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
Five Star Ford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Liberty GMC, Peoria, Arizona
McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC, Boulder, Colo.
Vaden Automotive Group, Savannah, Ga.
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 www.industrysummit.com.