The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships has been proudly serving Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington, PA, for many years. As the name suggests, we're a family-owned and -operated business dedicated to supplying our community with high-quality automobiles, expert automotive service, and friendly customer assistance.

As a full-service dealership, we strive to meet our drivers' every automotive need. Whether it's finding a new family vehicle, automotive repairs, quality parts, or vehicle information, we gladly supply it.

The Fred Beans Legacy

When Fred Beans set out to make a name for himself in the automotive dealer industry, he did not anticipate how far his dreams would take him.

Now, with more than 20 dealerships supplying 18 vehicle brands, as well as six Fred Beans collision centers (franchised CARSTAR), two AutoExpress quick service locations, two Carquest locations, four AutoRent locations, and commercial truck sales and parts, Fred says he achieved his goals by focusing on the customer experience.

His hands-on approach to providing great service and thoughtful mentorship has helped craft an automotive group you can rely on.

Fred was honored in 2019 among the Philadelphia Business Journal's Most Admired CEOs. In that same year, he was recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer with a Family Owned Business Award.

He is a past recipient of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce's Business Achievement Award and Time magazine's Dealer of the Year Award in 2001 and was also included as one of Power Brokers: Bucks County's 10 Most Influential in 2000 by The Intelligencer newspaper.

Fred has received the top scouting award from the Bucks County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and recognitions from Bucks County Community College and the Hepatitis B Foundation for his community service.

Better at Beans With Women on our Team

Fred Beans works closely with his three daughters, Beth, Barbara, and Jennifer, who play integral roles in managing areas of the family business.

By involving his daughters in the Fred Beans Automotive Group, Fred not only ensures his family values of putting people first are shared throughout the company, but he also benefits from the ideas and perspectives that come with having females lead in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Recognizing the strength in this diversity, the automotive group has recruited and empowered women to pave the way for its success. Learn more through this video.

Why Buy With Fred Beans?

In high school, Fred Beans wrote down his goal to have an auto dealership focused on the customer experience. Today, the success of the Fred Beans Automotive Group relies on that commitment to putting people first. Dealerships aim for 100% customer satisfaction, and Fred leads by example, making himself readily available to help anyone with any automotive need.

Fred extends his people-first approach to his Fred Beans team and the surrounding community. He has long instilled in the business the Quaker philosophy of "doing well by doing good."

He formalized this commitment to giving back with the Fred Beans Charitable Trust, established in 2000 to support organizations spanning the categories of youth and education, human services, arts and culture, and community development.  

Better Together - Beans in the Community

 "We strive to do something every day to make our community better; If we take care of our neighbors first, our success will follow." 
- Fred Beans, Founder and President

The Fred Beans Charitable Trust Has Made Significant Donations To:

The YMCA of Bucks County, a longstanding community partner of Beans, to fund an expansion of the Y's Doylestown branch and a renovation of its Fairless Hills branch. Most recently, Beans increased its annual sponsorship of the YMCA's summer camp to provide financial assistance through scholarships to children whose families qualify. The economic impact of the pandemic expanded the need for scholarships.

Doylestown Hospital through the One Vision campaign, which funded the Fred Beans Family Waiting Area in the hospital's new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion. The gift enhances the patient and visitor experience with a more comfortable and welcoming environment.

Beans Provides Ongoing Support for Community Partners:

Beans offers ongoing support to municipalities where it does business with donations ranging from a new Harley Davidson to the Warrington Police for its highway patrol fleet and a K9 Police Vehicle for the Central Bucks Regional Police Department to innovative surveillance technology to assist the Plumstead Township Police Department. 

For nearly 20 years, Fred Beans has hosted blood drives for the American Red Cross and has become a Premier Blood Partner.

The Fred Beans Charitable Trust supports educational endeavors throughout the areas where Beans operates, with ongoing donations to organizations such as CB Cares and the Bucks County Free Library. For Fred's 80th birthday, the entire Fred Beans Automotive Group organized a book drive in his honor, resulting in a donation of nearly 1,000 children's books to the Bucks County Free Library. It was a well-received birthday present, as Fred often touts the value of a good book and education.

Through an endowment presented to the James Michener Museum, Beans has afforded the museum the ability to increase the size of the facility and acquire additional collections, which has added to the attraction of Bucks County as a destination to visit. Check out the museum's Fred Beans Gallery!

The Company and Employees Step Up in Times of Intensified Need:

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, leaving many people without homes or belongings, Fred urged his family of dealerships to unite and work with other community leaders to adopt the towns of Waveland and Bay St. Louis, MS. Their efforts raised $113,000 to fund and furnish a state-of-the-art daycare center, which was built by the Bucks-Mont Katrina Relief Project. 

Most recently, the automotive group aimed to reassure those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic that they were not alone in their struggles. In May 2020, Fred and other company leaders initiated the Fred Beans 500,000 Meal Challenge, with a year-end goal of donating 500,000 meals to hunger-fighting organizations throughout its operating area. 

Beans funded an estimated 400,000 meals and invited customers and employees to help provide at least another 100,000 meals by the end of the year. The company came close to its goal, providing 460,000 meals by the start of 2021, and is now committed to staying in the fight against hunger. Additionally, Fred Beans employees take turns volunteering at local food pantries.  


"We hope our Fred Beans customers feel that among the perks of doing business with us is knowing that our success often goes hand-in-hand with the success of the communities where we do business. We understand the impact we can make as a responsible corporate citizen, committed to taking care of the people who welcome our dealerships, collision centers and more into their neighborhoods."
- Beth Beans Gilbert, Vice President



A Letter from Fred

From our humble beginnings as a service station in the 1950s, the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships has grown into the Fred Beans Automotive Group-Pennsylvania's largest privately held automotive group, offering 18 top brands.

What's the secret to our success? It's simple: At Fred Beans, we do everything to meet our customers' automotive needs. We treat customers like family, and we're committed to delivering customer satisfaction. You deserve the best automotive experience, and that's exactly what you get when you visit a Fred Beans dealership.

One of the many things that sets us apart from the others is our AutoRewards program, a unique savings program exclusively for Fred Beans drivers.

When you purchase or lease a vehicle from a Fred Beans dealership, you're automatically enrolled in AutoRewards. Every time you have your car serviced, you earn money toward your next purchase. And as a Beans AutoRewards member, you receive exclusive discounts at participating local businesses.

Another difference you'll notice at Fred Beans locations is our people. We're blessed to have a team of dedicated salespeople and service technicians who turn every trip to our dealerships into a wonderful experience, with their goal to leave you 100% satisfied.

The Fred Beans Automotive Group is everything automotive. Whatever your needs may be, from the first drive to ongoing maintenance checks, we'll ensure you are beyond satisfied every time.

Thank you for visiting our website. I truly welcome all of your comments and suggestions about our dealerships, our people, our products, our services, or our website.


Please feel free to email me with your comments and take a moment to rate our website.

Warm regards,

Fred Beans
Founder and President
Fred Beans Family of Dealerships

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Fred Beans Automotive

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