Ciocca Dealerships again climbed the annual Automotive News list of the top 150 dealer groups in the nation. Ciocca rose nine spots to No. 98 in the 2019 rankings, cracking the top 100 for the first time. The group saw unprecedented growth in 2019; the six new stores added was tied for the second-most in the nation. Ciocca added stores in Williamsport in March 2019 and State College in October. Ciocca Nissan of Quakertown opened in December 2019 but new car sales began in January. Ciocca also moved up the Automotive News rankings for used car dealers. In April, the group came in at No. 74 on the publication’s top-100 used vehicle retailers in the nation, up 19 spots from 2018.
Ciocca Dealerships raised more than $75,000 for Woods Services at the 5th annual Run for Woods on May 4. The 2019 5K run/walk saw the biggest turnout ever, with more than 1,100 people attending and more than $170,000 being raised. Ciocca Dealerships was again a presenting sponsor of the event. Ciocca Subaru led the team donations with 11,365, Ciocca Volkswagen raised 11,130 and Faulkner Buick GMC of West Chester raised $9,250.
Woods Services is a nonprofit organization that provides health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health and case management to more than 4,000 children and adults who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral health care needs.
Ciocca Dealerships again cracked an Automotive News top dealership list. In late April, the publication came out with its list of top 100 used car dealers in the nation, based on used vehicle sales. Making its first appearance on the list, Ciocca Dealerships came in at 93. Ciocca Dealerships finished 2018 with 7,794 used retail unit sales, up from 6,393 in 2017.
For the second straight year, Ciocca Honda of Harrisburg qualified for Honda's prestigious President's Award. The list of award winners was announced earlier this year. Ciocca Honda was one of 173 dealers nationwide and one of only four in the district to hit the award, which is given to the top 10 percent of Honda dealers. To qualify, dealerships must finish above average in a multitude of categories, including customer service, retail sales effectiveness and dealership profitability.
On March 25, Automotive News published its list of the top 150 largest auto retail groups in the United States ranked by unit sales of new vehicles in 2018. Ciocca Dealerships was ranked 107 in the country with more than 21,000 total units. Last year, Ciocca came in at 120 on the list; the 13-spot gain is tied for the third largest rank change in the United States.
CEO and founder Gregg Ciocca said in a letter to employees, "The success of our dealership group is due to the hard work of our associates. This achievement squarely reflects the time, effort, and dedication each of you put in."
Ciocca Dealerships was chosen as the leader in the Auto Dealer category in the Lehigh Valley Who's Who in Business survey for 2019. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Style magazine, the Who's Who in Business survey is the region's only statistical accurate survey of consumer preference. Conducted by FieldGoals.Us, an independent market research firm, the survey identifies the region's leaders in a variety of business categories as determined by Lehigh Valley residents.
Ciocca Dealerships helped deliver 600 new coats to the Upper Bucks YMCA on October 19 as part of the Driving Away the Cold campaign, a philanthropic effort of the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. The Upper Bucks YMCA distributes the coats to children in need in November. Since the program began in 2008, Ciocca Dealerships has given 1,392 new coats to less fortunate children in our area.
On June 8, 12, and 14, employees from Ciocca Honda of Harrisburg teamed up with Habitat for Humanity as part of the 2018 Honda Week of Service to help build a single-family home in Dover Borough. The home will be sold to qualified Habitat families after they have completed all requirements of the homeownership program. Since 2016, Honda's Week of Service has collected nearly 1,350 bags of trash, 11,000 health kits, and 54 tons of food; provided 2,500 children with school supplies; donated nearly 1,300 pints of blood; painted/refurbished 75 homes; and served more than 200,000 meals.
The Ciocca Dealerships family was out in force on May 5, raising $73,000 during the 4th annual Run for Woods. The 5K run/walk benefits Woods Services, a nonprofit organization that provides health care, education, housing, and other essential services to more than 4,000 children and adults who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral health care needs.
Ciocca Dealerships made history by earning a Memic Award for Safety for 2017, marking the first time an auto dealer group has received the award. Every year, Memic, a worker's compensation insurance specialist company, presents eight companies with this honor out of the 20,000-plus clients it has, and Ciocca Dealerships was one of only two companies on the East Coast to receive the award. The award honors outstanding performance by a company in protecting its employees and customers. To win, a company must show a concerted effort to enact and enforce safety policies and then must show results.
Ciocca Honda was presented with the 2017 President’s Award on April 26. Receiving the award were Gregg Ciocca and Brian Lewis, Ciocca Honda general manager. To qualify, a dealership must meet all award criteria and fully achieve its new-vehicle sales objective.
“The Honda President’s Award recognizes dealers who honor their relationship with our customers by achieving excellence throughout their sales and service operations, and Ciocca Honda does just that,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Automotive Division. “In taking care of its customers, Ciocca Honda has set the standard for other dealerships across the country to follow.”