40 years ago on April 1st 1982, Tom Dolan made his way to Reno Toyota where he started a company based on treating every customer and employee like family. 


Before joining Reno Toyota Tom Dolan was first introduced to the automotive industry by working at Reno Dodge where he sold cars. Hardworking and determined to create a better life for his family and himself he quickly advanced in the business, moving from Sales to Finance to Sales Manager and then to General Manager at Carson City Dodge Chrysler and Reno Dodge. 


Fast-forward to April 1st 1982, Tom's first day at Reno Toyota where he became the General Manager and Vice President. Eventually purchased Reno Toyota which we now know as Dolan Toyota, the first acquisition of many. Dolan Auto Group comprises six award-winning dealerships: Dolan Toyota, Dolan Lexus, Dolan Mazda, Dolan Kia, Dolan Dodge RAM Fiat, and Dolan Fernley Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM


Together, Tom Dolan and his sons Ryan and Brady have built more than just a company that sells cars. They have always made it a priority to treat every customer and employee like family. Thus, the motto “Get in and join the family” was coined to describe the culture of family and community at Dolan Auto Group. 



April 1st, 2022, we celebrated 40 years of Tom and the Dolan Auto Group. Tom Dolan is a man who is always thinking big, looking toward the future, and helping as many people as he can. To this day, that same mindset still remains the same. Always pushing the envelope and helping those in need.
Today, The Dolan Family and Dolan Auto Group are dedicated to making a difference in the community, from creating and sustaining community partnerships to supporting children’s education, giving back to the community, and more. Leading the company to receive numerous awards and accolades for their charitable giving and exceptional business practices.


Tom would attribute this success to the bonds, trust, and the commitment of the people that have made it work. Today, we are celebrating the past 40 years since Tom Dolan first started at Reno Toyota to what Dolan Auto Group is now. We are celebrating 40 years of relationships with customers and staff. Being a part of the community, giving back, seeing it grow, and being part of its story. 


We are thrilled to share an installation in tribute to Tom Dolan at the National Automobile Museum to honor his 40 years.

Congratulations on 40 years Tom! 


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