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December 20, 2012

Goodbye Marc Heitz, hello David Stanley

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NORMAN —

The dealerships state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2008. There is a children’s playground adjacent to the amphitheater, providing a welcoming atmosphere for families and children. During events at the amphitheater, dogs are welcome in the “barking lot,” which is the dog park area at the dealership.

“We’re so excited,” Stanley said. “We have always wanted to come to Norman but never found the right opportunity until now, and this is the perfect fit. We’re going to learn some things from Mr. Heitz that will help us and Norman in the future.”

No employees will be fired and Stanley said the dealership may even add staff.

“We have kept everybody that was possible to keep,” Stanley said. “Of course, you’re going to have some turnover, but it wasn’t our choice, it was the employees’ choice.

Todd Ritz will be the new general manager.

Stanley expects to do a grand opening community event in March.

“We wanted to wait until it was good weather,” Stanley said.

The transition will be as seamless as possible, Heitz said.

“There will be no interruption in sales, parts or service,” he said.

Heitz bought Larry Spencer Chevrolet on Main Street in Norman 12 years ago and moved to the new location four years ago.

“We owe a lot to our loyal customers over the years,” Heitz said. “With their help, we transformed this dealership into Oklahoma’s largest Chevrolet store and one of the largest in the entire country. And we did our best to return the favor by providing top-notch customer service as well as by building a community-oriented, state-of-the-art facility that is unmatched anywhere.”

Joy Hampton366-3539jhampton@normantranscript.com

 

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