Sunday, May 13, 2012
Fred Beans, president of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, will be the commencement speaker during Thursday's ceremony.
Bucks County Community College will celebrate its 46th annual commencement Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Newtown Campus. Fred Beans, president of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, will be the commencement speaker. Nearly 900 students are expected to graduate during Thursday's ceremony. A life-long Bucks County resident, Beans heads an extensive automotive organization that includes 19 dealerships selling 17 automobile brands. Based in Doylestown, the group also owns and operates Fred Beans Collision Centers, AutoExpress of Doylestown, NAPA of Doylestown, Autorent of Doylestown, and Fred Beans Parts Warehouse. In addition, Beans is involved in a number of professional and community groups, using his personal and business resources to support …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Kids went to work for the day at the Fred Beans family of dealerships.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
More than 100 children joined their moms, dads or other significant adults on April 26 for Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day at Fred Beans Family of Dealerships in Doylestown. The kids engaged in tasks, tours and interacting with coworkers at the parents’ worksites, where they learned about the adults’ jobs and what it feels like to work for a company with so many different facets and responsibilities. After the morning’s activities, parents and children met up at the Fred Beans Dodge dealership for box lunches and the day’s special program. It was the kind of experience that has no age limit or job criteria: everyone giggled, grinned, gasped and guffawed at the illusions, jokes and side-splitting gags performed by professional …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Doylestown-based car dealership is now smokefree for all employees, vendors and customers.
Doylestown's Fred Beans car dealerships will mark one month of being smoke-free this week. The company banned smoking - inside and out - at all 13 dealerships and numerous subsidiaries of the Fred Beans Automotive Group in Doylestown, Boyertown, Devon, Limerick and West Chester at the beginning of the year. Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of the 1500-employee organization, announced the initiative at the employee holiday luncheons that took place in December. It applies to vendors and customers as well as the company’s employees. “We feel this is the right thing to do for all of us, for several very good reasons,” says Gilbert. “Employees who smoke impact the cost of health insurance coverage for all of us, nonsmokers as well as smokers…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Fred Beans Parts ranks No. 1 nationally for sales of Ford parts to dealers.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Fred Beans Parts Warehouse, 131 Doyle Street, Doylestown, has received Ford Motor Company’s 2010 Premier Club Award, which honors the manufacturer’s top parts-selling dealers nationwide. Fred Beans Parts ranks No. 1 nationally for sales of Ford parts to dealers and No. 1 for sales of crash parts to body shops. Ford’s Philadelphia region honored the Beans parts team at a dinner recently in Doylestown. “They’re off to a blazing start for 2011 as well,” said David Principato, Philadelphia regional manager for parts and service operations. “While the region is up 7 percent for the first four months, Fred Beans Parts is up 29 percent.” Fred Beans Parts, which sells wholesale OEM parts for virtually all manufacturers, has grown consistently …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
2011 Equus sedan premieres at Fred Beans Hyundai
About 50 people attended an invitation-only sneak peek at the new Hyundai Equus this week at Fred Beans Hyundai on West Swamp Road in Doyelstown. Eugene Ott, of Doylestown, spent a lot of time in each of the seats of the granite gray Equus Ultimate that had been driven into town just for the premiere. Then he walked all around it, checking out every angle and every feature he could without driving it off the showroom floor. Gesturing toward the engine under the open hood, Ott sighed, "Beautiful. Everything's covered—it's really nice!" Ott and his wife, Eleanor, have a 2009 Hyundai Genesis, and it's clear Eugene wouldn't mind having a 2011 Equus, too. There were no test drives this night, but sales people were taking requests for a …