- Dealer: Phil Maguire
- Dealership group: Maguire Family of Dealerships
- Full-time employees: 40
- 2012 new-vehicle sales: 1,026, up 15%
- Benefit highlight: 401(k) employee match
- Cool perk: Birthday celebrations
- Frank Vanderpool, operations manager, on promoting from within: "Maguire has built a solid foundation by having a promote from within philosophy. Our sales management team is about 90 percent former salespeople. We have an assistant management program in which quality individuals can be groomed for management jobs while on the sales floor.
"When we find talented individuals we spend the time and resources on them to ensure long-term success. Due to expansion, we have placed eight assistant managers into sales management or general sales management roles within the past two years.
"We have similar apprentice programs on our service desk, repair shop, parts department, accounting office and body shop. This culture reinforces the understanding that hard work and determination will be noticed and rewarded."