Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

State News

December 19, 2012

Mark Heitz sells dealership

NORMAN — The phones at Marc Heitz Chevrolet in Norman are being answered, “Good morning, David Stanley Chevrolet,” this morning.

That’s because Heitz is closing the deal this morning to sell the top dealership in the state to David Stanley Auto Group.

“GM had asked us to change the facility in a total remodel,” Heitz said. “It had to do with incentive monies and being eligible for rewards within the company and if you didn’t do it, you weren’t a team player.”

Heitz built the new facility during the height of the recent depression and increased sales volume when other dealers were seeing volume drop by half.

“They have a standardization program where they want all of the dealerships to look the same and it happened after we built the new dealership,” Heitz said. “We built the dealership when GM was going through bankruptcy.”

The new facility was part of the package of success that generated increased volume while others were struggling just to make a sale but that isn’t the whole picture, Heitz said

Enthusiastic employees and a great community and great market made that success possible, he said.

“David Stanley is getting an incredible opportunity. It’s an incredible market and Norman’s always supported the Chevy brand,” Heitz said.

Marc Heitz Chevrolet has been the top dealer in the state for the past four years and is ranked around No. 15 nationwide.

 “The community supported us because we support them,” Heitz said. “There’s a formula for success in Norman and it all revolves around support to the local businesses and the local charities and academics. … We hope he continues all of that stuff and that Norman continues to support the brand.“

Text Only
State News
Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong