Welcome to the Jim Ellis Family
You deserve nothing short of extraordinary in a vehicle, and Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Atlanta is honored to deliver. Generation after generation of drivers have invested in our dealership since the 1970s, with customers like you marking a new chapter in our history as you join our legacy. But what is that legacy, and what does becoming part of the Jim Ellis family mean?
Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Atlanta is part of the renowned Jim Ellis Automotive Group that's served Atlanta and the surrounding areas since the 1970s. Our namesake and founder, Jim Ellis, spent his childhood on the Atlanta Prison Farm property, where his father was a foreman and his grandfather was the superintendent. Between his environment and mentors, Jim learned the value of hard work and divided his time between the farm and various other jobs. He ran a milk and paper route, opened a concessions business at Grant Park, ran a laundry service, and dabbled in construction before he enrolled at West Georgia College.
After transferring to Georgia State University, Jim balanced his coursework with multiple jobs to pay for college. He sold insurance, worked in real estate, and returned to the prison as a guard and foreman before earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1957. After college, he served two years in the United States Army and returned home to join the automotive industry in 1960, when he was hired by General Motors.
Jim finally found his calling and spent the next decade learning everything he could about the industry. By 1970, he and his wife, Billie, took a massive leap of faith when they sold their assets and poured everything they had into opening Jim Ellis Volkswagen in 1971. Jim's dream of serving customers and introducing a new car-buying experience was born, laying the foundation for the Jim Ellis Automotive Group and dealerships like ours.
Today, Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Atlanta is one of many dealerships that bear the Jim Ellis name, with Jim's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren taking active roles in the business. This family-centric approach pays homage to Jim's vision of building a legacy he could hand down to his children and one that would continue to grow with every customer he served. You are part of that legacy, and we couldn't be prouder.
Jim Ellis dared to be different in the 1970s, working diligently to build a family-oriented dealership passionate about serving customers with integrity and respect. Today, those values are ingrained in everything we do and lay the foundation for "The Jim Ellis Promise," which outlines our commitment to you. This promise ensures you're welcomed into the Jim Ellis family with open arms and an outpouring of support as you find the best vehicle for your needs. It also embodies our promise to exceed your expectations, value your time, and listen attentively to your needs.
Join Our Family Today
It's time to take the next step and get excited about your next vehicle. Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Atlanta is here to make that happen, welcoming you into the greatest automotive legacy in Atlanta. Along the way, you'll discover what it means to work with an award-winning team that prioritizes your needs and is invested in bringing your automotive dreams to life.
So, what are you waiting for? Stop by our dealership and introduce yourself to the team, or browse our virtual showroom to explore our unmatched selection. Either way, you're guaranteed an incredible experience because you're working with the best at Jim Ellis Buick GMC of Atlanta.