When Performance Matters
William “Woody” Woodward has been in the retail automotive business for over 37 years.
Prior to joining the Dave Cantin Group, Woody worked for Prestige Automotive Group, based in New Jersey, in numerous leadership roles. He was 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 with a focus on improving dealerships’ operational performance.
Woody started in the business as a salesman and would advance to become 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.
He Turns It Around
Woody specializes in turning around underperforming dealerships through improving sales and fixed operations performances, as well as helping startups from square one. Through his strong leadership skills and his contagious positive attitude, he has a successful track record of building great dealerships and improving sales, CSI, and profitability.
Woody’s understanding of the 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.
A Reputation and a Goal
Woody has long said, “My goal is to help dealers come together and make the best decisions for all parties involved.”
Woody has real-world experience, a stellar reputation, a deep vision, and a burning desire to create positive outcomes. Speak to anyone that has worked with him and you’ll likely hear, “Woody wants to help everybody achieve success.”
Wanted to acknowledge and thank Woody Woodward of the DCG Acquisition Team for his help on our most recent acquisition. Woody worked as a great partner with us from start to finish. He has great integrity and knowledge of what it takes to grow a dealership, which is helpful in analyzing & seeing opportunities in a deal and eventually getting it closed. Looking forward to working together on more deals.
Woody is the consummate professional who made this acquisition seamless at every turn. His enthusiasm is contagious, and the pride he has in his craft is apparent the first minute you speak with him. I look forward to working with Woody for years to come.
It was a pleasure to work with Woody Woodward from DCG Acquisitions on our recent transaction. Woody was always available 7 days a week, anytime and willing to help do whatever needed to get the deal done and closed. Look forward to working on the next deal with him.
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”.
As an owner and operator, attention to detail and positive results are important with automotive transactions. Woody was there every step of the way to guide the process to completion. He was professional from start to finish, and instrumental in reaching a great result for us.
I've done a few buy/sells throughout my career on my own. Then I met Woody, he found me the perfect local buyer, I was looking for a fast transaction. Being a major metro complex store, Woody's Expertise, Experience and New Found Friendship got me through my deal. I could not possibly have done it on my own, thank you to Woody for being attached to my hip and giving me guidance all the way through. I am forever grateful.
I’d like to send out a thank you to you and Dave Cantin Group for a great experience in the sale of our Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram store. The long road with the initial buyer falling after 8 months and a follow up APA from another buyer at the same price made for a long 14 months. I can’t say enough about Woody Woodward who not only hung in there the whole time, but never left a stone unturned. He kept constant pressure on both me as the seller and the buyer without being pushy or bothersome to our continuing business. A feather in your group's hat to have Woody on your team. He followed it through to the end, even when I had my doubts it would happen. Thank you again and I look forward to doing business in the future.
I would like to acknowledge Woody Woodward from DCG Acquisitions for his help with our recent acquisition. His many years of automotive experience made a very challenging acquisition possible by addressing concerns in a professional manner. Woody’s persistent attention to detail and guidance through many challenges as well as his many relationships and expertise were invaluable. We are looking forward to our next deal together, and many more into the future.
Thank you again for your help with the transaction. Brian Brown and Woody Woodward were knowledgeable, helpful and informative throughout the process. More importantly, they were true professionals who handled every decision with integrity. The level of dedication they demonstrated is immensely appreciated. Five weeks for the approval and less than sixty days from deal submission to closing is amazing!
I would highly recommend Woody and the DCG Acquisition Team to represent any dealer through the acquisition process. Representing both the buyer and seller can be challenging, especially remaining neutral but also genuine when your guidance is needed. Knowing your extensive background in the automotive industry made us feel comfortable and we knew you had our best interest in mind but without compromising the buyers interest. Please feel free to give our contact info to anyone that needs to hear first hand what a wonderful and professional job you and your organization did for us. Once again from myself, my sister Lady and our respective families. Thank You!! Thanks and God Bless
Woody makes working through all of the details of a deal very easy. The conversations that need to take place between the Buyer and Seller are a lot easier to have when Woody gets involved and directs the conversation. He is very fair to both sides and keeps the objective in mind at all times, which is get the deal to the finish line. I strongly recommend Woody on brokering any deal out there.