Congratulations on being named the Spotlight Employee of the Week, Rick Miller! Enjoy some thoughts from Gavin McGrath regarding Rick’s performance here at McGrath Auto and read an exclusive interview with the man himself!
Message from Gavin McGrath
This is such a well-deserved honor for an excellent employee and person. Rick has been part of the used car sales department at Chevyland since 2001. Rick is currently ranked 3rd out of over 100 salespeople! He is on a streak of 21 consecutive months at 12 cars or better – which earns him Biggest, Baddest, Best status each month.
It’s not just the performance that makes Rick a standout employee; his loyal customer base is a true example of how well he takes care of his customers. You can always count on Rick to take care of someone from beginning through the delivery and with excellent follow up after the sale. It is his attention to detail and customer centered focus that has gotten him to where he is today. From beginning to end, he is genuine with his customers and they trust he will lead them in the right direction, because he does.
Since Rick has been in the car business for so many years, he serves as a mentor for up and coming salespeople in the company. He is a resource for anyone because of his experience and is always able and willing to help out. There are countless salespeople and managers that have learned something from Rick. He is the go-to person for an inspirational phrase to get the sales team pumped up for a big day. Here are some examples of his favorite quotes:
“Watch it happen or make it happen”
“We don’t hug ‘em before we go home at night”
“Take a checkup from the neck up before you take another up”
We all couldn’t be any more proud of Rick for his accomplishments and growth within this company. He is a true example of what it takes to be successful, and he lives it every day. We are honored to have him as an employee of Pat McGrath Chevyland and we wish him continued success for many years to come.
Rick Miller: The Interview
Where are you from originally and where do you currently reside?
I grew up in Hudson, IA and I now live on the SW side of Cedar Rapids.
What is your title here at McGrath?
I’m a new and used sales consultant at Pat McGrath Chevyland.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy boating, riding my motorcycle, watching football on Sundays and I’m a big Hawkeye Football fan.
Are you married? Tell us about your family.
I’m not married. I have three sisters and 2 brothers. All, but one brother (who lives in Dallas, TX), reside in Cedar Rapids.
If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?
Adam Sandler. I had a customer tell me I look like him and I like his personality and how he has fun with life.
What do you like best about working for Chevyland?
I like how they care about their employees and want them to enjoy what they do and strive to be the best they can be.
What Employee has had the largest impact on your career at McGrath Auto?
Jordan Gaul. He reminds me of when I first started the car business and keeps me in check. He helps me keep my numbers up in Sales.
If you had to choose a “Most Valuable Employee” at work, who would it be and why?
Shaun Ritchie because he wants his sales team to be the best they can be.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would like to go back to Cancun, Mexico for a week in February. Nice and warm.
What is the first vehicle you ever owned?
1969 Chevy Chevelle SS.
What motivates you?
Money! How much you can make in sales? There’s no limit; it’s all up to me!
What is your most memorable experience at Chevyland?
Chevyland Used Car Top Sales for the month went to Kansas City to the Richard Petty Driving Experience and drove a Nascar in the summer of 2004.
How long have you been with McGrath Family of Dealerships?
If Pat McGrath were to walk in and say you can take any New Vehicle that we sell, what would it be?