Houston based Leslie Doggett Industries (“Doggett”) acquired 4 Kinsel Auto dealerships in Beaumont, Texas effective Monday, May 1, 2023. Doggett through their Auto Group Division has acquired Kinsel’s Toyota, Ford, Lincoln, and Mazda dealerships (owned and managed by Beaumont’s legendary car dealer, Joe Bob Kinsel) on Beaumont’s Eastex Freeway 96 in the heart of Beaumont's metro area. Doggett has been a Ford dealer for 4 years in Houston acquiring Landmark Ford on the North Freeway in 2018. Since that acquisition, Doggett has received the Ford Motor Company's highest performing and highest customer satisfaction award, The Ford President's Award two years in a row and has been recognized as the fastest growing Ford store in the United States. With that performance, Doggett and The Ford Motor Company have been eager for Doggett to add more Ford dealerships to the Doggett Group of companies. Doggett has been a Toyota Industrial dealer since 1993, winning their coveted President’s Award more than fifteen times.


William Doggett, COO and President of Doggett Industries, commented on his families experience as a Ford Dealer and his thoughts going forward “Doggett is a huge believer in the future of Ford given the current Ford strategy on three fronts: First, Ford’s determination to push-forward with their market leading gas, diesel and hybrid models investing heavily in IC vehicles and believing in the future of IC vehicles; second, their robust Electric vehicle roll-out which will be second-to-none including the F150 Lightning, SUVs and the E-Mustang and third and finally, Ford's exciting work truck line-up which has maintained its number 1 market share position for decades. No other manufacturer comes close to this exciting 3-legged strategy, in my opinion. With Toyota, we have been partners for more than 30 years and we are extremely excited to be an auto dealer for them. Toyota being the number 1 most reliable vehicle sold, the number 1 market share brand sold and their leading technology with hybrids is a winning combination for Toyota, Doggett, and our customers. We are anxious to give Toyota automotive customers the same great service we’ve provided industrial customers over the past 30 years.”


Brian McLemore, CEO of Doggett, says that “Doggett has found that the Ford Motor Company and Doggett are very similar enterprises given the family culture deeply embedded in both. That’s somewhat unusual in enterprises our size”. McLemore continues, “Doggett is one of Houston’s largest family-owned businesses measured by sales volume all achieved by putting the customer first and living the motto that Uptime is Everything for our Customers and technicians are the lifeblood of our business.”


Jason Mosley, Vice President and GM of the Doggett Automotive Group says “Doggett is the John Deere Construction Equipment dealer and the Toyota Material Handling dealer for Beaumont (east Texas) and we are confident these five businesses will complement each other providing customers a single world-class supplier for their auto, construction equipment and forklift needs. Doggett expects these Ford, Lincoln and Mazda stores to add over $200 million in sales volume to Doggett’s growing enterprise within 18 months all driven by Doggett’s customer First Approach providing a wonderful truly different customer experience”.


Leslie Doggett Industries (“Doggett”) is one of Houston’s largest Family-Owned business with annual sales volume exceeding $2 billion from the sale, rental and support services for Industrial Equipment, Automotive & Light Trucks and Highway & Vocation Trucks and Trailers through 47 dealerships/locations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and parts of northern Mexico founded by Leslie Doggett and Brady Carruth in 1993 with over 3000 full-time employees and acclaimed as North America’s largest John Deere Construction & Forestry Dealer.


Doggett Company Profile OEM and Area of Responsibility - Dealership Locations
Construction & Forestry Division John Deere - State of Lousiana, East Texas and South Texas;
  LinkBelt Cranes - State of Louisiana
Material Handling Division Toyota - Southern half of Texas and West Texas
Auto & Light Truck Division Ford (Houston & Beaumont), Lincoln (Beaumont), Mazda (Beaumont), Toyota (Beaumont)
Hwy. & Vocational Truck Division: Freightliner and Great Dane - State of Arkansas, South Texas and West Texas


Learn more at www.Doggett.com and www.DoggettAutoGroup.com


Toyota Material Handling Honors Toyota Lift of Houston and Toyota Lift of South Texas

with President’s Award 



Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced Toyota Lift of Houston Toyota Lift of South Texas as a recipient of the annual President’s Award, which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America, during the company’s annual dealer meeting in Nashville. The prestigious award recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations.

“The President’s Award is our most prestigious honor, reserved for those who deliver a superior customer experience,” said Bill Finerty, TMH President & CEO. “Toyota Material Handling forklift dealers have a longstanding reputation for consistently going above and beyond for our customers. The dealers recognized represent the best of the best and we’re proud to honor them and their commitment to excellent customer service.”

Toyota Lift of Houston also was awarded Sales Excellence and Service Excellence awards. 

Toyota Lift of South Texas was also awarded with Sales Excellence, Parts Excellence and 30 year Anniversary Awards. 

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January 1, 2023 – Baton Rouge, LA – Effective January 1, 2023, Doggett Machinery Services is the official Wirtgen Group dealer in Louisiana.  Doggett will be the exclusive dealer for Wirtgen, Vogele, Hamm, and Kleemann equipment, parts and service operating at the 7 Doggett locations across the state – Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Broussard, Covington, Monroe, Shreveport, and St. Rose.

John Deere completed the acquisition of the German based road construction equipment manufacturer, Wirtgen Group, in 2017. The Wirtgen Group has five brands across the road construction sector spanning milling, processing, mixing, paving, compaction and rehabilitation.

Derek Paternostro, VP of Operations, stated, “This new addition to our portfolio of top tier products directly aligns with our current offering and gives us new opportunities in niche markets such as asphalt, crushing, and soil stabilization.  We will be able to sell, service, and rent the full product offering through our Louisiana locations starting immediately.”

“Providing the right solutions to our customers is our number one goal”, stated Mike Ortiz, Senior VP of Doggett John Deere. “Expanding our product offering to include the Wirtgen Group, our team can now provide the full package solution from the leading industry brands.”

View more information and product offerings at www.DoggettEquipment.com.

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