Joliet, Illinois (PRWEB) October 14, 2011
Bill Jacobs Joliet, one of the leading Chevy dealerships in Joliet, Illinois has said goodbye to the typical fast-talking “wheeler-dealer” auto dealers and the negative reputation that precedes them. The Joliet Chevy dealer has turned the traditional way of car dealership business upside down. Recently Bill Jacobs Joliet has participated in the Joliet Hospice organization and helps the community through other charitable activities as well.
The late Bill Jacobs, Sr., the original owner of the auto dealership started the idea that blossomed into a full-blown success story over 55 years later. His intentions were to create a more transparent, customer-centered dealership, employing honest people from the community, while giving back personally and professionally through local and national charitable programs and financial support.
Mr. Jacobs succeeded with his goal and produced a result of an overall experience that is more hands-on and pleasurable, providing positive experiences and eliciting greater loyalty from both staff and customers. Many employees look fondly at the Bill Jacobs Auto Group and appreciate the experience they have there.
“Mr. Jacobs Sr. was very employee-oriented,” said former auto service technician, Doug Smith. “That caring attitude towards employees prevails today with Bill Jacobs Jr.”
Bill Jacobs Joliet General Manager Brad Wise, who has worked at the dealership for 23 years, says that it is not unusual for employees to stay for 20, 30 or more years.
“We have a lot of people who have been here a long time,” said Wise.
Bill Jacobs Joliet is very customer service oriented and also treats employees well, this contributes to their longevity with the careers at Bill Jacobs. Wise credited a team-oriented environment that encourages employees to work together across sales, service and other departments. One way that employees are rewarded is with time off. The employees at Bill Jacobs do not work holidays such as Labor Day and Memorial Day, which are required work days at many other dealerships.
Bill Jacobs is also a champion of charitable causes and the dealerships help with many local events. Just a few of the causes and charities include the Ray Graham Association for the developmentally disabled, the Making Strides Run/Walk for breast cancer and the honoring of local war veterans.
People who are interested in learning more about Bill Jacobs Joliet or are interested in a new Chevy car, truck or SUV in Joliet should call 800-696-9129. They also offer many used cars in Joliet and have a knowledgeable sales staff to help put customers in the perfect car.