AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/– Hispanic Business Magazine named nine Hispanic-owned Chrysler LLC dealers to its 2008 annual “Top 500” U.S. Hispanic-owned companies list. Dealers made the list based on the following criteria: Revenue dollars; Hispanic ownership of at least 51 percent; and fully operational for the 2007 calendar year.
Hispanic Business Magazine’s list included three Chrysler dealers in the top 10. The top dealer, ranked No. 3, was Lloyd Chavez Jr. of the Burt Automotive Network in Centennial, Colo., which includes Burt Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Parker, Colo., and other franchises. The dealership group boasted $2.12 billion in revenue last year. The second dealer was Ernesto Ancira Jr. of Ancira Enterprises Inc., which was ranked No. 7 and grossed $691.26 million. Ancira Enterprises includes Ancira 281 North Chrysler Jeep; Ancira Dodge; and Ancira Motor Co., among its many franchises. Also on the list was Frank Rodriguez of Greenway Ford Inc., at No. 9, which grossed $520.13 million. Rodriguez’s franchises include Greenway Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Orlando, Fla.; and Atlanta Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Atlanta.
In total, the nine dealers grossed more than $4 billion* last year.
“Chrysler’s Hispanic dealers are an economic force in this country,” said Cecil Ward, Senior Manager – Network Diversity and Dealer Development. “This ranking is significant to Chrysler because it demonstrates the strength of our minority dealer network and also is a testament to the hard work that many people have put into these dealerships.”
The Hispanic Business Magazine “Top 500” list is widely recognized as the most respected measure of Hispanic-owned business performance. The entire list totaled $36.1 billion in revenues last year.
This is the 26th year of the Hispanic Business Magazine “Top 500.” The dealers that made the “Top 500” list are:
* Dealer’s revenues also included sales from other automotive dealerships.
3 The Burt Automotive Parker, Colo. Lloyd Chavez Jr. $2.12 billion
7 Ancira Enterprises San Antonio, Ernesto Ancira Jr. $691.26 million
9 Greenway/Atlanta Orlando, Fla. Frank Rodriguez $520.13 million
Chrysler Jeep Dodge
24 Gonzales Automotive South Gate, Silvestre Gonzales $274.60 million
41 Elder Automotive Troy, Mich. Irma Elder $159.56 million
76 A&D Automotive Dothan, Ala. Dino Velazquez $93 million
101 Varela Auto Palestine, Fernando Varela $61.54 million
103 Tamiami Automotive Miami, Fla. Carlos Planas $60.99 million
105 Love Chrysler, Inc. Corpus Marion Luna Brem $57.50 million