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DAVIE, FL (December 18, 2012) – Rick Case of the Rick Case Automotive Group, one of the nation’s most recognized automotive groups, announced today that he will build an all-new Volkswagen dealership located on I-75 next to the Cleveland Clinic in Davie, FL. At 328,000 square feet and towering eight stories, Rick Case’s fifth dealership on the Davie/Weston Auto Row will be the largest and tallest Volkswagen dealership worldwide. The new Volkswagen dealership will break ground in January 2013 with a grand opening planned for next summer.
“The Rick Case Automotive Group is proud to open the world’s largest Volkswagen dealership,” said Rick Case. “It is, and always will be, our mission to deliver unrivaled customer service in superior dealerships to the South Florida community. We felt we owed it to our customers to bring a Volkswagen dealership to West Broward, especially since Volkswagen is one of the fastest growing auto companies in the U.S. Volkswagen opened their new state-of-the-art factory in Chattanooga, TN in 2010 and aims to be the world’s leading auto manufacturer by 2018.”
“Adding to our already strong presence in South Florida is important to the continued growth of the Volkswagen brand in the United States,” said Bob Kim, General Manager, Network Operations, Volkswagen of America. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in the region with an established organization like the Rick Case Automotive Group and proud to welcome Rick Case to the Volkswagen of America family.”
The dealership will feature 1,000 new and used cars inside under showroom lights, and will open with 200 employees which will grow to a staff of over 300. Customers can expect the same satisfying Rick Case customer service and exclusive incentives such as the Three-Day Free Trial program, double-the-manufacturer nationwide warranty and the Rick Case Rewards Program that saves customers hundreds, and even thousands of dollars on future purchases of vehicles, service and parts, and allows them to receive discount gas and free car washes for life.
“We’re very excited about having another Rick Case dealership in Davie,” said Town of Davie Mayor, Judy Paul. “In the last ten years, Rick Case has brought four dealerships to Davie, and Rita and Rick have been wonderful to work with. Their support of our community is second to none, and the town has greatly benefitted from our partnership with them.”
Stiles Construction has been tapped to build the new Rick Case Volkswagen dealership which will be the contractor’s 11th project for Rick Case Automotive Group. Stiles Architectural Group will be the lead architect having successfully designed eight other Rick Case dealerships. Stiles was a natural choice for General Contractor, having successfully built over 100 automotive dealerships throughout the Southeast. Rick Case and Stiles have forged a relationship over the past 10 years that has reshaped the automotive landscape in South Florida.
The new Volkswagen dealership will be constructed utilizing a fast track delivery method, which has been employed to successfully complete similar Rick Case dealerships. Stiles has proven that they have true expertise in an industry where it is imperative that the contractor understand the needs and business model of an automotive dealership.
For more information on the new Rick Case Volkswagen, Davie, please visit www.rickcase.com or call (954) 377-7410.
The Rick Case Automotive Group, one of the largest auto groups in America founded in 1962, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate this occasion, Rick Case wrote a book, Our Customers, Our Friends, a history of his 50 years as a car dealer. This book sells for $24.95 but is available free to any customer that visits any Rick Case Automotive Group dealership. Located in South Florida since 1986, it is owned and operated by the wife and husband team of Rita and Rick Case. With 15 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, the Rick Case Automotive Group offers Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Honda Automobiles & Motorcycles, including the World’s Largest Honda and Hyundai dealerships in Broward County, Florida and with new Volkswagen, Kia and Alfa Romeo dealerships coming soon to South Florida. Rick Case Automotive Group’s corporate offices are located at 875 North State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please call (954) 377-7410 or visit www.rickcase.com.
First automotive dealers in Florida ever recognized by Ernst & Young as entrepreneurial leaders in Retail and Consumer Products with exceptional service to their customers and community.
DAVIE, FL (June 20, 2011) – Rita and Rick Case, of the Rick Case Automotive Group are the 2011 recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Winners were announced Thursday, June 16, 2011 at a black-tie gala with over 500 business leaders from throughout the State of Florida at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes that entrepreneurs can transform economies, drive innovation and change communities, and honors businesses and organizations that do just that.
“Rita and I are proud to accept this award as we are the first husband-and-wife team to win. We believe in delivering unrivaled service and commitment, through the Rick Case Automotive Group and our various community endeavors, not only to our customers but to our neighbors, which include area businesses, charitable organizations, and the people that call Florida their home,” said Case. “I believe that it is our effort to always exceed expectations – whether it be setting sales records within our industry; developing philanthropic initiatives to support our area youth, education and families; or setting the standard of customer service by offering Rick Case customers our personal cell phone numbers on every business card and unique things that no other car dealer offers like free car washes for life, discount gas, rewards card, convenient one stop shopping with the competition’s cars to compare at each of our dealerships – that qualifies us for such an award.
Rita Case adds, “It’s an honor to become part of this elite group which includes Wayne Huizenga, the only American to ever be awarded the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year, and be among some of the most influential, forward thinking and do-good leaders in the country. Winning this award has only encouraged us to work harder and contribute to our growing community in even more ways.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and sharing it’s vision – a celebration of the world’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The global program now spans more than 140 cities and 50 countries worldwide. Rita and Rick Case now qualify for the national award to be presented in Palm Springs, California November 9–13 during the Strategic Growth Forum® and 25th annual Entrepreneur Of The Year national awards.
The Rick Case Automotive Group, founded in 1962 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Located in South Florida since 1986, it is owned and operated by the wife and husband team of Rita and Rick Case. With 15 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, The Rick Case Automotive Group offers Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Honda Cars & Cycles to customers, including the World’s Largest Honda and Hyundai dealerships in Broward County, Florida. With locations on I-75 at Griffin Road and on 441 at Sunrise Blvd., Rick Case Automotive Group’s corporate offices are located at 875 North State Road 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please call (954) 377-7410 or visit www.rickcase.com.