At Lake Charles Toyota, we do much more than sell cars. We foster relationships within our Lake Charles community. Our owners, the Tarvers, are passionate long-time Louisiana residents who are on a mission to get to know you and your family. We do more than supply you with reliable Toyota transportation; we encourage you to become a Lakes Charles Toyota customer for life by connecting with you, your family, and your community in many more ways than just serving your vehicle needs.
After 20 years of operating in Southwest Louisiana, we've learned that spending a dollar to meet a need can often have much more impact than spending the same dollar on an advertisement. Of course we have to spend money advertising, but before we do we ask ourselves if that dollar could instead be used to meet a need in someone's life or recognize a person or organization that deserves our appreciation. We love our hometown and love finding new ways to give back to our friends and family in southwest Louisiana. From attending sports game to sponsoring events and volunteering to opening up our facility for charity events, our team is always looking for ways to make a positive impact.
For a car dealership we have quite an impressive mobile kitchen operation, not to mention a cook and some secret recipes we're quite proud of. We regularly host barbecues and cooking events for groups in the our community, often including first responders and educators.
Operated by DeWanna Tarver, DeWanna's Closet helps to provide uniforms, school supplies and nutrition for the students and teachers of Calcasieu Parish.
Lake Charles Toyota is the parent company and presenting sponsor of all Scion Esports events. We sponsor an LHSSA sanctioned high school esports league for Calcasieu Parish schools and hosts gaming tournaments in the Lake Charles area through the Scion Esports program.
Lake Charles Toyota is the corporate sponsor of the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band and the title sponsor of the Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Championship at McNeese State University. Lake Charles Toyota is a corporate sponsor for McNeese Men's and Women's athletics and sponsor the MSU Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Our dealership also sponsors the business fraternity Phi Beta Lambda and underwrites programming on the campus radio station, KBYS 88.3FM.
Each year we pledge support to the Lake Charles Children's Museum, whether that means sponsoring an exhibit or helping offset the costs of their annual Imagination Celebration fundraiser.
We helped create and continue to maintain the Bob Rodgers Memorial Disc Golf Course at Sam Houston Jones State Park, which is named in memory of one of our beloved long-time customer service employees who happened to be a huge fan of disc golf.
We have a great partnership with the Christus/Ochsners SWLA Foundation and support many of their programs.
Lake Charles Toyota pledges thousands of dollars of support to individual school programs, as well as sponsoring district-wide programs like Buster the School Bus.