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Fernandez Honda

8015 Interstate 35 S
San Antonio, TX 78224

  • Sales: 866-434-7652
  • Service: 866-546-4060
  • Parts: 877-831-9275

Fernandez Honda honored for 2nd year in a row as Best Dealership to Work For

You rarely see a $2 bill these days, except at Fernandez Honda in San Antonio and the five other Mike Shaw Automotive stores.

With good reviews so important in the age of Internet car shopping, Fernandez Honda believes they are worth celebrating. "Fernandez Honda hands them out to employees who get outstanding online reviews from customers. Years ago, we started by giving them to employees for complimentary letters that customers sent to us but, with all the technology available today, a great review on Dealerrater, Yelp or Google can be seen by thousands of people." said Adam Claiborne, General Manager.

Owner, Mike Shaw, started the tradition of giving out $2 bills in 1994 at another one of his stores. All stores still participate in the honors, Shaw said.

Fernandez Honda has other awards to honor employee achievement as well. Each quarter, the store caters a luncheon to celebrate employee birthdays and career anniversaries and to praise recent accomplishments in all departments. "The luncheon is a great way to communicate with employees, hear their views and congratulate them on a job well done", Claiborne said. They also have a rewards for exemplary performance among the staff; $100 gift card is given to the employee of the month as voted by all 64 employees, as well as $50 to the top Salesperson, Technician and Service Advisor each month.

Fernandez Honda also annually brings a wellness group to the store to offer employees the convenience of a medical checkup on premises; and during flu season, provide a free flu shot to all interested employees right at the dealership. Said Claiborne: "Employees appreciate it because it's hard to find time for medical concerns when they're taking care of their families and working."

Fernandez Honda has some of the best staff-retention rates in the country and recently had the opportunity to promote a long time employee as their new Internet Director and another to a General Sales Manager position. "We like to promote from within whenever possible to keep our employees striving for the next step in their careers", says Claiborne. "We also try to get the word out that this is not only a company that you can start a lifelong career with, but that we also have fun and care about each other like a family. We are extremely proud to be a 2nd time recipient of Automotive News' Best Dealerships To Work For award because it shows that our employees love where they work."



*Fernandez Honda Is One of the 2012 Automotive News' Best Dealerships To Work For*



(San Antonio, TX) July 9th, 2012  Fernandez Honda earned the distinction of being named one of Automotive News' Best Dealerships To Work For.  Automotive News partnered with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships in the U.S. and Canada that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. The program measured workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees.


"We are very excited to be selected, and are even more thrilled that our employees are the ones that put us there", said General Manager, Adam Claiborne. "We have always believed that in order to give our customers a truly great experience we have to start with satisfied employees. This recognition as one of the Automotive News' Best Dealerships To Work For is a tremendous honor for Fernandez Honda."


The list of the 2012 Best Dealerships To Work For was published in the July 9 issue of Automotive News. The top dealerships will be ranked and revealed at the Best Dealerships To Work For program and gala awards dinner on Oct. 17, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, and profiled in an Automotive News special section on Oct. 22, 2012. AutoTrader.com, Manheim and vAuto are the exclusive lead sponsors of the event and special section.


Many of the employees at Fernandez Honda have been with them since they opened their doors in late 2003, so it is no surprise that they have some of the best staff retention rates in the industry. They are happy to be here serving their customers every day and it shows. They are multiple year winners of the Honda President's Award for high Customer Satisfaction; and this year, Fernandez Honda owner Mike Shaw, had the distinguished honor of being selected as the Time Dealer of The Year out of over 17,000 nominees. Fernandez Honda has a history of excellence, and they are proud to say that they have some of the happiest employees in the country as well.



For complete information about the Best Dealerships To Work For from Automotive News visit www.autonews.com/bestdealerships