In 1974 he entered the automotive business. His first job was selling Mazda in El Cajon CA.; then he worked for Toyota (John A. Rose). In late 1975 he became General Sales Manager of Kearny Mesa Volkswagen. Between the years 1976 and 1990 he acquired the following Franchises: Alfa Romeo, American Motors (AMC), Audi, Cadillac, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Dodge, Dodge Truck, GMC trucks, Honda, Isuzu Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Merkur, Oldsmobile, Peugeot (3), Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Renault, Subaru (2), Volkswagen (2), a total of 28 New Car Franchises in California.
Car Dealer Plate # 9, 905, 3386, 4976, 7716, 9581.
When he wanted to explore new opportunities sold 27 and stayed with one “Cadillac”, his favorite plate is # 9 and 7716, which he still holds today.
In 1979 founded American Automotive Management & Services Inc. and renamed it American International Enterprises Inc, dba American International Realty. In 1982 at the age of 28 he was elected Chairman of the National Dealer Council of USA for the then third largest Automotive Company in the World.