First Generation Car Dealer
Anderson becomes Chevrolet dealer in Creedmoor, NC. Start of a 50+ year relationship with General Motors.
Fred Anderson’s Decision - Car Dealer Over a Pilot
Fred Anderson becomes Chevrolet dealer in Canton, NC. At age 21, he was the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the country.
From Dealership to Dealership Group
Fred Anderson continued to expand the business with Sunset Datsun in Waynesville, NC. Beginning of a 37-year relationship with Nissan.
Engaging New Leaders
An Anderson General Manager becomes the first partner with real ownership. This marks the beginning of our model to have an owner in every dealership.
Building the Foundation for Future Growth
Formed the first management company to operate and support multiple dealerships.
Boots on the Ground in Raleigh, NC
Fred Anderson earns the Toyota open point opportunity in Raleigh. 30-year partnership, and second-generation legacy begins with the Toyota brand.
Building the Family Name
Raleigh Toyota changes its name to Fred Anderson Toyota. The Fred Anderson brand has nearly 25 years of powerful equity and an excellent reputation in the Raleigh market.
Group-wide Performance Alignment
Anderson Automotive Group implements its budget system to create top to bottom alignment around sales and profitability goals.
May 2011 – Customer Retention, Redesigned
Created the Fred Anderson Family Plan to connect with and retain customers. This program built the foundation for growth and success, while solidifying the Anderson’s highly respected brand reputation in Raleigh.
January 2014 – Succession Plan in Motion; Building the Anderson Runway
Michael Anderson Appointed President of Anderson Automotive Group. As President, Michael is responsible for broad operations of the company's nine dealerships.
December 2015 – Family Owned and Operated, Backed by Corporate Sophistication
Strategic decision is made to invest heavily in an expanded executive team. The team has the runway to operate together for 20+ years and the capacity to grow the business while attaining the Anderson vision of being the most admired dealerships by customers and employees.
February 2017 - Michael Anderson Named Automotive News 40 Under 40
In 2017, Michael Anderson was awarded the Automotive News 40 Under 40 Award, being noted for his achievement of bringing discipline to succession planning and family involvement
The Anderson Automotive Group – Strong and Steady
The Anderson Automotive Group has expanded. The business now includes 9 dealerships representing the Toyota, Nissan, and Kia brands, and employs over 950 people.
LOOKING AHEAD 2018 - 2028