Anderson Automotive Group

T he Anderson Automotive Group is a family-owned-and-operated group of automobile dealerships in North and South Carolina. “I’m the third gener- ation in our business,” says Michael Anderson, the company’s current President. “Our start began with my grandfather,W.H. Anderson. He came out of World War II and went to work at a parts counter in a small Chevrolet store. He worked his way up and did well and assumed more and more responsibility with the dealer and, over time, they became pretty close. At some point there was a neighboring Chevrolet dealer that went out of business and there was Anderson Automotive Group Anderson Automotive Group All in the family an opportunity for another dealer to move in. So, my grandfather’s boss sponsored him and gave him a loan to go into business for him- self. He became a Chevrolet dealer in 1955 in a little town called Creedmoor. He continued to do well and ended up getting another Chevro- let store in Weston, North Carolina. That’s where we got our start.” After college, my dad, Fred, went into the car business and he really expanded it and grew it into multiple stores,”Anderson continues. “We expanded from just Chevrolet to Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, and Nissan, which was Datsun, at the time. In 1987, my dad became a Toyota dealer in