Michael Lacey’s automotive career began shortly after he graduated from Michigan State University. Working as a General Agent soliciting dealers for warranty and insurance business, Michael eventually took a finance position, which allowed him to put down roots in the dealership industry.
After rising from general sales manager to general manager, Michael eventually purchased his first dealership, in Benton Harbor, MI, in 1994. In 1999, he sold the business and moved to Augusta, GA to run and ultimately purchase a Lincoln-Mercury store.
During his time In Augusta, Michael turned the Lincoln-Mercury store into a President’s Award winner and served on Lincoln-Mercury’s National Dealer Council. He eventually added a Suzuki franchise and built the initial image store in the US for the brand.
After selling the Lincoln-Mercury franchise through factory consolidation, Michael worked as a dealership operations consultant for NCM for several years, servicing dealers throughout several states by providing in-house visits with management and staff to improve operations. Eventually, he took a position as a General Manager in the southeast and eventually became a Dealer Partner in a Hyundai dealership in Milledgeville, GA.
Bring Your Toughest Problems
Having grown up around the automotive business, and having been directly involved in over a dozen buy/sells, Michael brings his experience and expertise to DCG to masterfully facilitate transactions from start to finish, to the ultimate satisfaction of his clients.