Zeigler Auto Group Earns Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation Award for Fourth Year in a Row


Zeigler Auto Group Earns Best and Brightest Companies

to Work For® in the Nation Award for Fourth Year in a Row


Zeigler Automotive Group is once again among the Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation, earning the recognition for 2022. This is the fourth time in a row that the Kalamazoo-dealership group has been honored with this distinction. The coveted list is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources.


Kalamazoo, Mich. (Wednesday, August 17, 2022) The National Association for Business Resources has released its list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation for 2022, with Zeigler Auto Group among its winners.


"Zeigler is very proud to be among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation. The Best and Brightest program is very competitive with only 1 out of every ten companies qualifying for it each year. Winning this coveted award for the fourth time in a row was a true team effort that shows our dedication to innovation and growth as a company," said Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Auto Group.


The announcement came via press release from the NABR with the winners selected from over 1,000 nominations by an independent research firm. The firm evaluated organizations on key metrics that included communication, work-life balance, employee dedication, diversity, recognition, retention and more.


"The Best and Brightest Company To Work For® is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice.  Zeigler Auto Group has been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees comes first," said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.


From there, 113 national winning organizations were chosen across the US with Zeigler Automotive Group as the only automotive dealership group on the list. According to the National Association for Business Resources, the program's purpose is to give companies an opportunity to benchmark their human resource efforts against other high-performing organizations across the US.


Zeigler will be honored during two virtual Illuminate Business Summit weeks, which will take place in November 2022 and spring 2023. During these summits, the National Association for Business Resources will announce the 101 highest scoring national winning companies. From these 101 companies, a select group of top winning companies will be recognized with the organization's Elite award.


"Being awarded as one of the Best Places to Work in the Nation for the fourth year in a row continues to acknowledge the great team we have at Zeigler Auto Group.  I want to thank all of our employees for making Zeigler an organization that strives every day to give our customers an exceptional automotive sales and service experience," Dan Scheid, CFO of Zeigler Auto Group.


The Elite categories include: Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance, and the Best of the Best: Small Business, Medium Business, and Large Business.


Zeigler Auto Group along with the other 2022 Best and Brightest Company to Work For® winners will also be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine.


"We are honored to win the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award again this year!  It's a tribute to our teams and all they do to continually build a world-class culture that our team members can enjoy and look forward to coming to work every day.  This contagious energy spreads to our customers!  As we have grown and grown over the years this award becomes more and more meaningful!  Congratulations to Team Zeigler!," said Mike Van Ryn, director of talent development at Zeigler Auto Group.


This is the fourth time Zeigler has received the national accolade, previously winning in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The automotive dealer group has also won multiple state-wide awards from Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competitions, taking home 9 consecutive wins since 2013 for Chicago, and 16 wins since 2007 for Michigan. Additionally the organization has earned its first Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award for Milwaukee, with the award coming in just one year.


A recent Glassdoor Economic Research study also ranked Zeigler Auto Group among the review site's Top 20 Highest-Rated Companies for Work-Life Balance During the COVID-19, coming in at number 14 nationwide. The study-which gathered Glassdoor.com reviews from current and former U.S.-based full-time employees between March 15, 2020, and September 28, 2021- also gave Zeigler Auto Group the top spot for new and used auto dealership groups.


As one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the nation, Zeigler currently employs over 2,300  people within 35 dealerships representing 76 franchises in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.


About The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, West Michigan and Nationally.


About Zeigler Automotive Group

Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the U.S. with 78 franchises across 35 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.


Besides its extensive automotive portfolio, the organization owns and operates Zeigler Motorsports, an 85,000-square-foot motorsports dealership and action park, offering 19 different powersports brands, plus its own onsite restaurant: Trak Houz Bar & Grill. Additionally, Zeigler Motorsports houses the Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy, an executive training company.


The Kalamazoo-based dealer group also owns and operates Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago, a Carquest Auto Parts store, three Byrider franchises, three finance companies, several insurance firms, and a leasing firm.


Founded in 1975, the organization employs over 2,300 people, ranking among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the nation with estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion for 2022. The family-owned and operated company is well known for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Zeigler is regularly recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, also earning similar accolades in Wisconsin, Chicago, and Michigan.