Gary Barbera Cares – Charitable Organization
Gary Barbera has been very fortunate. With a career in the automotive business, which spans over 30 years, Gary was the youngest Chrysler dealer in the country when he started his own dealership in the 1980’s. Since then, Gary has worked with thousands of customers spanning the entire Delaware Valley – metro Philadelphia and South Jersey area. He has been extremely successful in business and decided to spend a portion of his time getting involved in local charities that benefit children that are less fortunate.
BarberaCares – Proud Recipient of Family Business Awards
Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep, and CPOV vehicles collaborating with its own Philadelphia’s Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1,000 vehicles, including 300 Jeeps Cheap, Barbera’s Autoland is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia’s #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states (PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and WV) since the start, while receiving Chrysler’s highest accolade, J D Power certification.
The Barbera Culture is rooted in the belief that “Business Comes Where It is Invited and Stays where It is Well Treated”. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent, instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client’s most precious gift of their precious time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars, and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful, thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.
The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values, and Work Ethic. Their mother, Rita Barbera—known to all as “Lovely Rita”—was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera, planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair, and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children, inspired by their father’s work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, “Hard work never hurt anyone, but aggravation sure will kill you.”
Honored to be recognized with The Family Owned Business Award for dual accolades—Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence.
BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service, including broadcasting their “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign and “Keep the Boulevard Safe” message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000’s of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia’s finest including P.A.L., honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course, 1000’s of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches, and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.
Their Philly famous mascot, the Barbera Bear, can be seen helping out and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera’s Autoland is also known for being where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90’s with many, many stars in between and after. Now, it’s Coach Doug Pederson, and he’s been driving Barbera for decades! Now it’s your turn. I would be remorse if I didn’t ask you….
Is Barbera the Best… Boy I Guess!
The list continues to grow and Gary Barbera is enjoying every minute.
Camden Riversharks Toy Drive
Archbishop Ryan Alumni
NorthernHome for Children
Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
Northeast Family YMCA
NJ Pediatric Patients Charitable Trust
Jon Dorenbas Magic Show benefiting Eagles Youth Partnership
Todd Herremans Foundation
Gary Barbera donates to Peter’s Place – a place for grieving children.
Gary Barbera wins a Roy Holiday Jersey while supporting Peter’s Place a center for grieving children and families
Picture above Peter’s Place Director of Development, Andrea McLean and Gary at their offices in the Radnor Financial Center on Phillies Home Opening Day.
Peter’s Place is a center for grieving children and families. Their web address is: www.petersplaceonline.org