Dick’s Automobile was started in 1985 when the siblings’ father, Dick Inukai, acquired a Dodge dealership. With a husband or wife, he later obtained a Ford dealership.
In 1943, Dick Inukai was born in a Japanese-American internment camp in Tulelake, Calif. He entered the car retail business in 1962 as a dealership salesman. He died in 2011, and the siblings grew to become co-entrepreneurs of the team, which however contains Honda and Hyundai dealerships.
Gee Automotive now has 30 franchised dealerships distribute across Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Gee Automotive also owns two pre-owned dealerships, a vehicle acquisition heart, a leisure car dealership and a Ducati motorcycle dealership.
In November 2020, Gee Automotive bought 5 luxury dealerships in Boise, Idaho, from Lyle Pearson Automobile Group.
Gee Automotive is hunting for far more acquisition chances, Jackson mentioned.
“We are on the lookout in the western United States,” he reported.
Gee Automotive Cos. ranks No. 53 on Automotive News‘ most modern checklist of the prime 150 dealership teams dependent in the U.S., retailing 16,231 new cars in 2020.
George Pero and Joe Beaver of DCG Acquisitions, a Dave Cantin Group enterprise, handled the transaction for equally events.