A lifelong gearhead, a graduate of the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy, and a longtime employee of his family’s dealership, Brandon Tomes was destined to get into automotive sales. With Brandon’s initiative and his father’s blessing, he expanded the Tomes family’s automotive dealership holdings to include Brandon Tomes Subaru and Brandon Tomes Volkswagen.
Brandon sits down with Derek D to talk about learning the car business from the ground up, why Subaru dealerships in particular were best equipped to handle inventory shortages, and having as name everyone mispronounces. Plus, he opens up about being his father’s business partner, why he’s switched to driving pre-owned vehicles, and why practice runs for demolitions look so much better than they do on camera when filming a commercial.
“Working with family is great, but you want to make sure to leave your own mark also.”
— Brandon Tomes
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