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Garber Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram

Saginaw, Mich.

#65 100 List Ranking

Dealer

Richard Garber

Full-time employees

59

2016 new-vehicle sales

549, down 23%

2016 used-vehicle sales

802, up 1%

David Tokarsky, new-car sales manager, on showing employees they are valued

"It starts with the gung-ho spirit that we all subscribe to. Everyone's work is worthwhile in its own right. Everyone has a clearly defined playing field (job description). When a person or department achieves their goal or a record, we celebrate with the whole dealership together at a luncheon."

Office Manager Beth Isley on keeping employees engaged

"Our leadership team is aware that if you work hard, you play hard. We have [Ontario Hockey League] tickets and class A Minor League Baseball tickets, along with sponsored event tickets, that are available to all employees. We have outings for everyone in the dealership to participate in twice a year — anything from extreme go-karting, to paintball to bowling."

General Manager John Margaritis on attracting employees

"We know that family is important, so we offer flexible working hours in every department."


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