Welcome to Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia!
What does it mean to shop with Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia? It’s your ticket to one of the most incredible automotive legacies in the state. Are you ready to join that legacy? We certainly hope so.
The Jim Ellis Legacy: How It All Began
Jim Ellis learned the importance of hard work and dedication at an early age. He spent his childhood on the grounds of the Atlanta Prison Farm, where his grandfather was the superintendent and his father was a foreman. When he wasn’t helping out around the property, he nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit by running milk, paper, and laundry routes, dabbling in construction, and organizing a concessions business at Grant Park.
Never one with idle hands, Jim graduated high school and enrolled at West Georgia College, eventually transferring to Georgia State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management. He paid his way through school with various jobs, selling insurance and real estate and working as a prison guard and foreman. After school, he spent two years in the United States Army before finding his calling in the automotive industry when General Motors hired him in 1960.
Jim's remarkable work ethic was only bettered by his dream of serving others, which fueled his professional career. He spent a decade with General Motors, quietly stoking the fires of his plan to one day open a dealership with his name on the sign. That dream came to fruition in 1970 when he and his wife, Billie, poured their life savings into Jim Ellis Volkswagen. It marked the birth of the Jim Ellis legacy we know and love today.
Where We Are Today
Jim Ellis laid the groundwork for the Jim Ellis Automotive Group, a crown jewel in Atlanta's automotive landscape since the 1970s. He welcomed his family into the business, passing the reins to his son, Jimmy, in 2015 and proudly watching his daughters and grandchildren join the legacy he built. In 2022, that legacy became even more significant when Jim and Jimmy passed away unexpectedly.
Today, the second and third-generation members of the Ellis family carry the torch of the family business. They each bring something unique to the Jim Ellis legacy, all sharing the same compassion and commitment to customers that Jim embodied throughout his lifetime. That passion and family-centric approach awaits when you trust Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia.
Our Approach, Our Promise
Our approach starts by welcoming you into the Jim Ellis family and committing your name to memory. From there, we listen attentively to your needs so that we can respond accordingly, saving you valuable time by delivering a bespoke customer experience. While we’re thrilled you’re here, we know your time is better spent doing what you enjoy, following your dreams, and spending quality time with the people you love.
This bespoke approach has earned us a stellar reputation because it showcases how we fulfill the Jim Ellis Promise. We’re here to partner with you, from sales to service and every automotive need beyond and between. It’s how Jim envisioned his first dealership, and it’s our honor to continue that vision decades later.
Welcome to Our Family!
It’s time to put your automotive needs first and trust a dealership that will do the same. Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia is proud to be that dealership, rolling out the red carpet for customers like you. What are you waiting for? Stop by our Buford showroom and meet the team. We'll show you what it means to work with Atlanta’s premier dealership. More importantly, we’ll welcome you into a family like no other.