Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Automotive News magazine has awarded Baker Motor Company as a “Best Dealership to Work For 2013. Tommy Baker, owner and president of Baker Motor Company in Charleston and Mount Pleasant and Baker Buick GMC Cadillac in Charleston made the announcement. (Full online story link: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130708/RETAIL07/307089982/automotive-news-best-dealerships-to-work-for-2013#axzz2YSnomq3x). Baker Motor Company was one of only 100 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada to receive this distinction and the only dealer in South Carolina to make the list. On Oct. 17, Automotive News will announce the top rankings in the list of the 100 recognized dealerships.
Earlier this year, Baker Motor Company employees filled out an extensive survey on employee benefits and practices. Then the Best Companies Group, which has created similar rankings for other industries, reviewed the surveys and developed the rankings. On Oct. 17, the top dealerships’ ranking will be revealed at the “Best Dealership To Work For” program and gala awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Automotive News will profile all of the top dealerships in a special section that will be published in the Oct. 21 issue.
Baker said, “We so appreciate our incredible employees. Providing our team with an ongoing enjoyable and beneficial work environment is what we strive for every day. From our Baker Fit Challenge and quarterly employee recognition luncheons to our employee family scholarship fund, we do our very best to reward our team and give them every reason to stay on board long term. Their satisfaction and motivation to serve our customers in an exceptional way means everything to us.”
In addition to this distinction, Baker Motor Company’s flagship dealership, Mercedes-Benz has been awarded with the prestigious “Best of the Best” award in seven out of the past 10 years and was rated the No. 1 dealership in the country by Mercedes-Benz USA in 2007.
The “Automotive News’ Best Dealerships To Work For” program is a national program managed by the Best Companies Group and is dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the automotive dealership industry. This is the second year that this program has presented the award to 100 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.