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Fisher Auto Parts Acquires LaCava & Sowersby

LaCava & Sowersby Auto Parts is a third-generation family-owned business in Massachusetts.


Fisher Auto Parts announced it will acquire LaCava & Sowersby Auto Parts by the end of June.


David Reid, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fisher Auto Parts, and William Sowersby, Steven LaCava and Paul LaCava, principals of LaCava & Sowersby, made the announcement.

The acquisition involves three large-volume locations in Fall River, Somerset and New Bedford, Massachusetts, respectively, that are located in close proximity to an existing distribution center owned by Fisher Auto Parts in Providence, Rhode Island.

LaCava & Sowersby Auto Parts is a third-generation family-owned business and has been a trusted authority for 37 years.

William Sowersby, John LaCava, Steven LaCava and Paul LaCava began operations in a single-floor building on Plymouth Avenue in Fall River, working 13-hour days, seven days a week to build their business. Anthony LaCava, father of John, Steven and Paul, joined the operation two years later, bringing with him more than 40 years of automotive experience.


Because LaCava & Sowersby is family-owned and -operated, customers have always enjoyed a high level of personalized service. As the sign out front proclaims, “Service is the Key.”

Soon after opening the Fall River location, the building was expanded to add a second floor and an additional loading dock. In 1994, LaCava & Sowersby opened a location on Grand Army Highway in Somerset and in 2001, another location was opened on Kempton St. in New Bedford.

Anthony LaCava retired in 2002, and after John LaCava’s sudden passing in 2019, the remaining three owners and their resilient employees continued to thrive even through the toughest of times.


Fisher Auto Parts is the founding member of Federated Auto Parts Distributors and now has approximately 500 company-owned locations plus more than 100 independent jobbers in 18 states.

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