FAIRFAX, Va., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores will celebrate its golden 50th anniversary throughout 2016. For a half a century, Sheehy has served hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Sheehy Auto Stores was founded by Vince Sheehy, Sr. in 1966 with Sheehy Ford, a small, suburban family-owned car dealership off what was at that time the new Washington, D.C. Beltway. Today, 50 years later, Sheehy Auto Stores is the 37th largest automotive dealer group in the nation with 23 dealerships.
Still family-owned, Sheehy Auto Stores has grown to more than $1 billion in sales with 35,000 new and used vehicles sold each year. The company has expanded and now operates stores in and around Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and Richmond.
"We are very proud of the steady growth we have achieved over the years," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "I credit our success to our dedicated employees and our customers who have come to trust us over many years.
Sheehy currently employs more than 1,800 full and part-time employees and has always believed in promoting from within. Much is invested into continuing education, training, incentives, team building, benefits and more. Some Sheehy employees have been with the company for 40 years or more.
The core values and founding principles of Sheehy Auto Stores has been two-fold and has remained central to the company's success throughout its 50 years in business. A strong commitment to customer service, combined with the importance to supporting the local communities the company serves have helped drive growth.
Sheehy's customer-centric approach has earned their stores some of the most coveted awards in the industry. Each Sheehy Ford store is Blue Oval Certified; Sheehy's Glen Burnie and Manassas Nissan stores have earned Nissan's Owner First Award for their achievements in customer satisfaction. In addition, Sheehy's Honda store is a past President's award winner; their Lexus store has earned the highest awards given by Lexus, is a "Lexus Elite" award winner and has been recognized among the Best Dealerships to Work for in the U.S. by Automotive News in 2014 and 2015; and Sheehy Infiniti is an Award of Excellence winner.
Sheehy Auto Stores has always believed in strongly supporting the communities where they do business. Each year, the company donates more than $100,000 to a select charity as part of the company's 50-day sales campaign. For the past few years, Sheehy has supported the American Heart Association through a sizable donation, as well as events and participation of employees to help raise awareness of the charity's mission. Past recipients included the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure. In addition, the company donates more than $125,000 each year, split among various local charities, as part of their annual end of year Giving Campaign.
Visit www.sheehy.com throughout the year for updates and 50th Anniversary happenings throughout the dealerships.
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