Big Two Toyota

Sept/Oct 2017
Big Two Toyota
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Big Two Toyota founder Lon Hoeye (pictured third from right) opened his Arizona dealership in 1967.
Arizona dealership hits 50-year milestone, continues to offer guest-friendly services
 
After 50 years in business, Big Two Toyota continues to evolve with its customers by offering a host of t services, like barbershop and salon services, that speak to their busy, multi-tasking lives.
 
It’s the same philosophy founder Lon Hoeye had in mind when he opened the dealership in 1967 in Mesa, Arizona.
 
Big Two Toyota, now located in Chandler, Arizona, continues to be family owned with his son, Chris, at the helm, and has planted deep community roots.
 
The dealership also ranks among the top 60 Toyota dealerships nationwide in terms of new vehicle sales volume.
 
In 2007, Big Two Toyota relocated to its current 125,000-square-foot site where, among service bays and Camrys, there’s a full-service nail salon, a barbershop with shoe shines, and a massage salon that enable guests to pamper themselves while their vehicles are being serviced. The facility also offers a business center, and Café 1250 serves gourmet sandwiches and salads.
 
For children, Big Two Toyota provides a pirate ship play area, and arcade and video game room. These offerings have had a significant impact on the growth of the dealership since its relocation 10 years ago.
 
Big Two Toyota also is committed to local causes, including the Lon E. Hoeye ICAN Youth Center in Chandler, which is named in memory of Chris’ father. The site serves more than 250 youth daily and helps at risk youth become productive members of the community.
 
The dealership is one of the largest contributors to the ALS Association of Arizona with more than $500,000 raised to date and supports a number of other causes.
 
“We wouldn’t be here today without this great community, as well as our dedicated employees being committed to ensuring our customers have the best experiences,” says Big Two Toyota General Manager Wally Henkel. 
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