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This dealership grew into a chain of seventeen car dealerships. With 2,000 employees and annual sales around US$ 2 billion.
According to quote on the Wilson website. “Wilson Automotive dealership has sold a new Toyota, Scion or Lexus every half hour for the past 30 years”.
The company now owns a group of 8 Toyota dealerships, 2 Lexus dealerships and 3 Honda dealerships. 2 Ford dealerships, an Acura and a Mazda dealership.
In 2015 the group became the first dealer in history to sell 500,000 Toyota/Scion/Lexus vehicles. He donated the 500,000th car to Orangewood Children's Foundation. Less than two years later Wilson Automotive sold their MILLIONTH automobile.
Wilson is an active philanthropist. Donations include a USD 3 million gift to the Chapman University. Thus creating the Holly and DavidWilson Field. And In 1999 David contributed $1,000,000 to the University of Northern Iowa. To endow a Chair in Business Ethics.
And the Automotive Group is supporter of hundreds of local schools, charities and non-profit organizations.
His motor yacht Calex was built at Westport as Harmony. When purchased by Wilson, he named her named after his children Cameron and Alexandra.
Calex has an amazing interior designed by Glade Johnson. Calex can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 13.
She is powered by two MTU engines. Which bring her a 25 knot top speed.