As we celebrate this day of gratitude, I hope each and every one of you has a safe and joyful day with your family and friends. I also hope you have an opportunity to reflect on the many things you are grateful for, not just within your families but also in your communities and your […]
When we initiated our smoke-free campus last January 1st at all our locations, we weren’t sure how our customers, employees and vendors would respond to it. It was a bold move that we hoped would “pay off” in a healthier environment for every man, woman and child who stepped foot into our showrooms, waiting rooms, […]
Over the course of a long weekend in February 1972 — 40 years ago — I went from being a service station owner to a partner in a car dealership. It was the realization of my lifelong dream to sell cars, and it was a goal I was willing to work hard and sacrifice much […]
I’m not sure I believe in angels of the heavenly host variety. But I think angels of a more earthly type are surely all around us in the form of individuals who touch someone else’s life in a spectacular way.
This is the time of year when the weather and shorter days bring families together inside, often around the dinner table. My daughters will tell you that I would often quiz them at dinner, asking them about their goals, objectives and accomplishments. That might not have been something they appreciated at the time. But I […]
We celebrated our Employee Appreciation Week in the middle of December, expanding the event into a holiday luncheon at which we recognized employees who have hit 5-year milestones with the company. We also took time to note achievements of the past year and to update everyone as we roll over into 2011. I want to […]
This past June, I had an opportunity to say goodbye to the last group of students to come through the Fred Beans-Central Bucks Schools Mentoring Program and to wish them success in their future endeavors. Meeting these earnest young men and women is always a pleasure.
I am a happy man. The economy in general is improving, the automotive industry has begun to right itself after a serious tumble, and back in January General Motors granted us approval for a Chevrolet franchise at our former Buick GMC Pontiac facility in Limerick. It’s taken some time to work out all the details […]
At this time last year, we were in the midst of tremendous challenges and great uncertainty not only for our company but for the automotive industry as a whole and the entire global economy. We made tough decisions to enable us to endure, and we thank our employees for their willingness to cut back and […]
I believe in the American Dream, even if recent months have eroded my confidence. Soon after I participated in the economic summit held at Delaware Valley College this spring, I was energized to get more closely involved in efforts to protect our industry, our company, our employees and our customers from forced dealership closures. Not […]