Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Century Auto Rentals & Sales!
Welcome our latest Advertiser to the B-Town Blog: Century Auto Rentals & Sales!
It’s A ‘Burien Family Affair’ at Century Auto Rentals & Sales
Century Auto Rentals and Sales (CARS)Â has been right on the same corner forÂ 20 years.Â Well, almost on the corner â€“ actually it’s behind the Shell station at First Avenue South and SW 156thÂ in Burien. Century started 24 years ago in the lot of N&R Automotive.
Co-Managers Jennifer Boehm and Cindy Leeson tell BTB that “it’s a family thing, although we’re not all family.”
Century is owned by Noel Gibb, a former Burien mayor who’s been aÂ local businessman for over 45 years.Â He was co-founder of Merchants of Burien (MOB), now part of Discover Burien. All five of his kids have worked there at one time or another, and right now his granddaughter Mikayla is working on detailing cars.Â Every so often you’ll find Noel’s wife MargieÂ enjoying a hot lunch tooÂ with theÂ staff (when she’s not volunteering atÂ Discover Burien events). Â Jennifer’s husband Dan is a Senior Tech at N&R.Â To complete the family atmosphereÂ is the fur family:Â Snicker’s the “ShihTzu, Peaches the “Shiffon”, Nikki the “Poodle” and Caro the big orange catÂ who was found under a customer’s car. They report to work everyday with their people.
Customers at Century Auto Rental are treated like family too.Â Just think about your last car rental and compare it to service at Century. Were you escorted to your rental car?Â Did someone stow your luggage? Did a manager sit down in the car and show you how to work all the gizmos and gadgets?Â Well that’s exactly what they do at Century.Â Further they’ll give you a map, show you the directions and set your car radio!Â They want to make people comfortableÂ before they start driving.Â GPS instruments will be available in the spring of 2009.
Reservations are accepted over the phone at 206-246-5039, 1-888-288-6768Â andÂ online at www.centuryautorentals.com.
For air travelers, they provideÂ shuttle serviceÂ to and from SeaTac Airport (located just minutes from the airport)Â and will pick you up locally in theÂ Burien area if you need it.
Car sizes come in economy, compact, midsize & full-size, and are available for a few hours or a few months.Â Â Their prices are competitive with the majors,Â and the service is far superior.
Rentals are available to use in Washington State, Portland and Vancouver, B.C.
Once the cars are taken out of service they are sold at the Century Auto Rentals & Sales lot (that’s what the ‘sales’ part of the name is all about).Â They can sell your car for you too.
With a lifetime of service to the Burien community, Noel and Margie have bestowedÂ their sense of community on all of the Century/N&RÂ family â€“ all of whom live in Burien.Â As a matter of fact,Â Jennifer and CindyÂ toldÂ BTB that “everyone lives in Burien, works in Burien, shops, eats and breathes inÂ Burien â€“ we all love Burien”. Carrying that tradition forward, the families of Century Auto Rentals & Sales are generous when it comes to supporting community events and school.Â Â It’s no wonder they were recognized by the Southwest King County Chamber as “Business of the Year” in 2002.
When asked what the co-managers wanted BTB readers to know about Century, we were told “When you’re having your car worked on at any garage in town and need a car for awhile, call us, we’ll be glad to pick you up and get you in a Century Auto Rental right away!”
For those readers who may be checking on B-Town from the friendly skies, know that they’ll pick you up at SeaTac and deliver you in minutes toÂ your carÂ at the corner of First Ave South and SW 156th in Burien.
So, click on their Ad in the lower right sidebar, check out their offerings, and remember that when you support a locally-run business, you’re also supporting your community!