The History of Lester Glenn



How it all started

In March of 1956, more than sixty years ago, Lester Glenn opened the doors to our very first dealership.

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 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 reside on. In our new facility, service and sales customers would have much more room to experience the award-winning Mazda line-up as well feel more at home in our renovated customer lounge.

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 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 and Monmouth Counties 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.

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

 

Meet our Owner and President
Adam Kraushaar

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Lester Glenn Team