LaFontaine Automotive Group has acquired Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bob Shuman, CEO and 2013 North American International Auto Show chairman, and the remaining family stake is cashed out of the company his grandfather founded in 1955.
Shuman’s 64 employees will remain with the dealership under LaFontaine, which is now called LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake, according to a Thursday news release.
However, LaFontaine is moving John Rossi, general sales manager of LaFontaine’s Fenton dealership, to lead the newly acquired Walled Lake store. Joe Zeigler, general manager under Shuman, will remain in some leadership capacity at the dealership, LaFontaine said in an email.
“We look to take that strong, customer-focused foundation and enhance it through our personalized service and ‘Family Deal’ experience we’ve been known for over the last 40 years of business,” Ryan LaFontaine, COO of