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Milton Martin Toyota on Automotive News' list of Best Dealerships To Work For

By Staff
UNDATED - What makes a quality workplace? Which dealerships excel at treating employees well and have the top scores in workplace satisfaction?

Automotive News has attempted to identify those dealerships and the recognition begins with a list of the top 100 places to work - a summary that honors new-car dealerships in the U.S. that have excelled in creating a quality work environment.

Milton Martin Toyota in Gainesville is the only dealership in Georgia on the list.

A ranking of the top dealerships to work for will be revealed at a gala celebration Oct. 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago where Automotive News will celebrate the achievements of all the dealerships recognized in the inaugural list of Best Dealerships To Work For.

That day, Automotive News also will host a half-day program -- "The Pursuit of Excellence: Attracting and Developing the Best." The program will include speakers from dealerships in the top of the ranking, plus experts in employee and customer satisfaction. The program's keynote speaker will be Michael Maroone, COO of AutoNation Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the largest dealership group in the country.

Geographical listing of the Best Dealerships To Work For, according to Automotive News:


Long-Lewis Ford-Lincoln of the Shoals, Muscle Shoals


Schumacher European/Mercedes-Benz, Phoenix


Honda of Fayetteville


Acura of Riverside

Capistrano Volkswagen, San Juan Capistrano

Crevier BMW, Santa Ana

DCH Tustin Acura

Jaguar-Land Rover Sacramento

Land Rover Rocklin, Sacramento

Longo Lexus, El Monte

Longo Toyota, El Monte

Mini of Stevens Creek, Santa Clara (AutoNation)

Niello Porsche, Sacramento


Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills, Colorado Springs


Honda of Danbury


Courtesy Toyota, Winter Park (AutoNation)

Dimmitt Chevrolet, Clearwater

Land Rover of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach (AutoNation)

Lexus of Palm Beach, West Palm Beach (AutoNation)

Warren Henry Infiniti, Miami


Milton Martin Toyota, Gainesville


Continental Audi of Naperville

Kunes Country Ford of Antioch


Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park, Evansville

Terry Lee Honda, Avon


Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru, Cedar Rapids


Alton Blakley Ford-Lincoln-Mazda-Honda, Somerset


White Ford-Lincoln, Winnsboro


Patriot Subaru, Saco

Prime Toyota of Saco

Prime Volkswagen, Saco


DARCARS Chevrolet, Lanham

DARCARS Lexus of Silver Spring


Acura of Peabody

Land Rover Peabody

Mini of Peabody


Crown Central (Crown Chrysler), Holland

George Matick Chevrolet, Redford

Meade Lexus of Lakeside, Utica

Sellers Buick-GMC, Farmington Hills

Suburban Cadillac-Buick, Troy


Frank Leta Acura, St. Louis

Frank Leta Honda, O'Fallon

Thompson Sales Co., Springfield


DuTeau Chevrolet-Subaru, Lincoln

New Hampshire

Porsche-Audi of Nashua

New Jersey

Cherry Hill Volvo, Cherry Hill

DCH Millburn Audi, Maplewood

Holman Toyota-Scion, Mount Laurel

Irwin Lincoln-Mazda, Freehold

New York

BMW of Rochester, Orchard Park

Carbone Subaru, Utica

Hillside Honda, Jamaica

Maguire Cars Chrysler, Ithaca

Maguire Chevrolet-Cadillac, Ithaca

Maguire Ford-Nissan, Ithaca

Mercedes-Benz of Rochester, Orchard Park

West Herr Chevrolet of Orchard Park

West Herr Honda of Lockport, Orchard Park

West Herr Toyota of Orchard Park

West Herr Toyota-Scion of Williamsville, Orchard Park


Dan Tobin Buick-GMC, Columbus

Ganley Westside Imports, North Olmsted

Yark Chevrolet, Toledo


Nelson Mazda, Tulsa


Capitol Toyota-Chevrolet-Cadillac-Subaru, Salem


Audi Wynnewood, Conshohocken

Bobby Rahal Motorcar Co., Pittsburgh

Ciocca Honda, Harrisburg

Diehl Automotive Group, Butler

Princeton Porsche, Conshohocken

South Carolina

Hilton Head Automotive, Bluffton

Jim Hudson Toyota-Scion, Irmo

Lexus of Charleston, Charleston Tennessee

Bill Gatton Honda, Bristol

Friendship Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Bristol

Friendship Ford-Hyundai-Volvo of Bristol

Friendship Hyundai of Johnson City, Bristol

Newton Nissan of Gallatin

Wolfchase Toyota-Scion, Cordova


BMW of Austin

Dodge County, Killeen

Elite Acura, Houston

Fernandez Honda, San Antonio

Gunn Acura, San Antonio

Gunn Honda, San Antonio

Gunn Infiniti, San Antonio

Jaguar Plano, Plano

McRee Ford, Dickinson

Planet Lincoln, Spring

Randall Reed's Planet Ford 45, Spring

Sewell Chevrolet of Andrews, Odessa

Sewell Ford, Odessa

Star Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Abilene

Street Toyota-Scion, Amarillo


Larry H. Miller Lexus, Murray


BMW of Bellevue (AutoNation)

McCurley Integrity Honda, Tri-Cities

Mercedes-Benz of Tri-Cities


Kunes Country Ford-Lincoln, Delavan

How the list was compiled

To arrive at this list of the Best Dealerships To Work For, Automotive News says Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., conducted a thorough company assessment of dealerships that chose to enter the process.

The two-part assessment was designed to gather detailed data about each participating company. In part one, the employer completed a questionnaire. In part two, employees completed a survey.

The collected information was combined to produce a detailed set of data enabling the analysts to determine the strengths of the participating companies. The workplaces are ranked based on these data.
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