- Jan. 25, 2019
-- Fifty years ago when most were looking to space as a new frontier, Jack Thompson was looking to Japan. Hardly anyone in the United States had ever heard of Toyota, let alone seen one at that time, but Jack threw caution to the wind, opening one of the country's first Toyota dealerships on January 26, 1969 in Doylestown, PA.
From such humble beginnings as a single dealership located at 263 North Main Street, the Thompson Organization has constantly looked forward – expanding and transforming to include multiple brands, the finest sales, service, parts, marketing, administrative teams, and the most advanced and innovative service centers. Thompson Toyota moved to its current location on West Swamp Road during the mid-1970's. Since that time the facility has been recreated and revitalized three times, with the latest renovations completed in 2014.
As Mr. Thompson has always said, "We're not in the car business; we're in the people business". His focus on doing things differently and setting his dealerships apart has defined the way the organization has done business from the moment Jack opened the doors. It's the Thompson's mission to not only meet the needs and expectations of clients but to exceed them.
In business since 1969, The Thompson Organization includes Thompson Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, all located at Routes 313 and 611 in Doylestown. The organization also includes Thompson Lexus Willow Grove, located right off Route 611 and the PA Turnpike, as well as the Thompson Detail Center on North Broad Street in Doylestown and the Thompson Collision Center on Route 611 in Plumsteadville. For more information about the Thompson family of automotive dealerships, visit https://www.1800thompson.com/