Originally published on franchising.com.

Byrider, one of America’s largest integrated used car dealerships and franchise systems, announced today the franchisee award winners recognized at the company’s annual convention held in Amelia Island, Fla. This year, the Byrider Convention provided an opportunity for franchisees, suppliers and corporate leaders to gather to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary and acknowledge those individuals who have made significant contributions to the company as well as demonstrate their dedication and commitment to Byrider.

The Franchisee of the Year award recognizes best overall performance based on internal store rankings and a measure of how the business has contributed to the Byrider franchise community. The recipients were:

Franchisees of the Year

  • Jeff Anderson – Henderson, Ky.
  • Jennifer Freiboth – Wausau, Wis.
  • Russ Larson – Davenport, Iowa

The Founders award recognizes those stores celebrating a 10- or 20-year anniversary. The recipients were:

Founders Award 10 and 20 Year

  • Rachel Bachrodt (10) – Rockford Ill.
  • Gary Duncan (20) – Roanoke, Va.
  • Lance Vachon (20) – South Attleboro, Mass.
  • Lenny Tagliavia (20) – East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Craig Peters, chief executive officer at Byrider, said, “Our franchisees comprise the majority of our organization and we couldn’t be prouder of all the recipients of our annual franchisee awards. Their commitment to Byrider and the communities they serve is inspiring and we’re pleased to recognize their outstanding achievements.”

“Setting high standards for customer service is one of the keys to success in the franchise industry and we’re pleased to recognize the owners and operators who have implemented effective strategies to help their customers move forward while setting the bar high for other Byrider operations,” said Chris Hadley, Byrider vice president of franchising.

2019 marks the 30th year since Byrider began franchising locations. For more information, visit www.byrider.com.

About Byrider

Byrider, one of America’s largest integrated used car dealership and franchise systems, recently announced a major rebranding, officially changing its name from J.D. Byrider to Byrider. Byrider has sold more than 1.2 million cars at more than 150 locations across the country. Founded in 1989, Byrider continues to transform the automotive industry through its dedication to customer service and focus on car quality. Byrider’s success is driven by a commitment to being the consumer choice in helping people “Buy, Finance and Drive On,” even if they’ve been turned down for traditional bank financing. More information can be found at www.byrider.com.

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