Hendrick Dealerships Win Manufacturers' Top Awards in 2012
HENDRICK DEALERSHIPS WIN MANUFACTURERS’ TOP AWARDS IN 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 19, 2012) – Hendrick Automotive Group and J.L. Hendrick Management is proud to announce that 37 of its dealerships have been awarded their respective manufacturer’s top level of recognition for 2012. Manufacturers present the awards based on sales, service and parts performance, as well as customer service satisfaction.
Hendrick BMW in Charlotte was named the top BMW dealership in the United States for the second consecutive year, and earned the prestigious “Center of Excellence” award for the ninth consecutive year. Performance BMW in Chapel Hill, N.C., Rick Hendrick BMW in Charleston, S.C., and BMW of Murrieta (Calif.) also were awarded “Center of Excellence” titles for their 2012 achievements.
Hendrick MINI in Charlotte also was named the No. 1 MINI store in the country, earning the National Motoring Cup for the second year. MINI of Charleston (S.C.) also earned the Regional Motoring Cup as the best-performing MINI dealership in the Southeast.
Hendrick Acura of Overland Park (Kan.) earned Acura’s “Dealership of Distinction” award for the 11th time, while Acura of Concord (Calif.) and Hendrick Acura in Charlotte earned the award for the 10th year. Performance Acura in Chapel Hill earned the award for the eighth time in 2012. Acura of Riverside (Calif.) was named a “Dealership of Distinction” for the second year.
Hendrick Buick GMC in Cary, N.C., won GM’s prestigious “Dealer of the Year” award.
Six of Hendrick Automotive Group’s Chevrolet dealerships took top honors from the manufacturer. Rick Hendrick’s City Chevrolet, the company’s flagship store, won Chevrolet’s “Dealer of the Year” for the fourth year. Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth, Ga., as well as Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, both earned the award for the third straight year, while Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, N.C., and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford (Ga.) earned the award for the second time. Terry Labonte Chevrolet in Greensboro, N.C., is a first-time winner of the prestigious award.
Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Charleston earned Chrysler’s “W.P. Chrysler Club Class” award for the second consecutive year.
Honda presented six Hendrick dealerships with its “President’s Award” for their 2012 performance. Darrell Waltrip Honda earned the honor for the 14th year. For the 11th time, Hendrick Honda Hickory (N.C.) received the “President’s Award.” Honda Cars of McKinney earned it for the 10th year while Honda Cars of Rock Hill (S.C.) and Honda of Concord (N.C.) both earned the award for the ninth time. Hendrick Honda of Bradenton (Fla.) took home the award for the fourth straight year and sixth overall.
Lexus of Charleston earned “Elite of Lexus” honors for the 17th year. Hendrick Lexus in Charlotte was named “Elite of Lexus” for the 16th year, and Hendrick Lexus Kansas City earned the award for the 14th year. For the 12th straight year, Lexus of Pleasanton (Calif.) earned elite status. HendrickLexus Kansas City North, also in Kansas City, was named “Elite of Lexus” for the fifth time.
For the second consecutive year, Land Rover Charlotte, was named a Pinnacle Club Retailer.
Darrell Waltrip Subaru in Franklin, Tenn., earned Subaru’s coveted “Stellar Care Award” for the second time.
Four Hendrick Toyota dealerships earned the manufacturer’s “President’s Award” in 2012. Toyota Scion of Concord (N.C.) received the honor for the 20th time while Toyota of Wilmington (N.C.) is celebrating its 10th “President’s Award.” Hendrick Toyota Merriam (Kan.) earned the award for the third straight year and Toyota of Apex (N.C.) earned the title in its first year of eligibility.
Hendrick Volvo of Kansas City earned Volvo’s “President’s Club” honors for the third consecutive year. Darrell Waltrip Volvo in Franklin also earned “President’s Club” honors for the third time.
