Herb Chambers who resides in Boston and Connecticut owns The Herb Chambers Companies with currently 55 total dealerships. Prior to entering the automobile business, Herb was the founder of A-Copy America, which became the largest office copier dealer in the world. In 1983, he merged that company with what became Ikon Office Solutions, later acquired by Ricoh, the global provider of office imaging and digital cameras.
In 1985, Herb sought another business challenge. He has always been a car enthusiast, so he looked to the automobile business as a place loaded with opportunity. He was right! He started out with the purchase of a dealership in New London, CT. At that time there were 33,000 authorized auto dealerships. Herb likes to say, we became number 33,000 and one! Our auto business has grown very fast and today if we were publicly owned (which we are not) we would be ranked the 5th largest in the United States. That is a long way from 33,001!
Herb believes that we have achieved phenomenal success in the automobile dealership business because of the education he received from other dealers prior to entering the business. Having a huge passion for automobiles and acquiring hundreds of them for himself and his companies he likes to say he has been a "victim" of more car dealers than anyone he knows.
Through these experiences we know the things to do and more importantly the things not to do so that a client of ours has a pleasant ownership experience. Herb has always known that there are many places that you can buy your next car, truck or SUV so therefore at our company we must be focused on a superior overall client experience.
Following the acquisition of the dealership in New London (Cadillac and Oldsmobile) another Cadillac dealership was acquired with the approval of General Motors in Providence, Rhode Island. That same year, Hyundai was entering the U.S market and had many qualified applicants apply for the dealership in key areas. After reviewing the credentials of all of the applicants, Hyundai chose Herb Chambers to be their local dealer. Approximately six months later, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche dealerships were available in Boston. Needless to say, many people wanted these prestigious automobiles to sell and many applied. Only one was chosen by all three manufacturers, Herb Chambers.
The Herb Chambers Companies generates over two billion dollars in sales each year with over two thousand employees. That is twice as large as any other dealer in New England. In fact, last year over 50,000 people chose Herb Chambers as the place to buy their new or used vehicle and another 420,000 clients serviced with our dealerships.
We have won more J.D. Power Certified retailer awards than any other automobile dealer in the country. Our fifty-five dealerships include: two Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships, two Hyundai dealerships, two Lexus, two BMW dealerships, two Audi, two Porsche dealerships, two Infiniti dealerships, two Cadillac, two Ford dealerships, two Toyota dealerships, three Mercedes-Benz dealerships, Chevrolet, Lincoln, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, Maserati, Kia, Jaguar, Volvo, Bentley, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, four Honda dealerships and we are the exclusive, MV-1, A2B Electric Bikes and Vespa Motor Scooters dealers in Boston.
Ours is a great company to work for and has been ranked as one of the "Top Places to Work" by the Boston Globe for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. In fact, we are the only car dealer to ever make the list. For 2014 we are ranked second in the Largest Employer category after being selected from 1,746 total employers in the survey. Best of all is that this recognition was made possible based exclusively on feedback & survey results of our employees.
We have great benefits like a 401K plan with a company contribution. We have great work environments, state of the art training, the best franchises and incredible recognition programs. Every year we recognize our top performers at an awards ceremony and banquet. Herb knows it is worth every dime he spends to host this event because it motivates all of us to do a great job for our customers. We all want to be "Masters of Excellence," including the Executive V.P., Jim Xaros, and E-Commerce & Business Development General Manager, Jay Gubala.
We choose to work for Herb Chambers because he is the best person to work for in the automobile industry. Our customers choose Herb Chambers because he is simply the best, period. We know if you chose to buy or service your vehicle from our company you have made the right decision. We guarantee it!