Grainger Honda – A Dealership for the People
The Grainger Automotive Family roots go back over 60 years. The Grainger story began in the late 1940’s when Levi “Short” Grainger owned and operated a Ford Dealership in North Carolina. In 1965 “Short” started Grainger Motor Company in Savannah, GA.
In the mid 1970’s Bill Grainger followed in his father’s footsteps when he owned and operated Grainger Toyota in Garden City, the first new car dealership on the Westside of Savannah.
Mark Grainger, Bill’s younger brother, joined the business in the 1980’s and the brothers (Mark and Bill) opened Grainger Chevrolet in Springfield, GA. Also, during the 90’s Mark owned and operated Grainger Handpicked Automobiles on Abercorn Street in Savannah where he specialized in finding cars that fit a customer’s exact specifications.
Grainger Automobiles became the highest volume used car retailer in Savannah including franchise dealers.
Several years later in 1997 Bill Grainger purchased Honda a dealership from NASCAR racing legend Cale Yarborough in Garden City, GA. Once again Bill and Mark teamed up to form Grainger Honda. They built a new facility for Honda on Chatham Parkway in 2004.
Damon Grainger (son of Bill Grainger) joined the business in 2000 and was assigned various duties throughout the dealership. Damon took on the task of improving the Fixed Operations of Grainger Honda. He made key management changes and implemented and directed process improvements. Today Damon is the Executive Manager of Grainger Nissan, Savannah’s newest Nissan dealership, which opened in September 2012. The Nissan store is located next door to Grainger Honda and is a brand new state of the art facility.
After graduating from college, Spencer Thomas joined Grainger Handpicked Automobiles in Savannah, GA where he was performing office duties and selling on Saturdays. Eventually Spencer started selling vehicles on a full time basis. He gained further experience by going into F& I Management and Sales Management. In 1998 Spencer joined the Honda dealership as Sales Manager and is presently the General Sales Manager. His total automotive experience covers 15 years. Spencer is very driven by processes, systems, and training. The results are evident by Grainger Honda’s domination in the market.
They are truly a Dealer For The People and look forward to serving you.