Business Spotlight: History of Grieco Automotive Group

The Grieco story begins when Michael Grieco, Sr. ventured into the automotive industry in 1975 when he opened his first collision center in Rhode Island. With a philosophy based on the simple commitment of delivering 100% customer satisfaction, Michael’s success motivated him to open Vantage Motor Sales in 1979. By exceeding his customer’s expectations, he acquired his first new car franchise in 1995 called Metro Honda, now known as Grieco Honda. 

As the years passed, acquisitions of more franchises brought about the creation of the Grieco Automotive Group. The Grieco family lives by its Mission Statement: “The Greico Difference Is the guarantee that guides our actions and unifies us in outstanding service and results for all. It defines our philosophy towards our family of Customers, Team Members, Community, and the Manufacturers we represent.”

They've received multiple #1 rankings for volume sales, certified pre-owned sales and service. Many of the Grieco franchises have also won numerous manufacturer awards including those for customer satisfaction as well as President's Awards.

Grieco Automotive Group now boasts six dealerships throughout New England, with six more here in South Florida – including Mazda, Kia, Ford and Chevrolet dealerships in Delray Beach; and Greico Chevrolet and Grieco Ford in Fort Lauderdale. 

And Grieco gives back! For almost two decades, Grieco Automotive Group has been giving back to local communities, raising millions of dollars for charities such as: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Special Olympics, Humane Society, Toys For Tots, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Community Food Banks and Soup Kitchens, Feeding America, Best Foot Forward, Re-Focus Inc., Home & Hospice Care, Water For Cambodia, Local Youth Organizations, Employee Community, and Outreach Programs.

Meet Mike & Louis

Mike Doyle, General Manager

Grieco Chevrolet of Fort Lauderdale

1300 N. Federal Highway


What was your first car?

1995 Dodge Stratus

What was the first new car you bought?

2005 Honda Accord

What brought you into the car Business?

Growing up in North Providence, Rhode Island, I went to work for an in-town family-run Ford dealership. I was there until the Greico family brought me to Grieco Chevrolet here in Fort Lauderdale – just a few months ago.

Does Greico have a diversity training program for its employees and sales teams?

Yes. A very thorough one we are proud of.


What is your favorite new model out today?

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe.

What is the most popular model you have on your lot?

The new Volt sells out. As soon as they arrive, they’re sold.

What would you like people to know about Greico Chevrolet of Fort Lauderdale?

We house the Greico Collision Center that services all the Grieco dealerships in South Florida, and our facility is 100% green eco-friendly! Our Center has a water-borne paint system that reduces hazardous waste to our recycling efforts for thinners, solvents, aluminum, batteries, and bumpers. It’s really quite cool.

Stop by for a better way to shop for a car. We want to make sure we always exceed your expectations.

Louis Izquierdo, General Manager

Grieco Ford of Fort Lauderdale

1333 North Federal Highway


What was your first car?

1976 Chevy Monza 2+2

What was the first new car you bought?

1979 Corvette L82

What brought you into the car Business?

After graduating from the University of Miami with student loans, I needed a job that helped pay these bills off. I was hired as the Business Manager at Tropical Chevrolet in Miami Shores.

What is your favorite new model out today?

2019 F150. It’s really an amazing truck.

What is the most popular model you have on your lot?


What would you like people to know about Greico Ford of Fort Lauderdale?

Grieco Ford of Fort Lauderdale is a 78,408-square-foot facility on 6.9 acres, with a service department that is second to none. We have express service to get you in and out fast, complimentary loaner cars, extended service hours, and complimentary car washes when you service your vehicle with us.

Come see us. We will do whatever it takes to make sure you’re completely satisfied!