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|Founded||1987, Bellevue, Washington|
|Headquarters||Seattle, Washington, USA, Seattle, WA|
Number of locations
|Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas|
|Founder/CEO Dan Brettler, President/COO David Drew, CFO/Jorge Perez, CIO/Karen Kirwan|
|Products||Automotive and Wireless consumer electronics|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Wireless Advocates spun off as separate company|
Car Toys, Inc. is a medium-sized chain of stores, founded and headquartered in Seattle. There are currently 50 stores, distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Texas. Car Toys currently has over 1,000 employees, some of whom work in both the corporate headquarters and a distribution center. The retailer specializes in all assortment of mobile electronics products, but primarily sells automobile audio equipment and wireless phone devices.
Car Toys was founded in 1987 by Dan Brettler, who continues as the President and CEO of Car Toys. The company has a Board of Directors though shares are not publicly traded. In 2004, Twice Magazine ranked Car Toys as the 5th largest national mobile electronic retailer.
Awards and Recognition
Recognized as a “Retailer of the Year” numerous times by Mobile Electronics Magazine, Mobile Electronics Certification Program and CES Daily, Car Toys has been included in Audio/Video International Magazine’s “Top Ten 12-Volt Retailers” for 12 years running and is the only 12-volt retailer currently listed in Twice’s “Top 100” list of top consumer electronic retailers.
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