Our Story

Joel Tosh has been selling cars most of his adult life. He got his start at a well-known new car franchise dealer where he worked his way up the ranks from salesperson to management. It was not long, however, before Joel realized what he really wanted to do was run his own business and find ways to help out the citizens of the Tidewater area. He has an extensive knowledge about cars and is very versatile with financial matters and as he put the two together he formed one of the most successful buy here pay here dealerships in the Hampton Roads area.

In 2001 Joel found the location he had been looking for his dealership. Located just off Military highway, it had always been a used car dealership but the previous owner wanted to retire. It was not long before he was trading in his lease for a mortgage and today he owns the entire place.



Joel’s Auto Wholesale, Inc. started out as a wholesale dealership, one that buys vehicles that are traded in at new car lots and sells them to other area dealers and at dealer only auctions. Today, because of the amount of business he enjoys he focuses on retail sales as he is just able to keep his supply up with the demand.

Joel and his staff have one goal; to help you get the car or truck of your choice. Because they provide In House financing, they are able to tailor each finance plan to fit your financial needs. They stand behind every vehicle they sell with a minimum warranty coverage of twelve 
months or 12,000 miles.