News release submitted by Burritt Motors
Burritt Motors Chevrolet-Buick, Rt. 104, has acquired the exclusive Buick sales territory and a portion of the Chevrolet sales territory of the former Laqua’s Rt. 481 Chevy-Pontiac-Buick-GMC, 807 S. First St., Fulton, it was announced by Chris Burritt, president and general manager. Laquas discontinues operating as a GM dealership on July 30. Final territory boundaries are being established by General Motors.
“We’re honoring Laqua’s customers’ GM warranties on new and used vehicles,” Burritt said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming them to the Burritt family and helping them find the right new or used GM vehicle for their needs. We service all GM makes and models. Whether it’s an oil change, bodywork, or detailing, we work hard to make sure the work is superior and our customers are satisfied. In addition, we’ll be contacting Laqua’s customers to acquaint them with our capabilities as well as our service and body shop hours of operation.”
Burritt Motors’ dealership was recognized as an AAA Approved Auto Repair (AAR) “Top Shop” in 2005, Burritt said. The dealership also participates in the AAA Approved Auto Body Repair Program.
Burritt Motors’ history dates back to 1955 in Hannibal when Chris’ grandfather, Elmer O. Burritt, purchased a Chevrolet franchise that ran until 1963, when emphysema forced him into retirement. To expand in a larger market, Chris’ father, Richard M. Burritt, purchased the assets of a Chevrolet dealership that had been located on Oswego’s East Third Street. About a year later, he built the present dealership on Rt. 104. Richard A. Burritt, Chris’ son, and dealership sales manager, is the fourth generation of the Burritt family to join the dealership Burritt Motors celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005 and can be reached at (315) 343-8948, or at www.burrittmotors.com.