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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 15, 2014) – Hendrick Automotive Group has purchased Ivan Leonard Chevrolet from owner Ivan J. Leonard Jr. and today re-opened as Hendrick Chevrolet of Hoover. The dealership, which remains located at 1620 Montgomery Highway in Hoover, Ala., becomes the most recent addition to the Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall.


Based in Charlotte, Hendrick Automotive Group now operates 89 dealerships throughout the United States including two in the Birmingham area. The Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall adds Hendrick Chevrolet to its already successful Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM operation, which opened in April 2011. The dealerships are adjacent to one another on Montgomery Highway.


“We couldn’t be more excited about expanding the Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall,” said Ryan Regnier, Hendrick Automotive Group market area vice president. “The Birmingham area is such a terrific market, especially for trucks, and Hendrick Chevrolet of Hoover features a brand new showroom to spotlight Chevy’s full lineup of attractively designed and innovative new vehicles. The dealership also showcases Chevrolet’s next-generation C7 Corvette, the Stingray convertible and the incredible 2015 Z06.”


Joel Smith is the executive general manager of the Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall, while Matthew Gettys, most recently the general sales manager at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford, Ga., is the dealership’s general manager.


“Our team looks forward to providing the people of Birmingham and Hoover with world class service,” Smith said. “Ivan Leonard developed a strong and loyal customer base over the past 40 years. It’s our goal to build on that foundation with a friendly and welcoming environment including extended hours for both the showroom and service areas. We appreciate the chance to serve this great community.”


Hendrick Chevrolet of Hoover features 300 new and 100 pre-owned vehicles on site with access to more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles at The 60,000-square-foot dealership, which recently underwent renovations, sits on a 7.5-acre property; hosting 38 service bays and offering numerous customer amenities including free Wi-Fi and shuttle service to area attractions and locales.


Open seven days a week for sales and Monday through Saturday for service, Hendrick Chevrolet of Hoover will employ more than 80 people. For information on employment opportunities, please visit The dealership currently is hiring sales professionals, finance consultants, guest services representatives and other positions. 

Customers also can like the dealership on Facebook at and follow on Twitter @HendrickChevyAL. Customers can also visit


Encompassing 89 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company employs more than 9,000 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. 






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