• Dealer: Philip Maguire
• Dealership Group: Maguire Family of Dealerships
• Full-time employees: 27
• 2014 new-vehicle sales: 425, up 4.7%
• 2014 used-vehicle sales: 402, up 19%
• Cool perk: Holiday party with a band for the employees and a guest. There are raffles for party attendees for event tickets, iPads, TVs and gift baskets.
• Employee benefit: Tickets to sports events, amusement parks and many other local events
• Thom Barends, sales manager, on compensation: "We have moved to a combination [commission and salary] plan for sales consultants. This has improved employee morale and has reduced turnover. When an employee has a bad month, they are happier with having a salary to fall back on. This system also drives them to sell more to increase their earning potential."
• Barends on hiring: "We hire both experienced and nonexperienced sales consultants."