Beas Auto Sales Corporation is a family-owned and used car dealership that exclusively offers Electric Cars, Plug-In Hybrids, and Hybrids to build a cleaner and healthier community. Located at 744 E. Miner Ave in Downtown Stockton, they’ve been proudly serving San Joaquin County for 30 years. This month, we sat down and spoke with Humberto Beas, Vice President of Beas Auto Sales Corporation, to learn more about this environmentally conscious business that has called Downtown Stockton home for the past three decades.
Humberto “Beto” Beas, is Vice President of Beas Auto Sales Corporation (not to be confused with Humberto Beas, his father, who is the President of Beas Auto Sales!). Beto grew up in Stockton and attended elementary school, high school, and college here, before completing his degree in Chile and soon after attaining a Masters Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.
While pursuing an education, Beto was always interested in the car business. After amassing significant experience in the car industry and spending a few years teaching elementary school Spanish, Beto came to work as VP at his family’s dealership in 2010. In addition to his leadership at Beas Auto Sales Corporation, Beto is also the current president of the Independent Automobile Dealership of California, which is an organization that represents all independent car dealers in the state. There, he’s helped pass important legislation and ensure that independent car dealerships’ voices are heard.
What Makes Bea’s Auto Sales Unique?
Beas Auto Sales strives for quality, integrity, and honesty. Their mission is to provide the highest quality preowned vehicles on the market, and they work to, “build a healthier community, one driveway at a time.” Beto shares, “independent dealers get a really bad rep, but I’m most certain our dealership is distinguished because we do right by people. There’s a reason we’ve been in business this long.” Additionally, their selection of exclusively electric and hybrid vehicles sets them apart from other car dealerships in the county.
Because of ongoing construction on Miner Ave., Beas Auto Sales Corporation is currently closed. Despite the temporary closure, which has been in place for the past few months, Beto is excited for the new and improved look of Miner Ave., stating that it’s turning out to a be, “a beautiful, beautiful place” and that the area, “will be vibrant. Whole new street, whole new downtown!”
During the 2020 pandemic, Beas Auto Sales adapted to the challenging times by transitioning to home deliveries. Recently, 70 to 80% of their business is done through delivery. Visit their website to learn more about how this works!
Why Downtown Stockton?
Bea’s Auto Sales first opened in Downtown Stockton on October 16th, 1991, and have been a solid piece of the downtown community ever since. Why Downtown Stockton? Beto answers, “Downtown’s always been a historical and important place.” He continues, “we’ve always loved downtown – there’s something about it that never died out – it’s only going to get better.”
30-Year Anniversary Celebration
This upcoming October, Bea’s Auto Sales will be hitting a huge milestone – their 30 year anniversary! To celebrate, they’ll be hosting a 30 Year Anniversary Party, and you’re invited! Stay tuned for more details. Make sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated and to be the first to receive important news.