Glockner purchases Beford dealershipPublished 4:06pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SOUTH POINT — Beford South Point Ford has a new owner after its sale to the Glockner family car dealership in Portsmouth. Now the Portsmouth dealership will add the Ford brand to its lineup of multiple automobile makes.
“We are ecstatic about the opportunity to add the Ford brand to our family business,” Tim Glockner, said in a press release. “The Beford family and their staff have been remarkable to work with during this transition and we look forward to the future of South Point Ford.”
The South Point dealership had been owned by Mark and Connie Beford.
“Connie and I care so much for our employees, customers and community,” Mark Beford said. “We wanted to ensure that the new owners would have similar values and dedication to serve others. We knew the Glockner family would be the perfect fit.”
As the transition between owners takes place, there are not expected to be any layoffs, according to the release.
“The experienced staff at South Point Ford complements the high customer service standards we have with our Glockner teams and we are excited for everyone to work together,” Glockner said. “Without excuse or apology, we will be the benchmark that others aspire to match.”
Glockner, which has been in business for more than 160 years in southern Ohio, also handles Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Honda and Toyota franchises.
There are more than 300 on staff and more than 700 vehicles in stock. Besides South Point, Glockner has locations in Portsmouth, Rosemount, Chesapeake, Waverly, Jackson, Wheelersburg, Carroll, Chillicothe, Cincinnati and Columbus.