Shawn Esfahani is presently the Owner/President of both Hyundai of Daphne and Eastern Shore Toyota in Daphne, Alabama, a community of less than 25,000 residents. He has been in the automotive business for 23 years. Prior to moving to Daphne, he was the former Owner/President of Toyota Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia, the Kia Mall of Georgia and Gwinnett Place Kia.
Upon moving to Daphne to build Eastern Shore Toyota, Mr. Esfahani bought the Hyundai franchise to operate while the building process for Toyota was occurring. He opened Hyundai of Daphne in August 2006 and Eastern Shore Toyota began doing business in December 2007.
Eastern Shore Toyota has set records since their first month in operation and has continued to consistently be #1 in the State of Alabama since opening their doors.
Since moving to the Daphne area, Shawn has begun a yearly sponsorship of a golf tournament to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. In its first year, it raised over $40,000 which was donated to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. He’s also been active in sponsorships of local community sports events for the area schools. He has been an active member of NAMAD (National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers).
Born in Tehran, Iran, Shawn attended University of Oklahoma where he studied Industrial
Engineering. He is married and has 4 children. His personal interests include golf and martial arts.