It was the only VW store in Minnesota to achieve Wolfsburg status and one of three in an eight state region.
GM Jay Radue said team members work very well together as a team, even across sales and service departments. Wolfsburg is based on sales and CSI, but also market penetration.
“We are so very excited to bring this award home twice over the last two years, and three out of the past four years, said Internet Manager Mike Barcalow.
Brookdale Buick up 83%
Moving to domestics, it was Brookdale Buick GMC that was number one in year to date sales in the state through April. Buick was up 82.7 percent. “We’ve done a good job of making things work … people are excited to keep it going,” said New Car Manager Adam Burns.
Prez awards for imports
In the state’s southwest, Luther Mankato Honda won the company’s President’s Award for the first time.
Just two Honda stores in Minnesota won and less than 100 nationwide, Lindsay said. Mankato Honda team members each received a Tourneau watch for an outstanding effort, he explained.
Brookdale Toyota also garnered the President’s Award from its manufacturer, for its 10th year running.
GM Ron Murray said the store hit market share, CSI and customer retention goals.
Industry mag profiles Fargo
With Luther Collision & Glass in Fargo, some notable recognition came in the March issue of FenderBender magazine, in a story titled “Lessons from Highly Efficient Shops.”