It all started in the 1930s when Clayton Gengras opened his first Ford dealership on Raymond Road in West Hartford. Clayton went on to become one of the Northeast's most successful Ford dealers. Seventy years later, Gengras Motor Cars is still a family-owned and operated business.
In 1970, after a long day working in the yard of his father's company, E. Clayton "Skip" Gengras Jr. decided he wanted to look at a new coupe. When he walked into a Mercedes dealership, the salesperson looked at his work attire and told him that he could not afford to purchase one of their vehicles. The Gengras' purchased that dealership the following day. We continue to offer you a simple promise based upon the values that the original Clayton Motors was founded; honesty and respect.
Skip began his automotive career at that Mercedes store and later became responsible for operations of Clayton Motors, a Volvo/Dodge dealership on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. Clayton Motors has since moved to Connecticut Boulevard where it remains today as Gengras Volvo. After moving that store in 1985, Gengras Motor Cars has grown by adding:
2000, Gengras Volvo of Meriden 2001, Gengras Harley-Davidson 2004, Gengras Chrysler Jeep Ram 2004, Gengras Chevrolet 2005, Gengras Collision Center 2008, Gengras BMW of West Springfield 2010, Gengras KIA 2011, Gengras Fiat
Today, we represent ten franchises in eight locations. Along with Skip, his two sons are among our 350 associates who make sure that we offer a Great Deal and a Comfortable Experience every day. Chip Gengras is our President, and Jonathan Gengras is our Chief Financial Officer. We hope you visit one of our locations soon to experience the comfort, honesty, and integrity of a Gengras dealership.