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Friendship Ford-Hyundai-Volvo of Bristol
Bristol , TN
Overall Rank for 2014: 38
Dealer: Mitch Walters
Full-time employees: 81
2013 new-vehicle sales: 797, down 10%
Cool perk: The Friendship Family Fund is available to all employees during a time of need. All employees donate a portion of their paycheck to the fund. The fund has helped pay deductibles for car insurance during accidents, made co-pays for medical procedures, purchased diapers, bought tires, purchased Christmas presents for entire families and provided Thanksgiving dinner for many employees.
General Manager Denny Fruth on showing employees that they are valued: "Every year, Friendship runs a full-page ad recognizing the 20-, 15-, 10- and five-year team members. Each team member also receives an award for recognition."
Fruth on a change in response to staff request: "Although Friendship has always promoted from within, team members asked to be tested/considered for management positions that normally they may not have been considered for.
"We are happy to say that Friendship promoted over eight team members to a management position in the past year."