THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

DAVID S. ANDREWS

CITY ENTERPRISES, LLC
OWNER AND CEO

David Andrews is Chief Executive Officer and Owner of City Enterprises, LLC. City Enterprises, LLC is the parent company for the following auto related business; City Auto Sales, City Direct, City Auto Finance, Dealers Auto Auction of Huntsville, Dealers Auto Auction of the South, Dealers Auto Auction of Mobile LLC, and Dealers Auto Auction of Murfreesboro.

Andrews opened City Auto Sales in 1986, after purchasing a Ford Dealership with a partner in the early 80’s. Since then he has opened 4 auction sites, 4 City Auto Finance branches (floor-plan company) and City Direct. Currently, Andrews employs 507 people amongst his businesses. Some of his key people have been with him since early on, and his wife of 15 years also works in the businesses. Throughout the years, Andrews has exemplified both self-direction and determination through his success and growth of his companies. He is constantly seeking ways to improve his business model and his determination leads him to continuously adjust his goals upward and challenge his managers to reach these goals. He has grown City Auto Sales to over $100MM in revenues in 26 years. In 2010, City Auto Sales was nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award for 61+ employees Andrews believes in rewarding his employees that work hard and is generous with incentive based pay for reaching goals that he sets. He has used his creativity and leadership to retain quality people over the years that have helped him grow his businesses. When asked, Andrews is quick to state that it is the people that surround him that make him successful. Andrews had a vision to duplicate one of his business models in multiple cities, and has opened branches in three other cities over the past 5 years.

In an effort to give back to the communities that he does business in, Andrews challenges each of his general managers to pick a charity to support. He requires them to set a goal for their employees to reach and as a result has been able make contributions to many charities over the years. Some of the fundraising highlights from last year include: City Auto Sales organized Cars 2 Cure and raised $50,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; City Direct raised $36,000 for the ALS Foundation and Dealers Auto Auction raised $16,000 for the United Way.

Description of Business:

1. City Construction & Development – real estate investment & management company

2. City Auto Sales- (3) locations –automobile retail sales

3. City Auto Finance- (4) locations in 3 states- automobile floor plan company

4. City Direct- automobile retail financing

5. Dealer’s Auto Auction – (4) locations in 3 states – wholesale auction

Year Business Founded:

1972

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

‘The ability to operate and manage a business is truly a gift. I have never considered going to work as work. The relationships that we build are part of the fabric of our lives. There are so many ways to enjoy your profession such as working with your team and developing a business from concept to a successful operation. Another important aspect of building a business is that it allows for the creation of many jobs for employees to support their families.

In Memphis and America we have the opportunity of a lifetime. With the advent of the Internet, everyone now competes in a global market place and has the ability to develop their organization to its greatest potential.

For More Information: http://www.cityauto.com