The LAcarGUY family of dealerships has been a Los Angeles fixture since "Sully" Sullivan opened his first dealership, Volkswagen Santa Monica in 1974. Today, LAcarGUY includes 11 award-winning dealerships throughout Los Angeles and an award winning body shop.
Known for its outstanding customer service, long-term relationships, and word-of-mouth marketing, LAcarGUY is the first choice when shopping for a new or used car.
As a local family-owned business, LAcarGUY is recognized as a prominent supporter of community events, charitable organizations and environmental causes. As one of the leading hybrid dealers in the world, LAcarGUY is proud to guide the industry to a greener automotive future.
Mike Sullivan of the Sullivan Automotive Group has stuck with a winning formula of running import franchises along the gold coast of Southern California.
Beginning with one Volkswagen store opened by his father in 1974, Mike Sullivan now owns 11 dealerships as well as parts and financing operations and an award winning body shop.
His slogan is “11 dealerships, one website,” marketed under lacarguy.com.
The group represents the brands of Toyota, Scion, Audi, VW, Lexus, Porsche, Fisker and Subaru.
Dealerships are located in the group’s base cities of Santa Monica (Toyota/Scion, VW, Fisker and Lexus), Hollywood (Toyota/Scion) and the South Bay (VW, Porsche, Audi and Subaru).
Mike Sullivan started working for his father, Wilfred H. Sullivan, in 1976. After the University of California-Irvine, he took a year to knock around and ski in Vail, CO, before plunging into the business. Read the full story
Community involvement has always been a priority for the LAcarGUY family, whether it's stepping in to save a school's art program (McKinley Elementary School), donating funds to charitable organizations such as Cystic Fibrosis, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Richstone Family Center or supporting cultural events (Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series, Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race, Hermosa Beach Music Festival).
Committed to changing an "environmentally-challenged" industry and protecting future generations, LAcarGUY is active in local environmental programs and initiatives. In an effort to encourage adoption of electric vehicles, LAcarGUY recently became the first automotive dealer in the country to offer electric charging stations at its dealerships that are open to the general public. In 2010, LacarGUY introduced the new position, Manager of the Environment, for the sole purpose of helping LAcarGUY reduce its carbon footprint through employee education and infrastructure changes. On Earth Day 2010, the company launched LAcarGUY.com/green featuring its green vehicle inventory as well as green technology news and updates on LAcarGUY's internal sustainability efforts. Mike Sullivan, LAcarGUY’s president, serves on the Regional Board of Directors for Global Green, the Advisory Board for Environmental Media Association, and continues to sponsor the Heal the Bay prominent Annual Beach Report Card.