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Tubbs Brothers’ Generosity Spans Generations

For Tubbs Brothers dealership, generosity has always been part of their business plan. The dealership, which was started in 1948 by Clarence King, was the local Chrysler Plymouth dealer in town. Having built the dealership on the principals of a steadfast work ethic and a commitment to quality, King and his dealership had been involved in supporting local businesses and helping the community thrive from the very start, because when your community thrives, you thrive.

Eventually, King would pass the dealership down to his son-in-law, Don Tubbs, and Don’s brother Cecil. The two brothers were determined to see the business succeed, despite the many obstacles they would face, including Chrysler refusing to grant the franchise to the brothers due to their inexperience and insufficient funds. Remaining undeterred, the Tubbs brothers would continue to build the business’ success, eventually being granted Chrysler and Ford franchises, becoming one of only two other dealerships in the country to have both brands under one roof.

Although the automotive industry has changed a lot since the 1950s, the Tubbs Brothers’ commitment to the community they serve has stayed the same – a commitment that goes beyond selling cars – a commitment to creating a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.

Today, the dealership is still part of the family legacy, under the ownership of Dave Tubbs, the grandson of original owner, Clarence King. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Dave has maintained King’s work ethic and commitment to his community. Dave is proud to continue his grandfather’s legacy of community outreach in more ways than ever, with the dealership being a proud sponsor of organizations and events such as American Legion Post 369, Frontline Heroes, Michigan Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Bob Stasiuk Musical Park Memorial, Sandusky Schools, Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools, Sandusky Alumni Foundation, Michigan Faith in the Fight, Detroit Goodfellows, Goodtimers, Sanilac County Historical Society, Port Sanilac Blues Festival, Yale Lions Club and the Lions Club of Sandusky, the Sandusky Alumni Foundation, the Sanilac County 4-H Fair, and McKenzie Health System.

“A portion of every purchase made at Tubbs Brothers comes back to the community,” shared Dave Tubbs. “Ultimately it is via our customers that we are given the opportunity to help our community and the various organizations who also support those who live and work here.”

Dedicated to seeing the local community grow and succeed, the Tubbs Brothers dealership, which includes the entire Tubbs Brothers team, has made the health and well-being of Sanilac County a forefront of their philanthropic endeavors, because a thriving community is also a healthy one! Just last year alone, the dealership launched a fundraising campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month that raised $15,807 for the Gladiators Wear Pink Foundation, with the money raised going towards helping cancer patients and efforts to increase breast cancer prevention and awareness.

This year, the dealership has not only partnered with McKenzie Health System (MHS) to offer free men’s health screenings in the month of September, but they also graciously agreed to sign on again as the Signature Sponsor for MHS’s Early Detection is Music to Our Ears campaign. The month-long digital campaign began September 1 and focuses on educating the public about the importance of early detection for gastrointestinal concerns, bringing light to the need for preventative screenings and up-to-date gastroenterology equipment. The money raised during the fundraiser will go towards purchasing this new equipment, with Tubbs Brothers dealership generously matching dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 of funds raised.

It is businesses like Tubbs Brothers that makes our community a truly remarkable place to live. As a not-for-profit organization, MHS relies heavily on the generosity and support of the community to provide the best care possible. A big thank you goes out to everyone at Tubbs Brothers for all they do for our community.

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