Little Joe’s Autos, a new and used car dealer serving Chesapeake, was established in 1971 as a sole proprietorship engaged in the sale and financing of used cars to the retail public. We continue to operate in the same manner: one location, focused on retail sales and financing.
Little Joe’s Autos opens for business on Indian River Road in Chesapeake in a building which included offices, a one car garage and paved lot for 40 cars.
Indian River Road is widened and the loss of our street frontage forces us to find a new location.
Moved to present location on Military Highway at Greenbrier; into a building with office space, an unpaved lot, and trees for miles around! (Quite a few years before Greenbrier Parkway, “Automobile Dealership Row”, and an exit off the interstate.) Various improvements were made over the years as the business continued to prosper and grow.
Construction is completed on a modern two story auto dealership, and Little Joe’s Autos realizes the goal of giving their “used car customers” a “new car” dealership atmosphere in which to do business. We are now able to showcase over one hundred cars in the showroom and lot.
2000 to Present
Little Joe’s Autos keeps pace with the ever- changing advances in technology which enables us to respond quickly to market changes and customer needs. Our goals and objectives for this decade revolve around building continued customer loyalty and maintaining our position in the Hampton Roads automotive marketplace.
Little Joe's Awarded Mitsubishi and Isuzu franchiseLittle Joe's opens Certified Service and Parts Department for both Mitsubishi and Isuzu
Little Joe's Autos is awarded with Mitsubishi Motor Corporations "Diamond Chapter of Excellence" It is an award that proves customer quality and satisfaction. The Award is proudly displayed in the main showroom.
Little Joe's Autos is awarded Suzuki, Parts, Service and Sales.
Little Joe's opens their Suzuki dealership on Military Hwy. 1 light away from the main store.
Little Joe's starts offering the Little Joe's Loyalty Club with the purchase of a new or used vehicle. The Little Joe's Loyalty Club offers Free oil changes and Free state inspections for as long as you own the vehicle.
Little Joe's builds a state of the art Collision Center that uses the same environmentally friendly water based paint that your vehicle was built with.
Suzuki stops selling vehicles in the United States and Little Joe's makes a commitment to continue supplying parts, service, and warranty work for all Suzuki cars and trucks