A familiar auto dealer in Bridgeport re-opened on Friday with a new name.
The former Larry Myers Subaru Hyundai is now owned by the Jenkins family.
John Jenkins owns a dealership in Buckhannon, Jenkins Ford, and now Jenkins Subaru Hyundai is being managed by his son, Matt Jenkins.
John Jenkins said it was always a dream of his to have all three sons involved in the auto industry.
“It's really all about family, about the three sons and the opportunity for them. I didn't want them in one location because you know how the friction can get. It's really a dream come true to get to come back home, the location is great, and we have the best of both worlds. We have one son here, one son up there, and in the future all sons will be in the car business,” explained John Jenkins.
Matt Jenkins agreed that it feels good that the business is a family tradition.
“I grew up in Buckhannon, washed cars just like my father and brother did and worked up through the ranks: parts, service, sales, and finance. I went to school for four years and worked at the Ford store for about five years. I like being in Bridgeport, this is where we’re from and it’s a great town,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins Subaru Hyundai is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s located on Lodgeville Road in Bridgeport.