|We are a family-oriented, dedicated Volvo dealership established in 1990 on Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont. Since our inception in 1961 as a Mobil Station and Renault Dealership, we have changed owners once, outgrown two facilities and two towns, and chosen Volvo as the best match to our family values and selling style. Thanks in part to the contributions of our outstanding staff, loyal customers, and the success of our forty year partnership with Volvo, we have become a flagship dealership showcased in an award winning facility in a beautiful location in the state.
Almartin Volvo was founded in 1961 by Allen Martin as Almartin Motors, a Mobil service station and Renault dealership on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Martin and his mechanic, Donald Place soon outgrew their establishment and in 1964 Almartin Volvo relocated to a larger location on Williston Road. In 1965 and 1966, respectively, the new facility helped attract Peugeot and British Leyland to join the line-up at Almartin Volvo, establishing Almartin as a prominent foreign car retailer in the State. In 1967, the size and reputation of Almartin Motors attracted Bruce Thibaud to the staff of Almartin Volvo initially as a salesman and subsequently as General Manager. In 1972, Mr. Thibaud made the fortuitous decision to pick up the Volvo franchise, retiring the sagging Peugeot line. Soon after adopting the Volvo lineup, Mr. Thibaud decided the improved line of cars deserved a better display area and invested in showroom improvements. While this helped increase Volvo sales, sales of the British Leyland line began to decline. Mr. Thibaud relinquished the British Leyland line in 1978. With two of the less productive lines no longer impeding Almartin's growth, sales steadily improved through 1981.
At this point Mr. Thibaud, excited about the prospects Almartin offered, invested in the dealership to claim his stake as a partner in the business. Under Mr. Martin's and Mr. Thibaud's guidance, Almartin Motors continued to grow and in 1984 Mr. Thibaud was able to buy out the remaining ownership, establishing himself as principal of Almartin Volvo. Mr. Thibaud's first order of business was to sell off the Renault line and change the name of Almartin Motors to Almartin Volvo, preferring to operate as a dedicated Volvo dealership. With Volvo as its sole line and Mr. Thibaud at the helm, Almartin Volvo focused on the Volvo brand and began investing in the training and equipment required to provide Almartin's customers with a superior Volvo ownership experience. In fact, many of the employees who were employed when Almartin Volvo entered its exclusive partnership with Volvo, are still here today and are the foundation of our present success.
The investment in employees and facilities paid off as Almartin soon established itself as a leader in the Northeastern regional sales. With sales continuing to expand beyond the capabilities of the Williston Road facility, the decision was made in 1990 to relocate to our present premier location on Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont. After extensive consultation with Volvo, the Shelburne town fathers, and our architects and accountants, the decision was made to invest in the award winning showcase facility we inhabit now. However, we would not be here today if it was not for the efforts of our dedicated, experienced and friendly family of staff members.
Almartin Volvo is pleased to be a member of the Vermont Green Business Program, an organization committed to greening up business operations. Currently we have installed 2 waste oil furnace. Both of these units will heat 2/3rds of our building. We also recycle significant volumes of paper, plastic, cardboard and metals for re-use.
Meet our Sales Department:
| Dave Friedman
It Takes More Than Just One Happy Shelburne Customer to Earn the Trust of Drivers Throughout Burlington VT, Essex VT and Plattsburgh NY
It Takes a Dynamic Team Just Like the One at Almartin Volvo
At Almartin Volvo, we're dedicated to earning your business again and again. The first time you walk through our doors could be to browse our selection of used cars. Or, perhaps you'll stop by to trade an older model for a brand new Volvo vehicle.
Our sales staff and our auto financing team have the bar set at the top rung every time, so you can count on finding a loan or lease option that puts the Volvo XC90, XC60, V60, S60 or XC70 of your dreams in your driveway, on your terms.
When you're ready to return to our Shelburne dealership for regular car service and maintenance, we'll be ready to perform whatever work your vehicle requires. And when you're in the market for auto parts, we're ready to assist in whatever D-I-Y projects you have going on under the hood of your car.
Finally, after a few years on the road, when you're ready to start the process up again, you'll walk right back through those doors to have a few familiar faces help you out.
For more information about our full range of services stop into our showroom at 85 Executive Drive Shelburne, Vermont and we'd be happy to assist you with all of your automotive needs.