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Motorcars HondaCleveland Heights, Ohio
Motorcars Honda
Solar canopy

Dealer: Chuck Gile

Dealership Group: Motorcars

Full-time employees: 117

2014 new-vehicle sales: 1,570, up 0.9%

2014 used-vehicle sales: 1,009, up 19%

Cool perk: Having open-minded, progressive owners who respect their employees and are willing to try new ideas

Employee benefit: Wellness coaches are available for consultation; dealership helps pay for healthy, catered lunches

Gile on a change made in response to staff request: "One of our salespeople, Andrew Chiarelli, had the idea of doing a solar canopy that would go over our main lot. He presented the idea to ownership and worked with the owners on the design and implementation. The project cost $1.7 million. It now generates 70 percent of the dealership's power usage, and we have won awards for and had lots of recognition about the solar canopy."