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Jessup Auto Plaza Recognized By Cathedral City Mayor DeRosa

September 16, 2010
Andy Jessup, Jr. accepts the Jessup Auto Plaza 72nd Anniversary Proclamation from City of Cathedral City Mayor Kathleen DeRosa

Andy Jessup, Jr. accepts the Jessup Auto Plaza 72nd Anniversary Proclamation from City of Cathedral City Mayor Kathleen DeRosa

We’re proud to announce that Jessup Auto Plaza was recently recognized by the Cathedral City Council and Mayor Kathleen DeRosa for our landmark celebration of 72 years as part of the Coachella Valley business community. On behalf of the Jessup family and the entire dealership, Andy Jessup, Jr. accepted Mayor DeRosa’s proclamation at City Hall.

The proclamation itself

The proclamation itself

Here’s what the proclamation reads:

WHERAS, Plaza Motors was founded in 1938, by Charles Dutton, as a dealership selling Cadillac, GMC, and Oldsmobile vehicles at the historic La Plaza Shopping Center in Downtown Palm Springs; and,

WHERAS, in 1954, after 16 years of success, Plaza Motors expanded, moving to a new location on North Indian Canyon Drive, a mainstay for the next 47 years, adding services and a Pontiac/Buick franchise, further expanding its customer reach and presence in the Coachella Valley; and,

WHERAS, in 1996, to serve its broad customer base, Plaza Motors looked to the heart of the valley, City of Cathedral City, along the Historic Highway 111, to make a new home – Jessup Auto Plaza, opening its doors July 7,2001; and,

WHERAS, Jessup Auto Plaza dealership is a 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus, remaining a family business with the tradition and legacy of treating the customer as family; and,

WHERAS, since the move to Cathedral City, the Jessup family has enjoyed continued success and involvement with the community, at large, and throughout the Coachella Valley; Andy Jessup, Sr. serves on the United Way of the Desert Board with Andy Jessup, Jr.; the Boys Scouts of Inland Empire Board and, the Riverside County Community Hospital Foundation board. Andy Jessup, Jr. also serves on the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce and is President of the Cathedral City Auto Center Dealer Association; and,

WHERAS, in 2003, Jessup Auto Plaza was named by the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce at its annual Orion Awards, as the Business of the Year; and, in 2006 welcomed the SAAB franchise and HUMMER franchise and in 2008, realized a family dream of adding a Chevrolet franchise to the business; as well as operating the only GM-certified, factory-approved body shop in the Coachella Valley; and Dan Jessup was named President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce; and,

WHERAS, June 2010, Jessup auto Plaza continues to provide automotive sales, service and parts to the communities throughout the Coachella Valley; excellence in customer service, and pride in ownership; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, WE THE CITY COUNCIL OF CATHEDRAL CITY DO HEREBY CONGRATULATE ON ITS 72ND ANNIVERSARY

THE JESSUP FAMILY

THE JESSUP AUTO PLAZA

CATHEDRAL CITY

(Kathleen J. DeRosa, Mayor)

(C. “Bud” England, Mayor Pro Tem)

(Greg Pettis, Councilmember)

(Paul Marchand, Councilmember)

(Chuck Vasquez, Councilmember)

We couldn’t be prouder to serve as a Cathedral City GM dealership with customers throughout the entire Coachella Valley. Being recognized by the Mayor makes our 72nd anniversary even sweeter. A huge thank you to all of our employees, customers, friends, and family, without whom this family heritage wouldn’t be what it is today.

In the City Council Chambers, accepting the award on behalf of Jessup Auto Plaza and the Jessup Family

In the City Council Chambers, accepting the award on behalf of Jessup Auto Plaza and the Jessup Family

Jessup Auto Plaza is a Coachella Valley GM dealership selling Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles to customers from Cathedral City, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Yucaipa, and elsehwere throughout the Coachella Valley. We’d love to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 800-900-KARS or email: jessupautoplaza@gmail.com. View our entire Jessup Auto Plaza inventory.

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