The Ellis Family
The Ellis Family Stores have served the San Fernando Valley
with their automotive needs for over 40 years. With dealerships located in
Glendale, CA and Canoga Park, CA, the Ellis Family offers a full line up of
Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, SRT, and FIAT vehicle with 3 different showrooms. Additionally,
the Ellis Family has 2 Full Service Departments, 2 stocked Parts Department, as
well as a Certified Body Shop, all within a 30 mile radius.
Jack Ellis started in the car business in the early 60's after serving 2 years in the US Navy. He was married and had 3 young sons named Dale, David and Daniel. He started out in sales, but become General Manager of a Chevrolet dealership in the LA area shortly after due to his passion for the car business and high volume sales. A few years later, he moved to Glendale to open his own Chrysler Plymouth Dealership on the Brand Blvd of Cars. Throughout the following decade, the dealership expanded and he moved from his existing location to a bigger, better, and newer dealership at 900 S. Brand Blvd. He had the dealership custom built to serve the needs of his clients with ease. At the time it was the largest dealership on the boulevard, had 3 levels of parking, an indoor and outdoor showroom as well as over 40 service bays.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Jack Ellis acquired
another Chrysler Plymouth Dealership located in Canoga Park, CA on Roscoe Blvd,
as well as a Dodge dealership located across the street from his Glendale
location at 1101 S. Brand Blvd. Soon after, Hyundai was introduced into the US
market and Jack paired his Dodge dealership with the up and coming new Hyundai
Franchise. During the 1980's, Jack had 2 more sons, Jackson and Evan.
David Ellis, Jack's 2nd oldest son, started in the car business at the age 16, when his Dad upgraded the Chrysler Dealership and moved to 900 S. Brand. Having experienced multiple positions within the dealership, he quickly learned the business and graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics. He became General Manager in the early 1980s and ran the Canoga Park Store while his father oversaw all the dealerships. After 10 years of success as General Manager, David was given the opportunity to purchase the Canoga Park store from Jack in 1991. At this time, Jack Ellis Chrysler Plymouth of Canoga Park became David Ellis Chrysler Jeep, and after 20 years in the business, David owned his first dealership. In 1992, Jack sold his Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Glendale and focused primarily on his Dodge and Hyundai dealership. In 1997, Jack sold his Hyundai franchise and ran the Dodge store himself
Jack Ellis passed away unexpectedly in December of 1999. David became President and Managing Member of Glendale Dodge LLC and now ran both dealerships. A few years later, David's younger brothers, Jackson and Evan Ellis started working at the Canoga Park Chrysler Jeep location. Jackson started selling cars in 2004 and Evan started working in the parts department. Soon after, both brothers were working at Glendale Dodge while finishing up their undergraduate education. In 2007, Jackson graduated UC-Irvine with a degree in Psychology, and started working full time in sales. A few years later, Evan graduated with a degree in business and ventured into the car business full time. Both brothers have worked in various positions within the Sales Department and are currently managing the Sales Department.
In 2009, Glendale Dodge became Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep. Soon after, the Ellis Family acquired the Fiat franchise and FIAT of Glendale was created down the street at 600 S. Brand Blvd. In early 2013, Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep moved back their original location at 900 S. Brand. All 3 brothers are now working together in the same building their father had originally built 40 years prior. David, Jackson and Evan all have the same passion for cars their father did, and hope to continue his legacy for at least another 40 years.
Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep: Today
Today, we honor our history by bringing our Glendale customers excellent service and only the best vehicles. At Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep, we offer new Dodge, Chrysler, RAM, and Jeep models in Glendale, as well as pre-owned vehicles from top manufacturers. Our sales staff looks forward to helping you find that new or used car you have been searching for in the Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Glendale areas!
No matter what you need, we have experts here who can help. Need help navigating the often-tricky financial process? Visit our Finance Center. Does your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM need maintenance? The technicians at our Service Center will effectively repair your vehicle so you can get back out on the road as soon as possible.
You can reach us any time by filling out our contact form online, by calling us at (800) 741-3116, or simply by visiting our Glendale dealership in person!
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