Our Story

The history of Ed Voyles auto dealerships serving Atlanta, Georgia.

Dedication and Perseverance Unparalleled: Our Origins

Our long history as the Ed Voyles Automotive Group stretches as far back as the Vintage Age of the auto industry, beginning with Ed Voyles opening a used car lot in East Point, Georgia in the early 1950’s.

Ed Voyles in 1944


Ed Voyles’ first job selling cars

After having served in the Air Force in 1945 during World War II, Mr. Voyles began selling Desoto/Plymouth automobiles and within a year was promoted to Sales Manager. Ed Voyles was 22 years old

Ed Voyles in 1952


Mr. Voyles opens his first used car lot

In 1952, Mr. Voyles opened his first used car lot in East Point, Georgia, wanting to provide good, reliable cars to the public.

As our business thrived, so too did the communities around us. Mr. Voyles was a strong proponent of civic service who donated countless hours to local charities and community organizations, including the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, the Little League, and the Shepherd Hospital Foundation. Mr. Voyles took this same dedication to community involvement and integrated it into our business, organizing philanthropic events for the betterment of our community.

Ed Voyles in 1959


Mr. Voyles opens his first new car
franchise, American Motors.

Mr. Voyles obtains his first new car franchise, American Motors. Mr. Voyles’ approach to the automotive business was a family centric approach and integrated the “Golden Rule” principle. The idea that one should always treat others as they themselves would like to be treated, was one that he lived by and tirelessly promoted in every aspect of relationships with customers, employees, and business partners.

Ed Voyles Family, 1964


Ed, Dora & daughter, Valery Voyles. Valery’s 1st Oldsmobile Dealer Show taken at the Rosevelt Hotel

Ed Voyles in 1969


1st Oldsmobile dealership in East Point, GA


Ed Voyles in 1971


Oldsmobile dealership opens in
Marietta, GA


The following years saw continual growth for our business as we acquired the Honda franchise in 1973, then in 1982, added Chrysler. Since then we have added Acura, Hyundai and Kia to our family of stores.

Valery & Family, 1980


Valery Voyles with her 2 children, Jessica & Chase. Valery is now president and CEO of Ed Voyles Automotive Group.

Ed Voyles in 1995


Ed & Dora Voyles

"We go against the grain of today’s mostly corporate-minded management practices to provide you with a genuinely pleasing and hopefully memorable experience."


Our Pledge of Continued Excellence

Through our long history we have preserved in times of hardship, and thrived in times of prosperity. From the beginning in East Point to the present day, we have built a distinguished reputation for our warm and dynamic way of doing business. With five members of our family still working full-time at our stores, we hope to continue serving our community and carrying on the Voyles’ tradition of service for many years to come.

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