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Volvo Overseas Delivery - Lawrence Volvo


                                                                  A family business name for over 90 years


The Lawrence family has served the American motoring public with new and used cars, parts and service from Walnut Creek, California for over 90 years.

In the words of Contra Costa County, historian, George Emanuels...

"The Lawrence family is to Walnut Creek what Babe Ruth is to baseball" ---that even though they were not founders of the town, "they made their own tradition in it."



The Lawrence family has been an active participant in Walnut Creek's business community since 1910, when Jesse Lawrence purchased the Walnut Creek Meat Company, an enterprise that thrived over nine decades under the leadership of three generations of Lawrence family.

Lester Lawrence the fourth son of Jesse and Pauline Lawrence opened a garage and Buick dealership across the street from the Walnut Creek Meat Company in 1921.  In 1937 Lester Lawrence started a Chrysler dealership in Walnut Creek.  In the 1966 the dealership began selling cars from Sweden.


Today the Lawrence family continues to do business in Walnut Creek under the guidance of the second and third generations.  Lester's son Jim and Jim's daughter Cindy operate Lawrence Volvo on North Main Street in Walnut Creek.  Lawrence Volvo is currently the only family owned, single brand, one location Volvo retailer in Northern California.  The staff at Lawrence Volvo includes many long time employees...some with over 10, 15 and even 20 years of experience in sales, service and parts for Volvo.


Lawrence Volvo is an environmentally concerned company active in the local community. It has been honored with numerous business and civic awards including the Volvo President's Club trophy for the years 2001, 2006 and 2013.

In 1992 the City of Walnut Creek built a new street and onramp to Interstate 680.  On November 5, 1992 Evelyn Munn, Mayor of Walnut Creek issued a proclamation on the right naming the road Lawrence Way as "a tribute to a family that personifies tradition in Walnut Creek and as a small token of the community's gratitude for the Lawrence family's dedication to bringing business to Walnut Creek for the past 80 years".


Lawrence Volvo has been one of the top ten Volvo Overseas Delivery retailers in America for decades.  The Lawrence team finished the years 2012 and 2010 in third place for Overseas Delivery sales.  In 2013, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2002 and 2001 Lawrence Volvo was the number two Volvo Overseas Dealer in the country.  Lawrence Volvo held the number one position in Volvo Overseas Delivery sales in America for both 2009 and 2004.


The photo collage on the left is a small collection of some of the numerous cards, photos and letters Lawrence Volvo has received over the years from enthusiastic clients who purchased their new Volvo via the Overseas Delivery Program.


Click on the collage and visit Flyvolvo Journals where you can read notes and view pictures from a few of the many fantastic people from all over America who have earned their Volvo wings on a trip of a lifetime.






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