The Grubbs Family has been involved in the automobile business since 1948 when Hubert Grubbs first sold used automobiles in front of his grocery store in Dallas. Hubert later went on to open a used car lot and then a new car dealership in Dallas during the early 1950's.
George Grubbs soon followed in his father's footsteps after graduating from SMU. He and his wife, Jeanne, moved to Roswell, New Mexico, to start their own used car dealership and later their own new car dealership. George firmly established what would become an ongoing family tradition. As far as George was concerned, anyone could sell a car, but to make his dealership truly stand apart and above the rest, he sought to completely satisfy his customers' needs. This "customer first" philosophy would be passed down for generations to come.
George and Jeanne's sons, George Jr. and Eric, literally grew up in the car business. The boys' first home was a trailer on the lot of their parents' dealership. When George Jr. and Eric were young, their automotive careers began at the bottom-washing cars at their father's dealership. Through the years, George Jr. and Eric both worked in every department, holding positions in the service, parts, finance, pre-owned vehicle and new vehicle departments. Both graduated from SMU.
The earlier success of the Roswell dealership had enabled George Grubbs to purchase a larger dealership in Waco, Texas, in 1968. Then in 1971, fresh out of college, George Grubbs, Jr. was chosen to open a brand new dealership in Corpus Christi, Texas. They both were very successful as auto dealers. They felt that their early success provided a firm foundation for the family to expand operations to a larger dealership in the Dallas/ Fort Worth market.
Soon, the Grubbs sensed a shift in consumer preferences toward the sporty new cars from Japan. This was a real milestone in the Grubbs family automotive history and marked the beginning of larger operations in Dallas and Fort Worth. George and George Jr. sold their respective dealerships to become partners in 1976 to build and operate a new dealership in Bedford, Texas, a growing area just west of the new Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Grubbs family was chosen from a large number of applicants to be the dealer representative and within a few years their dealership went on to rival larger dealerships across America. Due to its overall success, the dealership has undergone numerous remodeling expansions over the years with a complete update occurring in 2007.
In 1985, the Grubbs family added more franchises to the Bedford location, and again in 1999, Grubbs added another franchise at the same location. That same year, they were chosen to open a separate dealership in Duncanville, Texas, and soon after added a third franchise to serve the southern Dallas market.
In 1989 the Grubbs family purchased a large dealership operation in Fort Worth which included a luxury franchise along with two other makes. Then an additional make was added as well. Shortly after that they were chosen among many applicants to be the dealer representative for the brand new INFINITI franchise as a charter dealer and the first in Texas. George Grubbs Jr. took over sole ownership of GRUBBS INFINITI and in 1998 he moved it to Euless where he built the largest INFINITI dealership in the United States at the time.
George III, a graduate of Baylor University, is now the Executive Manager and a Partner of GRUBBS INFINITI. Like his father, he also worked in every department of the dealership before assuming operational control of the business. Together with his team, George III has won numerous awards for customer satisfaction. George III is committed to carrying on the family mission of providing the highest level of service to the customer. The Grubbs family has owned many franchises together. They currently own two dealership locations in the Dallas and Fort Worth market. Eric Grubbs serves as dealer and owner of one dealership in Bedford, Texas. George Grubbs, Jr. and George Grubbs, III serve together as owners of GRUBBS INFINITI in Grapevine, Texas. Over the last sixty years the Grubbs family has also been dealers for virtually every brand. They have won multiple awards from each manufacturer for excellence in serving their customers and in dealership facilities. Additionally, George Grubbs, Jr. was a recipient of the Time Magazine Award for dealership excellence. The family has now sold over 200,000 vehicles in the Dallas and Fort Worth area and continues to enjoy a reputation for integrity and family values.