VERONA, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four DCH auto stores in Northern New Jersey have been named “Best Dealerships to Work For” by Automotive News.
“The employees are very excited when this comes around every year; it’s something they take pride in,” said Tim Hlavenka, General Manager of DCH Montclair Acura in Verona, N.J., a five-time recipient of the honor.
This is the eighth year that Automotive News has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships in the U.S. that have excelled in creating great places to work. The program measured workplace satisfaction and talent retention through a confidential survey of employers and employees.
DCH Millburn Audi in Maplewood has received the award all eight years, under the leadership of long-time General Manager Al Khouri. This year, the store made the top ten, coming in at #10 of 100.
“I’m honored and humbled to be ranked in the Top Ten Best Dealerships to Work For,” said Khouri. “This high honor, awarded to the management team at DCH Millburn Audi by our team members, motivates us to work harder to live up to our team expectations and to the Lithia core values.”
In addition to DCH Millburn Audi and DCH Montclair Acura, DCH Kay Honda in Eatontown and DCH Academy Honda in Old Bridge are profiled in today’s Automotive News special section, along with other top dealerships.
“If an employee wants to be promoted and the effort is there, we try to put them on a path that will get them to the next level,” said Ray Desimone, General Manager of DCH Academy Honda.
Mark Clifton, General Manager of DCH Kay Honda, agrees that enabling success is a key component to creating a great workplace. “It starts with leadership, building culture, teamwork and processes being put into place that allow for the success of our employees.”
About DCH Auto Group:
DCH Auto Group (Delivering Customer Happiness) is comprised of 31 new and used car dealers in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and California. DCH Auto Group is part of the nationwide Lithia Motors, Inc. network.
About Lithia Motors, Inc.:
Lithia Motors, Inc. is one of the largest providers of personal transportation solutions in the United States and is among the fastest-growing companies in the Fortune 500 (#265 in 2019). Lithia is a growth company powered by people and innovation. With a unique growth model, Lithia reinvests to expand its nationwide network and to fund innovations that create personal transportation solutions wherever, whenever and however consumers desire.