Acura’s “Dealership of Distinction”
Acura of Concord
Acura of Riverside
Hendrick Acura of Overland Park
BMW’s “Center of Excellence”
BMW of Murrieta
Rick Hendrick BMW
Buick’s “Dealer of the Year”
Hendrick Buick GMC
Chevrolet’s “Dealer of the Year”
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet
Rick Hendrick’s City Chevrolet
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford
Terry Labonte Chevrolet
Chrysler’s “W.P. Chrysler Club Class”
Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
GMC’s “Dealer of the Year”
Hendrick Buick GMC
Honda’s “President’s Award”
Darrell Waltrip Honda
Hendrick Honda Bradenton
Hendrick Honda Hickory
Honda Cars of Concord
Honda Cars of McKinney
Honda Cars of Rock Hill
Lexus’s “Elite of Lexus”
Lexus of Charleston
Lexus of Pleasanton
Hendrick Lexus Kansas City
Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North
MINI’s “Motoring Cup”
Hendrick MINI (National)
MINI of Charleston (Regional)
Rover’s “Pinnacle Club Retailer”
Land Rover Charlotte
Toyota’s “President’s Award”
Hendrick Toyota Merriam
Toyota of Apex
Toyota of Wilmington
Toyota Scion of Concord
Subaru’s “Stellar Care Award”
Darrell Waltrip Subaru
Volvo’s “President’s Club”
Darrell Waltrip Volvo
Hendrick Volvo of Kansas City
Hendrick Automotive Group Opens New Hendrick Lexus Kansas City Facility
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Kendra Jacobs, Hendrick Automotive Group
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS NEW HENDRICK LEXUS KANSAS CITY FACILITY
Completes Transition of all Kansas City Dealerships to Hendrick Name
MERRIAM, Kan., June 3, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group opened the new Hendrick Lexus Kansas City located at 6935 West Frontage Road in Merriam today. Formerly Superior Lexus, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City, and its sister store, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North, formerly Superior Lexus North, are the final two Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships to transition to the Hendrick name in the Kansas City market.
“We are so proud of this new facility, with its modern two-story showroom, and what it offers our Kansas City customers,” said Rick Hendrick, Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and Owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I’ve always enjoyed the Kansas City area. Hendrick Automotive Group opened its first dealership here in 1992, and Hendrick Motorsports won the first NASCAR race here in 2001. The city has always been very good to us. We’re committed to the people here and are optimistic about the future.”
Hendrick Lexus Kansas City will offer more than 400 new and pre-owned cars on site, plus access to the entire Hendrickcars.com inventory of more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles. The 68,500-square-foot dealership has 38 service bays on its more than eight-acre lot. The state-of-the-art dealership is the newest facility for Hendrick Automotive Group, which currently operates 87 dealerships and 121 franchises across 12 states.
General Manager Phil Humbert will continue to oversee Hendrick Lexus Kansas City. Humbert has been with Hendrick Automotive Group since 1999 and was promoted to general manager of Hendrick Lexus Kansas City in 2000.
“Our new Lexus facility has more than doubled the capacity of vehicle selection and service bays than our previous location,” said Humbert. “The new store has a welcoming, larger waiting area and more than 65 current-model loaner vehicles to exceed customers’ expectations. The location, next to our Toyota dealership on I-35 and 67th Street, is convenient, as well.”
Hendrick Automotive Group entered the Kansas City market in 1992 and currently operates eight dealerships there: Hendrick Acura Overland Park, Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission, Hendrick Nissan Kansas City, Hendrick Toyota Scion Merriam, Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac, Hendrick Volvo of Kansas City, Hendrick Lexus Kansas City and Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North. In 2012, these eight dealerships sold more than 11,000 new and pre-owned vehicles with combined sales revenue of more than $500 million.
Hendrick also operates three collision centers in the area: Hendrick Collision Center, a stand-alone facility, as well as Hendrick Collision Center at Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North, and another at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission. More than 140,000 vehicles were serviced by Hendrick Automotive Group technicians.
More than 750 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group in the Kansas City area. Currently, 29 positions are available in the eight Kansas City dealerships and are listed at www.hendrickcareers.com.
For more information on the new Hendrick Lexus Kansas City facility, please visit www.hendricklexuskansascity.com, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook.
About Hendrick Automotive Group
Encompassing 87 dealerships from the Carolinas to California, Hendrick Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company employs more than 8,500 people in its dealerships, collision centers and accessories distributor installers in 13 states. For more information, please visit www.HendrickAuto.com.
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Hendrick Automotive Group Opens Buick GMC Dealership in Duluth
DULUTH, Ga., May 14, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group opened a Buick GMC dealership today in Duluth, Ga. Formerly Lou Sobh Buick & GMC, the new Rick Hendrick Buick GMC, located at 2473 Pleasant Hill Road, is Hendrick Automotive Group’s fifth dealership in the Atlanta area.
