CarMax of Katy Texas
The concept for CarMax was developed by Circuit City executives under then-CEO Richard L. Sharp. It was developed for nearly a year in 1991, using the code name “Project X”, and was also known as “Honest Rick’s Used Cars” to those intimately involved in the skunk works team. The concept was actually first proposed by a consultant hired by Circuit City to evaluate possible business opportunities beyond the scope of their consumer electronics locations. While used cars has always been the main business, CarMax purchased the rights to locations from car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi and Toyota. CarMax also purchased an Auto Mall in Kenosha, Wisconsin that had additional manufacturer franchises, such as Ford, BMW and Volvo. The first CarMax used-car auto superstore was opened in September 1993, miles (2.7 km) from Circuit City’s corporate offices in Richmond, Virginia. As of February 26, 2009, CarMax operated 100 used car superstores and seven new car franchises, all of which are integrated or co-located with its used car superstores.
Find your nearest CarMax auto dealerships. The auto dealers located in Texas are:
AUSTIN: Austin North - 13300 North I-35 Austin, Texas 78753 / (512) 873-2315 Austin South - 4400 S. IH 35 Austin, Texas 78745 / (512) 651-7160 DALLAS: Hurst – Car Buying Center – 780 Grapevine Highway Hurst, Texas 76054 / (817) 462-9243 FORT WORTH: Arlington/Ft. Worth - 8400 Anderson Blvd Fort Worth, Texas 76120 / (817) 801-1501 GARLAND: Garland – 12715 LBJ Freeway Garland, Texas 75041 / (972) 864-8845 GULF FREEWAY: Gulf Freeway – 13100 Gulf Freeway Houston, Texas 77034 / (281) 481-4299 HOUSTON: Cypress Fair – 19500 N.W. Freeway (U.S. 290) Houston, Texas 77065 / (281) 970-6690 North Houston – 16110 North Freeway Houston, Texas 77090 / (281) 209-1333 Southwest Freeway – 6909 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 / (713) 774-3400 IRVING: Texas Stadium (Irving) – 3100 Spur 482 Irving, Texas 75062 / (972) 721-0500 PLANO: Plano – 4448 W. Plano Parkway Plano, Texas 75093 / (972) 943-7590 SAN ANTONIO: Live Oak – 11880 IH-35 North San Antonio, Texas 78233 / (210) 247-6246 San Antonio – 3611 Fountainhead Drive San Antonio, Texas 78229 / (210) 342-4662
Sell CarMax Your Car
How CarMax appraisals are different
- Fast and free—your appraisal can take as little as 30 minutes and you’re welcome to watch while you wait.
- No obligation—we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours.
- No appointment needed—bring your car in for an appraisal any time we’re open.
- Our appraisers—they’re specially trained to evaluate the cars we buy.
- The written offer—it’s good for seven days at any CarMax location.
- Fast payment—if you sell us your car, you’ll receive a bank draft on the spot!