Thursday, September 12, 2013
Jim Ellis Brings Volkswagen to Kennesaw by Paul Andrews
The Jim Ellis Auto Group opened its’ second Volkswagen dealership on Labor Day. The new dealership, located on Barrett Pkwy near I-75, is not only Kennesaw’s first Volkswagen dealership but the Ellis Group’s 15th over all dealership making it the largest automotive group in metro Atlanta.
“Originally, this dealership was supposed to open two years ago as a 40th Anniversary tribute to the Ellis Group,” said Martin Powell, general manager of Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw. “Regardless of how late it was this is still an exciting time to be a part of such an awesome organization that really is making history.”
Jim Ellis Automotive opened its doors in 1971 with the first Jim Ellis Volkswagen in Marietta, GA. Today, nearly 42 years later, Ellis remains President and Chief Executive Officer for the corporation while various members of his family including his wife, son, two daughters, and three grandchildren all hold a variety of other positions within the company hierarchy.