The Pecheles History

1965

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Encouraged by a friend's enthusiasm for the quirky practicality of the Volkswagen brand, Joe Pecheles opened his own Volkswagen dealership made up of a sole brick building. (The building still stands on the lot today!) The Volkswagen lineup was rapidly growing in popularity during this time, and Joe offered the complete line of vehicles.

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1981

NEW DIRECTION

Brian Pecheles joins the Pecheles Automotive Group, which only sold Volkswagen at the time.

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1987

RECOGNITION

Pecheles Automotive Group is recognized as the 25th largest VW dealer.

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1988

GROWTH

The Pecheles Automotive group begins to see rapid growth, adding an Audi brand to the family.

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1989

MOMENTUM

Brian Pecheles is a part of the VW National Dealer Council & Mitsubishi joins the Pecheles family.

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1991

MOMENTUM

Pecheles adds a Hyundai dealership.

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2000

PRESENT GROWTH

Pecheles-Ford Toyota is added to the family.

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2010

PRESENT GROWTH

Honda joins the Pecheles family of dealerships.

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2015

MILESTONES

Pecheles Automotive celebrates nearly 50 years in business.

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2018

Continuing Growth

Audi Greenville Grand Opening

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Through Brian's leadership, the Pecheles family of dealerships has seen incredible growth and prosperity since 1981.

Our Dedication to the Community

Community is important to the Pecheles family, and Pecheles Automotive has been a community leader for nearly 55 years. Pecheles Automotive provides a car for the teacher of the year. Additionally the group consistently donates to the following organizations:

  • East Carolina University

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Salvation Army

  • Collections for victims of Hurricane Florence

  • Cypress Landing of Chocowinity Bay

  • American Red Cross

  • Alznc (Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc.)

  • Sound Rivers

  • Aces for Autism

  • A Time for Science

  • Greenville Museum of Art, North Carolina

  • Greater Bath Foundation

  • Washington High School

  • ECU Scholarship Breakfast

  • Teacher of the Year event with Pitt County Schools

The Pecheles Automotive Group proudly funds the East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences scholarship.