Clay Huber, a self-professed “gearhead,” launched Huber Motor Cars in Fredericksburg, Va., on Sept. 11, 2015 after 25 years in the automobile business. He enjoys every kind of wheeled transportation – from his road and mountain bikes to his motorcycles and orange Porsche – and savors every opportunity to take to the skies as a pilot.
A native of Fairfax County, Clay grew up racing and upgrading classic muscle cars and motorcycles and then sold cars while attending Virginia Tech. After obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering, he started his professional life at an engineering firm in Richmond. In 1990, he chose to pursue his passion for automobiles full-time with Ron Rosner, a longtime local car dealer. Clay graduated from the NADA dealership academy before joining the staff at what was then Rosner Toyota on U.S. 1 in Fredericksburg.
Clay gives thanks for the privilege he had to learn and grow that family-owned automotive business over 2 ½ decades. Together with his family and team of dedicated employees, he saw the Rosner Automotive Group grow to 10 companies and more than 600 employees, earning the title of Ward’s Auto Mega Dealer as one of the top 100 dealerships in the country. Clay finished his run with the Rosner group in 2015 as president and chief executive officer.
Launching Huber Motor Cars was the fulfillment of Clay’s long-held dream to run his own group of companies. Clay’s priorities are his faith, family and fun, all of which inform his approach to life and business. Clay and his wife, Gail, have three sons – two in college and one in high school.
Clay established the company’s guiding principle as “Driven to a Higher Standard.” It is more than a motto. It derives from his Christian faith and the company’s Biblical foundation, which inspire us to glorify God by pursuing excellence and practicing integrity while serving one another and our guests.
He chose Colossians 3:23-24 as the foundational verse for the workplace: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” (NASB)