2021 ALL STAR | FIXED OPS: DEALERSHIP
Faulkner Automotive Group
One of the biggest problems facing Harry Faulkner, 39, the fourth-generation president of his family's dealership group, is replacing the retiring technicians in his 28 stores.
His company, involved in automotive retailing in Philadelphia for nearly a century, has a long record of supporting community causes. When the opportunity arose to help create a technician training school at a local all-boys Catholic high school, Faulkner opened his checkbook.
His $1 million commitment — in cash, resources, equipment and training — will help establish the Career Pathways Academy at Father Judge High School. By 2026, approximately 20 trained technicians per year will leave the school, ready to go to work at local dealerships. Faulkner doesn't mind that some graduating students will work for his competitors. In June, he told Fixed Ops Journal: "This is not about us. It's about the school trying to broaden the students' opportunities. It's about the school being a significant part of the community."