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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:

Alabama

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

Arizona

Schumacher European/Mercedes-Benz, Phoenix

Arkansas

Honda of Fayetteville

California

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


Colorado

Phil Long Ford Chapel Hills, Colorado Springs


Connecticut

Honda of Danbury

Florida

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

Georgia

Milton Martin Toyota, Gainesville


Illinois

Continental Audi of Naperville

Kunes Country Ford of Antioch

Indiana

Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park, Evansville

Terry Lee Honda, Avon


Iowa

Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru, Cedar Rapids


Kentucky

Alton Blakley Ford-Lincoln-Mazda-Honda, Somerset


Louisiana

White Ford-Lincoln, Winnsboro


Maine

Patriot Subaru, Saco

Prime Toyota of Saco

Prime Volkswagen, Saco


Maryland

DARCARS Chevrolet, Lanham

DARCARS Lexus of Silver Spring

Massachusetts

Acura of Peabody

Land Rover Peabody

Mini of Peabody

Michigan

Crown Central (Crown Chrysler), Holland

George Matick Chevrolet, Redford

Meade Lexus of Lakeside, Utica

Sellers Buick-GMC, Farmington Hills

Suburban Cadillac-Buick, Troy


Missouri

Frank Leta Acura, St. Louis

Frank Leta Honda, O'Fallon

Thompson Sales Co., Springfield

Nebraska

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


Ohio

Dan Tobin Buick-GMC, Columbus

Ganley Westside Imports, North Olmsted

Yark Chevrolet, Toledo

Oklahoma

Nelson Mazda, Tulsa


Oregon

Capitol Toyota-Chevrolet-Cadillac-Subaru, Salem


Pennsylvania

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

Texas

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


Utah

Larry H. Miller Lexus, Murray


Washington

BMW of Bellevue (AutoNation)

McCurley Integrity Honda, Tri-Cities

Mercedes-Benz of Tri-Cities


Wisconsin

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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