One Automotive Group Acquires Eau Claire Auto Group

ONE Automotive Group Acquires Eau Claire Automotive Group, Expanding Presence in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley

Acquisition Will Add Chrysler, Nissan, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Brands to Existing ONE Constellation

Eai Claire, Wisc. (December 15, 2023) – ONE Automotive Group, the leading automotive group serving Eau Claire and Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley, has acquired another longtime local auto group. The acquisition of Eau Claire Automotive Group will be finalized on Friday, December 15.

“I’m thrilled about this development and what it will mean for the auto buyers of the Chippewa Valley,” said Mike Keil, Eau Claire Auto’s veteran owner. “It’s been great to watch the growth that’s coming to ONE – and Eau Claire’s brands are going to fuel that in a big way.”

In addition to a foursome of domestic brands – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram – the acquisition will include a Nissan dealership as well as ABRA Auto Body Eau Claire (Altoona). The Eau Claire Auto brands will complement ONE’s existing offerings, including Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, and Volkswagen, as well as Vance Collision center in Eau Claire.

Keil was pleased to sell to ONE, a well-regarded and fellow locally-owned organization. “You often hear about giant chains snatching up little dealerships,” he said, “but what’s happened here in Eau Claire is just the opposite.”

Bill Bertrand, ONE Automotive’s President and Owner, agrees. “Both ONE and Eau Claire believed in staying local, employing local, and most of all doing right by the customer,” he said. “The existing great relationship between the two groups means this acquisition will happen with minimal disruption to our personnel.”

Bertrand added, “We know people matter, and we treat them like they matter. Our customers know they’re unique and special to us, and that’s why people are telling us we’ll be their auto source for life. And we’ll be treating former Eau Claire Auto customers just the same.”

After 38 years in the auto business in Eau Claire, including the past 12 years as owner, Keil expressed gratitude to his many customers and friends over the years.

“It’s certainly bittersweet,” Keil said. “It’s been an honor to work so long in such a great community. But I’ll be watching from afar with pride, and with ONE Auto, I know our little group’s in great hands.”