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Friendship Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram of Bristol
Bristol , TN
Overall Rank for 2014: 37
Dealer: Mitch Walters
Full-time employees: 53
2013 new-vehicle sales: 725, up 3%
Cool perk: Huge Christmas party for all team members and their families, complete with Santa Claus, presents, food, family portraits and games
Tom Hall, general manager and operating partner, on recruiting and retaining college graduates: "Friendship CJDR loves college graduates, and we seek them out every chance that we get. We offer flexible hours and schedules and great pay."
Hall on a change in response to a staff request: "A team member requested that a [business development center] department be added. Friendship CJDR has spent a lot of time and money building a top-notch BDC department to help generate sales and service. We now have four full-time BDC team members plus a manager who set appointments and help retain repeat customers. This allows salespeople to be more involved with the customers on the lot."