777 Brevard Rd
Directions Asheville, NC 28806

  • Sales: (828) 667-8888
  • Service: (828) 418-4600

About Us

Same Team, New Family
Welcome to the new Fred Anderson Toyota of Asheville! Jim Barkley Toyota has changed names, but that's about all! The employees, service, and great prices you have come to know and love are here to stay. The dealership will still be managed by long term General Manager and partner, Mark Sexton.

We truly care about each and every one of our customers and treat them as if they were our own family. We have been around the Asheville area for a number of years now and we can truly say that we're so happy to be here. We are also grateful to have the opportunity to be able to serve you and your family with whatever automotive needs you may have.
About Anderson Automotive
Anderson Automotive Group is a family owned and operated business in North and South Carolina. The group has Toyota, Nissan, and Kia dealerships located in Raleigh, Sanford, Fayetteville & Asheville NC and Columbia & Charleston SC. With all dealerships known as "The Family Store," the business is rooted in family values and structured with several family members serving in key positions. 

Founded in 1955, the business has grown from humble beginnings to be currently ranked as the 69th largest dealership group in the nation, based on 2015 retail units sold, according to Automotive News "Top 125 Dealership Groups." Fred Anderson, the company's CEO, got his start in 1970 at the age of 21, when he became the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the country. "I thought I knew a lot about running a dealership, but I really didn't," tells Fred Anderson. After assembling his team, Mr. Anderson and his employees set out to learn the business together. This pattern of learning and growing is a key part of the Anderson Automotive Group to this day. "That environment is still what we try to do today - it creates energy and optimism and we try to hold on to that."



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. 

The Anderson Automotive Culture Statement

Our product is the experience we give our customers.

Our purpose is to be the complete solution for someone's automotive needs by delivering a friendly, valuable and transparent product with every customer every time. We improve the lives of our associates, their families and our communities by being a team of leaders developing leaders.

Our vision is to be the most admired, most competitive and most profitable dealerships in the Southeast.

Our Values
  • Leading self
  • Continuous improvement
  • Respect for others
  • Fun loving attitude