Performance Acura was named one of Automotive News’ ‘Best Dealerships to Work For’ in 2014, marking the Chapel Hill, NC dealership’s second-straight year being included on this prestigious national list.


In its third year, Automotive News has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify the dealerships in the US and Canada  that have excelled in creating quality employee workplaces. The program measures workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees.


“We’re definitely excited because this is a great place to work. Every employee at the dealership – from leadership and beyond – have a voice in what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Josh Vaughn, Performance Acura general manager. “It’s required to stay viable in today’s hyper-competitive environment because good isn’t good enough anymore. Everyone has an opinion, a voice, and can bring things up without fear. It’s our goal to be as transparent with our team as possible.”


But Vaughn’s open-door policy isn’t the only ingredient.


“We also really like to have fun around here,” Vaughn added. “And we like to eat a little bit too. In fact, two employees recently put together a barbecue lunch for the team.”


Not just any barbecue though, the award-winning offerings of Performance Acura service technicians Stephan Kimball and Chad Nelson. This culinary duo, better known as ‘Cue Dunnit,’ recently took third place at a Cary (N.C.) barbecue-themed festival; and travel throughout the Southeast challenging others within the highest levels of barbecue creation.


“What’s neat  is that they are also (pit) masters and compete in regional competitions,” Vaughn added.  “We really want our employees to share their passions with everyone. Be passionate at whatever you do, including your work.”


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Performance Acura (Chapel Hill) features 110 new and 75 pre-owned vehicles on site with access to more than 6,000 pre-owned vehicles at The dealership hosts 16 service bays and offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee and tea refreshment bar, healthy snacks, courtesy vehicles, concierge and free shuttle service to local area attractions.


Performance Acura is part of the 13.35-acre Performance Auto Mall, which also hosts Performance BMW, Performance Chevrolet, Performance Porsche and Performance Subaru. The entire dealership is located underneath 130,000 square feet of building space