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Patriot Subaru of Saco donated the funds to build a home for Habitat for Humanity and participated in the construction.

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Patriot Subaru of Saco

Saco, Maine

#96 100 List Ranking

Dealer

Adam Arens

Full-time employees

65

2016 new-vehicle sales

1,510, up 2.2%

2016 used-vehicle sales

730, up 8.3%

Arens on showing employees they are valued

"We recognize them individually and publicly for their achievements. We include spouse and kids at multiple events. We help them plan for their future and prepare them for growth and opportunities with training, coaching and one-on-one goals."

Arens on keeping employees engaged

"We include them in planning and development. We communicate the entire dealership performance and have intradepartmental meetings."

Arens on a successful healthy living program

"We pay 100 percent of their health insurance and provide an on-site gym for working out. We find that there is no excuse for them 'waiting' to see a physician, so if there are health issues, money is not an obstacle."

Arens on attracting employees

"We support the local technical school and have a presence, including donating vehicles of our brand. We mentor and take in interns. We have adjusted our positions to take in people of various skill sets. We have an internal incentive for people to bring friends and family to our opportunities. We also communicate to all associates the open positions we have."

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