Our Philosophies

Core Values


It takes a team to reach the top. At Summit Automotive we have lofty goals: to be the best network of dealerships in the nation. To get there, it takes good people, committed to a set of core values. Our reputation is simply how we embody our core values with our customers. Each positive interaction is another step towards reaching the peak.



Humility 

We are respectful, truthful and confident but never arrogant. We seek and provide honest feedback and are open to learn from our mistakes and successes in equal measure.



Integrity

We strive to do what’s right, even when no one is looking. We want to gain our customers trust, and the only way to do that is with fair, honest actions all of the time.



Passion

We love what we do and approach our job every day with energy, excitement, determination and drive to enhance the customer experience.



Community Focused


Our strong belief in giving back to our local communities, prompted Summit to create Drive for Education®. A portion of every vehicle sale is given to a fund dedicated to helping at-risk children in our communities, particularly in the area of education. In addition, all of our dealerships are involved with grassroot efforts to make an impact. Whether it’s sponsoring a little league team or an educational fundraiser, we choose events that positively influence our local communities.



Employee Driven


We value high-performance teams, outstanding individual achievement, ethical business practices and a fun and passionate workplace. We encourage bold curiosity, out-of-the-box thinking and a desire for innovation in all aspects of our operations. We recruit the very best professionals from inside and outside of the automotive sector in order to achieve excellence on all levels.



Building Brands


We believe in creating progressive, creative and sophisticated brand identities for each of our dealership groups. We rely on market research and staff interviews to determine how to enter and build a market. But, we also know that a brand is more than a logo. Our dealership brands are built on a solid foundation that includes: brand identity, brand initiatives, marketing support, human resource development and system enhancement.