'Best' certainly is the operative word in our survey this year.
Three Best-One-affiliated dealerships in Indiana — including overall winner Monteith's Best-One Tire & Auto Care — are being honored this year as one of the best places to work in the tire and automotive service industry.
This marks the fourth straight year Tire Business, in conjunction with Best Companies Group (BCG), has offered the Best Places to Work survey, which seeks to recognize the best employers in the replacement tire and automotive service industry.
BCG, an independent research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work, once again conducted the survey, sharing the reasons why these businesses were deemed the best of the best.
These three Best-One locations — part of the Best-One affiliated network, with 275 locations in 26 states —seem to have found a recipe for success. All three dealerships were finalists in last year's survey.
In material submitted for consideration, Monteith's noted that its mission statement is "creating raving fans." But that doesn't happen, the company maintains, without "first creating those raving fans internally within our organization."
Simply put, the organization, with 13 locations, said it puts employees first.
"If we treat employees good, they will then in return treat customers good," the company wrote. "If customers are treated good, then profits will come. We try to make what's important to our team members, important to us. We look to seek out opportunities to celebrate our people both inside and outside of the workplace."