Testimonials

Learn more about Dave Cantin and what others have to say about doing business with Dave Cantin Group.

 

GPB/Capstone automotive group has collaborated with Dave Cantin on multiple transactions in a strategic effort to strengthen its portfolio. From small single-point General Motors stores to our sourcing of Prime Automotive Group, Dave Cantin’s unique depth of industry knowledge has been instrumental to the growth of our organization.

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Jeff Lash

Managing Partner Capstone Automotive Group

I want to express my deepest thanks to Dave Cantin for selling my Chevrolet dealership. The process was quick and painless, and I got exceptional value for it. Everything was very confidential between the buyer and the seller. I have worked with other brokers in the past and Dave, by far, was the most professional.

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Alan Hornbeck

Alan Hornbeck Chevrolet

I contacted Dave Cantin after I tried 2 other brokers to sell my dealership with no success. Dave assured me that he has the network to get my dealership sold. Within 30 days Dave had me in contract with the right buyer. From beginning to end, hands down, Dave is one of the best brokers you can work with. I would not hesitate in recommending Dave Cantin to any dealer that wants to sell or buy a dealership. He works extremely hard in getting you top dollar if your selling. BEST IN THE BUSINESS!

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Chris Erato

Bay Ridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

I can’t thank Dave enough for finding us the new dealership in Freehold that we closed on in August of 2017. He has an amazing work ethic and followed up on all the details, dates and important contractual issues. Dealing with Dave was a pleasure and I am sure that this isn’t the last deal that we will do. Dave went out of his way to help with issues that arose after closing – something that I truly appreciate!

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Randy Lebowitz

Automobile Dealer NJ & PA

Dave Cantin was truly the only reason that I was able to complete the transaction on our new dealership. He was able to help both the seller and I find common ground on some contentious issues. When it seemed that the deal wouldn’t actually happen, he kept us moving forward. I would not think of doing another buy/sell without calling Dave first.”

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Roy Greenblatt

Matt Blatt Dealerships

If you thought Dave was a monster Hyundai dealer, let him sell your store. He doesn’t sell, he finds the right candidate. Dave is involved in every facet of the deal. He manages the relationship and the time table, sets the expectations and closes the deal. Thank you Dave Cantin!

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Drew Picon

President, Hackettstown Hyundai

I was recently represented by Dave Cantin in selling two franchised dealerships. From engagement to closing, my transactions were handled with the utmost confidentiality and professionalism. Dave’s business acumen combined with his vast experience as a former operator were invaluable. Dave Cantin was instrumental in structuring and negotiating every facet of the transactions, resulting in obtaining more net proceeds for me than anyone else possibly could have, and frankly, more than I expected. I do not hesitate to recommend Dave Cantin to any dealer principal interested in being represented by “the best in the business” and achieving top dollar!

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Jay Brichke

Owner, JAB Automotive LLC

It’s hard to find a person who embodies a combination of passion, vision, great ‘know-how’ and who is also genuine at heart. I had the opportunity of meeting Dave on a personal level and from our first meeting, to getting to know him, it’s easy to see his sensibility. He cares deeply and it translates into his business, his community awareness, and to why he’s successful. It’s great to call him a friend.

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Jay Ivy

Grammy Award Winning Performance Poet & Author

Dave Cantin is the real deal! His presence is inspiring and his mentorship is empowering. He has a huge heart and cares deeply. When he speaks and teaches, he shares from first hand experience. He’s a terrific role model for any entrepreneur, veteran or startup.

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Sandra and Daniel Biskind

Transformational leaders and international #1 Bestselling Authors

Dave Cantin is a living testament to the power of the human spirit. He has overcome insurmountable experiences and life events that have opened his heart to a deeper level of contribution. His light is poised to transform the world.

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Panache Desai

Transformational Teacher

I first began working with Dave Cantin in 2015. He impressed me from day one with his responsiveness and professionalism. Dave is transparent, straightforward and brings a wealth of automobile industry knowledge that is second to none. From the beginning to the end of my first deal brokered by Dave, he stuck with me through every step of the process. After such a positive experience, I sought out Dave again for two more deals, which have been very successful. The great thing about Dave is that he doesn’t disappear after the deal is closed. I can share my thoughts and ideas and he’s always there to help me take my business to the next level.

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Heshy Gottdiener

Founder & President Comfort Auto Group

I have worked closely with Stephen on large multi-franchise dealership transactions which included tremendous attention to detail on the manufacturer submission of over 25 individual dealership application packages. Stephen’s professionalism, dedication and ability to adapt to evolving structures enhances the success of the deal and ultimately the ability to meet closing deadlines.

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Greg Gilmore

Founder and President of The Apex Group, Inc.

I had the pleasure of working with Stephen during our recent Buy/Sell transaction. Stephen’s attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge of the process, assisted in a smooth and expedited closing. His unique problem-solving skills and ability to overcome objections are tremendous assets.

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Maryann E. Kolb

President of Bill Kolb Jr Subaru

I first began working with Stephen in 2014, and since that time, we have worked closely together on a number of automotive dealership buy/sells, several of which have been extremely complex and challenging transactions. In our time working together, Stephen has continued to impress me with his hard work, professionalism and calmness under pressure, all of which have been instrumental in achieving successful outcomes for the transactions involved.

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Kevin Gottehrer

Corporate Partner at Parker Poe

I worked with Stephen Jones at GPB Capital in the successful sale of my dealership, Tower Ford in Great Neck, NY. Stephen handled several of the pre-closing and post-closing details for GPB such as due diligence with Citrin Cooperman and presenting the deal to the Acquisition Committee at GPB. Stephen worked diligently post-closing with myself and the landlord for a relocation of the showroom to Northern Boulevard. Stephen is very helpful and knowledgeable in the auto retail industry. His ability to navigate through challenging situations is impressive. I highly recommend any dealer looking to sell to reach out to Stephen for his assistance and expertise.

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Larry Orlando

President Tower Ford, Inc

Since 2012 Dan has provided our dealership group with best in class financial services that have helped our dealership group grow.

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Ramin Farrahmand

Owner/Partner Florida Fine Cars

Dan’s extensive automotive/captive finance background has been invaluable to Crescent Ford Trucks throughout the last 10 years.

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Terry Stoskopf

Owner Crescent Ford Trucks

With Dan’s help my former dealership group was able to secure a $40M wholesale finance credit line that enabled our group to open new locations.

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Rick Burstyn

CFO Paretti Land Rover/Jaguar/Mazda

Dan’s knowledge of the automotive business has guided several of my dealer clients navigate the complexities involved in owning a franchise dealership.

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Charles L. Verner

First Vice President UBS Wealth Management

Dave Cantin is one of the most organized, aggressive, and transparent brokers I have ever worked with in our industry. He takes the time to get to know what your goals are first, and then he puts together a plan to get you there. He is always easy to reach and never too busy to talk to. I honestly feel that he wants to help me achieve my goals rather than use me to achieve his. When its time to grow, he’s my first phone call.

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Carl Taska, Jr.

Tasca Automotive Group