Joe Taylor Ford Changes Hands, Now Griffin Phillis Ford Motors

Amy Phillis and Joe Taylor have a lot in common beyond their love of selling cars. While operating their own dealerships in different counties, they both upheld a commitment to their communities and share values around the kind of employers they wanted to be. 

Thankfully, they also shared a mutual friend, who introduced them to each other.  Amy, who owns Griffin Motors in Meadville, was looking for an opportunity to return to Venango County, having previously owned a dealership here.  At the same time, Joe was preparing his succession plan, one that would retain his commitment to his employees and customers.  Months of conversation led to the sale of Joe Taylor Ford, effective April 30.

Now known as Griffin Phillis Ford Motors, much about the dealership remains the same.  However, customers current and future will notice the change in signage and a new website Amy says “We believe in having a strong digital presence to make it easier for our customers to find their next car with us.”

Amy shared that Joe will still be dropping by the business and working on occasion.  She is excited to continue the relationships she already has with other local dealers and looks forward to meeting more of the community.  Grand opening celebrations are planned for July, with a Chamber mixer scheduled for July 18.  Join us in welcoming Amy and congratulating her team!

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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