Interview with W. Carroll Smith of Monument Chevrolet

Monument Chevrolet in Pasadena, Texas, has been serving the Houston-area since 1974. It is a family-owned and operated store under the leadership of company president W. Carroll Smith. Carroll started in the automotive business in 1965, working at Ge
Oct 1, 2019

Profiles of Success

Country Hill Motors (a single-point Ford dealership in Pennsylvania) and Bob Ruth Ford (an independent dealer group in Kansas City) both are surpassing industry averages and hitting record numbers for their business, as a result of their commitment t
Sep 4, 2019

Interview with Danny Zaslavsky of Country Hill Motors

Country Hill Motors, a locally-owned, family-operated, and independent used car dealership serving the greater Kansas City area, was founded in 1984 by Josh Buterin, who was joined in business several years later by John Zaslavsky. Throughout the 198
Sep 3, 2019

Interview with Melanie Borden of Celebrity Motor Cars

A Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, Melanie Borden has spent the majority of her 14+ year marketing career in the automotive tech industry. Melanie has worked in various atmospheres from social media startups to a public tech company in consu
May 29, 2019

Interview with Kelly Levesque of Capitol City Honda

Capitol City Honda is a locally-owned family business in Olympia, Washington, the state capital of Washington and sixty miles south of Seattle. Ed McCarroll, a native of Canada, proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1953 and was a partner in several car d
May 29, 2019

Automotive Manufacturers New Direction Affects Long-Term Dealer Planning

By David Weaver, CSP® Associate, The Rawls Group A few years ago, I received a call from a successor candidate we had been working with for the past couple of years. This dealer’s son was an exceptionally bright, hardworking lad with lots of promi
Mar 27, 2019

An Exclusive Interview with Brad Wise of Ferman Chevrolet Mazda

Ferman Automotive Group, an independently owned and operated group of franchise car dealers, serves the Tampa Bay area and Florida with 14 major automotive franchises, including Acura, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, MINI, Ma
Mar 1, 2019