Willis Automotive Acquires Beneventi Chevrolet in Granger, Iowa

February 3rd, 2020 by

Des Moines IA, (February 3, 2020) – Local family owned and operated Willis Automotive announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Beneventi Chevrolet in Granger, Iowa. The addition of the Chevrolet lineup will enable Willis Automotive to expand their offerings in central Iowa to include domestic high-volume new and used vehicles including commercial fleet cars, trucks, and SUVs.

“As a family owned and operated dealership, it’s an honor to continue the 88-year tradition the Beneventi family has built in Granger,” said Rich Willis, Chairman of Willis Automotive. “We look forward to maintaining a tradition of automotive excellence and service leadership built upon the principle of treating each customer like a guest in our own home.”

The Beneventi family and Willis family both pride themselves on exhibiting a culture of treating their employees like family. Willis will continue that tradition by welcoming the Beneventi Chevrolet employees into the Willis Automotive family.

“Willis Automotive has a solid reputation of supporting our community whether it’s through their unwavering support of our non-profit community or their reputation of being one of the best auto dealerships in central Iowa,” said Don Beneventi, Beneventi Chevrolet. “We know the team at Willis will continue our legacy of treating our customers with honesty, respect and integrity.”

About Willis Automotive

Willis Automotive is a family owned and locally operated dealership with award winning customer service. Willis Automotive currently owns and operates Willis Automotive in Clive, Willis Pre-Owned in Waukee, and Big O Tires locations in Ankeny, Altoona, and Urbandale. Willis Automotive adds Chevrolet to their lineup of brands including Cadillac, INFINITI, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, and Volvo. They center their business around faith, family and community by providing support to their local community through sponsorships and donations. To learn more please visit www.willisauto.com.

About Beneventi Chevrolet

Beneventi Chevrolet was a family owned and operated dealership that sponsored many local charitable causes and the annual Beneventi Classic Car Show. Don Beneventi, and his father before him, built Beneventi Chevrolet on honesty, family values and a customer-centered experience in buying and servicing vehicles.

Willis Automotive will continue the Chevrolet franchise operations from the existing dealership location at 3333 Highway 141, Granger, Iowa. Willis will make name and brand updates in the coming months, with plans for a grand opening inviting in community members later in the spring.


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