Hatch buys multiple franchise automobile dealership

Chaz Hatch stands at his car dealership at the Show Low automall.

SILVER CITY N.M. — Hatch Toyota owner, Chaz Hatch, recently purchased The Lawley Group’s dealerships in Silver City, New Mexico. With the purchase Hatch will now have another Toyota franchise and add a Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram franchise and a Ford franchise. Hatch will call the dealerships Hatch Toyota Stateline, Hatch Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Hatch Ford. Chaz is a third generation White Mountain businessman, a Show Low native and a descendent of the pioneers that settled in the Snowflake/Taylor area.

Hatch explained his business philosophy: “We plan on becoming a big part of the Silver City community just as we have in the White Mountains. If we can make a positive impact and help others then we feel people will respond in a positive way to our presence.” Hatch employs 51 people at the Show Low location and will have 50 employees in Silver City. “We know the positive culture begins under the roof of our business. That positivity then is felt in the community.” When asked about a quote Hatch said, “I’ve lived my life according to my favorite quote by Mario Andretti, ‘If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.’ ”

And living fast has translated in his business life. In 2009 along with his father Roger, the Hatchs opened their new Toyota store at the Northern Arizona Automall in Show Low. Before that Hatch Motor Company was home to the Toyota dealership with the Dodge Chrysler Ram store. Chaz bought his father’s share out in 2012. And now with the purchase of the New Mexico dealerships, Chaz is on to his next chapter.

Hatch is a 1999 graduate of Show Low High School, where the Hatchs have given a new Toyota to a graduating senior for the last 12 years. Last year he donated two new Toyota Corollas to the driver’s education program there.

Chaz resides in Show Low with his wife Caitlin and their three children, Cash, Sailor and Avy.

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