Prior to 1937, a small group of Georgia automobile dealers determined that dealers should have a trade association. These dealers reviewed the legislative work accomplished by the Atlanta Automobile Association and believed that much more could be accomplished with the formation of a statewide association.
On April 21, 1937, a group of dealers from various parts of the state met in Macon for the first time with an idea of forming a state association.
Through the hard work of many dealers, the association grew in size and strength, and on January 1, 1966, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association became self-sustaining after working in conjunction with the Atlanta Automobile Association.
In 1982, due in large part to its support of state legislation authorizing group self-insurance funds, GADA became the first trade association in Georgia to have its own self-insurance workers' compensation fund. The GADA Group Self-Insurance Workers' Compensation Fund has established a solid history of success by providing automobile dealers with quality workers' compensation coverage and has returned more than $123 million in dividends to Fund members.
In 2008, Georgia Dealers Insurance Company (GDIC) was launched to provide dealers with a new option for property and casualty insurance. GDIC provides comprehensive coverage and outstanding customer service.
GADA has more than 500 dealer members who represent more than 90% of the new vehicles sold in Georgia, and is one of the most respected trade associations in the state. GADA provides a strong lobbying voice for dealers, and in partnership with its subsidiary, GADA Services, Inc., GADA offers title services, business forms, informative industry publications, and education webinars and seminars. GADA Insurance Services, a fully licensed insurance agency, also offers dealers comprehensive employee benefits plans, complete with a highly-rated personalized enrollment process.
Thanks to the support of its Board and its members, many of GADA's goals have been achieved. GADA and its related entities continue to grow and establish themselves as strong, effective and proactive organizations representing the interests of dealers.
2060 Powers Ferry Road SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
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