Who we are.

Summit Automotive Partners is an integrated group of successful dealerships committed to building lasting relationships with our customers, employees, manufacturers, and local communities. Our broad resources and technology capabilities, combined with the expertise of our dealership partners, allow us to create an unmatched sales experience. We will continue to fuel our growth through customer and employee empowerment, acquiring or partnering with outstanding dealership groups and by bringing out a hallmark collaborative approach to every facet of our operations.

Our story.

Summit Automotive Partners is a privately held automotive management group headquartered in Denver, Colorado. We are owned by Mr. George Gillett and family with partners. The Gillett family owns or is partners with some of the most respected brands in the world today. Summit Automotive Partners was founded based on a set of firm beliefs: long-term relationships, the empowerment of employees and customers and the innovation and creativity that come from a positive work environment. It’s not business as usual – it’s business as it should be.

Our dealership network.

All our dealerships are built on small town values but have the advantage of a big town network to support them. This network enables each to offer superior selection and volume, distinctive leadership, and a consistency of experience that our customers have come to expect from their neighborhood dealership. Summit Automotive Partners is building its dealership network through the acquisition of dealerships and dealership groups with excellent track records in sales, service, and customer satisfaction. Our dealership network currently includes Action Nissan in Nashville, Tennessee; Berlin City Auto Group with locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; Groove Auto in the Denver Metro area; Groove Silverthorne in Silverthorne, Colorado; and Vista Auto in Casper, Wyoming. Together, they represent 15 great manufacturing brands. It’s the combined enthusiasm and confidence of our manufacturers and our current and prospective dealership partners that supports our continued growth.

Our philosophies

What we
believe in.

We believe the key to our success and continuing growth is an open, collaborative approach to all aspects of dealership operations. We understand that our employees and customers are our greatest resource. We create customer-centric environments for a smooth, transparent, and pleasant sales and service experience. We value high-performance teams, outstanding individual achievement, ethical business practices and a fun and passionate workplace. We encourage bold curiosity, out-of-the-box thinking and a desire for innovation in all aspects of our operations. We recruit the very best professionals from inside and outside of the automotive sector to achieve excellence on all levels. We seek strategically placed, successful dealerships with similar values for acquisition. Ultimately, it is this unique philosophy combined with our experience that will ensure our success.

Core values.

At Summit Automotive Partners, our core values include:

Integrity + Passion + Humility

It is our belief that adhering to these values makes us a better organization, a company that believes in creating relationships, not quick sales. By focusing on a customer-centric model of business based on honesty and integrity, the rest of the pieces fall into place. Our core values empower and inspire our team members to create an exceptional customer experience. Visit one of our partners and see how we’re changing the face of the automotive business. Our transparent process throughout the ownership experience proves our honesty without needing to say it.

Building brands.

We believe in creating progressive, creative, and sophisticated brand identities for each of our dealership groups. We rely on market research and staff interviews to determine how to enter and build a market. We also know that a brand is more than a logo. Our dealership brands are built on a solid foundation that includes brand identity, brand initiatives, marketing support, human resource development and system enhancement.

Community initiatives.

Our strong belief in giving back to our local communities prompted Summit to create the Keep Driving Foundation. A portion of every vehicle sold or serviced is given to a fund dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families in need by providing the support they need to thrive. In addition, all of our dealerships are involved with grassroot efforts to make an impact. Whether it’s sponsoring a little league team or an educational fundraiser, we choose events that positively influence our local communities.

Our commitment.

As members of the Summit Automotive Partners family, our employees have access to some of the most advanced resources and tools in the automotive industry. Our dealership management goal is to foster a positive work environment, a focus on teamwork and a drive for innovative solutions. More importantly, we understand that our employees are the foundation of our success. Without them, we could not deliver the unrivaled ownership experience that customers have come to expect from Summit Automotive Partners’ dealerships. From human resource development to supportive management to opportunities for advancement, our employees know that when they work for a Summit Automotive Partners dealership, they get the very best.

Our Programs

Value Added Benefits.

Our #1 focus is customer satisfaction. In every one of Summit Automotive Partners’ dealerships, our sales and service experience is designed to provide our customers with peace of mind they won’t get anywhere else.

The Clear Way.

We believe purchasing a vehicle should be straightforward and simple. That’s why our Clear Way menu provides our customers with everything they need to know up-front: monthly payments, taxes and even their trade-in value.

Price Guarantee.

Our research tells us that we offer the lowest and most competitive prices in the area. We guarantee it. If a customer finds a better deal on a new vehicle within 4 days or 200 miles of purchase, we’ll make good on the difference.

We’ll Buy.

We provide quick and up-front appraisals. And we’ll buy a customer’s used vehicle from them, whether they buy one from us or not


We pledge to service by providing top-level, factory-trained technicians, quick response times and competitively priced maintenance and repairs. And, every vehicle brought in for service is given a free multi-point inspection. Customers can even make their service appointments online.

No-Questions Return.

We offer a guarantee on every new and pre-owned vehicle that leaves our dealerships. If a customer is not fully satisfied with their new or pre-owned car, truck or SUV within 4 days or 200 miles of purchase, we guarantee you can bring the vehicle back.

Pre-Owned Protection.

All our certified pre-owned vehicles come equipped with our “peace-of-mind” warranty. If anything goes wrong within 60 days or 2,000 miles, we’ll fix it. Period.

Door-To-Door Delivery.

With our innovative and personal delivery program, customers can have their car, truck or SUV delivered to their front door within 48 hours. And, we even bring all the paperwork so they can complete it in the comfort of their own home. (In select markets)

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