Mike Shaw Automotive Group
San Antonio , TX
Overall Rank for 2013: 57
Dealer: Mike Shaw
Full-time employees: 64
2012 new-vehicle sales: 1,335, up 59%
Benefit highlight: Annual employee wellness fair and flu shots
Cool perk: Quarterly employee appreciation lunches
General Manager Adam Claiborne on showing employees that they are valued: "Each quarter, the dealership caters a luncheon to celebrate employee birthdays and career anniversaries as well as to praise recent accomplishments in all departments. We have an incentive for exemplary performance among the staff; recognition and thanks as well as a gift card are given to the employee of the month as voted by all 64 employees, as well as the top salesperson, technician and service adviser each month."
Claiborne on opportunities for advancement: "Fernandez Honda is committed to promoting from within. Our finance director started as a salesperson in 2003, was promoted to sales manager, then finance manager and is now finance director. Our used-car inventory specialist/buyer started as a porter. Three of our successful sales consultants started as new- and used-car porters. One of our finance managers was promoted from service adviser."