Lemonis Opening New ‘AutoMatch USA’ Sites
Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC, and star of CNBC’s The Profit, announced today (June 18) plans to open new AutoMatch USA SuperCenters in Bakersfield, Calif., and Avondale, Ariz., in late summer and/or early fall along with a new location in Ocala, Fla., by the end of 2014.
The expansion news comes on the heels of a recent announcement that additional AutoMatch USA SuperCenters would be opening in Salt Lake City, Utah and Fort Myers, Fla., in late summer 2014 after successful openings in the Chicago and Jacksonville markets.
AutoMatch USA specializes in foreign and domestic preowned cars of all makes and models, along with parts, accessories, service and collision. Customers receive customized Good Sam services such as extended service warranty, financing, insurance and roadside assistance. The first location opened in Chicago in January 2014 and was featured on the hit The Profit. The second location celebrated its grand opening in Jacksonville in April.
“We have the key elements necessary to build a robust preowned car business and increasing our presence in new markets is in alignment with the strategic growth plans we have for the company,” said Lemonis. “We are constantly reviewing our footprint and evaluating where we can strengthen our automotive position across the U.S.”
Lemonis began his career in the automotive industry and eventually became vice president of several auto dealerships in the Miami, Fla., area. Over the past 10 years, Lemonis has streamlined the RV industry, buying more than 100 RV companies from “mom and pop” dealerships across the country and turning them into Camping World RV SuperCenters.