The Boyertown Area Times
Fred Beans receives ‘Top Volume Dealer’ award from Ford Motor Co.
He is one of eight recognized for performance and community involvement
Fred Beans, founder of the Fred Beans Automotive Group, has received the Top Volume Dealer Hall of Fame award from the Ford Motor Co. The annual award recognizes a select group of consistently high-performing Ford dealers that are known for being “outstanding retailers and community leaders.”
In announcing Beans as one of eight recipients of the award for 2022, Andrew Frick, vice president, sales, distribution & trucks, Ford Blue, said the company is proud of how he represents Ford every day.
“We are so pleased to honor Fred Beans with this prestigious award. He is truly a dedicated leader who embodies the spirit of what being a Hall of Fame Dealer is all about — being loved by his customers, respected by his employees, and engaged with surrounding communities,” Frick said in a statement.
Frick recently inducted Beans into the 2022 class of the Ford Motor
Co. Top Volume Dealer Hall of Fame during a Ford Top Volume meeting in Florida. As part of the recognition, Beans was presented with a special jacket and a ring that indicate he is part of the elite group of Ford dealers, according to a press release.
During the event, Frick also noted the 24 President’s Awards and 14 One Ford Elite awards earned by Fred Beans Ford dealerships. Of the more than 20 Fred Beans Automotive Group dealerships, eight are Ford locations, including Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown, Fred Beans Ford of Exton, Fred Beans Ford of Newtown, and Fred Beans Ford of West Chester. The company also has Ford locations in Doylestown, Langhorne, Mechanicsburg and Washington, N.J. The auto group also runs a parts distribution center, which prompted Frick to designate Beans as “King of Ford parts.”
Fred Beans Ford of Newtown was Beans’ first foray into Ford dealerships, when he purchased a 25% share of Bill Marsh Ford in
Newtown in 1972 — recently celebrating his 51st anniversary as a Ford dealership owner.
Frick also noted Beans’ commitment to give back to communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — specifically noting his ongoing efforts since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to donate portions of sales and service bills to fight hunger.
“We continuously strive for excellence in delivering an outstanding dealership experience to all our customers and are dedicated to making a real difference in our community,” Beans said in a statement, adding that the entire Fred Beans Ford family is “honored” by the recognition.
Fred Beans Automotive Group encompasses more than 20 dealerships, 18 brands, six Fred Beans collision centers (franchised CARSTAR), two AutoExpress locations, a parts warehouse, two Carquest locations, four Autorents rental locations, and commercial truck sales. For more information visit https://www.fredbeans.com/.