and being present in their life outside of work for the first time after selling their store. This resonated with me instantly. From there, Jonny took the reins navigating us through the finish line with an offer even better than we had hoped, while also developing what is to be a great friendship along the way. Asbury came ready with a team of fast and efficient representatives, and I was determined to take on the challenge of keeping up with them. Jonny and John never missed a beat and there never would have been an Asbury/Arapahoe Hyundai deal without them and Performance Brokerage Services.

– David "Z" Zinsmeister, Seller

Centennial, Colorado

Our group had been looking to expand into the Southeast and was very familiar with Performance Brokerage Services. After several discussions, Courtney Bernhard was able to successfully negotiate a deal with Cal Thomas of Thomas Chevrolet. We are very excited to help grow the dealership and support the community. We look forward to working with Courtney Bernhard and George Chaconas on more dealership acquisitions in the near future.

– Todd Jackson

Regional Vice President, Key Auto Group

Many thanks to Paul Kechnie of Performance Brokerage Services for his invaluable assistance and guidance during our recent acquisition. His expertise, attention to detail, and ability to navigate the complexities of the transaction were exceptional. I am grateful for his patience, professionalism, and dedication, and I look forward to working with Performance Brokerage Services again in the future.

– Jason Jalbert, Buyer

Thief River Ford, Minnesota

Deciding to sell the dealership that my father purchased almost 50 years ago was not an easy decision. I sincerely appreciate George Chaconas and Courtney Bernhard of Performance Brokerage Services working to bring in a group that will help the dealership grow and support the community. I would like to thank our loyal customers for their support over 5 decades, and all the staff who became like family to my brother Al Ray and me.

– Cal Thomas, Seller

Thomas Chevrolet Buick

A huge shout out of thanks to Paul Kechnie and Performance Brokerage Services for their professionalism selling Thief River Ford in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. If I had tried doing this on my own, I would have messed it up terribly. Paul guided me throughout the whole process. He established a fair selling price, found a qualified buyer, and kept the whole transaction confidential. Paul was a great liaison between myself and the buyer, staying upbeat when things got difficult. He was always available for questions no matter how trivial. Paul demonstrated to me that brokers are not just for the big guys, they are just as critical for mid to small size dealerships. Thank you again to Paul and the Performance Brokerage Services team for helping me transition to my next chapter in life.

– Steven Lillestol, Seller

Thief River Ford, Minnesota

My family and I have known George Chaconas and Performance Brokerage Services for many years. I met Courtney last year and mentioned I was looking to grow my Powersports portfolio. Several months later, I connected with George and we discussed a Harley-Davidson dealership that seemed to be a strategic fit within my existing dealerships. Courtney and George worked to help make this a smooth and successful transaction, and I look forward to working with them in the future as we continue to grow.

– Carson Baker

Baker American Cycles

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