About Us


Welcome to Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw

Why Should Drivers in the Marietta, Woodstock, Smyrna & Canton, GA area choose Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw for New and Used VW Cars and More?

Classic style. Groundbreaking technology. Race-inspired performance. These are all important traits of the Volkswagen brand. At Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw, a Jim Ellis dealership, we make it our goal to supply drivers from Marietta, Woodstock, Smyrna, Atlanta, Roswell, Rome, Acworth and Canton with all these qualities while establishing some tenants of our own.
At our new VW and used car dealership in Kennesaw we provide a constantly updated inventory of new Beetle, Jetta, Passat, Golf models and more, and used Volkswagen vehicles, and do so with an unparalleled commitment to customer service, no-hassle, no-obligation sales process and by treating all our Atlanta area customers like a friend.

What’s more, our on-site auto parts and VW car repair center will keep your Volkswagen running as reliably and efficiently as you need it to be for as long as you own it. We’re even home to a fully outfitted body shop to buff out those unsightly dings and dents.

Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw is conveniently located at 950 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw, GA. We welcome first-time buyers, commuting professionals and families to visit us today to explore terrific car loan and lease packages on Volkswagen’s renowned lineup of cars, wagons and SUVs. Because at the Jim Ellis family of dealerships, you’ve got a friend in the business.

If you’re interested in any of our incredible products or services, don’t hesitate to contact us online or by phone, or simply swing by our convenient 950 Barrett Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia location, today. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Get to Know the Jim Ellis Promise
Allstate Paint and Fabric Protection on every vehicle
3M Window Tint on all new vehicles

Contact the general manager directly with any questions or concerns.
Mike Martucci
[email protected]
770-370-4900

How We Started

In 1970, Jim Ellis and his wife Billie took the biggest financial plunge of their lives to establish their own automobile dealership. They sold all of their assets, used all of their savings, cashed in Billie’s retirement fund from over 15 years at Georgia Tech, and borrowed the balance to begin Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Chamblee in 1971. In total, the plunge amounted to $35,000 in assets and $165,000 in loans.

Our Family

Jim Ellis was active in the oversight and management of Jim Ellis Automotive up until 2015 when he stepped back and turned the reigns over to his son, Jimmy. Continuing the legacy of his father and adding an immense appetite for expansion, Jimmy nearly doubled the size of the company in both dealerships and team members during his seven-year tenure as president and CEO of Jim Ellis Automotive Group. In late 2022, the company lost both its founder and president and CEO with the passing of both Jim Ellis and Jimmy Ellis. With the unexpected loss of Jimmy during his time as president and CEO, several third-generation family members who were already active in the automotive group stepped into new or expanded leadership roles within the company.

Founder Jim Ellis’ daughters, Karen Ellis Black and Kristi Ellis Cohron, both serve as corporate officers. Third-generation family members in leadership include Wes Ellis (son of Jimmy Ellis), serving as company president and CEO; Stacey Ellis Hodges (daughter of Jimmy Ellis), serving as vice president of group support operations and corporate directors; and Brooke Ellis Gatlin (daughter of Karen Ellis Black), serving as vice president of human resources.

The Ellis family also has a few fourth-generation family members who have also now entered the workforce at Jim Ellis Automotive. Brooke’s two children, son Tyler and daughter Ivie both currently hold positions within Jim Ellis Automotive Group. Ivie Ellis Gatlin completed a degree in business management and now works within the Jim Ellis Advertising Agency. Tyler Gatlin completed technician training and works as an automotive technician at Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia. Additional fourth-generation family members are likely to start careers in the organization their great grandfather founded upon completing their education.

Beyond direct descendants of Founder Jim Ellis, there are extended family members who can also be found working within the company. Jim Ellis’ niece, Mickey Patterson, and her son, Andrew Roper, also work for the automotive group. The notion of family is engrained in the culture of Jim Ellis Automotive Group.

With over 50 years in business, the Ellis family now owns and operates 20 dealerships, covering 17 major automotive brands. We look forward to serving Atlanta drivers for many years to come.

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Sat7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw is located at: 950 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW • Kennesaw, GA 30144
Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Kennesaw 34.00461766171484, -84.5785661904132.