Jerry’s Auto Sales and Equipment

Jerry Larsson went into the car business after he was subject to a layoff at the shipyards in the late 1940s or early 1950s.  Figuring all the troops coming home would mean big business, he purchased land in Burien, WA on Ambaum Blvd which was a two lane road at the time.  Jerry was the first car dealer in Burien and at 21 years old, he was the youngest car dealer in the state of Washington.  Over the course of the next 15 years, Jerry transitioned from a dirt lot with no buildings to complete auto business including a full showroom, service garage and a paint/body shop.  After 35 years in the car business, he slowly transitioned to buying, fixing, restoring and reselling heavy equipment in the mid-1970s.  Dennis worked for Jerry as the shop manager while Jerry worked on sales and the business side.  Jerry’s was located at 13421 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98146.  Unfortunately, the original location was lost to fire in 1985 and Jerry subsequently moved the business to I-5 near the interchange with Kent/Des Moines Road.  Jerry’s was liquidated in 2008.