Actor Mark Wahlberg, who made an appearance at the virtual 2021 NADA Show to discuss his growing automotive retail franchise, is set to add a fifth dealership to his Ohio portfolio after acquiring Joe Firment Chevrolet (to be named Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Avon).
In 2018, Wahlberg teamed up with Jay Feldman of Feldman Automotive Group to open Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio, and has since opened other stores. His franchises include Chevrolet and Buick-GMC.
“The people of Ohio have really embraced our sales and service standards,” said Wahlberg. “With this expansion into the Cleveland area, we are deepening our bond with our Midwestern customers.”
The grand opening celebration is July 7, when free cheeseburgers will be provided from the Wahlburgers food truck along with special giveaways. Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation will also provide a donation to Joel’s Place for Children, an Ohio non-profit that provides grief support to children.
“Having five dealerships in Ohio gives us the opportunity to provide consumers with a consistent sales and service experience and a huge product inventory,” said Feldman, who owns 15 dealerships in Michigan and Ohio. “We’ll be able to provide our Ohio customers even more brand choices at the lowest prices with this new location.”