|These are groups organized by Gart Sutton & Associates, Inc.
There are multiple groups for you to evaluate for membership.
Each group has its own
personality and even its own meeting format.
What is the objective of these dealer groups?
The dealer objective is to obtain "results though education." These groups
are not dealer councils. They are seeking improvement through learning,
motivation, and camaraderie. They share (a) their numbers, (b) their ideas, (c) their successes, (d) their challenges, and (e) their solutions.
What is GSA's role?
- To encourage financial input that is
timely and accurate
- To build expanded composite comparisons through
multiple group associations
- To plan, organize, direct and control quality group
- To stimulate positive relationships between the
group and OEMs
- To increase each group's membership
Are these dealer groups a part of the OEMs?
All of the groups are independent from the OEMs. However, some groups
are OEM-initiated or even OEM-supported (e.g., co-op dues).
How often do the dealers meet?
The groups meet three times per year. At each meeting, the members gain a
consensus on the major topic for the
next meeting. For example, last time one
group discussed used vehicle at one meeting and the Service Department
next meeting. Additionally, there are opportunities to visit and critique
How can I join?
Contact us via email at
email@example.com. We'll respond with some additional details regarding
membership requirements and dues.