Bobby Murray Chevrolet was founded by Bobby Murray Sr. in July 1966. Mr. Murray was born and grew up in the small Nash County town of Samaria, N.C. In 1949, the 20-year-old farm boy signed a professional baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers and pitched for three seasons. After injuring his back, Mr. Murray returned to Raleigh and in 1952 invested what little he had into Murray’s Gulf Service in downtown Raleigh, and later another service station, Bobby’s Gulf Service. Although these service stations were highly successful, Mr. Murray still had one unfulfilled ambition, his own Chevrolet dealership. In 1966, his exciting dream became a reality.
Since opening its doors in 1966, Bobby Murray Chevrolet has been a symbol of professionalism and customer satisfaction. Mr. Murray, who passed away in August 2003, built his dealership around quality people and exceptional service, knowing that this combination would prove to be a great success. The same way of doing business and living is continued today by Bobby Murray Jr., president of Bobby Murray Chevrolet.
Bobby Murray Chevrolet has been the recipient of many awards from General Motors, including the national honor of World Class Dealer by Chevrolet three times for exceptional overall performance and customer satisfaction. In addition, Chevrolet’s Genuine Leader Mark of Excellence was awarded to Bobby Murray Chevrolet five times (2001,2002,2004,2006,2007) for unsurpassed performance. Bobby Murray Chevrolet continues to provide a huge selection of new vehicles, which makes finding and purchasing a vehicle simple. Over the past 14 years, Bobby Murray Chevrolet has been the number one Chevrolet new vehicle sales leader seven times in the state of North Carolina. In addition, the pre-owned vehicle sales department has a wide variety of makes and models in order to fit our customer’s needs and budget.
Bobby Murray Chevrolet also has a fleet and commercial sales department that caters to small and large businesses as well as many state agencies. The parts department has one of the largest parts inventory in eastern North Carolina, which enables them to provide quality GM parts to customers across the state and throughout the country. The 32-vehicle-bay service department continues to provide quality service with the use of advanced automotive technology. The body shop repairs frame-and-body damage for all makes and models. Plus, their custom-built paint booth makes painting vehicles efficient while maintaining the best quality of work.
Bobby Murray Chevrolet has over 100 employees, including some who have worked here since its doors first opened. These individuals have a passion for making Bobby Murray Chevrolet successful for everyone. It is the intention for Bobby Murray Chevrolet to continue to offer the highest quality of service and professionalism to its customers and its community for many years to come.