SBC's Supporter Honoree Award Recipient
The Lifetime Business Achievement award was established by the SBC Board of Directors on February 1, 2012 to honor a Southern California business for having an extraordinary impact on the sustainable business industry. The business recipient must be one who fundamentally advanced the sustainable business industry and whose achievements have been acknowledged by the general public as well as by sustainable scholars, critics and peers. The company’s work must be known as groundbreaking, innovative and contain historical significance for the sustainable business industry. The business must serve as a role model and inspiration to other sustainable businesses. The company is required to be a leading contributor to the Southern California economy and society and be headquartered in Southern California. An additional criterion for receiving this award is that a major executive representing the corporation is required to be available to accept the award in person and give a brief inspirational talk during the award ceremony.
The driving force behind LAcarGUY, Mike Sullivan and his family have been a fixture in the Los Angeles community since Mike's father, "Sully," opened Volkswagen Santa Monica in 1974. Since that time, Mike has built the LAcarGUY brand to include 10 dealerships and a state-of-the-art body shop with annual sales of over $900M.
LAcarGUY has long be a leader in promoting green initiatives and is currently the #1 hybrid dealer in the world. “Walking the walk," Mike is on the advisory board of Global Green and the Environmental Media Association, hired a green manager, and lives off the grid thanks to solar power. He recently announced that LAcarGUY would be the first dealer group to install EV charging stations at his dealerships.
In addition to his dedication to reducing his company’s carbon footprint, Mike is heavily involved in local charities and has been the recipient of awards from Big Brothers & Sister, Pipeline To A Cure and the Richstone Family Center to name a few.