David Andrews

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David Andrews

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David Andrews is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of City Enterprises LLC, Chief Automotive Group LLC and related companies. Andrews’ companies are headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. His companies focus on retail and wholesale vehicle sales, finance, real estate development & construction and leasing.

A true innovator, David exemplifies the model of a entrepreneur. Andrews has been in the automotive wholesale/retail business since the early 1970’s.

In 1986 Andrews acquired City Auto Sales in Memphis, Tennessee. He expanded City Auto Sales into Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Auto Simple in East Tennessee and Auto Vida in Dallas Texas. In 2001, David’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to acquire Dealers Auto Auction, which has expanded to eleven locations in six southeast states. The auction group is a wholesale vehicle business bringing buyers and sellers together. The auction division transfers over 110,000 vehicles annually. David’s vision includes expanding physical auction locations and embracing innovative technologies for convenient, around-the-clock service.

In 2019, Andrews organized Chief Automotive Group LLC, a new vehicle division that operates in three southeast states and is comprised of twelve new car dealerships.

Andrews also has a passion for real estate in the mid-south. He oversees City Construction and Development LLC and related companies, which includes apartment construction and leasing, residential subdivision development and residential home construction.

City Enterprises LLC and related companies employ over 1,400 dedicated professionals and operates in seventeen states. David’s unwavering commitment to growth positions him to further expand the company’s presence in the Southeast. Giving back to the community is equally as important to Andrews. Andrews encourages his managers and employees to make significant contributions to organizations that build stronger, healthier communities. He encourages his teams to select and support meaningful civic or charitable causes through volunteer hours, sponsorships, and fundraising efforts.

Andrews’ leadership extends beyond his businesses and into the industry and communities he serves. He has served as the president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and as the president of the Tennessee Independent Auto Dealers Association. Andrews actively participates on several advisory boards.David Andrews, City Enterprises LLC and his related companies remain steadfast in their commitment to investing in the Southeast’s economy and making a positive, enduring impact for their employees and their communities.

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