The History of Lester Glenn Mazda in Toms River, NJ

How it all started

In March of 1956, more than 60 years ago, Lester Glenn Auto Group opened the doors to its very first dealership. Our first home was on Flint Road in South Toms River, New Jersey. With very limited space and quite a small sales team, our first showroom only had room for one car! Equally as tiny, the accompanying service department only had room for three!

Within the confines of these small walls is where the Lester Glenn philosophy was founded. To put the customer first and do right by them.

From 1956 to present, Lester Glenn Auto Group has grown into the family of brands and dealerships known around New Jersey. This success has been a result of our founding philosophy known as the Lester Glenn Experience!

- Continue reading to learn more about our past, present and future -

Humble Beginnings

Lester Glenn acquired the Mazda brand in 2010. In the beginning, our Mazda inventory and team shared a home with a few of our other dealerships on Route 37 E in Toms River. As the interest in the brand continued to grow in New Jersey, it was time we made a move to give our team and our customers more space to see the exciting new Mazda inventory and a larger service center to have their routine maintenance performed.

The Move

Later in 2011, our Mazda store moved into its home on Route 9 in Toms River, NJ. We would go on to make many happy memories, assist many sales and service customers for a total of eight years from this location. But as the brand continued to grow, we knew we'd have to make a move to better serve our customers and grow into our full potential as a Mazda dealership in New Jersey.

Our New Home

Early in 2019, we made the move to place our Mazda dealership back on Route 37. By doing so, Mazda joined the "Lester Glenn Mile," that is Route 37 in Toms River, where 5 of our other dealerships also call home. Moving back onto Route 37 allowed us the opportunity to spread out, stock more inventory and provide a larger customer lounge and showroom with more amenities for our customers.

A New Experience

Later in 2019, we made the decision to move forward with an extensive renovation to the showroom on Route 37. A new state-of-the-art showroom and service center would be built in place of the existing location.

This showroom would offer our guests a seamless sales and service experience in a completely new and updated facility with new amenities and welcoming environment.

Our beautiful new facility opened its doors in December, 2020. The same team and customer experience our customers have come to know and expect when they enter our doors made the move to the new building, where we hope to be able to assist even more customers out of this larger and improved facility!

From our inception in 1956 all the way through our most recent projects and developments, our mission has always been the same:

With the help of all of our amazing team members and the loyalty of all of our customers, we have been able to establish a truly wonderful relationship with the residents of Ocean County and beyond.

Over the years, we've had great opportunities to contribute to organizations - both small and large - and help to make a difference in the community that helped build us. We look forward to continuing that community service as well as serving our communities with the treatment they deserve and the experience they have come to expect from Lester Glenn Auto Group since 1956.

With a sincere dedication to social responsibility and unparalleled customer service, Lester Glenn Auto Group is just getting started! 


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Adam Kraushaar

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