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The Hayes Legacy: Welcome to the Family!

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A four-generation family business, like Hayes Automotive, is certainly a rarity these days. A.D. Hayes began as a mechanic’s helper working with his father, C.A. In 1953, he purchased a Crown gasoline station with two service bays. A few years later, his brother, Don, joined the business. More property was purchased, the service department was enlarged to 10 bays and together, the trio launched Hayes Auto Service. Soon, with the addition of a 12-stall body shop and four-stall transmission shop, Hayes Auto Service had 30 employees.

The 1970s brought the move to Gwinnett, when A.D. and Don opened Hayes Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Lawrenceville, and in 1980, the brothers moved the dealership to its current location on Duluth Highway. In 1984, the brothers added another location in Gainesville and began the process of turning the growing business over to their five sons – Mike, Terry, Tim, Ted and Dan.

In 2002, a new store was added in Habersham, then another in Cornelia and one in Toccoa. Those locations and eight dealer brands have now been brought into one location, under one roof at Hayes of Baldwin, while the Toccoa location is now a large pre-owned vehicle operation.

Today, Hayes Automotive has four locations, eight brands and more than 350 employees, but remains a family-owned and operated business built on a steadfast commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

A fourth generation – cousins Chad, Matt and Dusty – now manage operations at the four Hayes locations. You’ll find Dusty at the Lawrenceville and Gainesville stores, while Chad and Matt continue the tradition at the Baldwin location in Habersham County.

Chad, Matt and Dusty agree: “We treat our customers like family – like we’d want to be treated ourselves. You won’t find high pressure tactics here. You will find a courteous, knowledgeable staff that is anxious to make your trip to our dealership an enjoyable experience.”

You’ll always find a Hayes family member at every Hayes Automotive location. When they say “Welcome to the Family,” they mean it.

Four Hayes Locations in North Georgia

Hayes Chrysler Lawrenceville
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM
719 Duluth Highway 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770 963-5251
www.hayeschryslerlawrenceville.com

Hayes Chrysler Gainesville
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM
3115 Frontage Road Gainesville, Ga 30504
770 535-2835
www.hayeschryslergainesville.com

Hayes of Baldwin
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM,
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac
3660 Ga Hwy 365
Baldwin, GA 30511
706 894-3900
www.hayesofbaldwin.com

Hayes of Toccoa
Certified Pre-Owned Sales
34 S Pond Street Toccoa, GA 30577
1-800 400-3161
www.hayesoftoccoa.com