Best Dealer To Work For
Owners: Ann Thye, Keith Thye Location: Seattle, Wash. Store Size: 20,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 12 Vehicle Brand Carried: BMW URL: www.ridewest.com Strengths: Ride West invests heavily in the help. The dealership provides continued training for all positions and management education that includes training fees, flight costs, meals and lodging. The benefits package includes vacation and sick pay, medical and dental coverage, a simple IRA program and a zero percent payroll deduction program for employee bike purchases.
The Dealernews September 2001 cover dealer was recognized in 2007 by the Washington State Business Leadership Network for its efforts to employ the disabled. Ride West BMW has been ranked as one of BMW's top five North American retailers for the past 10 years. Service customers have access to one of eight loaner bikes, while all customers can use the store's DSL lines while in the lounge. Ride West Insurance is an on-site subsidiary that allows consumers to buy and insure their bikes in one shot.