Williams Automotive Group, which already owns Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda, is now a company with three car dealerships after finalizing its purchase of Tampa Honda Land on Florida Avenue.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Williams Automotive bought the dealership from its longtime owner Scott-McRae Group, which owns several dealerships in the Jacksonville area, as well as Countryside Ford and Countryside Mazda in Pinellas County.
A new owner means a new name for Tampa Honda Land, and it will become simply Tampa Honda.
“Williams Automotive Group prides itself on being able to grow, develop and create opportunities for our outstanding team members,” spokeswoman Therese Bottino said in an email. “Because of all of our collective hard work and dedication the past five years, we have made the strategic decision to grow. This growth is part of a well-thought out long-term vision for the company.
“We look forward to establishing the same award-winning sales and service reputation at the new store, just as we have at our other stores since the beginning of our company.”
Tampa Honda is located at 11000 N. Florida Ave., on land purchased by Scott-McRae Group’s Duval Motor Co. in 1996 for $1.5 million. It constructed its main dealership building in 2001, according to county property records. Williams Automotive did not indicate whether they would purchase the property as well, and county records have yet to show any recent transactions.
Williams Automotive was founded as Southeast Automotive Group in 2000, and once owned several dealerships in Georgia selling Toyota, Kia, Mitsubishi and Hyundai, according to the company’s website.
Wesley Chapel Toyota is located at 5300 Eagleston Blvd., and Wesley Chapel Honda is at 27750 Wesley Chapel Blvd. For more information on any of the three dealerships or its ownership group, visit WilliamsAuto.com.