Garber Automotive Group
Glendale Heights , IL
Overall Rank for 2013: 99
Dealer: Richard Garber
Full-time employees: 87
2012 new-vehicle sales: 915, up 6%
Benefit highlight: Annual "state of the union" meeting so all employees are informed of department goals for the upcoming year
Cool perk: Quarterly outings such as sports events, dinners, paintball competitions
Executive Manager Dan Kurtz on showing employees that they are valued: "We have an employee of the month and salesperson of the month. We post their pictures on our company Facebook page and our message center in front of the store, and the employee of the month has his own parking spot. We have a Gung Ho Award every quarter for an employee who was noticed doing an unselfish act. At our holiday party we recognize our employee of the year."
Kurtz on communication: "Communication is key to employee satisfaction. Every Monday morning, I e-mail a dealership recap that reviews progress in all departments. It also informs the staff about who is off that week and if we have any guests or training coming to the dealership."