Tony began his business career in 1989 in Price, Utah. While still in high school he sold school supplies to his classmates out of an old briefcase and he bought an older Cadillac and started a limousine service, shuttling students to their proms, parties and special events. Tony bought his first commercial building on Price's Main Street and became a landlord to a local bar owner. He was still too young to go into the bar to collect the rent, so his mom did it for him.
Tony opened his first car dealership, "Madman Basso's", where he, his wife and mom washed, detailed, showed, sold, and financed the cars. He has invested in several dozen businesses. He currently owns the GM dealership, along with several other car dealerships, restaurants, an event center, rental cars, towing, financial services, an RV/ATV business, several radio stations, a convenience store, and commercial and residential rental properties.
Tony is passionate about everything he does. He has contributed a great deal of time, products, services, and money, all in support of important community and educational needs. Recognizing the many resources and opportunities Carbon County has to offer, Tony encourages local business and political leaders to aggressively look for ways to get investors to relocate to Carbon County and to "Build it here". Tony is President and CEO of the Tony Basso Group and President of the Utah New Car Dealers Association.