West Herr Automotive Group
West Herr Honda
Lockport , NY
Overall Rank for 2013: 83
Dealer: Scott Bieler
Full-time employees: 59
2012 new-vehicle sales: 1,084, up 22%
Benefit highlight: Employee recognition and acknowledgement through an annual appreciation event, anniversary gifts for years of service and holiday gifts
Cool perk: Community involvement/volunteer opportunities such as Ride for Roswell to help Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hospice Memorial Walk to benefit Hospice Buffalo and Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournaments
General Manager Joe Rizzo: "We show employees that they are valued simply by knowing something about their life outside of work. It can be an interest or hobby that management takes the time to ask about. Other times it has been a health issue or problem at home that they want to share."
Rizzo on a change in response to staff requests: "We changed our evening schedule to accommodate a night off for everyone on our longer 12-plus-hour days."