2017 QUALITY DEALER OF THE YEAR

Tim was born in New Jersey and after graduating from high school, served in the US Navy. While in the Navy, Tim earned many medals and ribbons and also coached the Navy Travel Softball Team.

He started working for Winslow's Auto Sales part-time while still in the Navy. He stayed with them for 12 years. When he retired from the Navy, he worked for Todd Hyman at Hyman Auto Sales Retail Center from 1995-1998. Tim opened Tim Maguire Auto Brokers in 1998 until 2004, when he then moved and changed the name to Maguire and Sons Auto Brokers; two years later he purchased the property.

Tim is actively involved with civic and community activities, sponsoring programs like the Virginia Beach Police Bike Safety Program, Special Olympics, numerous local and surrounding city sports teams, and Booker T. Washington HS track team trips to the University of PA "Penn Relays" for four years. He has bought uniforms for school teams, donated vehicles for a Desert Storm vet and a women's shelter, as well as donations to several college football and wrestling teams. Tim has also been collecting antique and special interest cars for over 39 years and belongs to numerous car clubs throughout Tidewater.

Some of the many testimonials Tim has received included: His dealership is always clean, bright, and well organized, he and his staff are open to discussions, and there is no pressure or games. Tim is dedicated, ethical and an honest independent car dealer. Maguire's customer service is outstanding!

J. C. Aquilino, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy: I have known Tim for almost 30 years starting when we served in the U.S. Navy together in FIGHTER SQUADRON FORTY THREE. I entrusted my life to Tim as he maintained the ejection seats I strapped into every day while flying as a Navy fighter pilot. I now entrust the safety of my wife and children to him every time I purchased the eight cars for my family over the years.

What do Tim's employees have to say? We are in the people business and it is a pleasure working for Tim. He makes employees feel welcome and everyone is part of the team, not only a boss but a friend. They all say they look forward to many years to come.

Tim and his wife of 41 years, Susan, have three children and two grandchildren. Ryan and wife Emily have three year old Jack. Scott and wife Joanne have two year old Andrew. Shannon is engaged to Jared and planning a November 2017 wedding.

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