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Long-Lewis Auto Group
Long-Lewis Ford-Lincoln- Mitsubishi of the Shoals
Muscle Shoals , LA
Overall Rank for 2014: 60
Dealer: Todd Ouellette
Full-time employees: 267
2013 new-vehicle sales: 2,825, up 2%
Cool perk: On-site cafe and fitness center
Tricia Lane, customer and employee relations manager, on showing employees that they are valued: "We spend most of our waking hours at work, so we like to have fun while we're here. During the summer, we have Fun Treat Fridays. Different vendors visit each Friday to provide a treat for all employees -- snow cones, frozen yogurt, Dippin' Dots.
"Every employee receives a card for their birthday with vouchers for a free lunch from our cafe and a free car wash as well as a scratch-and-win lottery ticket for each year they've been employed with us.
"At the annual Christmas party, many of the latest and coolest products are given away, such as computers, tablets, TVs and grills."
Lane on changes in response to staff requests: "We hold Issue Board meetings quarterly with each department. These short, informal meetings pull all departmental employees together to go over any issues they've posted on their department board. We have made pay-plan changes, purchased additional equipment, remodeled facilities, changed and implemented processes and created new jobs all as a result of these meetings."