Parks Automotive has acquired Lake Norman Chrysler

Robin and Jack Salzman with a plaque from Big Day at the Lake

Jan. 19. By Dave Yochum. The Parks Automotive Group, with Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet and Ford stores from Richmond, Va. to Spartanburg, SC, is acquiring a brand they don’t have—Chrysler.

Robin and Jack Salzman, long-time fixtures in the Lake Norman business community, yesterday sold Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an undisclosed amount.


Over the past two decades, the Salzmans sold more than 70,000 vehicles and serviced more than 1 million customers, achieving the No. 1 sales position at Chrysler 88 months in a row.

Along the way the Salzmans were active members of the business community as well as generous supporters of charitable causes.

Jack Salzman received the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award and the TIME Dealer of the Year award.

He said the real hero in their community work was Robin Salzman who will continue her philanthropic efforts with the Giving With Grace Foundation.

Adam Parks


The NC-based Parks Automotive Group is also acquiring Carolina Custom and Lake Norman Commercial Center on Liverpool in Cornelius. A 55,000 square foot state-of-the-art new car facility will open this spring on nearby Chartown. The existing dealership on Torrence Chapel will become a used-car facility.

Parks Automotive was founded in 1967 by Hubert Parks who began his career as a salesperson in Kernersville. His son, Adam, who now runs the business, said the Charlotte-based company employs about 700 people.


One Response to “Parks Automotive has acquired Lake Norman Chrysler”

  1. End of an era for sure! I hope Robin and Jack stay active in the community! Best wishes to the Parks family!

    Posted by Gail Williams | January 19, 2023, 4:47 pm

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