On Dec. 13, the Bryant Motors Ownership Group closed on the purchase of the Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Fulton. The newly renamed Callaway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is located at 809 S. Westminster Avenue in Fulton.
The News-Journal spoke with Bryant Motors Managing Partner/Dealer Principal Kyle Herrick to discuss how the decision came to purchase another dealership came about.
“We basically just heard that it might be an opportunity and we talked to the previous owners and we struck a deal,” Herrick said.
Herrick was asked how he thinks the Fulton/Callaway County area is a good fit for Bryant Motors.
“We like the name a lot obviously, because it is in Callaway County. We did a lot of demographic research and what we found out was Callaway is similar in size with Pettis County. We like that size. Fulton has a good feel and we like that town a lot. Callaway County has a lot going on also,” Herrick explained.
Herrick was asked if the Callaway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is comparable in size to the Sedalia location.
“When we purchased it, it had very minimal inventory and our hope is to be able to offer folks in Fulton and Callaway County between 125-150 vehicles. The cool advantage is it will increase our availability of our new and pre-owned inventory for both Sedalia and Fulton,” Herrick said.
Herrick added, “We think the ability to have these extra vehicles will give customers in Fulton and Sedalia more selection. If we don’t have a particular vehicle in Fulton, we may have it in Sedalia and vice versa.”
When asked if the Callaway dealership will offer a variety of full services, Herrick replied, “They have a full service department, full parts department and new and pre-owned vehicles.”
Herrick also made mention of the staff at the Callaway location.
“We have a general manager up there and his name is Denny Brelsford. There are five other employees that were retained through the buy-out,” Herrick said.
Once again, Callaway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is located in Fulton, Missouri at 809 S. Westminster Avenue. Their phone number is 573-642-2016. Photos submitted.