American Honda Motor Co. awards highest dealership honor to TEAM HONDA

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is proud to announce that Team Honda has earned the President's Award for its exceptional performance in 2012. This annual award is presented to Honda's top-ranking dealerships that achieved excellence in all areas of operation – customer service and sales satisfaction, sales, training, and facility. This is the 10th year that Team Honda has earned the distinguished President's Award. Team Honda is Baton Rouge's only President's Award winner, and is Louisiana's only 10-time recipient.

During 2012, more than 1,000 Honda dealerships from across the country competed for the President's Award title, and 112 dealerships ultimately earned the award. Each year the objectives for the program are evaluated to ensure compliance with Honda's standards. Team Honda of Baton Rouge received the highest score possible from all Honda dealers in America.

"The Honda President's Award was established in 1995 to recognize our outstanding dealerships," says John Mendel, executive vice president of Automobile Sales for Honda. "Our goal remains to challenge dealerships to continually grow and set the standard by which other companies aspire.

"Earning the President's Award is no small feat. It requires total commitment from every team member for the entire calendar year. I am proud to recognize Team Honda as one of Honda's most accomplished dealerships and invite you to visit the showroom and experience the benefits of working with one of Honda's best – a President's Award–winning dealership."

"The true value and worthiness of this honor for us at Team Honda is that it comes from our customers," said Team Honda General Manager Preston Petersen. "American Honda issues the award based on customer satisfaction, sales, reviews and feedback on the customer's overall sales experience. This honor – and receiving a perfect score – is a true reflection of the extremely high level of customer satisfaction received at Team Honda, and that shows the dedication to our customers by our entire staff.

"From the start of the sales process, to financing, to servicing the vehicle after the sale, our staff works as a team to make sure our customers receive the highest level of service and satisfaction throughout their buying experience, and that's what this award represents."

"We're thankful to have so many loyal Honda customers who have joined our team, and are truly appreciative of their loyalty to, and trust in the sales experience they receive at Team Honda."

Team Honda, Louisiana's #1 new and certified Honda dealer(*), is located at 6363 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge and carries the full line of Honda vehicles, including the all-new 2013 Accord, rated as one of Car and Driver magazine's 10Best for a record 27 times. For more information, call (225) 298-4100 or visit online

(*) Based on 2012 retail sales of American Honda Motors