Zeigler Auto Group Honored with its 17th West Michigan’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award


Zeigler Auto Group Honored with its 17th West Michigan's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award 

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has named Zeigler Auto Group as one of West Michigan's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For®, winning for the 17th time since 2007. The award is given annually to organizations that uphold and set strict standards for best practices for company culture, human resources, and more. Besides earning the coveted recognition for 17 years, Zeigler Auto was also the only dealership on the list to earn the recognition for the same length of time.  

WEST MICHIGAN (May 15, 2023)  - Zeigler Auto Group has earned its 17th West Michigan's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For award for 2023 from the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). With a 1-10 ratio for winning, only the "Best and Brightest Companies in West Michigan'' are eligible to receive this coveted award, giving those earning this achievement a truly competitive edge. Besides this achievement, Zeigler is the only auto group to make the list for 17 years strong.

"We are grateful to continue to uphold the family-first values that started this organization in 1975. Having this strong foundation, where we treat everyone like family, is the number one reason we are able to achieve coveted awards like this one at Zeigler Auto Group. This is a huge accomplishment that we look forward to earning for many more years to come," said Aaron J. Zeigler, president & CEO of Zeigler Auto Group.

Zeigler Auto Group currently has over 604 employees and 19 franchises across these West Michigan dealerships: Zeigler CDJR of Grandville, Zeigler Maserati of Grandville, Zeigler Alfa Romeo of Grandville, Zeigler FIAT of Grandville, Zeigler BMW of Kalamazoo, Zeigler CDR Kalamazoo, Zeigler Honda Kalamazoo, Zeigler Lincoln of Kalamazoo, Zeigler Ford of Lowell, Zeigler CDJR Plainwell.

"Being awarded the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award in West Michigan for the 17th time is truly an honor! I am proud of our teams and they should be proud as well! We are intentional about building our world-class culture every day. Our team members and customers can feel the difference! Congratulations to all the amazing companies that are winning this prestigious award! We are thankful," said Mike Van Ryn, director of talent acquisitions.

The winning companies chosen as the 2023 West Michigan'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 included areas such as compensation, benefits and employee solutions; creative wellness and well-being solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; and recruitment and selection..

"Having earned West Michigan's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For again, for the 17th time, speaks volumes about our incredible teams. They bring a winning mindset to work every day, which helps create a world-class culture that attracts and retains passionate employees," said Matt Thomas, chief of staff 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. 

Zeigler's Driving Vision Podcast spoke to the teams in West Michigan including the Zeigler CDJR of Grandville team to learn more about what the recognition means, how the leaders want to be remembered, things most people don't know about them, and more.

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, West Michigan, 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 West Michigan, 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, West Michigan, 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.