Small Dealerships
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Mercedes-Benz of Des MoinesUrbandale, Iowa
Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines

Dealership Group: Lithia Motors

General Manager: Ed Collinet

Full-time employees: 33

2014 new-vehicle sales: 508, down 7.1%

2014 used-vehicle sales: 329, up 29%

Cool perk: Weekly cash drawing for top customer satisfaction or great customer interaction

Employee benefit: Stock option plans

Collinet on supporting charities: "We almost always say yes but find different ways to help rather than always writing a check. We personally donate time and make our facility available to help their cause."

Collinet on hiring: "Typically, I like individuals from the hospitality industry because they tend to have great people skills."