Mount Airy, NC, July 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mount Airy, NC- Last May, Scott McCorkle of Charlotte purchased two car dealerships and Granite City Collision from the Patterson Automotive Group in Mount Airy, North Carolina. After more than twenty years in the industry, McCorkle, who also owns Liberty Buick GMC in Charlotte, was ready to expand.

"We were excited to add to our family of car dealerships and carry on the tradition of great customer service," says McCorkle.

McCorkle rebranded the Patterson dealerships, naming them Mount Airy Toyota Scion and Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, which reflects his commitment to serving the Surry County area.

"We have felt so welcomed and supported by the community and by the Patterson family in our first year," says McCorkle, "It's been a year of growth and learning." He and his team look forward to future growth, increasing inventory selections, and providing jobs for the community.

Not only was McCorkle eager to serve in the Mount Airy community, he was happy to be selling such highly regarded brands: Toyota, Scion, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. "The Toyota Camry continues to be the best-selling car in America," says McCorkle. The dealerships have also enlarged inventory on other popular vehicles like the Chrysler 200, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger, and Ram 1500.

In the first year of business, McCorkle expanded the used car inventory at all of his dealerships. "We have combined our used car inventory at all three stores," explains McCorkle, "This means that our Mount Airy customers can shop our used inventory in Charlotte from the website. If they like what they see, we will drive it up from Charlotte for a test drive." The expansion of the used car inventory means the Mount Airy Toyota and Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram have a larger selection of used cars and trucks.

After a year of ownership, Scott McCorkle would like to thank the Pattersons and the community for their support and patronage at the Mount Airy Toyota and Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships. "Thank you for making me and my family feel so welcome in Mount Airy. We definitely want to give back.  It's been my life's work to make the Scott McCorkle Family of Dealerships the very best that the auto industry has to offer.  We focus on pressure free facilities and employ a family-friendly team of sales and service professionals," says McCorkle.

What's next for the McCorkle team … "This year we will be fine-tuning our operations in service and sales," says McCorkle, "It is important to me that we sell great cars to the people of this community and see that sale through by offering excellent support through our service department."

The Scott McCorkle Family of Dealerships now includes Liberty Buick GMC , Mount Airy Toyota Scion , Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram , and Granite City Collision

For more information regarding Mount Airy Toyota call (336) 786-2118. For more information on Mount Airy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram call (877) 261-0657.

Jorge Martin - 336-786-2118
Scott McCorkle - 704-708-8000