Dealership Sold

Zeller Ford

Arkansas, Kansas

Performance Brokerage Services, North America’s highest volume dealership brokerage firm, is pleased to announce the sale of Zeller Ford in Arkansas City, Kansas from The G1 Group to Blake and Austin Salinas.

The G1 Group is an investment group founded in Wichita, Kansas. Their investment portfolio includes entertainment, finance, real estate, sports, technology, transportation, and their primary focus, automotive.

Over the last 5 years, Performance Brokerage Services has advised on the sale of over 300 dealerships, making it the highest volume dealership brokerage firm in North America. Paul Kechnie, Senior Partner, and Eric Scott, Partner of the Texas & Midwest Office for Performance Brokerage Services were the exclusive advisors for this transaction.

After the sale, Eric commented, “Blake and Austin Salinas were extremely organized and timely on all matters. I had the pleasure of working most closely with Blake who was very straightforward throughout the transaction, and he came through on all his promises.” Eric added, “The Salinas brothers will be a great addition to the community of Arkansas City, and they will be outstanding stewards of the business as they are family-owned and customer-oriented. The G1 Group was thrilled we found the perfect buyers in Blake and Austin.”

Blake and Austin Salinas are brothers and owners of Friendly Ford of Crosby in Texas. Blake Salinas is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and supports his fellow veterans by raising money for members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been injured. Following the sale, Blake commented, “It was a pleasure to work with Eric Scott on the purchase of Zeller Ford. He was available and responsive every step of the way, including weekends. Eric did his due diligence and made it as seamless a transaction as possible. It was a smooth process and I would highly recommend Eric Scott with Performance Brokerage Services.” 

Zeller Ford will be renamed Friendly Ford of Arkansas City and will remain at its current location at 3319 North Summit Street in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Seller:The G1 Group
Buyer:Blake & Austin Salinas

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