The McMahon Automotive Group story began on February 27, 1987, and has been one of respect, sincerity and hard work. We are nothing without our history. It tells us the story of who we have been, who we are, and who we want to be in the future. Be a part of our story.


Our Story

When Joe McMahon talks about his reasons for creating McMahon Automotive Group, the same themes begin to appear. Sincerity. Personalization. Long term value. These are not just pretty words on a page. These are values which have been ingrained in McMahon’s business model for decades.

Our story began in 1987, when we were founded by Joe McMahon in the basement of his home. Joe had spent the previous 16 years with Foy Leasing in Philadelphia, where his professional relationship with George F. Foy was both enjoyable and invaluable to his business education. After helping to build a highly successful leasing and daily rental company, Joe desired something different.

With both his growing family (a lovely wife and five beautiful children) and growing business vision in mind, Joe created McMahon Leasing, Inc., on February 27, 1987. From the outset, McMahon Leasing was to be different. Joe took pride in his new company’s ability to be completely independent and unbiased. McMahon Leasing offered all makes and models of vehicles, new and used, along with convenient and economically-competitive service options. Joe made sure this range of personalized choices was available not only to fleet users but individuals as well - both in the Delaware Valley and nationally.

As McMahon Leasing grew, so did Joe’s sense of family responsibility. His sense of duty towards his wife, children, and relatives grew. Over the years, it became Joe’s privilege to welcome several committed, knowledgeable family members into his professional family. In June 1990, Joe’s brother Dan McMahon joined the company; he was followed full-time in May 1997 by Joe’s son Patrick (P.J.) McMahon. As time has progressed, Dan and P.J. have become invaluable members of the McMahon Automotive family, rising through the ranks to become Vice Presidents with the company.

In 2005, we changed our name to McMahon Automotive Group. This change was made to reflect our evolving status into a full-service automotive organization, able to provide flexible and competitive solutions for a diverse array of transportation needs. We have become industry leaders not only for our lease offers, but for our purchase programs and Complete Fleet Solutions.

Our commitment to corporate education is ongoing. Our entire executive sales team receives their certifications from the National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) as certified vehicle leasing executives (CVLE). They are re-certified every five years to ensure their continual learning and adaptation to the newest business practices. In addition, all executive level management maintains a continual leadership presence with the NVLA, serving as Tri-State Chapter Chairpersons and members of the executive-level National Board of Directors.

From a one-man operation in our founder’s home to one of the most successful full-service fleet management companies in the nation, McMahon Automotive Group is ever thankful for its dedicated family of clients and staff. It is an honor to have earned the trust and respect of our clients and the tireless dedication of our staff. Our business relationships are a privilege which we hope to renew for many years to come.

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