Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dealer of the Year Award - 2008

Sarasota, Fla - Automotive retailer, Tracy Myers of Frank Myers Automotive, has been named a Leedom and Associates, LLC Dealer of the Year.

The Myers family, including current owner/operator Tracy Myers, has been serving the Triad for more than 82 years.

Each year Leedom and Associates, a Sarasota, Fla. - based automotive retail consultancy names the best automotive retailers in the country. This industry accounts for tens of millions of consumer sales every year and more than $200 billion in retail sales. "Dealers such as Tracy Myers of Frank Myers Automotive epitomize what is truly right with the automotive retail marketplace," said Chris Leedom, president of Leedom and Associates. "There are millions of Americans who depend on dealers such as these to get to work and to take care of so many daily tasks. Without such automotive retailers, many Americans would be hard-pressed to secure the mobility that is such an integral facet of our culture."

Tracy Myers is commonly referred to as "The Automotive Transportation & Financial Expert". Tracy Myers lives in Lewisville, North Carolina with his wife Lorna and their 2 children. Tracy has spent the past 15+ years trying to change the landscape of the car business and the bruised reputation of car salespeople all over the country. He is the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx (Winston-Salem & High Point, NC) and Uncle Frank's Auto Approval Center (Winston-Salem). Tracy is a Certified Master Dealer, an NIADA Eagle Award Winner and was named the National Quality Dealer of the Year by the NIADA. He was recently recognized as one of the Top 28 Independent Automotive Retailer in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal & one of the Top 100 Small Businesses in NC by Triad Business Leader Magazine (coming in at number 22). Tracy is also the author of the book "Car Buying Secrets Exposed: The Dirty Little Secrets of a Used Car Dealer", available at and at any Frank Myers Auto Maxx location. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business "By the Book".

The Leedom group helps dealers improve their operational performance so that they may better serve their customers and ultimately the communities in which they, too, are residents. "These nominations are based on operational performance, improvement and the general efficiency of the dealership's business operations," Leedom said. "Also, intangibles such as leadership, respect in the community, goal setting, perseverance and tenacity are taken into account."

Tracy has earned the respect of his peers, he added. "We compared his operation with other dealerships nationwide and he is truly one of the best in the United States," Leedom said.

For more information about Frank Myers Automotive contact Avery Britt at 336-831-0646. For more information about the awards program contact Peter A. Salinas with Leedom and Associates at 800-966-8783.