Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) is a fourth generation, family-owned business proudly serving Virginians since 1924. Our company originated in 1902 as a hardware business named Stockdell-Myers Hardware Store, located in downtown Petersburg, Virginia. The hardware store was liquidated and reincorporated in 1924 as Petersburg Motor Company, Inc. by H. Carter Myers, Sr. The first new car franchise was Ford. Through the years we have always carried a Ford product in our list of franchises. Currently, we sell Lincoln-Mercury at Colonial Auto Center and have the Volvo franchise at Volvo of Charlottesville.
H. Carter Myers III, grandson of the founder, joined the company after graduating from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1965. He was elected President in 1974 and is now Chief Executive Officer. He has been very active in the automotive industry, serving as Virginia Automotive Dealers Association (VADA) President in 1995 and as Chair of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in 2002.
In 2003 the fourth generation, Liza Myers Borches, joined the CMA team. She graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce in 1997 and worked with American Honda for almost seven years before joining CMA. In 2004, we purchased a Volvo store in Charlottesville and renamed it Volvo of Charlottesville. On January 1, 2008, Borches became Vice President, Dealership Operations.
After more than 85 years in the automotive industry, our family's traditional values of integrity, respect and customer service are still the hallmarks by which we do business. Our five dealerships, twelve franchises, and 230 employee-owners are committed to customer satisfaction. With a variety of products, a huge selection and financing that fits, we are here to meet your needs.