The saying that “records are made to be broken” has never been more true than in the case of Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. For the 6th consecutive year, Classic has led the nation in Chevrolet sales, an accomplishment never before achieved by any other Chevrolet dealer.
In a ceremony at the dealership on Tuesday, Classic Chevrolet was presented with their 6th #1 Volume trophy from General Motor executives. “Now it’s about breaking our own record and keeping up the pace,” said Tom Durant, owner of Classic Chevrolet. Dave Notolli, Regional Director Chevrolet South Central Region was on hand to officially present the award and personally address the employees. “Despite the challenges of the highway construction [DFW Connector], you guys have managed to come out on top yet again. It’s like winning six Super Bowls in a row!” said Nottoli. He continued, “all of us at General Motors are incredibly proud of you and the thing we are most proud of is how you act as a team.”
In an industry where there is typically a great deal of employee turnover, the Classic staff has stayed remarkably stable, with many employees enjoying 13+ years of tenure. “We know that it takes teamwork to achieve this kind of success,” said Durant, “and we rely on each other for support and continually challenge each other to do our very best.”
The proof is in the numbers. In six years, Classic Chevrolet has sold 28,426 new Chevrolets and also leads the region in certified pre-owned sales. Tom Durant acknowledged the fact that the continued construction of the DFW Connector project will pose the biggest challenge ever for his team. “This will be the toughest year we’ve ever had, but everyone in this room knows that we can make it seven in a row with all of us working together.”