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F&I and Showroom Names 2014 F&I Pacesetters

August 28, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom revealed today this year’s field of F&I Pacesetters. These operations are now in the running for the magazine’s coveted F&I Dealer of the Year award.

Profiles of each F&I Pacesetter will appear in the September 2014 issue of F&I and Showroom magazine. Each winner will be sending a representative to the Paris Las Vegas next month for the magazine’s Industry Summit, where one of them will be named the 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year.

“Selecting the five finalists is never easy, and this year was no exception,” said Gregory Arroyo, editorial director for F&I and Showroom magazine. “Each of them had a great story to tell and clearly demonstrated their ability to balance performance with customer satisfaction.” 

The F&I Dealer of the Year award, sponsored by The Warranty Group, is handed out annually to a dealership with a highly profitable F&I department that demonstrates a commitment to regulatory compliance. This year’s winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 4:30 inside the Paris Las Vegas’s Champagne Ballroom.

Past winners of the F&I Dealer of the Year award include Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville, Dick Hannah Dealerships, Tuttle-Click Automotive, The Suburban Collection and Lithia Motors. Here are this year’s F&I Pacesetters:


Bob Moore Auto Group, Oklahoma City

Bob Moore Auto Group
Bob Moore Auto Group

Five Star Ford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Five Star Ford
Five Star Ford

Liberty GMC, Peoria, Arizona

Liberty GMC
Liberty GMC

McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC, Boulder, Colo.

McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC
McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC

Vaden Automotive Group, Savannah, Ga.

Vaden Automotive Group
Vaden Automotive Group

Industry Summit includes educational tracks for F&I, Special Finance, Used Vehicle Retailing, Dealership Sales & Technology and P&A Leadership. For more information or to register, visit


  1. 1. Randy Hamric [ August 31, 2014 @ 06:40AM ]

    Just wanting to know what kinda of pru and penetration number these winner run I've been a f&i mgr for 15yrs for approx.year in half I've ran close to 1950 pru with over 60% warranty penetration that's not bragging it just the fax our numbers speak for themselves thanks look forward to hearing your comments

  2. 2. Frank Johnson [ September 02, 2014 @ 09:13PM ]

    Just depends how much of that 1950 is reserve and how much is VSC. 60% pen is good but could actually be better! 70-75% is an achievable number and maybe getting another F&I Product in there. Email me if you want some tips!


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