For our Small Business Saturday series, we've asked local business to tell us a little more about themselves.
Mitchell Auto Group
384 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury,
In what town is your business located?
Simsbury, Canton, Torrington
When and how did your business get started?
In 1922, Robert Pringle, started a small automotive garage on Canal Street in Weatogue, Connecticut. From that humble beginning, Mitchell Auto Group has grown to become dealers for the Volvo, Saab, Dodge, VW, Subaru, Land Rover and Chrysler! Seven stores along with a state-of-the-art body shop are now a part of the auto group.
Why did you choose the town you chose to start your business in?
When Robert Pringle came over from Scotland he happened to land in Simsbury. Robert had been sick with rheumatoid arthritis, was then treated at Hartford Hospital. and a doctor connected him with Mrs Kane in Simsbury. Robert was then taken in and nursed back to health by Mrs Kane, owner of a boarding house, in 1920. When WW 1 broke out, Mrs Kane’s son, Joe, left to go to war and asked Robert to take care of his auto repair shop where Robert built his knowledge base to start his own shop, Weatogue Garage. Weatogue Garage is today now known as Mitchell Auto Group.
What is your business best known for?
Automobile Sales and Service
What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?
Mitchell Auto Group just celebrated it's 90th anniversary! Our company directors have been with us for over 50 years of combined service. Their commitment and dedication has proven itself time and time again especially in the area of new business start-ups. Their combined skills have allowed our business to show stable, charted growth.
The average length of service in our company is 9.5 years! We are a company that is committed to our employees and their families.
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