Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville

9875 Atlantic Blvd Directions Jacksonville, FL 32225

  • Sales: (888) 230-8612
  • Service: (888) 230-8891
  • Parts: (888) 230-9095
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About Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville

 

"Serving you with honor and integrity since 1970!"


Awards

Thank you for voting Tom Bush the "Best Place To Buy A Car In JAX" in Folio Weekly's Annual Readers' Poll the last five years:
2012, 20132014 , 2015 & 2016!
                

 
   
 
Vision Statement

Our vision is to create an innovative and successful environment to achieve customer and employee satisfaction at the highest level.

Philosophy

Our goal is to treat everyone with respect, ensure that business transactions are fair to everyone involved and nurture long-term relationships.  We think of our employees as family members as they are the life-blood of a dealership.


About Us


The Tom Bush Family of Dealerships has been operating in the automotive business for nearly a century. The late Tom Bush Jr. first arrived in Jacksonville and opened a Volkswagen dealership in 1970. The family group has grown to offer Volkswagen, Mazda, BMW, MINI, pre-owned vehicles and a Certified Collision Center now under the leadership of Tom's son, John Bush. John's children, the fourth generation of family members, have recently joined the business. Brian Bush is currently the E-Commerce Manager and Megan Bush Del Pizzo is Business Development Manager. They have been voted the 'Best Place to Buy A Car in Jacksonville' 2012-2015 by Folio Weekly and one of the 'Best Places to Work in 2016' by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Family History

 

Tom Bush Sr., opened the family's first dealership, a Ford dealership, in Gretna, La., in 1918.

"As a young man, Tom Bush Jr. had no intention of following in his father's footsteps," said Megan Bush, Business Development Manager for the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships. "He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied aeronautical engineering.

                              

"After the war, he married my grandmother, Laura Russ, and then together they opened their first dealership, a Nash dealership in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in direct competition with his father's Chrysler/GMC dealership."

He soon expanded to nearby Hobbs, N.M., with a Ford dealership, but was eager to return to the Southeast.

Having developed an interest in the import auto market, Tom Bush Jr. purchased the Volkswagen dealership on Atlantic Boulevard and moved the family to Jacksonville in 1969. He opened Tom Bush Volkswagen in 1970.

   

The Tom Bush Family added a Mazda dealership in 1974, a second Mazda location - Mazda City on Blanding Boulevard in 1977 - and a BMW dealership next to the Mazda store on Atlantic Blvd in 1980.

   

Tom's son, John Bush, began detailing cars, running errands and working in the parts department from an early age. He then earned a degree in Computer Science and Accounting before pursuing a career in software development for 15 years before officially joining the family business at his father's request in 1986.

John Bush continued to work with his father, and over the next 13 years, adding Tom Bush MINI in 2002 (a new facility opened in 2012), and a second BMW location was added on Blanding Boulevard in 2006 as Tom Bush BMW Orange Park.

   

"My grandfather passed away in 2005," Megan Bush said. "My father supervised construction of the new BMW Orange Park dealership they designed together, and it opened in 2006. It was especially meaningful to my father who was, by then, the company president and CEO."

"My father was a great mentor. He taught me the importance of people," John Bush said. "He would say, 'The automobile business is a people business. Find good people, treat them right and they will treat the customer right.' He and my mother taught me the importance of hard work and unquestionable honesty."

Encouraged by their father to pursue their educations and careers outside the family business, Megan and Brian graduated from the University of Florida and both pursued other careers for years.

         

Brian joined the family business in February 2012, while Megan did so in August 2013.

In 2015, John, Megan and Brian moved the Tom Bush Collision Center into a new 44,000 square foot facility at 9750 Regency Square Blvd. In 2016, Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville began construction on a new facility across the street. 

   

"There is so much to learn," Megan Bush said. "And, we continue to learn every day. Brian and I both attended the National Automobile Dealers Association's Dealer Academy in Washington, D.C. and we both are interested in many different aspects of the business. Through it all, we never lose sight of the most important part of this business - the people we work with and our customers."

Both Megan and Brian Bush are happy to be working with each other and with their father.

"I feel fortunate both my children have chosen to join me in the business," John Bush said. "I always told them they had the opportunity to work in the car business, but it was not required or expected. You have to enjoy what you do and this is a tough but rewarding business. I am blessed to have a fourth generation in the business. It has revitalized me."


Getting Acquainted with our New BMW Dealership, Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Augustine and Gainesville

At Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville, our goal is to exceed your expectations at all times. The moment you walk into our showroom, which features the latest BMW 320i, i3, 528i or X5 models available, we intend to help you find a new or used car you'll love. But, our relationship doesn't end there.

Once you drive your new vehicle off the lot, you want to make sure that you get as much good use of out of it as possible. That's where our car service and repair center comes in. If you buy or lease a vehicle from us, you're getting quality maintenance with certified BMW parts that are also available for purchase. Basically, you'll know your vehicle is in good hands, from beginning to end.

You're also in good hands with our team of BMW lease and loan specialists. They take the stress out of the situation and work to make sure you have a pleasurable experience, while also meeting your financial needs.

So, what's the quickest and easiest way to experience this unmatched service in the Jacksonville Beach, Saint Augustine, Fernandina Beach and Gainesville areas? Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville can easily be contacted online or by phone. Or, swing by and see us in person. Our showroom is conveniently housed at 9876 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, Florida, and we're are always happy to chat about new vehicles and answer any questions you might have.

Contact

Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville

9875 Atlantic Blvd
Directions Jacksonville, FL 32225

  • Sales: (888) 230-8612
  • Service: (888) 230-8891
  • Parts: (888) 230-9095

Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed