After becoming one of the largest volume GM dealers in western North Carolina, the group started to expand with the acquisition of Nissan and Chrysler-Dodge dealerships in the early 1980's. The really big, important break came in 1987 when Mr. Anderson was awarded the opportunity to open a Toyota dealership in Raleigh, NC. Through years and years of hard work and dedication, that Toyota store has become the flagship operation of Anderson Automotive Group and one of the largest volume dealerships in the Southeastern United States.
Anderson Automotive Group has continued to grow over the years, and now employs over 900 people. Along with new Toyota facilities in Charleston and Columbia SC, the company has just completed construction of two brand new Nissan facilities in Raleigh and Fayetteville, NC. Fred Anderson has commented that, "We're not building car dealerships, we're building class-A retail establishments. We try to create places where the most talented people want to come to work and where customers can come and feel special." Many things have changed over the years, but the Anderson Automotive Group culture has remained constant. The values and guidelines of the organization are all based on the company's mission statement.