Welcome to Don Joseph Toyota Scion--The Clear Choice for All Kent, OH Drivers' Automotive Needs
The first thing you should know about our entire team here at Don Joseph Toyota Scion is that while we sell, lease, trade, and service automobiles, we consider another major area of expertise our high-caliber customer service. We are in the business of making sure every Kent, OH area driver that stops by our showroom is greeted with the above-and-beyond customer service they deserve. Exceeding expectations is what we do best, and whether you're in need of a new, used, or certified pre-owned car, our friendly and knowledgeable sales team wants to assist you in any way possible.
Of course, helping get you in a new set of wheels is only the beginning of the Don Joseph Toyota Scion experience. In an effort to offer the entire spread of automotive services for Hudson drivers' convenience, we are proud to offer a comprehensive array of maintenance and auto services right here at our onsite Service Center. Should your vehicle need a part replaced or a genuine OEM accessory to complete your automotive puzzle, our Parts Center can take the guesswork out of the ordering process for you to ensure you get exactly what you require.
We know that picking the right dealership with which to do business can be as tricky as deciding what your next new automobile should be. That's why here at Don Joseph Toyota Scion, we are constantly striving to make the choice an easy one for Akron, Stow, Streetsboro, and Cuyahoga Falls drivers. But don't just take our word for it; no matter where you're at in your car ownership experience, we want you to visit us at your earliest convenience and learn what it truly means to have all of your automotive needs met. Stop by 1111 West Main St. Kent, OH and allow us to begin what we're sure will become a long-lasting relationship based upon mutual respect, integrity, and trust. We look forward to meeting you!
The Don Joseph Toyota Story:
The dealership opened in February 1964 as Don Joseph Chrysler Plymouth
President : Don Joseph
Address : 121 West College Street, Kent, Ohio
Employees : Nine
Showroom : Two cars
Service Bays : Six bays
Average new car sales : 25 - 30 per month
Average used car sales : 40 per month
Through the years:
February 1964: When Don Joseph opened the doors of Don Joseph, Inc. in 1964, he did so with the help of eight employees, within five months the number of employees
doubled. The space was small, but the rent was high. For $550.00 per month the lot was only big enough to park the employee's cars and the used cars. New cars were kept
on a lot down the street at Parson's Lumber. Customer's cars were parked along the streets at parking meters.
D.J. chuckled when he recalled those days forty eight years ago. "Everyone carried nickels in their pockets", he explained, "we just kept checking the meters and feeding them
nickels". After eighteen months of feeding meters and hundreds of dollars' worth of parking tickets, it was time to admit success and move on. This is when the property at
1127 West Main Street was purchased.
1966: The new and improved Don Joseph Chrysler Plymouth was opened.
1969: Don Joseph signed the contract with his new added franchise, "Toyota".
1974: The building, busting at the seams with a need for growth, brought the addition to the building.
1982 ? Don Joseph Chrysler Plymouth was no longer. This franchise changed to Don Joseph Chevrolet. A new growth spurt began. With the addition of Chevrolet a separate
building is erected to house the Toyota Showroom, Don Joseph's office and three wash bays. The lot was extended back to the current wall.
1987: Don Joseph steps down as president and begins retirement. A new president was put into place, his son, Jeff Joseph.
1989: In conjunction with Don Joseph Inc.'s Silver anniversary the new Toyota facility opens and Chevrolet trucks sales move into the old Toyota building. The lot size nearly
doubled in space.
1994: Don Joseph Inc.'s 30th anniversary brings a newly remodeled showroom and a new customer lounge.
Don Joseph Chevrolet-Geo-Toyota
President : Jeff Joseph
Address : 1111-1127 West Main Street, Kent, Ohio
Employees : Seventy five
Showrooms : Seven Toyotas, Three Chevrolets, Five Trucks
Service : Twelve Toyota bays, Seventeen Chevrolet bays
Average new car sales : 108 per month
Average used car sales : 81 per month
1997: Expansion of Toyota building, four service bays two clean up bays and an automatic car wash.
1999: Chevrolet franchise was sold to Montrose Auto Group. Jeff Joseph made the decision to become a standalone Toyota Dealer.
2003: Scion, meaning "descendant of" is added to Don Joseph, Inc. and a new employee is added?.Jessica Joseph, third generation of the Joseph family, Jeff's daughter.
2008: Property is purchased on Stonewater Drive for more parking of new vehicles.
2009: The expansion of the current building is finished.
Currently: Don Joseph Toyota - Scion
President : Jeff Joseph
Address : 1111 West Main Street, Kent, Ohio
Employees : 62 full-time employees and 20 part-time
Showroom : Six Vehicles
Service : Twenty nine bays
New vehicle inventory : 200 Units
Land : Twelve acres
Employee Retention : 23% over twenty years, 43% over ten years
2014: DJ Toyota celebrates our 50th year in business