28. Paramount Nissan

Paramount Nissan is the nation’s 28th largest African American-owned auto dealership; and Louisiana’s largest minority-owned dealership.

John F. Stelly is principal of the 100% black-owned Lake Charles, Louisiana-based Nissan dealership.

Up nine places on the BE Auto Dealers list, the dealership grossed $54.5 million in revenues in 2008–down 10.9% from the previous year.