AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- All dealership operations
- Automotive, Powersport, Marine or RV’s Dealerships
- NADA Dealer Academy – Methodist College
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
- Ford, GM, CDJR and Mitsubishi certifications, All Departments
PROFESSIONAL & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Well-Rounded and Outcome Focused
Robert has spent 28 years in the automotive industry in many different capacities, including sales, finance, sales management, service, parts, and as General Manager and COO of a dealer group in Virginia. In addition, he spent 8 years in automotive consulting, owned a Ford dealership, and was a partner in a marine and RV dealership. Outside of automotive, Robert’s experience runs the gamut, having owned a marketing company as well as several other small businesses.
Robert is a graduate of NADA Dealer Academy in 2007 and holds many other certificates and awards from different manufacturers.
Make It Happen
Robert’s nickname of “Turbo” is based not just on his last name, but on his constant work ethic that makes him drive hard to close on a deal. His “let’s make it happen” attitude with a “don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today” mentality is what makes Robert a dedicated and reliable managing director to get your deal to the finish line.
Robert has been proudly married for 27 years and has three grown children, as well as two grandchildren.
Even before we decided we were ready to sell, we knew that we could trust Brian Traugott for guidance and expertise on the process. He was fully transparent with us from day 1; and worked with us step by step all the way to the closing table. His knowledge of both the OEM and retail world proved invaluable to delivering us a successful deal. We cannot emphasize enough what an asset Brian has been; and would highly recommend him to all dealers on their future transactions.
Our recent purchase of Carbone/ Lithia Nissan took a little coordinating that really couldn’t have been done without the help of Brian Traugott. If there were any obstacles, Brian made sure he handled them to the satisfaction of both parties. Thank you Brian, and we look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
If you are looking to sell your store, or acquire one, Brian Traugott is your guy. He knows the industry and its nuances inside and out. More importantly, he took the time to get to know us and our dealerships like he was part of the family. Brian delivered on everything he promised and more; bringing several qualified and motivated buyers' offers to the table. With his expertise, he helped guide us from our first in-person sit down, through any hurdles, and to the closing table. We could not be happier that we chose to have Brian represent the sale of our stores.