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Ed Kirby originally founded Adcox-Kirby Chevrolet in 1953 in Chattanooga, TN. In 1985, after a 30 year partnership, Ed Kirby moved to Dalton, buying out Dennis Brent Chevrolet Jeep. In 1994 Edd Kirby retired at which time we became the only One Price No Haggle No Hassle store in the area. In 2000 we added the Chrysler Brand and our name was ammended to Edd Kirby's Adventure Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep to better reflect our new kinder gentler No Hassle way of selling cars and trucks.
Ed Kirby left a lifetime legacy of fairness and impeccable honesty in business. The high integrity and "my word is my bond" character that was forged growing up in the depression years has been instilled in the Kirby family and has motivated us to take care of the customers who purchase vehicles from us no matter what. As my father once said, "Son, if you can't afford to take care of your customers, you don't deserve to stay in business" We take that seriously at Edd Kirby's Adventure and strive every day to "deserve" to be here.
Joe Kirby was born after Ed Kirby was already a Chevrolet Dealer, so Joe has literally grown up in the car business. WOW has it ever changed in the last 50 years! The vehicles are so well made today, so well equipped, and so much safer and more dependable, and yes they're quite a bit more complicated too. Today we use technicians, not mechanics, to service and diagnose the vehicle of today, which is not surprising as these vehicles have more computer power on board than the Apollo spacecraft had that went to the moon!
It's an exciting time to be in the automobile business. There are so many advances in technology that allow us to bring a better value to our customers than was ever possible in the past. The incredible deals we are able to offer, the financing, and the service after the sale are all improved by staying on the cutting edge of technology and never losing our motivation to "take care of our customers." Enthusiastically happy customers are what motivate us and we invest in the people, tools and technology to do it better than anyone else in order to give you the best price and service anywhere - right here in Dalton and now in Chattanooga too!
True to this concerned moment captured here where she was exclaiming "a BEE!", Becky has been the company troubleshooter since leaving her career with IBM and coming full time to Adventure in the early 90's. Whether it's a 'bee' in the showroom or the service department, or a financial 'bee' getting ready to sting someone, Becky will find it and take the actions to shoo it away. Becky makes sure that all the hard work each department does produces a good result for Adventure so that we can keep providing our unbeatable values for many years to come.
Ted moved to Dalton over 10 years ago from New York to be part of our "Southern" Adventure family! He has been responsible for promoting the One Price, No Haggle way of selling and Salaried Sales Force to make sure you receive a kinder gentler shopping experience. He was also instrumental in our now famous Free Tires and Oil for Life. Ted is also the "face" of Adventure. You can catch him locally on our TV infomercials along with his misbehaved "child" Maltida, our Green Winged Macaw.
Andy has been around 'from the beginning' and now manages our Mazda lot in Chattanooga. Andy has got what you are lookin for, so come enjoy the view in our downtown showroom. "Zoom zoom!"
Over the years that Rocco has been in charge of our Parts and Service Departments, both departments have seen a steady increase in business. Even in economic downturns, our service and parts business continues to increase due to several factors including Rocco's great team of technicians and service advisors and his implementation and execution of our Exclusive Lifetime Oil Changes and Tires for Life program that will keep YOU coming back year after year, too.
Robert Kirby continues a long tradition of the Edd Kirby Adventure name as the third generation of Kirbys to enter the car business. Having recently graduated from UGA in Business and Finance and having entered this business in the most challenging economic period in our lifetime, Robert is learning first hand about the importance of stringent cost controls and excellent service in order to deliver a superior value . As the newest member of our team, Robert can attest that business is still good and folks still buy enthusiastically when they find a great value, and Robert is instrumental in delivering the tremendous Used Vehicle Values you see on our site. Welcome Home Robert!
Michael has got to be the lowest pressure, most relaxing, and easiest to talk to salesperson on the planet. If you've been through the wringer before with fast talking high pressure salespeople, then you owe it to yourself to indulge in a most pleasant experience from the most laid back, take it at your own pace salesperson you'll ever meet. Websters should put Michael's picture by the word 'calm' in the dictionary! So if you'd like to feel calm for a change when you buy your new vehicle, ask for Michael!
Our product specialist, Garett has forgotten far more than most salespeople know! If you have a question about a product or feature, Garret is the resident trivia/encyclopedia/gearhead expert and just the person you want to talk with on your next purchase!
Ladale is a sales leader every month. This guy can HUSTLE! If you want someone who will work tirelessly to get you in the vehicle you want, you want Ladale! Great service with a great smile, always!
Donnie King, like a lot of the folks here at Adventure, loves two wheel as well as four wheel machines. Harley Davidsons, Chevys, Jeeps, and a genuine love for get togethers will make you feel right at home with Donnie as your salesperson. Buy a car - make a friend! Ask for Donnie.