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: