i.g Burton acquires Dover’s Schwartz Toyota dealership

(Shown L to R) Bob Schwartz and Linda Schwartz with MJ Lofland and Charlie Burton of i.g. Burton Auto Group

i.g. Burton Auto Group acquired of CF Schwartz Toyota in Dover. It comes after the acquisition of a long-time Newark Jeep, Chrysler, Ram dealership.

The dealership is now known as  i.g. Burton Toyota of Dover.

Terms were not disclosed. Toyota dealerships are highly prized due to the wide range of vehicles produced by the world’s largest automaker. Toyotas come with a reputation for reliability, which can command higher prices and the potential for less haggling.

Charlie Burton, owner and President of i.g. Burton Auto Group, stated: “We are thrilled to join the Dover community and are eager to cater to the automotive needs of its residents.” This acquisition perfectly aligns with our mission to provide unparalleled customer experiences and top-notch vehicles.”

MJ Lofland, vice president/chief operating officer of i.g. Burton Auto Group, added, “This expansion is a significant step forward for us as we continue to grow and evolve. We remain dedicated to upholding the high standards of service and quality that are synonymous with the i.g. Burton name. Our team is excited to welcome all customers and team members at CF Schwartz Toyota into the Burton family.”


Burton has an inventory of more than 12,000 new and used vehicles across 11 automotive franchises.

The Burton Auto Group has a 115-year history in southern Delaware and has been expanding in the region as the number of non-group dealerships has decreased.

Two other Delmarva dealership groups, Hertrich and Preston, have also been aggressive about buying out dealers in the region. The dealerships have benefited from a smaller television market in Delmarva that offers more affordable advertising to build their brands, one example being the Preston “frog.”

Preston moved north with the purchase of the former Brandywine Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealership.