55. Summerville Ford Mercury Inc.

Summerville Ford Mercury Inc. is the nation’s 55th largest African American-owned auto dealership; and South Carolina’s largest minority-owned auto dealership. Ford-Mercury owns sixty-nine percent of the company’s stock.

Sam Johnson and Louie Abidi co-own the dealership that has more than 51% black ownership. Climbing 30 places on the 2009 BE Auto Dealer List, the dealership earned $32.6 million in 2008 revenues–a 5.1% increase.