Hertrich adds its 21st location with Chevy dealership in Dover

DOVER — There has been a Chevrolet dealership sitting off U.S. 13 at the southern end of Dover since 1962, when Townsend Brothers Chevrolet was the only automobile dealer to occupy a spot off the highway, which is now crowded with lots and lots full of cars for sale.

That location, at 1450 S. Dupont Highway, recently switched hands as the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships purchased the business from Matt Kersey, who had previously purchased sole ownership of the dealership in October 2018.

Townsend Brothers — a family business that began in 1930 — sold the Chevy dealership in May 2016 to AutoTeam Delaware.

The Hertrich name is well-known throughout Delaware and the Dover Chevy business, now operating under the name Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover, marks the 21st dealership in the Hertrich family.
Fred Hertrich IV is excited to continue selling cars at a familiar spot in Dover. He added they also added their fifth collision center with the acquisition, which will be known as Hertrich Collision Center of Dover.

“We are proud to welcome Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover and Hertrich Collision Center of Dover to our family,” Mr. Hertrich said. “This dealership has a long history as part of the Dover community, and we look forward to the opportunity to continue the dealership’s legacy.

“We welcome aboard our new team members and thank the Chevrolet of Dover and collision center customers for the opportunity to service all of their vehicle needs.”

Townsend Brothers Chevrolet opened in 1930 and underwent several moves over the years before landing at the location on U.S. 13 in 1962.
Mr. Hertrich said the Dover community can expect the same great service that has been a staple of the store for the past 89 years.

“We look forward to working with the dealership team to provide the best customer service possible to our customers,” he said. “World class customer service is what we expect of ourselves and it is what we want our customers to expect of us.”

Hertrich is no stranger to the Dover community as it has two other locations in Dover, Hertrich’s Capitol Lincoln Mazda and Hertrich Nissan.
In addition, Hertrich brings with them years of experience in the automotive industry and a vast knowledge of the Chevrolet brand. Hertrich opened its first dealership in 1963 and Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover marks the fifth Chevrolet dealership in the Hertrich family, something Mr. Hertrich says is a great benefit for customers.

“Having five Chevrolet dealerships allows us to have a wide range of inventory available to our customers, giving them more choices when they are searching for their new car,” he said. “We are excited to bring our experience with the Chevrolet brand to Delaware. Chevrolet has been a great partner to us for many years and look forward to continuing that relationship with this addition.”

Hertrich also offers a popular certified pre-owned program, which provides a 7-year, 100,000-mile warranty on select used vehicles. The addition of Hertrich Chevrolet of Dover will also provide a greater selection of used vehicles in the Dover area, with Hertrich currently offering more than 1,200 used vehicles in total.

In addition, Hertrich’s experience working with Chevrolet means customers can expect top quality service in the service department, with highly qualified technicians and ample parts to repair vehicles quickly.

Hertrich Collision Center of Dover is also joining an already accomplished team of collision centers for the Hertrich Family with their Milford, Seaford, Bear and Denton (Maryland) collision centers all being rated as ICAR Gold Class collision centers.

The Hertrich Collision Center of Dover will work with all insurance companies and is outfitted with the most comprehensive equipment and tools to help get damaged cars back to new condition.

“We are just excited for this new opportunity to grow and expand our presence in the Dover community” Mr. Hertrich said, “but most of all, we are excited to welcome our new team members and customers to the Hertrich Family.”

Delaware State News staff writer Mike Finney can be reached at mfinney@newszap.com.

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