Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix
San Francisco-born, Edward J. Fitzgerald arrived in Phoenix during August, 1955, from Los Angeles, where he had worked with R. Mitchel McClure. Together they began Courtesy Chevrolet, an Arizona corporation, in an old farmhouse at 1521 East Camelback Road, which had a tin shed out in the back, which was used as a makeshift garage and make ready area. At this time, Courtesy Chevrolet was located on the outskirts of town, and especially as far as the business was concerned. In those days, thePhoenix Arizona city limits were located at the Grand Canal, which passes a half-mile south of the dealership.
While the business was getting under way, properties were being purchased a few blocks to the west, architects plans were drawn, and eventually building was begun. In 1957, Courtesy Chevrolet moved down the street to the present facility at 1233 East Camelback Road, and since that time, has prospered and grown. In late 1963 and early 1964, the second floor addition was completed, and in 1978 the building was completed to house recreational vehicles, and where the Commercial Fleet Department is presently located. 1985 saw the completion of the new Parts Department at 1230 East Pierson Street, on the site where Mr. McClure's home and stable used to be. From 1999-2001, property was acquired on the south side of Pierson, and make ready and reconditioning have been moved there, along with some additional room for vehicle storage. Another building project saw the completion of the doubling of our service bays during this time. During 2001, the used Car Department expanded onto Bell Road, near 16th Street, in an effort to further expand the resale vehicle business. Currently under development is a new and used vehicle get ready facility.
In February of 1969, Mr. Fitzgerald purchased Mr. McClure's share of this fine business, and in March of 1981, Mr. Fitzgerald included Mr. William R. Gruwell as a partner in Courtesy Chevrolet, where Mr. Gruwell today is the Vice President and Dealer Operator. Upon the passing of Mr. Fitzgerald in 2000, Mr. Gruwell became a partner with Mrs. Fitzgerald. In recent years, both sons of William R. Gruwell, Mark and Scott, having worked in sales, are now Used and New Car Sales Managers, respectively.
Presently almost four hundred people derive their incomes from this dealership. All of our employees have helped us to build and maintain a fine reputation in the Valley of the Sun, and the State of Arizona. It is the intention of the Fitzgerald and Gruwell families to maintain these fine relationships within the community and to continue operation here in Phoenix Arizona for many years to come.
At Courtesy Chevrolet, we look forward to serving you, our valued customer, for years to come. Please stop by our dealership, located at 1233 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ and speak with one of our representatives today! We also server Scottsdale, Glendale, and the greater Arizona area.
Courtesy Chevrolet in San Diego
Courtesy Chevrolet helps keep San Diego moving! We are a family-owned and operated dealership in business for over 50 years. We serve the cities of San Diego, La Jolla, Escondido, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Carlsbad and the surrounding communities.
We typically keep around 300 combined New and Used vehicles in stock to ensure you have adequate selection.
For your financing needs, we have a dedicated Finance team who works with many local and national banks and lenders. We will work hard to secure the funds you need for your next vehicle purchase. Financing here is easy and convenient. Give our finance team a call at (877) 295-4648 to go over your scenario or click the button on the left to access our secure finance form.
When you arrive at our Service Department, you will find the accommodations clean and well-lit. We have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, HD TV, enclosed children's play area and free coffee! We are a huge facility with 5 Service bays so we can meet your needs in a timely manner. We have a courtesy shuttle from 7am to 6pm to take you to your home or office until your work is completed. For extended work orders, rental cars are available.
For your Body Shop repair needs, we can repair all makes and models. All our work is warranted as long as you own the car, and we have the technologically advanced equipment such as two paint booths and our frame straightener for complete Unibody and Frame repair. The safety and performance of your vehicle is nothing to gamble on. Bring it to us and make sure your work order is completed properly.
Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego has all ASE and GM Certified Technicians, with 3 Master ASE Techs and one GM World Technician! We use only Genuine GM Parts and accessories when applicable. We will repair or service your vehicle to factory specifications. Give our service team a call at (866) 738-9751 for more information or to book an appointment.
Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego sponsors Toys for Tots, North Park Little League, San Diego Camaro Club many local teams and charitable organizations. We are proud to be a part of this great community and enjoy the ability to give back.