Ruge’s Acquires Rhinebeck Ford

Rhinebeck, New York…The executive leadership team of Ruge’s Automotive has announced its acquisition of Rhinebeck Ford, which will be rebranded as Ruge’s Ford in the coming weeks. With over 100 employees, Ruge’s Automotive, a multi-generational family business that has been known for automobile sales and service industry leadership since 1935, also owns Ruge’s Subaru (Rhinebeck), Ruge’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep (Rhinebeck), and Ruge’s Chevrolet (Millbrook).

Said Kristin Ruge Hutchins, 3rd-generation President of Ruge’s Automotive, “We love working in our hometown and building capacity to employ additional team members, to provide a comprehensive set of options for customers, and ultimately, to pay it forward. We are very excited about welcoming Ford as part of the Ruge’s family. This acquisition will really expand opportunities for our customers, colleagues and community.”

Joe Monaco, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ruge’s, reflected, “The Ruges have made meaningful contributions to the community and region for nearly 100 years, and the purchase of Rhinebeck Ford will enhance this impact. Ford is a brand that its customers absolutely love, and we’re all very enthusiastic about having this line of vehicles – and the ability to service them – as part of Ruge’s Automotive. We look forward to meeting the many people who have been longtime customers of Rhinebeck Ford, and welcoming new ones as well – we’re committed to providing a premier sales and service experience for all who walk through the doors of any of our stores.”

Ruge’s Ford, formerly known as Rhinebeck Ford, is located at 3667 Route 9G in Rhinebeck. 

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