Jim Suss, Sr.

Suss Pontiac GMC

Inducted in

2021

Jim Suss joined the automotive industry in 1946. Having both factory and retail experience gave him the tools needed to run a successful dealership. His time as a Buick zone manager brought him to Denver, and that’s when Jim knew Colorado was his forever home.

He managed several local dealerships, awaiting the opportunity to have his own dealership. He realized that goal in 1980, when he opened Suss Pontiac GMC. Dick Deane was a mentor and partner who helped Jim realize his dream of owning a dealership.

Volunteering was a major part of Jim’s corporate game plan. The Suss men have been leaders in Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club, the Community College of Aurora, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and many other community betterment projects.

Jim achieved many civic and industry honors, including Colorado’s nominee for the prestigious TIME Quality Dealer of the Year award in 1992.

A great family man, Jim was married to Ann for 63 years. They have six children, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jim Suss, Sr.