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Dolan Auto Group Purchases Don Weir Dealerships



Image: Dolan Auto Group

Purchase Adds Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat to Dolan Family 

Hands were shaken, hugs were exchanged; Dolan Auto Group is now the proud owner of both Reno Dodge and Fernley Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. All that was missing when Tom Dolan finalized the purchase today from longtime friend Don Weir was the industry’s signature red bow. 

“This feels right. It’s come full circle,” said Tom Dolan, owner and founder of Dolan Auto Group. “Don Sr. hired me to work for Reno Dodge in 1975; he gave me my start. His son and I were college roommates, so purchasing this from one of my best friends feels like less of a business transaction and more like a continuation of a legacy.” 

Weir came to Reno in 1965 to play baseball for the University of Nevada, Reno. His father, a second-generation car dealer, followed, purchasing the local Dodge dealership that was for sale at the time. Weir worked his way up from lot boy, to sales, to general manager, to finally purchasing the dealership from his father in 1991. 

“Owning and continuing the family business in a community I’m proud to call home has been an honor,” said Weir. “We built a dealership that we are proud of. We made life-long friends and were able to give back along the way. Being able to pass the baton to a family I care about feels good on a number of levels, not least of which is our customers. I know our customers will continue to be well taken care of with the Dolans.”  

In the business since 1975, thanks to Don Weir Sr., Tom Dolan has created a brand known for charity, integrity and reliability – a hard fought achievement in an industry that doesn’t always receive glowing reviews. His two sons, Ryan and Brady, have followed in their father’s footsteps, working from the bottom up to now help run the company’s four dealerships.  

“We are very excited for the opportunity to take over these dealerships that have had such an impact within our community,” said Ryan Dolan, CEO of Dolan Auto Group. “We will treat this new venture with the same respect that we have for the work that Don has spent a lifetime producing.” 

The purchase adds Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat to Dolan Auto Group’s enterprises which includes Dolan Mazda, Dolan Kia, Dolan Lexus and Dolan Toyota, northern Nevada’s largest volume Toyota dealer. The transition is set to take place in early June.

For more information about Dolan Auto Group, visit DolanAutoGroup.com.

About Dolan Auto Group

Dolan Auto Group – offering northern Nevada’s finest selection of new cars – as well as the largest inventory of pre-owned vehicles in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and now Fernley. As one of the leading families of automotive dealerships in the state, Dolan Auto Group has been family-owned and-operated for nearly four decades, consisting of Dolan Mazda, Dolan Kia, Dolan Lexus, Dolan Dodge RAM, Dolan Fernley Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM and Dolan Toyota, northern Nevada’s largest volume Toyota dealer.

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