History

The Gee Automotive Companies began in 1983 when George Gee fulfilled his dream of starting a Pontiac dealership in Spokane, Washington. The business thrived under George and his wife, Theresa, and soon became the largest Pontiac dealership in the state of Washington. In 1991, GMC was added and in 2000 the business was relocated to expansive new facilities in Liberty Lake, WA.

In 2003, after working his way up through the business, Ryan Gee assumed the role of President and CEO. Ryan built on the legacy of his parents, and soon grew the company to include Buick, Porsche of Spokane, Kia in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene and Cadillac in Coeur d'Alene. 

Beyond franchises and facilities, Ryan has also focused on building the talent base of the organization. He has brought on many skilled managers, including Jeff Jackson, who would assume the president role in 2010 with Ryan as CEO and Dealer Principal. He is a firm believer that great people grow a great company.

More recently, the Gee Automotive companies have grown past their Spokane roots to include Eastside Subaru in Kirkland, WA, South Tacoma Honda in Tacoma, WA and Gresham Subaru in the Portland, OR area. In 2017, Gee Automotive acquired the 13 dealerships and associated businesses of the Tonkin Group in the Portland, OR area. Gee also operates a parts wholesale business, an automotive retail financing arm, an automotive wholesale operation, an automotive off-site sale company and two Allstate insurance agencies. We are proud to have over 1,300 team members focused on delivering great customer service across the northwest.

The common theme in all of the Gee Automotive companies, since their founding, is the concept of families serving families. While we have seen considerable growth, our goal is not to be a big business, it's to be a good business that provides great customer experiences, excellent career opportunities for our team members and makes a positive impact on the community.

Please let us know if we can ever assist you with any of your automotive needs.