A ribbon-cutting officially recognizing the Grand Opening of the Findlay Automotive Group Subaru facilities in Prescott had dozens of civic and community leaders turning out to congratulate the latest addition to Findlay’s multiple car dealerships in Prescott.
The 24,000-square-foot newly constructed building had dozens of people touring its large interior showroom, sales offices and management and administrative space when Subaru executives and Findlay management personnel welcomed guests on Dec. 10.
Service and maintenance bays, along with car-washing and detailing spaces are located at the rear of the dealership located at 3230 Willow Creek Road.
Dave “Mac” Macfarlane, general manager for Subaru in Prescott, said the multimillion-dollar facility already employs more than 50 people and more likely would be hired in the near future.
Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli spoke briefly, praising the dealership for its commitment to using local contractors and hiring local labor. Other speakers included representatives from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. All praised the Findlay Automotive Group for its ongoing positive contributions to the greater economy of the Prescott area.
In just the past several months, the Prescott Subaru dealership has become “the fastest growing and highest value Subaru dealer in central and northern Arizona and that includes the Flagstaff and Show Low areas,” says Christian Robinson, local director of internet sales and marketing.
Robby Findlay, a co-owner of the five-state, multiple-automobile brand franchises, says he was pleased local residents have responded so favorably not only to Subaru but also GMC, Buick and Toyota dealerships operated through the Findlay Automotive Group. From its home office in Henderson, Nev., Findlay says Subaru is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “We’re proud to bring the expanded dealership to this greater community,” he remarks.
It was noted that Findlay Subaru Prescott will donate a portion of the sales from each Subaru to the Prescott Teen Center as a part of its “Share the Love Event” that characterizes the international motto of the Japanese automobile manufacturer.