SAN DIEGO, CA – On April 3rd, the San Diego Business Journal held their 2014 Family Owned Business Award Ceremony at the Paradise Point Resort. The ceremony was held to honor those organizations and its leaders that have become part of the history and culture in the San Diego region. Of the awards given, ACE won the Generations Cup Award.

Keith Jones, third generation owner and Managing Principal of ACE Parking, was there to accept the award. Keith Jones is the grandson of the late Evan V. Jones, who started ACE Parking almost 65 years ago and Malin Burnham, philanthropist and downtown real estate developer. Mr. Jones has recently taken over the family business from his father, Scott A. Jones who managed the company for over 40 years and is a past board member of many civic organizations.

“My grandfather, Evan Jones, founded ACE Parking almost 65 years ago and I am proud to be carrying on his vision for our company and as a corporate citizen,” says Keith Jones. “Winning this award makes me proud to carry on the family tradition not only in business but in our community.”

Keith Jones believes that the lessons he was taught by his father and both of his grandfathers have helped him embrace philanthropy and community service. Mr. Jones serves on the boards of San Diego’s Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and several other organizations just as both of his grandfathers and his father have done before him. In his free time, he volunteers with various charities to feed the homeless in San Diego. As a company, ACE Parking has also partnered with 50 charitable organizations across America.

The company’s trademarked motto of “Every Thank You Earned,” still serves as the mission statement for the entire organization and his personal mantra in his civic work.  Under the leadership of the three Joneses, ACE Parking has grown into one of the largest parking management companies in the country with 450 locations and 5,000 employees. With a humble start in 1950, ACE Parking was a one man office and today services more than 250,000 customers daily.


ACE Parking Management, Inc. (a California Corporation) was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately held parking companies in the country.  With over 64 years of history, ACE Parking continues to lead the industry with strict and attentive auditing procedures, superior levels of customer service and consistently increasing clients’ parking revenues. Headquartered in San Diego, ACE Parking manages over 450 locations coast to coast, servicing nearly 250,000 customers per day and generates revenues exceeding $369 million.  For more information or to interview anyone from ACE Parking Management, Inc. please contact Kristin Ludwick: 619-233-6624 or email: