Competition for the 100 spots on the list of the Best Dealerships To Work For is tough. But the best always find ways to become better.
Eleven dealerships managed to jump 30 or more rungs on the list this year.
That was part of considerable churn in the standings in a year when nearly half of the dealerships, 48, were not on last year's list.
Two went from the bottom five of last year's list to the top 15 this year.
Warren Henry Jaguar leaped to No. 14 from No. 99 in 2015, an 85-rank increase. The dealership was bouncing back: It had been No. 6 in 2014.
Audi Mentor slipped to No. 95 in 2015 from No. 75 in 2014. But this year, it surged 80 spots to No. 15.
Kelly Volkswagen wasn't much behind those two in its improvement, to No. 18 from No. 86 in 2015. It wasn't on the list in 2014.
Compared to those gains, the 45-rung surge by No. 2 Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac of Salem, from No. 47 last year, is superb but perhaps not spectacular. It, too, was rebounding: it was No. 7 in 2014.