CSM Companies, Inc Acquires Two Automotive Dealerships

On July 26, 2016 CSM Companies, Inc. completed the acquisition of two automotive dealerships in Monroe, WI. Dearth Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (formerly named Dearth Motors, Inc.) and Dearth Buick GMC (formerly named Charles Dearth Buick GMC) providing sales of new and used autos, as well as, parts and service maintenance & repair, including auto body work.

CEO Jim Moeller commented, “Entering the Auto Dealership business sector provides a separate platform for growth for CSM Companies. We are very excited about this new line of business and couldn’t be happier to have these two Dearth dealerships as the foundation.”

Joe Damm, Head of CSM Companies Auto Dealerships Business Line further elaborated, “Consumer retail focus within the automobile industry provides a number of opportunities for CSM Companies to grow its capabilities and know-how. The strong brand that the Dearth dealerships offers in the community and the family culture they have refined over decades of business allows us a great first step into this sector.”


CSM Companies is investing in a number of resources to prepare the Dearth Auto Dealerships for a renewed market focus, including technology infrastructure and commercial vehicle sales & service.



About CSM Companies:  

A leader in full-range commercial and personal vehicle solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, CSM Companies owns and operates a network of commercial truck dealership facilities across six states operating in 21 different locations under the brands of: Wisconsin Kenworth, Michigan Kenworth, French Ellison Truck Centers, Sahling Kenworth and Dedicated Fleet Services. In addition, CSM Companies’ Truck Division also provides full-service lease and maintenance programs, cost-effective commercial fleet management solutions and a wide range of financing options. CSM Companies’ Auto division brands include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Buick and GMC.