CSM Companies, Inc. completed the acquisition of Lake Geneva Chevrolet Buick GMC


Press Release – June 2017



On June 1, 2017 CSM Companies, Inc. completed the acquisition of Lake Geneva Chevrolet Buick GMC.  This dealership, which is located on Wells Street about a mile off of Lake Geneva’s main commercial district, provides new and used auto sales, along with excellent repair & maintenance facilities.  The service department is supported by a rapid assessment bay and 12 full-service bays focused on getting our customers in-and-out timely with GM quality service.


The transaction is a positive, strategic fit for CSM Companies’ consumer automotive division as this becomes the 3rd dealership added within the last 12 months.  It also enhances its suite of brands by adding Chevrolet to the six other brands CSM Automotive current sells, namely Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Buick and GMC.


Joe Damm, Head of CSM Companies Automotive Division, commented, “This Dealership already has strong management & staff.  Our focus has been to support them with a fresh approach and leadership that provides Lake Geneva and surrounding communities with the quality service and fair prices that they should expect and deserve.”


Mike Oswald, CSM Automotive Division Head of Commercial Sales, further commented, “adding this new location provides us with a great opportunity to service the whole of southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and more.  I am certain customers will see the positive changes being made to help ensure Lake Geneva Chevrolet Buick GMC is the right place when looking to buy a car or get quality service performed.”


Post-acquisition, CSM Companies has been investing in technology infrastructure and service equipment to further enhance our customers’ experience.




About CSM Companies:  

A leader in full-range commercial and personal vehicle solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, through three main division:  Truck, Automotive, and Services.  CSM Companies’ Truck Division 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.  CSM Companies’ Automotive division brands include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC at three locations across Southern Wisconsin. CSM Companies’ Services Division provides full-service lease and maintenance programs, cost-effective commercial fleet management solutions and a wide range of financing options.