About Our Company

Anderson Automotive Group is a family owned and operated business in North and South Carolina. The group has Toyota, Nissan, and Kia dealerships located in Raleigh, Sanford, & Asheville NC and Columbia & Charleston SC. With all dealerships known as "The Family Store," the business is rooted in family values and structured with several family members serving in key positions. 

Founded in 1955, the business has grown from humble beginnings to be currently ranked as the 66th largest dealership group in the nation, based on 2017 new-vehicle retail units sold, according to Automotive News "Top 150 Dealership Groups." Fred Anderson, the company's Chairman, got his start in 1970 at the age of 21, when he became the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the country. "I thought I knew a lot about running a dealership, but I really didn't," tells Fred Anderson. After assembling his team, Mr. Anderson and his employees set out to learn the business together. This pattern of learning and growing is a key part of the Anderson Automotive Group to this day. "That environment is still what we try to do today - it creates energy and optimism and we try to hold on to that."  

After becoming one of the largest volume GM dealers in western North Carolina, the group started to expand with the acquisition of Nissan and Chrysler-Dodge dealerships in the early 1980's. The really big, important break came in 1987 when Mr. Anderson was awarded the opportunity to open a Toyota dealership in Raleigh, NC. Through years and years of hard work and dedication, that Toyota store has become the flagship operation of Anderson Automotive Group and one of the largest volume dealerships in the Southeastern United States. 

Anderson Automotive Group has continued to grow over the years, and now employs over 700 people. Along with new Toyota facilities in Charleston and Columbia SC, the company has completed construction a brand new Nissan facility in Raleigh, NC. Fred Anderson has commented that, "We're not building car dealerships, we're building class-A retail establishments. We try to create places where the most talented people want to come to work and where customers can come and feel special." Many things have changed over the years, but the Anderson Automotive Group culture has remained constant. The values and guidelines of the organization are all based on the company's mission statement.
The Anderson Automotive Mission Statement:

Our product is the experience we give our customers

Our purpose is to be the complete solution for someone's automotive needs by delivering a friendly, valuable and transparent product with every customer every time. We improve the lives of our associates, their families and our communities by being a team of leaders developing leaders

Our vision is to be the most admired dealership group in the Southeast

Our Values
Leading Self
Continuous Improvement
Fun loving attitude