YOLO COUNTY NEWS
Hanlees Auto Group expects to break ground in September on a 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Toyota dealership on Chiles Road. A much-anticipated Volkswagen dealership has been delayed by Volkswagen of America. "We expect to be moving forward with that project in about two years," a spokesman said. Courtesy sketch

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Hanlees Auto Group

By From page AF8 | July 22, 2012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of family-owned Hanlees Auto Group. The three dealerships offer a variety of automobiles including Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, Scion, Volkswagen, Subaru and Hyundai. Hanlees also has a nice selection of used cars.

The company was started in 1993 by brothers Dong K. Lee and Dong I. Lee and their brother-in-law, Kyong F. Han. Since then, they have continued to give back to the community — especially to local schools and youth sports programs.

In 2010, with the Davis public schools facing a funding crunch, Hanlees Auto Group issued a challenge to the community: Donate $10,000 to the Davis Schools Foundation and Hanlees would match the contributions.

It was typical of a company that has considered itself a part of the Davis community since the early 1990s.

Hanlees continues to support local schools, donating more than $20,000 to campuses in Yolo County over the past year.

“We’re pleased to support the Davis Schools Foundation in its very worthy goals,” says Pam Sandoval, controller of Hanlees.

Ground is expected to be broken in September for a brand-new, 45,000-square-foot Toyota facility on Chiles Road, featuring a showroom, service bays and related services.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated Volkswagen dealership has been delayed by Volkswagen of America. “We expect to be moving forward with that project in about two years,” said spokesman Gerry Quinlan.

Hanless Auto Group would like to thank all of its customers for their many years of patronage and trust, and will continue to give back to the community going forward.

Dominick Costabile

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