Sames Auto Group celebrates acquisition of Chevrolet, Nissan franchises

The Sames Vehicle Team officially held the grand opening celebration of its new two-franchise location Wednesday. The party built previous year’s announcement formal just after they took more than the Laredo Chevrolet and Nissan franchises on Dec. 9, 2021 that employed to be portion of the Paul Youthful Dealership — their fiercest competitor for decades.  

The formal ribbon-reducing ceremony for Sames Laredo Chevrolet began with a mariachi singing a number of songs for the attendees, a prayer recital by Father Paul Fry from Christ Church Episcopal and many guest speakers who spoke about the importance of the opening of the new place.

Evelyn Sames, the operator and chief functions officer of the group, explained that they had been glad that they have the complete aid of the communities like Laredo in attempts to proceed developing and escalating as perfectly as aiding other folks locally have their person successes.  

“Laredo is our property, and it is a growing and thriving town,” Sames stated. “It is a excellent place to stay, get the job done, raise a loved ones and operate a organization, and we are just grateful to have the chance to proceed to invest in Laredo and to associate with Chevrolet and Nissan to increase our providers.

“Currently, is an enjoyable working day for me, our extended dimensions loved ones and our neighborhood as we welcome Sames Laredo Chevrolet and Sames Laredo Nissan to our group. When I commenced my occupation 17 several years ago, I could not have dreamed of this working day as Paul Youthful was our competitor. He was a great competitor and he manufactured my work challenging and exciting, so this is a extended-awaited occasion and I couldn’t be happier to share it with all of you.” 

Sames’ father, Hank — the president of the Sames Automobile Team business — was also at the event where he spoke on how exceptional it was to get the acquisition from Paul Young as they opened their new site.  

“We are actually delighted to have bought the Paul Young Dealership, or dealerships as it is genuinely two dealerships. I felt extremely blessed that they achieved out to us and asked if we ended up intrigued, and we are as we are wanting to extend our small business, specially in our residence market,” Hank Sames claimed. “Some individuals could possibly say you currently very own Chevrolet and Ford, now it is really not likely to be that aggressive, but I despise to convey to you that we are going to be extremely aggressive as the men right here, they want to be No. 1. The guys at the Ford and Honda dealership want to be No. 1, so the opposition is on.” 

Hank Sames also spoke about how the dealership proceeds to extend and develop but also give back again to the local community although also saying his donation of $10,000 to Laredo University through his speech.  

Gabriela Morales, the CEO and president of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, was at the party and offered some insight about what the opening of the new dealership suggests to the town.  

“As the President and CEO of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, I take pleasure in Sames offering back to our neighborhood economically and socially,” Morales said. “The Sames manufacturer has stood solid for around 110 many years, and now that they have scaled, they will be able to lead substantially extra as a healthy source of very good shelling out work, as an financial driver in this metropolis and as a Laredo staple that dates back again to a 1910 downtown shop.

“The Laredo Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and strongest enterprise corporation in the local community, and we are here to assist the dealership business, enrich their arrive at and encourage them thoroughly to attain the consumers from Laredo and beyond. The chamber many thanks the Sames loved ones for their devotion to our neighborhood.” 

The typical manager of the new dealership also spoke briefly about how he felt about the grand opening and the major community celebration expected for afterwards in the weekend.

“We are fired up to be a part of this kind of a good firm, and we invite you all to join us this Saturday to celebrate,” said Trent Stricker, the common manager of Sames Laredo Chevrolet and Sames Laredo Nissan. “All the personnel are glad the Sames Team made the decision to invest in the dealerships and keep them locally owned and operated. And we all glimpse forward to transferring into the upcoming with Texas’ oldest dealership.” 

IBC Lender Senior Vice President Wilfredo Martinez was current for the occasion. He spoke about the honor of opening the new area. 

“It’s an honor for me on behalf of the Intercontinental Lender of Commerce, its executives and our CEO Mr. Dennis Nixon to be component of this, and to aiding the relatives go on to expand,” Martinez said. 

Sames stated that it is thankful for the help of the group that the business and corporation carries on to prosper in the area and beyond.  

“We are so privileged to have the assist of our communities,” Sames said. “(It’s) the explanation we are below and growing today.”

Stricker claimed that the “secret sauce” to results is possessing the neighborhood group driving anything they do in the exertion of continuing to expand and thrive in the place.

Sames Auto Team is officially regarded as the oldest dealership in Texas, as the firm has been constantly owned by the Sames family as a result of five generations courting back to 1910. The team is compromised of 16 new and pre-owned automobile destinations in South and Central Texas that include franchise holdings these types of as Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Mazda, Kia and Nissan. 

The firm is also said to utilize much more than 700 people today throughout the point out at their many spots. 

Even though the formal grand opening ribbon-reducing ceremony was held on Wednesday, the grand opening celebration actually starts for the typical public on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. The Saturday celebration festivities will involve refreshments, a establish your personal ice cream sundae bar for children, prize drawings that will be held every half hour of the party and even the opportunity for locals to win a manufacturer new car.  

The formal grand opening celebration will be held at 3701 E. Saunders Street. Much more information about the Sames Car Team and other events can be identified by traveling to their web-site at