The Gasoline & Automotive Service Dealers of America, Inc.

The original Association, Connecticut Gasoline Retailers Association was formed in 1956 by a group of retailers who saw the need for retailers to come together in a cost effective manner to deal with negotiating with the Major Oil Companies, whom in most cases were their suppliers and landlords. In 1996 we reorganized the original Association into GASDA in order to modernize and keep pace with an ever changing environment.

Check Out Our Accomplishments Below

History of Success

GASDA, Our Members & Board of Directors are Proud to Feature
a List of Just Some of Our Achievements for Your Review:

Incorporation of GASDA, Inc. as a legal entity from which to further the goals of its members under a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

Establishment of a Working Brand Committee to accomplish the goals and objectives of each Brand Committee professionally. This reduction of separate office and staff for each Committee, reduced the redundancies of each administrative position and resulted in cost savings across all brands and dealers.

Creation of Individual Brand & Mass Appeal Issue Committees with each establishing a self-funding account totally controlled by the members of that Committee. This imposes fiscal checks and balances on the Association, provides for the advanced availability of funds for individual brand problems like Franchise Agreements, and enables a funding base to cost effectively move forward on mass appeal issues concerning all Brands for example the Gas Tax.

Establishment of two methods of communication. First, created an interactive Web Site (www.GASDA.org.) for instant communication to dealers from the office. Second, a Broadcast Fax/E-mail Service that has created an instant communication network providing and receiving information on a 24 hour, 7-day per week basis.

Institution of a professional lobbying function in Hartford to educate legislators on the needs and issues of our members and provide constant vigilance to protect your business from bad laws.