“Buick and GMC are two exceptional General Motors brands that we’re happy to offer in Duluth,” said Ryan Regnier, Market Area Vice President of Hendrick Automotive Group. “Our Chevrolet and Honda stores in the area are two of our most successful in the country. Duluth is a great city, and we’ve enjoyed serving our customers there. We’re looking forward to growing in the community.”
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC will offer more than 200 new and pre-owned cars on site, plus access to the entire Hendrickcars.com inventory of more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles. The 25,000-square-foot dealership has 24 service bays on its 10-acre lot.
The dealership also offers courtesy vehicles, free Wi-Fi and a children’s play area. A shuttle service throughout the Duluth area will soon be added, and renovations to update and modernize the service area will begin this summer.
Executive General Manager Jeff Wessels, who has been with Hendrick Automotive Group in various roles since 2010, will oversee the Buick GMC store. Wessels is also the general manager of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth.
“We’re very pleased to add Buick and GMC to our General Motors lineup in Duluth,” Wessels said. “We’ve seen Chevrolet’s popularity increase significantly in recent years, and the same can be said for Buick and GMC. Both the Enclave and Terrain are great vehicles, and the new GMC Sierra that’s coming has gotten a lot of attention. It’s exciting that we can now offer these products to our Duluth customers.”
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC is the second store Hendrick Automotive Group has opened in the Atlanta market this year, joining Mall of Georgia Mazda which opened in February. With combined sales revenue of more than $440 million in 2012, Gwinnett Place Honda, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Duluth, and Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Buford sold more than 12,000 vehicles and serviced nearly 90,000. More than 650 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group’s five dealerships in the area.
Rick Hendrick Buick GMC is open seven days a week and will employ 40 people. Employment opportunities, in both sales and service, will be listed on HendrickCareers.com.
For more information on Rick Hendrick Buick GMC, please visit www.rickhendrickbuickgmcatlanta.com.
Hendrick Automotive Group opens Fiat's first dealership in Charleston
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Monika Weymouth, LGA Kendra Jacobs, Hendrick Automotive Group
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HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP OPENS
FIAT’S FIRST DEALERSHIP IN CHARLESTON
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 5, 2013 – Hendrick Automotive Group has opened a new FIAT dealership in Charleston, S.C. Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston, located at 8355 Rivers Avenue, is the first FIAT store to open in the Charleston market. The dealership will offer will offer more than 100 FIAT’s on its 2.5-acre lot, representing the largest FIAT inventory in the state of South Carolina.
“We’re excited to expand our vehicle offerings in Charleston,” said Tom Blocker, executive vice president at Hendrick Automotive Group. “FIAT is a unique vehicle and has proven to be very popular with our customers. We’ve seen the demand for small, fuel-efficient cars increase, and FIAT is meeting that demand.”
Jeremy Jimenez will serve as the general manager for the new dealership. Jimenez began his career with Hendrick Automotive Group as a sales manager at Charleston’s Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram in 2008. He was promoted to general manager of the store in 2011 and will continue that role in addition to his new duties at Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston.
“FIAT is an automotive brand like no other. They refer to their dealerships as their studios,” said Jimenez. “Our team is passionate about the brand, and I’m excited for the Charleston market to experience this exciting product that offers style, technology and fuel efficiency, all in one.”
In the United States, FIAT offers three trim-lines of the 500 model and plans to begin sales of the 500L, the brand’s first four-door model, in June. FIAT service will be available at the adjacent Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram dealership.
Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston is Hendrick Automotive Group’s 12th dealership and 14th automotive brand in the Charleston market. More than 900 people are employed by Hendrick Automotive Group in Charleston where more than 18,000 vehicles were sold by Hendrick-operated stores in 2012. Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston is the company’s 87th dealership in the country.
Information on Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston job opportunities will be available at www.HendrickCareers.com. For more information on the dealership and FIAT, visit www.fiatusaofnorthcharleston.com.
About Hendrick Automotive Group
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Hendrick Automotive Group operates collision centers, accessories distributor installers and more than 100 retail franchises across 13 states. One of the largest automotive retail organizations in country, the company employs more than 8,000 people from the Carolinas to California.
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