NIADA Quality Dealer Award Program

Guidelines as recommended by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association to assist our national selection committee in making their selection of the NIADA Quality Dealer of the Year. 

The basic qualifications for a Quality Dealer Nominee should be:

SERVICE TO INDUSTRY – It is my belief: “Every man owes a portion of his time and money to that industry or business from which he derives his livelihood.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a member of NIADA in good standing and of the age 18 or older.
  2. Support their respective state association through his/her dedicated service.
  3. Support the NIADA through his/her dedicated service.
  4. Demonstrate a willingness to be helpful in performing Association duties when asked by the various state and national association leaders.
  5. Display a willingness to serve the Used Motor Vehicle Industry through helpful service to fellow dealers by sharing his/her knowledge, talent and experience.
  6. Willingness to make a commitment to attend their respective annual state and national Conventions.
  7. Have the necessary credentials to compete at the national level, since he/she will be representing their state association in a national competition.

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OPERATOR  Dealer should be committed to offering exceptional services to customers, both during and after a sale.  Always maintains the highest standards as they relate to employee and business associate relations.  Dealer should be highly respected and enjoy a good personal and business reputation within their local community.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a minimum of five (5) years experience as a successful licensed independent dealer and member of their respective state association and NIADA for a period of no less than three (3) years.  The candidate must be the ‘Dealer Principle’ or listed as the President of the dealership corporation.
  2. Have a sanction free record with the state DMV and/or state licensing agency – have no outstanding or unanswered complaints with the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Affairs division of the state Attorney General’s office.
  3.  Candidate’s dealership operation should reflect pride of ownership and offer an attractive appearance of facility, grounds and inventory.
  4. Candidates should have an outstanding reputation of good customer relations and the handling of customer complaints in an expedient manner.
  5. Operate his/her business in accordance with the NIADA Code of Ethics.
  6. His/Her dealership operation should be a credit to the independent dealer community of their respective state and the Used Motor Vehicle Industry as a whole.
  7. Candidates should furnish several customer and employee testimonial letters, as well as business and personal letters of recommendation.
  8. Extra thought should be given to those candidates who are NIADA “Certified Master Dealers”.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – Affiliations and involvement in community affairs.

Candidates should be involved in the affairs of his/her local community.
Note:   It is beneficial to all concerned for successful business owners to give something back to the community in which they develop their businesses and earn a living.

Additionally, experience has shown there is a great deal of satisfaction and personal reward in the giving of time, talent and money to worthwhile causes within our communities.

EXCLUSIONS: If a dealer/dealership has previously been awarded NIADA Quality Dealer of the Year, that    dealer/dealership shall be ineligible to receive the award a second time.



You are donating to : Greennature Foundation

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Additional Note