Serving the greater Seattle area, Bob Byers Volvo has gained a well-deserved reputation as a dealership that takes good care of customers.
Bob Byers, who passed away in May of 2011, was a legend among car dealers, a man well respected among customers and competitors alike. In 1972, after a long career in auto sales and management, Mr. Byers purchased Ravenna Motors from the two men who had started the business, in the same location, in 1941.
Today, with over 70 years of success and growth in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood, two of Bob Byers' children, Doug Byers and his sister Sue Byers, keep the reputation of their father alive as the owners of Bob Byers Volvo. There are two additional locations now, with Seattle Volvo downtown and Bob Byers' Pre-Owned Volvo in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood.
The three locations serve the greater Puget Sound area, including Seattle, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Bellevue, Bainbridge Island, Kingston and Tacoma.
At any of the three locations, clients still find a comfortable, down-home reception, so typical of the man whose name is on the door. The mantra at this dealership is to treat your customers with honesty, integrity and respect. From a greeting on the sales floor to a conversation in the service department, one gets straight talk and solid information from at Bob Byers Volvo. That was the way of Bob Byers, the man, and that is the way the company, Bob Byers Volvo, operates its business.
Doug Byers, who serves as the company's general manager, got his start at the dealership in 1983. He took over as manager of the Pre-Owned Dealership and then became sales manager at Ravenna prior to purchasing the company from his dad.
Sue Byers manages the business side of Bob Byers Volvo, where she began working in 1990.
Bob Byers Volvo offers complete Volvo sales and service, including service and showrooms at both new car locations, along with a parts department and body shop at the Ravenna store. The dealership has been recognized with numerous awards from Volvo over the years and is active in supporting a variety of non-profit organizations, schools and community events around Seattle.