Taking a Look at What Sets Group 1 Dealers Apart from the Rest

October 13th, 2020 by
Rivertown Toyota Storefront

Taking a Look at What Sets Group 1 Dealers Apart from the Rest


Let Us Introduce Ourselves

At Group 1 Automotive, we strive to provide our customers with the best auto-related experience thanks to a network of 186 different automotive dealerships, 242 franchises, and 49 collision centers. Pairing award-winning service with incredible amenities, we dedicate our time to serving our customers all over the world with pride. Come with us as we explore our automotive group and showcase some of the many facets that go into making your experience memorable.

A Look into our History

Founded in October of 1997, Group 1 Automotive was birthed through the partnership of owners Bob Howard, Sterling McCall, Kevin Whalen, and Charles Smith, who all came together through partnerships from around the country. From there, Group 1 began to grow, acquiring other automotive groups like Gene Messer Automatov Group, Maxwell Auto Group, Miller Automotive Group, and more. As of 2013, Group 1 Automotive became the third-largest automotive group in the United States and has continued to grow; acquiring groups across the United Kingdom and Brazil to serve customers in major markets around the world.

The Group 1 of Today

Currently, Group 1 Automotive offers 31 different brands of new vehicles in 119 dealerships in the United States, 50 dealerships in the United Kingdom, and 17 in Brazil. We take pride in providing an incredible buying experience that leads our customers to return for all of their service maintenance, and future purchases. In addition to incredible customer service, we even provide incredible used car incentives to offer peace of mind when you purchase an older vehicle. With incredible benefits like a 3-day/300 mile return policy and no-charge Carfax vehicle history reports.

Furthering our customer’s experience, we also feature in-house vehicle financing, appraisals on your trade-in, and convenient online retail and delivery options that allow you to purchase your next vehicle from the convenience of your own home.

Trustworthy Ethics

Group 1 Automotive strives to provide standardized practices throughout our many locations so that our customers receive a signature, consistent, positive experience. Thanks to industry-leading customer service, transparency, respect, and teamwork, we’ve learned that focusing on our customers provides the most rewarding experience for everyone, allowing us to grow through the feedback of our clientele.

At Group 1 Automotive, we also firmly believe in giving back to our community, which is why we engage in independent community outreach efforts to grow and build our communities. Focusing on bettering our Houston communities, we engage in grade school and other community outreach programs like feeding the homeless and packing lunches for our grade school children.

Our employees show their dedication and compassion by bagging lunches, while our company has shown support through donated cargo vans for Meals on Wheels deliveries.

Awards that Speak for Themselves

Our consistent customer service and dedication to our clientele has earned our many dealerships numerous awards for outstanding service and customer satisfaction. From J.D Power to individual brand awards, we continue to receive recognition for our outstanding attention to our customers. Check out some of our many locations today and discover the difference when you shop with Group 1 Automotive.

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