Best of Columbia Profiles

Jim Hudson Automotive

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803.695.2452

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Keith Hudson, Jim Hudson

Jim Hudson Automotive would like to thank the readers of Columbia Metropolitan for voting them the very Best in Columbia for the 16th year!

A family owned and operated automotive group with six locations in the Midlands, Jim Hudson Automotive has a distinguished history of commitment to its employees, its customers, and its community. Jim Hudson opened his first dealership almost 45 years ago after moving to Columbia from a tobacco farm in Turkey, North Carolina. With $100 in his pocket, he had planned to attend the University of South Carolina. But after working for a short time making eyeglasses, Jim bought his first dealership in 1980. He was the youngest dealer in the country at the time.

With approximately 850 employees in its nine dealerships in Columbia and Augusta, Jim Hudson’s company lives out his belief and company tagline of, “Experience it once and you will never forget it.” Keeping service to both their customers and their employees at the forefront has remained the core of the company’s philosophy.

Another piece of the Jim Hudson group’s success lies in the company’s third pillar, in addition to employees and customers — the community. Jim Hudson believes in meeting the needs where we live, worship, and serve. This past year, Jim Hudson Automotive group supported more than 130 charities. Jim Hudson’s community spirit also benefits members of the military and first responders. As a veteran, Jim is committed to helping members of the military purchase and maintain their cars and trucks.

If you are looking for a new Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Lexus, or Toyota, along with hundreds of pre-owned vehicles, we would be honored to earn your business.