Dealernews - March 01, 2008

From the Editors
Arlo Redwine
When you read this month's issue, feel free to steal ideas. After all, that's a big reason why we dedicated the March issue to our Top 100 winners. As a
Top 100 Gallery
Mary Slepicka
TOP IS THE HIGHEST or loftiest point of anything. Top denotes leadership (top rank, top position). In tennis and baseball, a top stroke gives the ball its forward
Grand Prize Winner 2008 Owners: John Beldock, Tai Beldock Location: Denver, Colo. Store Size: 17,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 14 Ve
First Runner-Up 2008 Owner: Bob Ladd Location: Staunton, Va. Store Size: 40,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 10 Vehicle Brands Car
Second Runner-Up 2008 Owners: Bill Hearne and Chuck Golinvaux Location: Spearfish, S.D. Store Size: 19,860 sq. ft. Years in Business
Honorable Mention 2008 Owner: Don Owens Location: Dothan, Ala. Store Size: 22,400 sq. ft. Years in Business: 57 Vehicle Brands Ca
Honorable Mention 2008 Owners: George Tubbs, Charlie Tubbs Location: Warsaw, Ind. Store Size: 16,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 28
Best Use of Space Owner: Raymond and Charles Gref Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Store Size: 54,000 sq. ft. Years in Business:
Best Exterior Owner: Bob Althoff Location: Sunbury, Ohio Store Size: 30,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 1 Vehicle Brands Carried:
Best Display Owner: Richard Roush Location: Medina, Ohio Store Size: 40,091 sq. ft. Years in Business: 2 Vehicle Brands Carried:
Best Use of Theme: Bayside Harley-Davidson Owner: Maurice D. Slaughter Location: Portsmouth, Va. Store Size: 36,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 10 Vehicle Br
Best Customer Service Initiative Owner: John Schaller Location: Milwaukee, Wis. Store Size: 48,500 sq. ft. Years in Business: 35
Best Promotion Owners: Mike Gill, Monica Gill Location: Bowling Green, Ky. Store Size: 11,800 sq. ft. Years in Business: 27 Vehic
Best Community Involvement Owner: Robert Kay Location: Lincoln, Neb. Store Size: 64,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 44 Vehicle Bra
Top 100 Data At A Glance Top 100 Dealers are in 38 states and two Canadian provinces. By location (vs. 2007) Al
Best Dealer To Work For Owners: Ann Thye, Keith Thye Location: Seattle, Wash. Store Size: 20,000 sq. ft. Years in Business: 12 Ve
Management
IT'S ALWAYS AN EXCITING and interesting time when the Top 100 entries start rolling in. It's great to see the new stores, the remodeled stores and the c