MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Located just a short drive from Route 72, Barlow Buick GMC of Manahawkin offers a wide variety of new and used models.

They have been serving New Jersey Buick customers for over a quarter of a century and are a partner member of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Giglio, the General Manager of Barlow Buick GMC.

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“Our group of dealerships was started by my grandfather and grandmother in 1971. Since then, it has been family owned and operated, which was the main reason I became interested in joining the business after I graduated Villanova University in 2008,” Giglio shared.

The GM had never been a “car enthusiast,” but she loved the product that Barlow Buick GMC offers and wanted to continue her family’s legacy.

“My main interest stemmed from my desire to continue to grow a company that my family began many years ago. Throughout my years I’ve become passionate about the business, our employees, customers and the communities that we are so fortunate to be a part of. We love what we do, and want to share that with the people we come in contact with every day,” she added.

Giglio loves working with her team at Barlow Buick GMC. “We have been so lucky to have found such a talented group of employees who give us their all, day in and day out, to make our goals happen. I love how all of us are a piece of the bigger picture. It’s a pretty powerful thing to be a part of a group that works well together and has each others back,” she said.

The company prides themselves on their excellent customer service and “no-hassle, no-pressure, pleasant buying experience.”

Giglio isn’t worried about competition, “I believe that if we remain focused on what our goals are, stay passionate about what we do, and treat people the way we would want to be treated, everything else will fall into place naturally.”

For more info on Barlow Buick GMC, visit their website: or follow them on social media at @BarlowBuickGMC.

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