Zeigler Auto Group Earns Second Consecutive Milwaukee’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award

Zeigler Auto Group Earns Second Consecutive Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that it has earned its second Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award for Milwaukee. Given by the National Association for Business Resources, the coveted recognition is given to organizations in the Milwaukee area that not only uphold, but also set, strict standards for best practices for company culture, human resources and more. Besides being recognized for the award for two consecutive years, Zeigler was the only dealership group awarded the distinction for the same amount of time.

MILWAUKEE (May 8, 2023)  - Zeigler Auto Group has earned its second consecutive Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award. The coveted award given by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has a 1-10 ratio with only the "Best and Brightest Companies in Milwaukee" eligible for the recognition. Besides this distinction the organization is also the only auto group to make the list for two years strong.

"Being recognized with our second consecutive Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Company to Work For Award speaks volumes about our world-class team members and culture in Wisconsin. This was our largest acquisition and our teams came together to create a winning culture that has achieved multiple top honors including Toyota President's Award and Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work Award this year." said Aaron Zeigler, president & CEO of Zeigler Auto Group.

Zeigler Auto Group currently employs over 300 team members across the Greater Milwaukee region at four franchise locations: Zeigler Hyundai of Racine, Zeigler Honda of Racine, Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha, and Zeigler Toyota of Racine. 

"Receiving the award as Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For is a huge compliment to our organization and testament to all of the great work that our employees do every day serving our customers and taking care of each other.  I am very proud to be associated with such a great group of people and recognize that this award and recognition is all about them!" said Dan Scheid, CFO of Zeigler Auto Group.

The winning companies chosen as the 2023 Milwaukee's Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® are assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. The categories applicants were scored on include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Creative Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions, Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment and Selection; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Work-Life Blend; Community Initiatives and Corporate Responsibility; and Leadership, Strategy and Company Performance.

"I would like to congratulate the Wisconsin teams for qualifying for Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. I am proud to work with these awesome Professionals and I am so impressed with how easily the teams embraced Zeigler's culture and mission statement "Our Family providing your Family with the Ultimate Automotive Experience," said Joe St. Germain, VP of Zeigler Wisconsin.  

Zeigler's Driving Vision Podcast spent time with the team from Zeigler Honda of Racine, to discuss what it means to have earned a second consecutive Milwaukee's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award in the first two years of eligibility.

With over 25 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

"Those companies that made the list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® as well as those companies that continue to make the list are truly remarkable. Given today's need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions. They are elite thinkers, and this honor demonstrates their commitment to excellence," said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.

All winning organizations of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® are invited to attend the upcoming in-person 2023 Best and Brightest National Summit, an exclusive national conference for all winners across the entire country. This national conference will be held on September 27-28 in Detroit, Michigan, and will focus on collaboration, sharing of best practices, analysis of pressing issues, inspiration, social activities, and celebration. 

About the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a powerful community of the Nation's elite leaders who share ideas, practices and have proven they are employers of choice. This program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. There are numerous regional programs throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Pacific Northwest and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. 

About Zeigler Auto 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, 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. Besides these prestigious accolades, Zeigler is also one of Glassdoor's 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for 2023, and among Glassdoor's top 10 U.S. companies for work-life balance.


Francis Mariela