The car business is changing rapidly. And the car business is big for the people it employs and the communities it serves. There are over 1,300 franchised dealerships in the state employing over 100,000 Texans. Just in Southeast Texas, employees of local franchise dealerships number in the hundreds.
The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is the statewide trade association that represents all these dealerships before the Texas Legislature, Congress and all regulatory agencies. The association’s new Legislative Chairman is familiar to many Southeast Texans. Bryan Case, Owner/Operator of the Classic Auto Family, will lead the committee for the 2020-21 session.
Case, who himself came up through the ranks of the car business, places special importance on how local dealerships impact the community and the families of employees. His sons followed in his foot steps. Ben Case is the General Manager at Classic Southeast Texas and Bryan Case Jr. is the GM at Classic Kia.
“As an individual who worked as an employee in franchised dealerships before owning several of my own and working alongside my family, I have many perspectives on this industry,” said Case. “Most importantly, I understand the importance of our family-owned dealerships and see their value to the community.”
Classic is well known for local charitable giving, and Case emphasizes the ways dealerships and employees across the state give back to their communities.
“Collectively, they contribute over $50 million annually to charitable causes and volunteer annually over 135,000 hours to community involvement,” he said. “With everyone’s participation and support, we can and will continue to make progress and have a positive impact on Texas, our communities and the automotive industry.”
About Classic of Southeast Texas
Classic of Southeast Texas’s mission has always been simple: Do the right thing – on time, every time. Dedication to this ideal has been the business’s roadmap to success since first opening its doors over 80 years ago. That’s why Classic can attribute over half of their sales to repeat business and referrals. In fact, they have been providing automobiles to some families for over four generations.
As Beaumont’s oldest automobile dealership, Classic is “proud to be locally owned and operated” with roots dating back to 1927 when J.F. Roane and Harry Pollard opened the Beaumont Motor Company at the corner of Orleans and Gilbert. Over the years, the Classic name and locations may have changed, but the group still hold true to the original values of customer service that have made the company a success since opening its doors.