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Herb Chambers: The Herb Chambers Companies

Herb Chambers is an automotive dealership group based out of Somerville Massachusetts, we care a lot about creating a positive car buying experience.

For decades Herb Chambers has provided New England car buyers with high quality automobiles including those from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Ford, Lexus, MINI, Chrysler, Scion, Honda, and many more.

As one of the most trusted brands in New England, Herb Chambers is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. Featured in a number of area media publications like The Metro West Daily News, The Providence Journal and Boston.com, Herb Chambers is known to local buyers as the region’s premier automotive dealership group.

Herb Chambers serves the greater metropolitan areas of Boston Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island. Dealerships in the Herb Chambers Companies include Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maybach, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, Mini, MV-1, Pontiac, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Saab, Saturn, Sprinter, Scion, Smart, Toyota, Ultra Motor Electric Bikes, Vespa and preowned vehicles.

More About Us:

The Herb Chambers Companies is the 14th largest auto dealership group in the United States.The organization was founded by Herbert G. Chambers and is headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts adjacent to the Chambers Motorcars dealership on McGrath Highway.

Dealerships and Locations:

The Herb Chambers Auto Group currently consists of 50 car dealerships throughout New England, with locations surrounding the Boston and Providence metropolitan areas. The complete auto group includes dealerships representing nearly every major car manufacturer, as well as Vespa scooters. Herb Chambers is also a Smart USA dealer.

Awards & Recognition:

The Herb Chambers Companies has been given a number of awards, nominations and special recognition in the automotive industry. In 2003, Ward’s Dealer Business, a publication of PRIMEDIA’s Ward’s Communications, presented Herb Chambers Companies with the Ward’s Dealer of the Year award for “for honesty, exemplary customer service and employee care”. Also in 2003, J.D. Power and Associates awarded 7 of the Herb Chambers dealerships with the Certified Retailer award. In 2007, Ward’s Dealer Business recognized the Herb Chambers Companies as the 7th most active auto group based on Internet Sales Volume. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) nominated Herb Chambers Companies as the Massachusetts’ nominee for the 2008 Time Magazine Dealer of the Year award.

The Herb Chambers Companies were recognized as being amongst The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work for 2009/2010 and earned this distinction again for 2011.

This year we are ranked eighth in the Large Employer category. We were selected from more than 1,000 employers who participated in the survey. Herb Chambers was the only automotive dealer ever to have received this award.

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The history of The Herb Chambers Companies is largely the history of Herb Chambers himself.

This self-made automotive giant grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts in the 1940’s.

After finishing high school, Herb joined the Navy. In the Navy, he developed an interest in and began to specialize in electronics. Armed with technical skills, he joined American Photocopy Equipment Company (APECO) as a copier technician. Almost immediately, he moved from service to sales and became the top producing copier salesperson in the company. In the years to follow, Herb became the top producing Sales Manager in the country.

In June of 1965, with $1000 of borrowed capital, Herb Chambers moved to Hartford, Connecticut, rented an old barbershop where he founded his own photocopier business called A-Copy. Possessing a relentless drive to work day and night combined with his obsessive commitment to customer and technical service, Herb grew A-Copy to become the largest independent distributor of office equipment in the country. In September of 1983, Herb sold A-Copy to Alco Standard Corporation, which is known today as IKON. At the time of the sale A-Copy had 1,000 employees, with 28 locations in 10 different states.

Without a thought of retirement, Herb sought to start a new business. His new venture had to be a highly service intensive distribution company. Given Herb’s absolute love of cars, the automobile business was a natural choice. In 1985, Herb purchased his first retail center in New London, CT., and called it Herb Chambers Oldsmobile Cadillac, and shortly thereafter purchased a 2nd in Providence, R.I., Herb Chambers Cadillac. Next, in 1986 he opened Herb Chambers Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Mazda in Hartford, Connecticut. Two years later, in 1989, Herb Chambers Honda, BMW, Saab opened in Boston and shortly thereafter came Herb Chambers Honda in Burlington. After that, retail centers came in rapid succession and in just a few short years, the Herb Chambers Companies became the largest in New England and the 5th largest E-Tailer in the country.

“We never set out to be biggest,” says Herb Chambers. “With my love of cars, I had been a victim of more car dealers than anyone I know. I just wanted to prove that if you treat your customers with respect and live up to your commitments, you can be successful”. Obviously Herb’s formula has worked. J.D. Powers and Associates has awarded us more awards than any other Dealer in North America. With over 1.7 billion dollars in sales last year, it’s just another example that we don’t sell cars, we help people buy them.

We invite you to experience the Herb Chambers difference for yourself.