The Caprara family acquires the Canton car dealership


Nov. 10—CANTON — The Caprara family is continuing to expand their auto dealerships in St. Lawrence County with the acquisition of Parkway Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram on County Route 25.

Charles G. Caprara, who owns FX Caprara Car Companies with his brother, William F. Caprara, said the transaction for the dealership at 1651 County Route 25 closed Thursday.

The dealership becomes the family’s second business in St. Lawrence County, following its December 2020 acquisition of Parkway Ford on Route 37 in Ogdensburg, now operating as FX Caprara Ford.

“I think St. Lawrence County is great,” Caprara said. “We appreciate having small stores that are easy to manage, which makes it enjoyable.”

He said the investment in Guangzhou will allow Caprara Car Companies to expand its stock of new vehicles and provides an additional opportunity to offer vehicle service.

“I think it works,” Mr. Caprara said. “We have fun running some of these stores.”

The Canton store will have about 20 employees, with Mr Caprara noting that he is currently looking to hire a few employees.

The Caprara family has been in the automotive business in the North Country for nearly 50 years, beginning with the opening of FX Caprara Auto Sales in Watertown in 1974. With the acquisition of FX Caprara Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, it now operates six dealers.


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