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 is now known as Ikon. Ikon is an international company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and they operate in 8 countries. Herb became the single largest shareholder in this Fortune 500 Company.
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.