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Q: information about a specific company ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: information about a specific company
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: jim1943-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 22 Mar 2004 19:21 PST
Expires: 21 Apr 2004 20:21 PDT
Question ID: 319428
provide the annual automotive parts sales volume of Interamerican
Autos Corporation located at 1500 South Second Street, suite L,
Alhambra CA 91801 and the number of employees, along with other
similar busiess size information.
Their CA corp number is C2533407.  Also a list of officers.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 22 Mar 2004 20:06 PST
The company you are inquiring about incorporated in California less
than a year ago, so it is very unlikely that you will find out
information such as employee size or sales volume (they don't even
have "annual sales" yet, since they haven't been around a year).

The list of officers is probably do-able.  If you'd like I can lok for
this and -- if available -- provide the list for you as an answer to
your question.

Let me know.

Clarification of Question by jim1943-ga on 23 Mar 2004 05:41 PST
I want to know what is publically available about this comnpany.  If a
list of officers is obtained, what can then be found out them in terms
of their business dealings (involvement in other companies, etc.)?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 23 Mar 2004 06:56 PST

It's possible that there is a lot of information available on the
officers and the company.  But it's also possible (more likely really)
that not much is available at all, especially if this is a new, small

But there's no way of knowing what's out there until someone looks. 
I'd be glad to search public records such as State of California
filings, newspaper records, and so on, but I have to ask...would you
be satisfi with an answer that might say:

"Sorry...there's not much out there on this company.  That will be $35, please"?

I don't mean this facetiously.  I just want to put you on notice about
one possible outcome of a researcher putting time and effort into this

Let me know what you think.

Clarification of Question by jim1943-ga on 23 Mar 2004 07:16 PST

Yes, I see your point.  Go ahead and let's see what is out there.

Subject: Re: information about a specific company
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 23 Mar 2004 09:52 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again Jim.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

There is very little information available on this company.  What is
available certainly suggests -- but doesn't confirm -- that it is a
small operation, perhaps just one person, who appears to be operating
a car sales business from home.

Let's begin with the official government records.


Interamerican Autos filed as a corporation with the State of
California on June 20, 2003.  Some details of the filing can be seen
Corporate Record Search

Enter [ Interamerican autos ] into the search box, and you'll access a
record that includes this information:


Number: C2533407  

Date Filed: 6/20/2003  

Status: active  

Jurisdiction: California 

Mailing Address  
ALHAMBRA, CA 91801  

Agent for Service of Process 
ALHAMBRA, CA 91801  


Other public records are available through state and county government
offices, but are not available on-line through government sources. 
However, there are commercial databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, and
Dialog (which you may find available free of charge in your public
library) that do make such records available, and by searching several
of these, I was able to add the following public information about
Interamerican Autos from the company's Articles of Incorporation:


Address: 1500 S 2ND ST APT L 
         ALHAMBRA, CA 91801-5005 

Telephone: 626-570-9248 

SIC Classification: 5511 NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS 

 ALHAMBRA, CA 91801 


A few things to note about the above:

Sara Lai is listed as both the process server name as well as the sole
corporate officer.

The address given in the second set of information indicates an
apartment (as opposed to a Suite).


The suggestion that this is a home-based business is further
reinforced by conducting a reverse address search of 1500 south second
street in alhambra:

The results of such a search shows six listings at this address, all
of which appear to be residential.


Beyond that, there's not much.  The following searches came up empty:

--No UCC filing for this company

--No Judgements, Commercial Liens or Tax Liens show up in relevant databases

--No newspaper or magazine mentions of company name or company officer's name

--No court cases in legislative databases

--No Google hits on "interamerican autos" for searches of:

The web at ://

news stories at

or at Google Groups at:

--No relevant hits for similar searches on the name of the company
executive (the name turns up results, but they all appear to be
unrelated to this particular company, and are most likely hits for
other people with the same name)

--No entry appears for this company in the Better Business Bureau
databases at either the national or Southern California databases:

--No listing in the Dun and Bradstreet Small Businesses database:


That's all she wrote.  

If you have any questions about any of these items, please let me know
before rating this answer.  Just post a Request for Clarification, and
I'll be happy to assist you further.


search strategy:  I used bookmarked sites to search state, county
records and other public records at the sites listed above.

Request for Answer Clarification by jim1943-ga on 23 Mar 2004 10:17 PST

I am not suprised by the lack of info on this company.  I think you
did a good job.  I have a further question, is it possible to
determine if a company is importing products, the $ amount of those
imports and the country/company from which the imports are coming? 
Let me know.



Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 23 Mar 2004 11:29 PST
In general, the answer to your question is "No, it's not possible." 
I've looked into this very question in considerable detail in the
past, and have found there is virtually nothing available on
import/export data for individual firms.

To the extent that Customs collects such info at all, it is generally
maintained at individual ports (rather than a central database) and is
only available to law enforcement and security officials.

There ARE two Customs databases that are public, and that sometimes
turn up small bits (or even valuable bits!) of information on a
company's import/export activity.  You can see them at the Customs
Service search site at:

However, there is nothing in these records regarding InterAmerican Autos.

Let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with.  



Request for Answer Clarification by jim1943-ga on 23 Mar 2004 16:19 PST

That raps up this question.  I might have several more in a day or so.
 Can I contact you in some manner or should I just post the questions
in the general way.

Thanks for your help,


Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 23 Mar 2004 16:46 PST

Thanks so much for the kind rating and the vote of confidence.  

You cannot contact me outside the postings here at Google Answers.  If
you'd like, though, you can always post a question to my attention (or
to the attention of any other researcher) by indicating a name in the
subject line of the question, e.g. Attn: Pafalafa-ga, or in the body
of the question itself.

Be warned, however, that if I am tied up with other things, I might
not be able to get to your question in a timely fashion.  Some
customers have posted questions along the lines of:  "This one's for
pafalafa-ga, but if it isn't answered by Tuesday, then it's open to

Hope to see you back here soon.

jim1943-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
pafalafa did a fine job and exhibited extra effort is pursuing the information.

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