Ownership changes at
Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
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[August 11, 2017]
- Earlier this year, long-time co-owner of Lincoln Chrysler Dodge
Jeep Ram, Coy Hutchcraft decided it was time to retire. His business
partner Scott Soebbing took over the dealership and formed a new
partnership with his wife Robin. Though the business has changed on
paper, those loyal customers who go to the dealership when it is time
for a new vehicle will notice very little change.
Soebbing has a long-term career in vehicle sales, having been involved
in that activity for more than 30 years, and having been a part of the
LCDJR dealership since 1996. Soebbing explained that he joined the
dealership as a partner in 1996 when the dealership was known just as
Coy’s and was used vehicles only. At that time, Coy’s was located in
Hutchcraft originally opened his business in Atlanta. In 1995 he moved
the dealership to McLean. Soebbing became a partner in the business in
1996, and in 1998 a second store was opened in Lincoln. Coy’s Car Corner
was located on North Kickapoo just a stone throw away from another
popular dealership in Lincoln.
The Coy dealership continued to grow and maintained two locations for
the next few years.
In 2005, Hutchcraft and Soebbing made a major decision to invest in a
property on Woodlawn Road and build a big new dealership. The location
added visibility for the dealership and offered more space on the
dealership lot. There was also a great new building put up that offered
more room for service and repairs, a top-notch showroom and plenty of
space for sales staff and more.
In 2007, the dealership signed a franchise agreement with Chrysler-Dodge
and changed its name to Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
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Soebbing spoke about the changes
that took effect at the first part of May this year. He said
that throughout the history of the partnership, not a lot of
people knew that he and Coy were partners. He said that part
never seemed to be all that important to him personally, and if
from time to time people learned Soebbing was an owner, that was
fine, and again, no big deal.
Talking about Coy, Soebing said that his former partner has
taken full retirement, and doesn’t visit the dealership very
often. However, he said that Coy is still available to help out
when called upon, representing Soebbing at auto auctions.
So, now that the cat is out of the bag. Be sure to stop by the
dealership sometime soon and congratulate the Soebbings.
But…don’t be surprised if they try to sell you a nice vehicle!