It was the mid-1940’s when a young Donald Toresco first ventured into
the automotive industry. In 1964, after years of hard work and
dedication he was able to open his first dealership in North Plainfield,
NJ. Somerset Motors grew quickly to be a very well-known and respected
dealership. In 1968, Mr. Toresco expanded his dealership and opened
North Plainfield Dodge, offering both new and used vehicles to the
By 1975, the store had been reborn as Dodgeland and
was the largest Chrysler Corporation dealership in the country. But Mr.
Toresco kept dreaming BIG. In the early 1980’s he began construction of
the world’s first automall. The dream was realized when building was
complete and his customers could choose between Toyota, Scion, Chrysler,
Dodge, and Jeep products.
Autoland’s goal is to provide each
customer with a quality product while maintaining the number one goal of
customer satisfaction. Autoland has achieved numerous awards and honors
from manufacturers, vendors, and the community and is most proud of
being recognized as one of the first car dealers in NJ to implement an
extensive employee assistance program, managed by a certified therapist
and counselor, realizing that the health and wellbeing of thier
employees has a direct impact on the customer experience.
president of the organization, Mark Montenero, serves on various
automotive boards and is highly regarded within the automotive
industry. Montenero believes in the community and continues to carry
the torch for philanthropy, education and civic support that Mr. Toresco
Autoland prides itself on providing a different kind
of experience. They understand that the two most important assets are
customers and community. They try to do things differently to
establish relationships that will be long lasting and beneficial to all
that are involved.
At Autoland, they believe that it is
important to contribute to the greater cause. That’s why they go beyond
providing customers with great vehicles at excellent prices. They like
to give back.
Over the years Autoland has been active in a
variety of community and charity organizations, including the ADA -
Dealers for Diabetes Program, the Dodge Open Charity Classic golf
tournament, Toys for Tots, the DARE program, and Deborah Hospital.
Autoland also has a very long standing commitment to the Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the 200 Club of Union County for families
of police and firefighters, and they’re a major contributor to the
Gabrielle Angel Foundation and Good News Home for Women - A non-profit
organization which supports women that have become victims of substance
abuse. They also contribute to the American Cancer Society, Susan G.
Komen Foundation, the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, the Epilepsy
Foundation of New Jersey, and Reborn International.
Autoland is a
major employer within the community. They employ over 200 local
residents and support numerous vendors in Union County and the
surrounding areas. According to Mr. Montenero, “Employee satisfaction
begets customer satisfaction.” as there is a close correlation between
customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.
steeped in history and a pioneering force in the automobile industry. As
always, they look towards the future and how they can further improve
the automobile purchasing experience. The number one priority is the
satisfaction of their customers. In addition to being a leader in
automotive sales, Autoland also has a huge presence in servicing their
customers as well. They were one of the first dealers to extend their
hours to seven-days a week and offer around the clock shopping access
twenty four hours a day. Come see how Autoland can use its 60+ years of
automotive knowledge and expertise to provide you with an experience
you won’t soon forget.