Name: Warren Henry Auto Group
Headquarters: 20800 NW 2nd Ave. (Hwy. 441), Miami, with multiple dealer locations in South Florida.
Service: Auto sales and service.
Years in business: 37
Management team: Warren Henry Zinn, president and CEO; Erik Day, vice president and CFO.
Revenues: 2008: $270,826,043; 2009: $199,705,580; 2010: $247,425,158; 2011: $314,534,111; 2012: $338,960,632. Projected for 2013: $351,303,881.
Milestone: Warren Henry Auto Group recently launched a new Motor Trend Certified Pre-Owned Center of Broward, at 4645 SW 148th Ave. (I-75 and Griffin Road) in Davie. The dealership is among the first in the United States chosen to participate in a new preowned vehicle certification program created for Motor Trend and powered by EasyCare. In addition, Warren Henry Infiniti is ranked as one of the highest-volume dealers in the country.
Impact: Since Warren Henry Zinn’s inception in 1976, the company has grown from one dealership into an automotive group with eight franchise locations in North and South Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach, offering a selection of vehicles, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Volvo, Lamborghini, Fisker and Subaru. The Zinn family has a long history within the automotive industry, beginning in 1955 when Warren Henry Zinn’s father sold Lincolns in New York City. He later sold Chevys in Miami Beach, eventually opening Florida’s first Toyota dealership in 1965.
Key to success: A focus on “superior products, community involvement, and helpful, courteous, and caring associates dedicated to delivering an unparalleled client service experience,” Zinn said. He said he “believes in strong personal relationships with his associates and clients, beginning with self-respect and respect for all cultures and ethnicities.” Within the organization, Zinn said he promotes constant improvement and always staying committed to excellence and innovation. He said he also demonstrates to his employees the importance of staying committed to community involvement.
Strategy for next step: Warren Henry Auto Group is investing in facility renovations as well as new dealership buildings to modernize and improve the its sales and service for customers, and to ensure that the brands it represents are delivering on the total ownership experience, Zinn said. The company is also investing in ancillary businesses in the automotive industry such as rental, transportation, leasing, software and auto parts.
INA PAIVA CORDLE
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