Medium Dealerships
No.
38 100 List Ranking
No.
96
Tri-Lakes MotorsBranson, Mo
Tri-Lakes Motors

Dealer: Roger Bunger

Dealership Group: RML Automotive

Full-time employees: 62

2014 new-vehicle sales: 780, up 6.8%

2014 used-vehicle sales: 1,020, up 4.1%

Cool perk: Christmas party for the staff and spouses at a country club includes a meal, dancing and a drawing for $10,000 worth of presents

Employee benefit: Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere

Bunger on a change made in response to staff request: "We acted on an employee's suggestion to go green in the body shop and add a new paint booth. The employee got dinner for two at a five-star restaurant."

Bunger on hiring: "We prefer to hire from outside the retail automotive industry because those people already have bad habits. We look for people who are respected in the community and prefer to find someone who has lived in the area for a while."