May 15, 2009
36. Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Tulsa
Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Tulsa is the nation’s 36th largest African American-owned auto dealership; and Oklahoma’s largest minority-owned auto dealership. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company also has the distinction of being the fourth largest dealership headed by a woman.
Since 2005, Yvonne Hovell has served as president of the 100% black-owned dealership. Up 15 places on the 2009 BE Auto Dealers list, the dealership grossed $47.3 million in revenues in 2008–down 2.7% from the previous year.