Davis Chevrolet recognized as top 50 employer in Canada
January 3, 2013
Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick - Airdrie, and the rest of the dealerships in the Davis Automotive Group, has been awarded Queen University's esteemed Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada award for 2013.
Only 50 business are chosen across the country and winners are chosen based on employee feedback through a Queen's survey, asking questions about: engagement drivers such as
- Recognition: I receive adequate recognition (beyond pay and benefits) for my contributions and/or accomplishments
- Managing Performance: The way we manage performance here keeps me focused on achieving this organization's goals
- Career Opportunities: My future career opportunities here look good
- Organizational Reputation: This organization is considered one of the best places to work for someone with my skills and experience
- Pay: My pay is appropriate for the role I have in this organization
- Senior Leadership: I see strong evidence of effective leadership from senior leaders
Based on our Davis Auto Group staff feedback, here's what Profit Magazine had to say about our group and the reasons we were chosen as one of the best Small & Medium businesses in the country!
43. Davis Automotive Group (Davis Properties Ltd.) Lethbridge, Alta.
FTE employees: 369
Chief executive: John Davis
Davis Automotive Group has designed many initiatives to make sure leadership listens to staff concerns—not just the reverse. The annual employee review process is structured to accept feedback from employees as much as it is to rate their performance. And the recent addition of an intranet program that allows employees to share information with their colleagues throughout the dealership chain has been a hit with staff and management alike. Engagement is high, but the firm keeps trying to raise the bar—it is currently re-assessing its employee recognition program to make it more meaningful for the recipients.
Davis Chevrolet welcomes Glenn Smaha as new General Manager
November 12, 2012
|Glenn Smaha is the new General Manager of Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick.
The Davis Automotive Group is very please to welcome Glenn Smaha as the new General Manager of Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick.
Glenn has an incredibly strong business background and extensive automotive knowledge that will be put to excellent use managing this busy and progressive dealership.
"My Number One goal to the customer is to provide the most professional level of service and value possible," says Glenn. "Through this I know I can earn your trust, becoming the source for all of your current automotive needs as well as the future."
Glenn was born and raised in Armstrong, BC. He now has a family that includes wife Jessica, son Mykosha (11) and daughter Amaris (8).
Glenn can be contacted directly at email@example.com or by calling 403-945-4867.
Davis Auto Group offers big advantages to Airdrie car shoppers
August 7, 2012
|Mike Davis (left) and Tim Davis stand in the showroom of Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick (formerly Airdrie Motors), the latest dealership purchased by the Davis Automotive Group.
Mike and Tim Davis have spent their lives working in car dealerships, and now the brothers have brought their extensive experience and superior customer service skills right here to Airdrie. The family-operated Davis Automotive Group purchased Airdrie Motors on July 3, 2012, which now operates as Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick.
“Our group has a longstanding and successful history in the automotive business in Alberta,” says Mike Davis. “We know how to do business in small towns and tight knit
communities and we couldn’t be more excited about having this opportunity in the vibrant city of Airdrie.”
The Davis Automotive Group founder, John Davis started his career working with his father in the group’s original store, Scougall Motors in Fort Macleod. Since then, John has guided the group as they have grown to nine dealerships across Alberta in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Claresholm, Brooks, Barrhead and Westlock.
A huge benefit Airdrie car shoppers are offered by the Davis Auto Group is the shared database of provincial inventory from all nine Davis stores.
“If you come to Davis Chev and are looking for a blue Silverado, and we only have a black one on our lot, there’s a good chance that we have a blue one somewhere in our group,” explains Tim Davis. “At other dealerships, if they don’t have what you want, you have to go to another dealership. That’s not the case here.”
The Davis sales representatives have online access to Davis Automotive Group’s inventory, can look up what a customer is looking for on the spot, and arrange for delivery to Airdrie. Above everything else, visitors to Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick can be guaranteed they are getting a superior customer service experience.
“For us, it’s all about the customer,” says Tim Davis. “We back up everything we do. We won’t tell you we can do something and then not be able to do that. We are constantly trying to get better at moving the customer through their buying or service experience and satisfying them at every point along the way. We know we’ve got a great model working at our other dealerships and we are applying that same model here in Airdrie.”
“The Davis Group takes pride in supporting the communities we operate in,” adds Mike Davis. “Davis Chevrolet will be an important part of the Airdrie community and give back to this great city.”
Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick offers a wide range of new and used vehicles, in addition to offering parts, accessories, tires, service, a body shop and financing centre. Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick is located at 149 East Lake Crescent N.E. The dealership can be contacted at 403-948-6909. For more information, visit www.davischev.com.
Davis Auto Group acquires Airdrie Motors
|L to R: Mike Davis, Tim Davis, Luke Davis, Lynden Heron, and John Davis in front of Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick in Airdrie Alberta on July 3, 2012.
July 3, 2012
The Davis Auto Group acquired its ninth Alberta dealership on July 3, 2012. Airdrie Motors, owned since 1986 by Lynden Heron, was officially taken over by his good friend and Davis Auto Group president, John Davis. Davis' sons Tim, Mike and Luke were on hand to open the store, now called Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick.
"The potential of this Airdrie car dealership is unbelievable and we couldn't be more excited about this new opportunity," says Tim Davis, partner in the Davis Auto Group and dealer principal of Davis GMC Buick in Medicine Hat.
All staff of Airdrie Motors was retained in the ownership transition and will be learning the "Davis Way" over the coming weeks. Mike Davis, Davis Auto Group partner and dealer principal of Davis GMC Buick in Lethbridge, will oversee operations during the height of the change process.
Watch this video of the July 3 transition from Airdrie Motors to Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick: