Goodwin Chevrolet Celebrates 80 Years of Serving Maine Drivers

Brunswick Chevy Dealer Turned Auto Group Credits Success to Customer Service

BRUNSWICK, MAINE (08/07/2012)(readMedia)-- With eight decades of service since it first opened at the Brunswick Fireproof Garage on Maine St. in 1932, Goodwin Chevrolet is in rare company. To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Maine Chevy dealer is holding customer appreciation days from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 during its regular showroom hours, with free food and special deals on both sales and service items.

Five years after building Brunswick's Tontine Mall in 1927, Joseph Goodwin Sr. obtained a Chevrolet franchise and Goodwin Chevrolet got its start. The dealership remained in the same spot until May of 1975, when it moved to the current location at 195 Pleasant St. Since then, the business has rapidly grown into the Goodwin Motor Group, expanding to eight acres along the road and eventually branching out with new dealerships throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

"For a dealership to be in business for 80 years, they've got to have success getting repeat customers along the way, and we have always had a talented staff and a loyal group of patrons," said Frank Goodwin, son of Joseph Goodwin Sr. and current owner of Goodwin Motor Group. "We want to thank all those who have made Goodwin Chevrolet and Goodwin Motor Group what it is today. Our customers and dedicated employees are why we're still here after all these years."

What: Goodwin Chevrolet 80th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Days

Where: 195 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME

When: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 – Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 (closed Sunday, Aug. 12)

How: Event is open to the public during regular dealership hours.

In 1988, Goodwin Motor Group expanded to include Goodwin's Volvo in Topsham, Maine, followed by a Mazda franchise that started sharing space with the Chevy dealership in Brunswick in 1992. Two other Maine Goodwin dealerships, Land Rover and Jaguar Scarborough, were founded in 1996, while 2001 brought the introduction of Goodwin Chevrolet Buick in Oxford, Maine and New Hampshire Land Rover dealer Land Rover Bedford.

"The car business has been very good to us, but the real key to our success has been realizing that reliable customer service is everything," added Goodwin. "After working with many generations of customers in Maine and New Hampshire, residents know they can count on us to be here for them. Whether it is 30 days or five years from now, we'll still be utilizing our decades of experience to serve local drivers as best we can."

About Goodwin Motor Group:

Serving the motoring needs of Maine and New Hampshire residents for more than 80 years, Goodwin Motor Group provides top-notch new and used vehicle sales, service and parts. Representing brands like Chevrolet, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Buick and Mazda, Goodwin Motor Group offers a wide range of cars, trucks and SUVs to fit any lifestyle and budget. Visit their website at or one of their auto dealerships located throughout Maine and New Hampshire.