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Meet Walter Brown of Brown’s Classic Autos in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Walter Brown.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Brown’s Classic Autos was really an extension of my father’s dealership which started in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1952. My primary business is Commercial Real Estate, but car blood runs deep. Brown’s Classic Autos opened in Scottsdale as a passion and love for American Muscle cars and Hot Rods. Being a successful business owner and automotive enthusiast proved the right combination for a dealership that breeds success in everything we do there. Over the last 10 years, it has transformed into a full-service retail store and service department. We provide not just to our community but to our nationwide customer services that are second to none. From sales, service, custom builds, and consignment on all types of vehicles. Our state-of-the-art 24,000 sq. ft. building in Scottsdale, AZ is a one-stop shop for all things automotive. While we specialize in classic cars, we have made our mark in late model, high-line, and collector cars alike.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No business is ever a smooth road. Luckily, our hurdles have been positive struggles that most business owners pray for. We have had to grow quickly to keep up with the demand. The sky is the limit and we have year of year stepped up our game. This process can be very time consuming and tedious to ensure we maintain the highest quality product, employees and customer service. Brown’s Classic Autos has an incredible team and we are proud of all the growth, opportunity and consistent customers we have earned.

Brown’s Classic Autos – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are an extremely proud company. Our team has produced world-record sales, publicized and award-winning custom-built cars, and we have made a household name in our field. Every car that comes into our hands we treat as if our own. Care, precision and expertise have set us apart. But the most impact thing that Brown’s will be remembered for is our contribution to the community and the philanthropic endeavors we have pursued. Brown’s Classic Autos has utilized our company reach and network to raise and donate north of 5 million dollars since inception. Giving back is what we believe in and stand for, and raising funds for Foundations and Non-profits gives us a larger purpose in this world. Brown’s Classic Autos has had the opportunity to partner with organizations like Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish foundation, ChildHelp, First Down Fund, Foundation for Blind Children, and Wounded Warriors to name a few.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is how you are perceived by peers and the community. We work extremely hard at building and maintaining trust with our partners, clients, and peers. It’s a simple formula really that can apply to any business. Transparency, performance, customer service and providing the highest quality product. Although the formula is simple, actually attaining the success is the difficult part. It’s taken a lot of money, sleepless nights, sweat and tears by our team. We rely on each other at the store, we have experts in all the different facets of our operations and every person is crucial to making our model successful.

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