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CAG Top Gun Award

This year the Continental Automotive Group has started an employee recognition program called the “Top Gun Awards.” The Top Gun Award is designed as an avenue for CAG to recognize, with appreciation and gratitude, dedicated and loyal employees who contribute to its’ success.

“We wanted to start an employee recognition program for some time,” says Will Hardeman, owner of CAG. “We want our employees to know that their efforts don’t go unnoticed.”

Each of the 6 locations: Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, First Texas Honda, Mercedes-Benz of Austin, Continental Collision, and Wholesale Parts Direct, select an employee (non-manager) from each department to win this award each year. The Top Gun Awards will be given out each year at the annual company appreciation dinners.

This year our inaugural 34 winners will each receive their name on a Top Gun Award Plaque, a trophy, and an iPad2!

Alfredo Ruiz – Austin Infiniti
Chris Jackson – Austin Infiniti
Chris Wanken – First Texas Honda
Clint Craven – Austin Subaru
Craig Sager – First Texas Honda
Daryl Meaux – Information Technology
Forrest Laxton – Austin Subaru
Glenda Shaw – Austin Subaru
Greg Clayton – Wholesale Parts Direct
Isidoro Rodriguez – Continental Collision
Jacki Blancas – Wholesale Parts Direct
Jackie Romero – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Jason Youngblood – Macho Marketing
Jessie Rodriguez – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Joe Mills – First Texas Honda
Joel McColl – Austin Subaru
John Burke – Wholesale Parts Direct
Jose Torres – Wholesale Parts Direct
Julie Jackson – First Texas Honda
Larry Williams – Austin Infiniti
Marco Garza – Wholesale Parts Direct
Matthew Bender – Continental Collision
Michael Bakiris – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Mike Brooks – Continental Collision
Ricardo Reyes – Austin Subaru
Shannon Burnham – Austin Subaru
Shannon Tursam – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Steve Donovan – Austin Infiniti
Thomas Pardo – First Texas Honda
Tim Terry – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Tony Anthony – Austin Infiniti
Victoria Seidenberger – Austin Infiniti
Wade Wells – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Wylane Clark – First Texas Honda

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Top Work Places Award

Top Work Places Award

The Continental Automotive Group has been awarded a spot on the Austin American Statesman’s “Top Work Places” list based on workplaces as reviewed by employees. CAG employee comments and votes from Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, First Texas Honda, Mercedes-Benz of Austin, Continental Collision Center, and Wholesale Parts Direct are to thank for this award. One of the main reasons CAG won this award is their extensive employee benefits package. Continental Automotive Group is also noted for their “career” possibilities. When other companies have cut back on benefits and laid off staff, the Hardeman’s have stayed true to their mission – taking care of their employees. Today, CAG’s benefits package continues to grow, and there have been no layoffs based on current economic conditions. Read More.

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Honda Child Car-Seat Safety Video

Honda Child Car-Seat Safety Video

Protecting larger children: There is a time in your children’s life that you need to decide if he/she is ready for or has outgrown a booster seat? Honda is always committed to making sure it’s customers and their families are safe and secure. Now Honda has released this short, informative video on letting you, the parent, decide on when it is ready for that jump. Watch it and make the decision on whether or not you are ready to use a booster seat or remove it. First Texas Honda.

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Honda Wins Most Initial Quality Awards from JD Power

Honda Wins Most Initial Quality Awards from JD Power

First Texas Honda is proud to announce that Honda has been named the highest-ranked Non-Premium nameplate in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), a benchmark study of new-vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership. Honda has earned seven initial quality awards, more than any other brand in the study this year and the most Honda has received. The awards as listed are: Honda Accord-“Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Quality”, Honda Civic- “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality in a Tie”, Honda Insight- “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality in a Tie”, Honda Element- “Highest Ranked Compact Crossover/SUV in Initial Quality”, Honda Fit- “Highest Ranked Sub-Compact Car in Initial Quality”, Honda Ridgeline- “Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup in Initial Quality”, and Honda Crosstour- “Highest Ranked Midsize Crossover/SUV in Initial Quality”. Honda is one of two automakers to received the Platinum Plant Quality Award, which represents the highest initial quality among plants producing vehicles for the U.S. market. Honda also receives the Bronze Plant Quality Award for the Americas for the Crosstour, CR-V, and Element manufacturing facility, and the Silver Plant Quality Award, Asia Pacific for the Civic and Insight production facility.

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Macho Marketing Logo Update

Macho Marketing Logo Update

Macho Marketing has a new image. A special thanks to our graphic designer, Cara Logue for putting this together. Macho Marketing is the in-house Advertising Agency for the Continental Automotive Group.


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CAG and Partnerships for Children

CAG and Partnerships for Children

On September, 15th, 2011 COVER 3 and Partnerships for Children held it’s 2nd annual COVER 3 Partnerships Golf Classic at Teravista Golf Club. Partnerships For Children’s mission is to provide critical resources to abused and neglected children in the community who are in care of Child Protective Services. This golf tournament helped raise criticail resources for Partnerships for Children. Attendants enjoyed happy hour at COVER 3, and a day of golf. After the golf tournament, attendees were provided a dinner catered by COVER 3. Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, and First Texas Honda all sponsored this event. Visit Partnerships for Children to learn more about it and to donate: http://www.partnershipsforchildren.org/index.html


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