The first few years were incredibly challenging, the last couple – much better. Following what has been a wild ride, Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay is excited to announce that it is turning five years old this month. “Many people didn’t know if we were going to make it,” said Pete Blackwell, general manager. “We opened for business in August 2008, just before the banks collapsed and sent our country into the worst recession since the Great Depression. But, with the support and perseverance of our employee team, and a focus on doing what’s right for our customers, we have established a solid business base in South Miami-Dade & Monroe Counties.”
Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, in fact, is doing quite well. The dealership has sold 1821 new and 500 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the last calendar year compared to 911 new and 377 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles in its first full year of operation. The parts and service departments have each also approximately doubled their business during the same timeframe. Additionally, the dealer has added new vehicles to its showroom line-up including the increasingly popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans and the adorable smart car.
“I am very proud of what our team has accomplished in 5 short years,” continued Blackwell. “Most noteworthy is achieving Mercedes-Benz USA’s highest level of dealership recognition, ‘Best of Best’ and ‘The President’s Award’ for calendar year 2012!”
Family-owned Bill Ussery Motors is one of the original seven dealerships in the U.S. and the first in Florida awarded a Mercedes-Benz franchise in 1957. The company is admired industry-wide for its continued record sales and its reputation for superb customer service. Bill Ussery Motors’ companies include Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables, Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, smart center of Cutler Bay and the Bill Ussery Motors Collision Center. For more information, visit www.billussery.com.