Germain Motor, Co. Transitions as the New Owner of the Howard Cooper Import Center Dealerships

After acquiring Howard Cooper Import Center’s VW, Honda, Audi, and Porsche brands, the Germain Motor, Co. officially takes over as the new owner. The Columbus-based family owned dealership group is proud to expand their business into the Michigan market.

Online PR News – 27-September-2012 – Ann Arbor, MI – Back in April, it was announced Germain Motor, Co. would be acquiring Howard Cooper Import Center of Ann Arbor, MI. Germain is now officially running the businesses of the four brands after approval from the manufacturers. Included brands in the Howard Cooper Import Center are Volkswagen, Honda, Porsche, and Audi.

The four Ann Arbor dealerships have recently transitioned names. The former Howard Cooper dealerships are now Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Volkswagen of Ann Arbor, Porsche of Ann Arbor, and Audi of Ann Arbor. In addition to new dealership names, the Germain dealerships have new website addresses.

The new Germain Honda of Ann Arbor site can be found at . Volkswagen of Ann Arbor’s new site is . Porsche of Ann Arbor has their site located at . Audi of Ann Arbor has as their site. The old Howard Cooper sites will redirect to the new Germain dealership pages.

Warren Germain founded Germain Motor, Co. in 1947, which is now run by grandson Stephen Germain. Germain now operates the Ann Arbor dealerships in addition to dealerships in Columbus, OH; Easton, OH; Sarasota, FL; and Naples, FL.

The addition of the Howard Cooper dealerships to the Germain Motor, Co. portfolio brings their dealership count up to 15, including 11 different makes. Though entering a new market in Ann Arbor, MI, Germain has affiliation to the area through his daughter Jessica, who went to school at the University of Michigan. Jessica will help run the new Ann Arbor dealerships.

The Germain dealership group has been named Best Auto Dealer in 2011 by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. They were also named 2012 Best New Car Dealer by readers in Columbus 614 Magazine, and ranked 5th on the 2012 WardsAuto e-Dealer Top 100 list based on internet sales. For more information on the Germain Motor Co., visit their website


Germain Motor, Co. carries a variety of automotive makes including Scion, Toyota, BMW, Cadillac, Honda, VW, and more. With dealerships in Ohio, Florida, and now Michigan, offers the best car buying experience to customers across multiple states. If your car is in need of service or repair, Germain Motor, Co. dealerships have experts in servicing vehicles at any of their locations. Visit for more information.