Zeigler Auto Group Honored with Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award for a Full Decade

Zeigler Auto Group Honored with Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award for a Full Decade

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that it has earned its 10th Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award for the highly competitive Chicago market. Given by the National Association for Business Resources, the coveted recognition is given to organizations in the Greater Chicago 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 10 years, Zeigler was the only dealership group awarded the distinction for the same amount of time.

CHICAGO (May 1, 2023)  - The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has once again named Zeigler Auto Group one of Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For®, this is the 10th time the award-winning dealership group has earned this recognition, winning from 2012 to 2017, then again from 2019 forward. With a 1-10 ratio for winning, only the "Best and Brightest Companies in Chicago" are eligible to receive this coveted award, giving those earning this achievement a truly competitive edge. Besides this distinction the organization is also the only auto group to make the list for 10 years strong.

"Earning this award in this hypercompetitive market while still maintaining the core values that built this company means the most to me and the team at Zeigler. Our culture is centered on high achievement and this award embodies that spirit. We do not rely on what we achieved the day before, we always look to the future while staying true to the legacy of our family values," said Aaron Zeigler, president & CEO of Zeigler Auto Group.

Zeigler Auto Group currently has nearly 1,200 employees and 18 franchises across these Greater Chicago dealerships: Zeigler Alfa Romeo, Zeigler BMW of Orland Park, Zeigler Buick GMC Lincolnwood, Zeigler Cadillac of Lincolnwood, Zeigler CDJR Downers Grove, Zeigler Chevrolet of Schaumburg, Zeigler FIAT of Schaumburg, Zeigler Ford of North Riverside, INFINITI of Hoffman Estates, INFINITI of Orland Park, Jaguar of Schaumburg, Land Rover of Schaumburg, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates, Zeigler Maserati of Schaumburg, Zeigler Nissan Gurnee, Zeigler Nissan of Orland Park, and Zeigler Pre-owned of Chicago.

"Our teams across the Zeigler Auto Group know what the Best & Brightest recognition confirms: that we are energized daily by delivering the 'Ultimate Automotive Experience' to customers and team members alike. We are so proud of team Zeigler for continuing to achieve this coveted recognition!" said Sam D'Arc, COO of Zeigler Auto Group. D'Arc is also host to Zeigler's Driving Vision Podcast which sat down with some of the auto group's Chicago leadership team to discuss Zeigler's group-wide, world-class, award-winning culture.

The winning companies chosen as the 2013 Chicago'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.

"We are thankful for our teams across the group and the laser focus they have on providing an exceptional experience for our customers as well as continually building our world-class culture for each other to thrive," said Mike Van Ryn, director of talent acquisitions at Zeigler Auto Group.

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