TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom announced the six winners of The Warranty Group-sponsored F&I Pacesetters contest. These operations are now in the running for the magazine’s coveted F&I Dealer of the Year award, the winner of which will be named this month at Industry Summit 2016.

This year’s field of F&I Pacesetters includes operations from California, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin. Profiles of each operation will appear in the September 2016 issue of F&I and Showroom magazine.

“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.” 

Also sponsored by The Warranty Group, the F&I Dealer of the Year award is handed out annually to a dealership or dealer group with a highly profitable F&I department that demonstrates a commitment to regulatory compliance. This year’s winner will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 4:30 p.m. inside the Paris Las Vegas’s Champagne Ballroom.

Past winners of the F&I Dealer of the Year award include Davis-Moore Automotive, Vaden Automotive Group, Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville, Lithia Motors Inc., Riverside Auto Group, The Suburban Collection, and Tuttle-Click Automotive Group.

The following are this year's finalist for the 2016 F&I Dealer of the Year award:

Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac, Carlsbad, Calif.

David Hobbs Honda, Glendale, Wis.

Gerald Hyundai, North Aurora, Ill.

Hub Hyundai Mitsubishi, Houston

Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Lewisville, Texas

Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram/Hyundai, Abilene, Texas