Pratt Chevrolet Buick Adds GMC Franchise

By Jayna Smith

Ian Pratt, owner of Pratt Chevrolet Buick, announced on Monday that his dealership has acquired the GMC franchise from Cranberry Motors in Machias.  Effective November 10th, Pratt Chevrolet Buick GMC is the only such dealer in Washington County, a positive move for customers, employees, and the community, Pratt said.

Pratt opened its doors in 1996 and has been the only locally owned Chevrolet Buick dealership in the county.  “We’re excited to be adding GMC.  It was never available.  This area was covered by Cranberry Motors for GMC sales for the last 18 years, something we’ve always wanted.  We’re excited that we can add GMC to our product lineup.”

As Washington County’s only Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer, the company is ready to handle all sales, parts, and service at its 143 River Road location.  “We can immediately take special orders for GMCs, we can immediately do dealer swaps for GMCs, and in a couple of months, we’re going to have an absolute flood of GMCs on our lot,” Pratt stated.  Currently, Pratt keeps over 100 new and used vehicles on his lot. 

With the addition of the GMC product line, customers will soon have a larger selection to choose from—approximately 50 new GMCs, then additional pre-owned ones as they are traded in.   Pratt also anticipates increasing his staff of 20 by adding up to five sales people and certified technicians. 

As a convenience to customers, Pratt Chevrolet Buick GMC recently added full parts and service on Saturdays.  Previously open Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00, the Saturday hours of 8:00 to 4:00 will also allow for warranty and service work, including tires, parts, and oil changes—all by Certified Service  expert technicians.  As well, Pratt will continue guaranteeing the lowest prices on tires and covering insurance deductibles of up to $100 on windshield replacements. 

Pratt’s dealership has earned AAA’s highest rated service department honors in all of Maine for multiple years, as recently as last year.  As well, the dealership has earned General Motors Mark of Excellence Award on more than one occasion.  “We invest a lot in training and a lot in personnel development,” Pratt stated.  “It’s all about the customer.  Taking care of our customer comes first.” 

For general inquiries or those regarding warranty issues from current GMC customers, Pratt Chevrolet Buick GMC can be reached at 454-0600.