DealerShop Inc. and Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private-equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Jobbers Automotive.
Jobbers Automotive is a full-service supplier of automotive paint, janitorial supplies, body shop equipment, bulk oil and WeatherTech products serving automotive dealerships and collision centers in Ohio.
The acquisition will expand DealerShop’s national footprint and product offering for franchised new-vehicle dealerships and independent service centers in North America.
“Jobbers Automotive has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptional service and high-quality products to the Ohio market for over 70 years,” said Bill Gryzenia, president and CEO of DealerShop. “We are delighted to have the talented and experienced Jobbers Automotive team join the DealerShop family of companies. The acquisition will enable us to provide our customers with a broader range of products and services and leverage the synergies from the consolidated footprint to drive growth and enhance value.”
DealerShop is a part of Leader Auto Resources family of companies, the largest sourcing partner for franchised new-vehicle dealerships in North America.
“I am thrilled that Jobbers Automotive is joining forces with DealerShop to provide even greater value to our customers and opportunities for our employees,” Jobbers Automotive CEO John Gemperline said. “This acquisition marks a new chapter in our company’s growth, and I am excited to see what we can achieve together as a team.”
“We are all very excited about this next chapter of growth for DealerShop,” said Bassem Mansour, CEO of Resilience Capital Partners. “Strategic geographic expansion has been one of our key priorities and we look forward to continuing our robust growth trajectory.”