Written by The Business Journal Staff
Since its founding in 1986, Fresno Acura has set the standard for luxury car dealerships, as well as how to run a family business.
TheeAnna Stevens, CEO of Fresno Acura, started in the business under her father, who worked his way up to become a dealership owner in the Bay Area. At one point he had nine dealerships in the area, today he has four.
TheeAnna and her father eventually decided to purchase the Fresno Acura dealership, with TheeAnna eventually buying her fathers piece of the business and becoming the sole owner.
Today, TheeAnna’s daughter Ellena Woodhams is head of marketing for the dealership, having worked in just about every job at the dealerships as a child then teenager to learn the business.
TheeAnna and her husband have a total of three daughters, with two currently involved in the business and the other attending college. There’s a future for the third generation in the business if the interest is there.
In addition to keeping its customers happy, Fresno Acura serves a number of local causes including Hinds Hospice, First Tee of Fresno, Fresno Police Officers Association, Crimestoppers and Exceptional Parents Unlimited.