Morgan Auto Group acquires Sun Toyota & Scion
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (February 16, 2016) – Morgan Auto Group acquired Sun Toyota & Scion earlier this afternoon from Jeff Cadwell and Dwane Johansen. The dealership is located at 3001 US Highway 19 in Holiday, Florida. The dealership name will remain the same to capitalize on the strong Sun brand reputation that owners Cadwell and Johansen have built in the Tampa Bay area.
John Marazzi has been named managing partner of Sun Toyota & Scion to oversee operations, adding to his role as managing partner at Brandon Honda. Marazzi has been a successful leader in Florida automobile dealerships for 27 years—first at Ft. Myers Toyota, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover Fort Myers, and John Marazzi Nissan in Naples, Florida before coming to Brandon Honda.
"I’ve known Jeff Cadwell for years, initially from our joint efforts in our community hospital system,” said Larry Morgan, CEO of Morgan Auto Group. “Jeff is a first-class gentleman who values his customers and employees alike, just as we do. He’s built a top-quality local dealership that is one of the best in the Tampa Bay area. We are looking forward to following in his footsteps and continuing to build the Sun brand of the future.”
The hallmark of Morgan Auto Group dealerships is its keen focus on impeccable customer service and direct customer engagement in all departments. Sun customers will enjoy enhanced benefits and loyalty programs not found at other area dealerships. Service department efficiency and affordability will help guests easily blend auto maintenance into busy schedules. Plans include expanding the in-house café operation for added customer comfort and convenience.
Today’s acquisition brings Morgan Auto Group’s auto dealership holdings to 14 over the last 10 years. In addition to Sun Toyota & Scion, the Morgan Auto Group of dealerships includes BMW of Sarasota, Brandon Honda, Ford of Port Richey, Gainesville Buick GMC, Gainesville Mitsubishi, Honda of Ocala, Honda of Gainesville, Lamborghini Sarasota, MINI of Wesley Chapel, Port Richey Mitsubishi, Toyota of Tampa Bay ǀ Scion of Tampa Bay, and Volkswagen of Gainesville, in addition to Kia of Columbia in Missouri.
Morgan Auto Group is owned by Larry Morgan and his son, Brett Morgan. Both are highly respected business and community leaders in the Tampa Bay area. Larry Morgan is past Chairman of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association, past Chairman of Bay Care Health Systems, Inc., and founder of Tires Plus. His philanthropy and community involvement include past Chairman of the Valspar PGA Championship that raises millions of dollars annually for local charities and a $5 million family gift to establish the Morgan Heart Hospital at Morton Plant Hospital. For more information, visit http://www.morganautogroup.com/.
Sun Toyota & Scion is located at 3001 US Highway 19 between Moog Road and Sunray Drive in Holiday, FL 34691, on the border of New Port Richey. For more information, call 727.478.0070 or visit http://www.suntoyota.com/.