A little history about us:
Coos Bay Toyota, originally Sun West Toyota, was purchased by Lee Hawthorne in 1981. The original facility , at 777 N Bayshore Dr., was a small, one car showroom building 1/4th mile south of the present building.
In May of 1982, Lee's brother Guy came and the two became partners in a Toyota dealership that sold 10-12 new vehicles a month. Total employees were 14. This was a time when there were Voluntary Restraints on Imported cars, making supply almost impossible.
In October of 1989 Coos Bay Toyota moved to the present location, 2001 N Bayshore Dr., previously the Nissan / Subaru Dealership. The dealership was moved entirely by the employees with flatbed trailers and two U haul trailers.
Not long after moving to the new location, Coos Bay Toyota installed USA Image I and the building was displayed with the new Toyota Fascia.
Over the years Coos Bay Toyota has grown in sales volume, yearly sales, and a current number of full time employees over 40. In December of 2011 Coos Bay Toyota broke ground for a total remodel of the dealership and became USA Image II compliant.
The professionalism of all the employees shined during construction as we had to stay operational during the entire 14 months of construction. Coos Bay Toyota added 10,000 square feet with individual sales offices, a covered Service entry, and a state-of-the-art Lounge waiting area featuring free Wi-Fi, customer computers, and "The Smiling Dog Cafe". The southern attached portion of the building provides a free covered car wash for all Coos Bay Toyota customers keeping the original license plate frames from Coos Bay Toyota. Also provided is a 100' fenced dog run (the first in Coos Bay) compete with fire hydrant.
The new facility is not just for us working at Coos Bay Toyota, it is more for the many Coos Bay Toyota customers that have trusted us with their business and for our entire community to enjoy.
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