CarMax will open two new stores in the state of Washington — the used-car retailer’s first locations in the Puget Sound region — the company announced on Friday.
One store will be in the city of Lynnwood at 202 Valley Avenue Northwest and the other will be located in in the city of Puyallup at 21317 Highway 99.
CarMax said the new locations will provide more than 200 new jobs to the area and will supply customers with around 200 to 400 vehicle options of nearly every make and model.
In addition to the vehicles ready to purchase at each location, customers can ask for transfers of just about any vehicle at other locations nationwide, according to the retailer.
“Our company is committed to making every step of the car buying process stress-free for our customers, and we look forward to serving the Puget Sound region with the great customer experience CarMax is known for,” Bill Nash, president and chief executive officer of CarMax, said in a news release.
At a grand opening celebration on Friday, CarMax said the CarMax Foundation was set to give out $25,000 in grants and donations to local organizations, including Junior Achievement of Washington and Communities in Schools of Puyallup.
Associates of Lynnwood and Puyallup locations chose the two organizations and have participated in volunteer events with both groups, according to CarMax.
“We are honored to support these organizations and admire their dedication to serving area youth,” David Thompson, location general manager of the CarMax in Lynnwood said. “The community has been very welcoming of CarMax and we look forward to being a great regional partner, while serving customers for years to come."
Additionally, CarMax announced it also has plans to invest approximately $95,000 to fund a Puget Sound area playground, which has been projected to be built next year through a partnership with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that encourages children to get the balance of play they need to grow into healthy and successful adults.