Zeigler Automotive Group is once again among the Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation, earning the recognition for 2021. This is the third time in a row that the Kalamazoo-dealership group has been honored with this distinction. The coveted list is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources.
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Monday, June 28, 2021) The National Association for Business Resources has released its list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation for 2021, with Zeigler Auto Group among its winners.
“We are honored at Zeigler to be amongst the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation for the third year in a row! We pride ourselves on Zeigler’s world-class culture and our ability to solidify it, even as we grow at a fast rate. I am proud of the customer service our teams provide across Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois,” said Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Auto Group.
The announcement came via press release on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 with the winners selected from over 1,000 nominations by an independent research firm. The firm evaluated organizations on key metrics that included communication, work-life balance, employee dedication, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
“Winning the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award a third time is an honor for us. This is a huge tribute to the culture our teams continue to build each day; and the high level of service we provide for our customers,” said Mike Van Ryn, director of talent development at Zeigler Auto Group.
From there, 113 national winning organizations were chosen across the US with Zeigler Automotive Group as the only automotive dealership group on the list. According to the National Association for Business Resources, the program’s purpose is to give companies an opportunity to benchmark their human resource efforts against other high-performing organizations across the US.
“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice. Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees comes first,” said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.
Zeigler will be honored during two virtual Illuminate Business Summit weeks, which will take place in November 2021 and spring 2022. During these summits, the National Association for Business Resources will announce the 101 highest scoring national winning companies. From these 101 companies, a select group of top winning companies will be recognized with the organization’s Elite award.
The Elite categories include: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance, and the Best of the Best: Small Business, Medium Business, and Large Business.
Zeigler Auto Group along with the other 2021 Best and Brightest Company to Work For® winners will also be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine.
This is the third time Zeigler has received the national accolade, previously winning in 2019 and 2020. The automotive dealer group has also won multiple state-wide awards from Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competitions, taking home 7 wins since 2013 for Chicago, and 15 wins since 2007 for Michigan.
The organization also announced that it is currently hiring, specifically looking for the “best and brightest” that the Midwest has to offer.
As one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the nation, Zeigler currently employs over 1,800 people within 31 dealerships representing 76 franchises in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, West Michigan and Nationally.
Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the U.S. with 76 automotive franchises across 31 locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.
Besides its extensive automotive portfolio, the organization owns and operates Zeigler Motorsports, an 85,000-square-foot motorsports dealership and action park, offering 15 different powersports brands, plus its own onsite restaurant: Trak Houz Bar & Grill. Additionally, Zeigler Motorsports houses the Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy, an executive training company.
The Kalamazoo-based dealer group also owns and operates Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago, a Carquest Auto Parts store, three Byrider franchises, three finance companies, several insurance firms, and a leasing firm.
Founded in 1975, the organization employs over 1,800 people with annual sales of $1.7 billion, ranking among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the nation. The family-owned and operated company is well known for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Zeigler is regularly recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, also earning similar accolades in Chicago and Michigan.