Family Owned For 20 Years
The Clay Cooley Automotive Group journey to success is rooted in Clay’s early experiences. His family left Dallas for Lubbock when he was young, and at 14, he took a part-time job at a supermarket chain. it wasn’t until after high school that Clay returned to North Texas and continued laboring at an Alpha Beta store in Plano. The change of environment, with greater hustle and bustle, left an impression on a young Clay Cooley.
It wasn’t long before Clay figured out he was in a big city – there had to be more to it. So he started selling cars.
Clay focused on preowned sales at local dealerships through the mid-80s, until he married his wife, Lisa. While working at a dealership owned by Gary McKinney and Glenn Polk, Clay’s focus on creating a great buying experienced helped him excel and, during the nine years he spent at the dealership, he rose from preowned manager to general sales manager.
In 1998, with his wife’s encouragement, Clay started his own dealership, a modest venture in the heart of the DFW area. He ran his small used car dealership on principles of solid customer service as well as creating a great buying experience, until his determination and drive at the Trinity Mills and I-35E location allowed him enough success to invest in a new car dealership. Clay Cooley Isuzu opened in 2001 and was followed by several others, including Daewoo, Hyundai, and Buick-GMC.
Since then, hard work and sound business practices, plus placing incredible value on the customer experience, have contributed to the creation and growth of the Clay Cooley Auto Group, which now includes Nissan, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Kia, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and CDJR (Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM) stores, conveniently located across the North Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth area.
As a premier Dallas dealer group, the Clay Cooley Automotive Group continues providing customers the best buying experience for both new and used vehicles. In addition, the auto group’s reputation remains solid, backing sales with assurance through the Clay Cooley Family Guarantee Program.
Clay Cooley Auto Group
“Shop me first, Shop me last – Either way, Come see Clay!”
The “Clay Cooley Auto Group Family Guarantee” is the guarantee that guides our actions and unifies us in outstanding service and results for all. It defines our philosophy towards our family of customers, team members, community, and the manufacturers we represent.