Vision for Ivory Chevrolet
Serving the Greater Atlanta Area
Hi, I'm David Karangu, and I personally want to welcome you to the Ivory Chevrolet in Union City, serving Atlanta, Newnan, Peachtree City, LaGrange, Fairburn, Clay County and DeKalb County.
We want you, and every one of our valued customers, to feel welcome, comfortable, and to be thrilled with your new, or used car purchase. Project 100 is "our commitment to provide 100% customer satisfaction to 100% of our customers - 100% of the time!"
For you, Project 100 means that we will provide you with a better environment, a higher level of service, and VIP treatment. We will go out of our way to exceed your expectations, and provide that "something extra" you won't get from other dealerships.
We look forward to greeting you at our dealership soon!
- David Karangu- Owner
David Karangu Biography
David Karangu has worked at every level of the car business. He understands the auto business. He studied Marketing at Morgan State University, and thereafter joined General Motors Corporation as a summer intern. This enabled him to develop a passion for the automobile industry and ignited his resolve to excel to the top of his career in the business.
Upon graduation, at the age of 20, he joined Ford Motor Company in Jacksonville, FL where he spent the next 8 years honing his skills and rising through the ranks in dealerships across the state. He left the comfort of Ford to purchase Fairway Ford of Augusta at age 30, making him the youngest Ford Dealer in the United States. Not only was this a notable feat coming from someone who had lived less than twenty years in the United States, but an extraordinary accomplishment for a young man who doubled as a college student and dishwasher at IHOP just over a decade prior. This was followed by opening of Mercedes Benz of Augusta, Georgia on July 1, 2005, Karangu became 1 of 5 African Americans in history to own a Mercedes Benz dealership. Just 2 years later, on April 2, 2007, he acquired BMW of Columbia in South Carolina, and along with it came Ivory VW and Ivory Subaru under the umbrella of Ivory Group of Dealerships. Black Enterprise Magazine ranked the Ivory Auto Group the 26th largest minority owned Dealership in the United States with Sales over $100 million annually.
With success come options and in December 2007 Karangu sold Ivory Group of dealerships to Group 1 Auto Group, retiring at 40. His retirement did not last long. Less than 3 years later, he purchased a Chevrolet dealership in Union City, renaming it Ivory Chevrolet.
He has continued financial support of his favorite charities which include many Churches in Atlanta and Kenya. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Kenya Diaspora Advisory Council- Georgia where he meets with Kenya government officials to ensure the needs of Kenyans abroad are addressed.