The dean of Loudoun’s auto dealers, Ray Martin Glembot today announced plans to sell Star Buick GMC in Leesburg to Andy Budd, owner of Country Chevrolet in Warrenton.
The sale is expected to close Feb 15. The dealership’s new name will be Country Buick GMC of Leesburg.
“I’ve been at this a long time, it’s been a good run and I’m looking forward to spending time with my family—especially the grandkids,” Glembot said in a statement. “In deciding to sell, my biggest concern was for my many employees. I wanted to make sure that they would keep their jobs and that the new owner would be someone they could be proud to work for. I’ve known Andy Budd for years, he has a great reputation as a dealer, employer and corporate citizen and I feel like I’m leaving the people in good hands.”
The Country Automotive Group is one of Fauquier County’s largest employers. The group operates six automotive related companies in the Warrenton/Gainesville area: Country Chevrolet, 29 Auto Outlet, Summit Motors, Warrenton Select Diesels, DTO Custom Jeeps, Country Credit Center and Trusted Auto Care.
The Leesburg Buick GMC is the group’s second franchised dealership.
Budd said he has big plans for the dealership.