Downs Ford, NJ


transaction details:

Celebrity Ford of Toms River is a part of Celebrity Motor Cars. Based in New Jersey and New York, Celebrity Motor Cars brands include Lexus of Route 10, Maserati of Morris County, Alfa Romeo of Morris County, Maserati of Bergen County, BMW of Springfield and Mercedes Benz of Goldens Bridge. Drew Picon and Dave Cantin of Dave Cantin Group represented both buyer and seller.

This entire experience of acquiring Downs Ford has been incredibly surreal. Melissa Longo and her father grew this dealership together, and to continue on their legacy is truly an honor. As we now embark on our new journey as Celebrity Ford, my father, Tom Maoli, and myself are excited to continue the father, daughter tradition of ownership. Working with Melissa on this acquisition was absolutely incredible. Melissa and I worked together throughout the entire acquisition, helping each other, making the process simple. Melissa has lifted me up, encouraged me, and offered her help as we continue to grow the business post-acquisition. It has been a true honor to be able to purchase this dealership from a fellow business woman. It is rare to find other business women who are eager to empower other business women, rather than pushing each other down to get to the top. 

Veronica Maoli

Owner - Celebrity Ford of Toms River

Working with Dave Cantin and Drew Picon has been an absolute pleasure. They worked with us to find the perfect buyer and made this transition as smooth as possible.  Dave was always accessible to answer any questions and guided us through the process. Outstanding job!

Melissa Longo

Owner - Downs Ford

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