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Welcome to David McDermott Lexus of New Haven

We do appreciate the opportunity to serve you. David McDermott Lexus of New Haven is owned and operated by David McDermott. Over the years he has owned and operated many dealerships in the New Haven area including Dodge, Hyundai, Kia, and Vespa.

Presently David McDermott is the Owner/Operator/President of David McDermott Lexus of New Haven and David McDermott Chevrolet, which are located side by side at 655 Main Street in East Haven, CT, convenient from anywhere in the North East directly off of I-95. The 20-acre campus includes a combined new and pre-owned inventory of over 500 cars, along with the largest American Flag in the North East at over 50 ft long!

Dealership Facts

Mr. McDermott was awarded the Lexus franchise in 1989. He is very proud to have been awarded the FIRST Lexus franchise in Connecticut and is recognized by Lexus as an Elite of Lexus Dealership. In 1997 the dealership moved to its current location, which boasts a 15,000 sq. ft showroom, welcoming lounge with fresh coffee and pastries, 15 service lifts, on-site detail department, and over 250 new and pre-owned vehicles. McDermott Lexus of New Haven has come to be known as a friendly, customer-focused, and fair place to do business.

David McDermott was born in West Haven, Connecticut in 1937. He graduated from Notre Dame High School of West Haven and was a star offensive and defensive player on the 1954 State Champion Football team. These were the days when you played both sides of the ball!

He graduated from Boston University after receiving an athletic scholarship to play football. He attended Harvard Business School, the University of Connecticut Law School and did a stint in the Marines before starting in the automobile business.

About David McDermott

The automobile business was almost a rite of passage for him as he grew up in the business working at his father’s service station in West Haven.

Over the years David has been elected to the National Dealer council several times by Chevrolet, Lexus, Chrysler, and Hyundai and a Board Member for Hospice in Branford, Gaylord in Wallingford, Saint Raphael’s Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, The American Cancer Society, Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club all in the New Haven area of Connecticut.

David has been married to Sally Murphy McDermott for over 52 years and is the father of three daughters, Kerry, Kimberly and Kaitlin. He is the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren. His hobbies are sailing, golfing, skiing and traveling. His most passionate hobby is spending quality time with family and friends.

He expects that all guests at his dealership will be treated as guests in his own home!

Why Buy a Lexus from David McDermott Lexus of New Haven

When you are looking for a new or used car dealership in East Haven, David McDermott Lexus of New Haven should be your first stop. With a large selection of new Lexus vehicles and a wide range of used cars we have all of your vehicle sales needs covered. Even better, our Lexus financing specialists will help you find the perfect lease or loan for your budget. Connecticut Lexus shoppers can contact us with questions or find our hours and directions here.


McDermott Offers Lexus Service, Parts and a Body Shop in East Haven

Connecticut Lexus owners can trust David McDermott Lexus of New Haven with all of their service, repair and parts needs. We feature a state of the art service center staffed by ASE certified technicians ready to take care of your Lexus service and maintenance needs. We use only genuine Lexus parts to ensure you are getting the same quality that went into your vehicle at the factory. You can even schedule Lexus service or order Lexus parts right here from the website. When you are looking for Lexus repair visit our East Haven Body Shop. We can take care of your minor dents or get you back on the road after an accident. See us today!

David McDermott Lexus of New Haven is located at: 655 Main Street • East Haven, CT 06512
David McDermott Lexus of New Haven 41.286265, -72.886261.