Coughlin Automotive acquires former Mathews Ford dealership

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HEATH – Coughlin Automotive has announced the opening of its 14th location at 500 Hebron Road, in Heath, the former Mathews Ford dealership.

The company is Coughlin’s third Ford dealership and will be known as Coughlin Ford of Heath.

Coughlin, the largest auto dealership in Licking County, said expanding its product line and continued investment will help it meet the growing automotive needs of central Ohio, Licking County and the surrounding regions. surrounding areas.

The company has been in business in the community of Licking County for over 30 years.

“The Heath Ford dealership has long been a fixture in Licking County, and we are delighted to add it to the Coughlin Automotive dealer group,” said Coughlin co-owner Al Coughlin.

Co-owner Mike Coughlin said, “Customers will continue to receive the high level of service they expect from all of our dealers. “

Snow falls on cars parked in the Coughlin Automotive parking lot in Pataskala on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Coughlin Automotive will celebrate the grand opening of its new Ford dealership on Saturday, located southwest of the Ohio 161-Ohio 310 interchange.

Mathews Ford completed a $ 2 million expansion in 2015, increasing the size of the showroom, adding sales staff and expanding the service and repair area.

Coughlin also operates Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan dealers in Heath, General Motors and Kia dealers in Newark, Chevrolet and Ford in Pataskala, GM and Kia in Chillicothe, Chrysler and GM in Marysville, and Ford and GM in Circleville.

Coughlin, John Hinderer, and Huber Nissan have all grown at Heath over the past decade.

John Hinderer Honda, also in business for over 30 years, purchased the Tri-County Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram at 1290 Hebron Road, as well as the Muddy Creek Saloon and A Plus Auto Brokers in 2020. Hinderer also purchased a property next to their powerstore on Hebron Road to expand this store in 2019.

Tri-County had been in business for over 40 years.

Huber Nissan expanded into the former ownership of Clark Motor Company after it closed around 2014. Three brothers who were general partners of Clark Motor Company pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering, and were sued by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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