William “Woody” Woodward has been in the retail automotive business for over 37 years. Woody has specialized in turning around underperforming dealerships through improving sales and fixed operations performances, as well as start-ups from ground zero. Through his strong leadership skills and his contagious positive attitude, he has had a successful track record of building great dealerships and improving sales, CSI and profitability. Woody’s understanding of automotive industry and his strategic approach to the business make him an invaluable asset to dealers looking to expand their portfolio of dealerships, improve their dealer operations, or exit the business.
Prior to joining Dave Cantin Group, Woody worked for Prestige Automotive Group based in New Jersey in numerous leadership roles responsible for turnarounds of underperforming dealerships, as well as the opening of new dealerships. Woody also had his own private consultant business practice for over 18 years, working with several large dealer groups, manufacturers, and independent dealers throughout the Northeast focusing on improving dealerships operational performances. He started in the business as a salesman and would grow to be Vice President/General Manager of Inskip Autocenter, which he helped build into one of the most prestigious Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lexus, and Infiniti dealership groups in the country.
Woody’s goal is to help dealers come together and make the best decisions for all parties involved. Through his experience, reputation, vision and desire, Woody wants to help everybody achieve success.
Woody and his team at DCG were excellent to work with on our recent acquisition of Hazleton Honda. They worked diligently in structuring an deal that was acceptable to both us and the seller and were quick to track down and provide additional documentation when requested. I would highly recommend Woody and DCG to anyone with interest in selling or purchasing a dealership.
Working with Brian Brown and Woody Woodward has been nothing but an absolute pleasure. Both team members were readily available for any and all concerns, no matter the time of day. Their dedication to what they do is unparalleled. When compared against the landscape of other agents, I regularly tell others they would be doing themselves a disservice to speak with anyone else. If you’re looking for a smart and extraordinarily knowledgeable team who can guide you through the acquisition process, Woody and Brian are your best bets. You cannot beat the kind of experience and connections that come with this duo, and the lasting relationships that go beyond the closing table are unequivocally priceless.
I’ve known Bill Woodward “Woody” for 35 years. As the owner of Inskip Autocenter and Autocenter Enterprises with 21 franchises and many locations, many were sold to the Penske Organization. Woody was by my side through many business purchases, operating and growing them for over 25 of years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and dependable people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Honesty and integrity are his hallmark qualities. He’s also has extensive experience in all lines including most of the luxury franchises. If I were to open another dealership he would be one of the first people I’d call.
I have work with William “Woody” Woodward for over 4 years, it is and has been an absolute pleasure. He is a consummate automotive professional, with experience in turnarounds, dealership operations and an in depth knowledge of dealership financial statements. Most importantly, the bedrock of our relationship is his ability to distill complex issues to the simplest of explanations. His candor, and the ability to always speak honestly make him a valued colleague and a trusted friend.
I have known and worked with ‘Woody” Woodward since 1983. He is a unique “car guy” that understands the retail auto business across every franchise as well as used and fixed operations. His depth of understanding and experience running many dealerships will enhance any transaction whether on the sell or buy side. You can expect transparency, straight talk and a relentless partner when you engage “Woody”.