Recognizing excellence.

National Quality Dealer Award

Each year, NIADA recognizes and presents the National Quality Dealer Award to one carefully selected dealer. The National Quality Dealer Award was created in 1976 to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of NIADA’s independent dealers. For over 45 years, National Quality Dealer Award recipients have exemplified their commitment to quality and excellence in the industry as well as outstanding customer service, and giving back to their community to make it a better place for everyone.

This coveted award is presented at NIADA’s Annual Convention & Expo during our National Quality Dealer Award Dinner in front of industry leaders and fellow dealers.

National Quality Dealer nomination packets are reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges using a rigorous scoring metric that considers contributions to the automotive industry and the association, outstanding business operations and community involvement and service. These criteria are supported by the dealer’s reputation in the community, repeat business, customer service, ethical business practices and corporate/employee relationships.

Past Award Recipients

Lee Cavender

2021

Otto Hahne

2019-2020

Randy Crump

2018

Robert Blankenship

2017

Scott Lanier

2016

Darla Booher

2015

Marc Powell

2014

Joe McCloskey

2013

Michael T D’Andrea

2012

Scott Allen, CMD

2011

Paul Claborn

2010

Jeffrey H. Braatz, CMD

2009

Baldomero Trevino, CMD

2008

Robert Mulkey

2007

Tracy Myers, CMD

2006

Ray Lyle

2005

Robert Milligan

2004

Anthony Underwood, CMD

2003

Wanda Lewark

2002

Robert McDorman

2001

Mack Payne

2000

James Davis, CMD

1999

H.M. Freeman

1998

H.M. Freeman

1998

Bob Herman

1996

George Karlen

1995

David Hagler

1994

Deacon Jones

1993

Richard Funk

1992

Gary Smith

1991

James Hill

1990

Ellis Warren

1989

Raiford Troutman

1988

Robert Lawrence

1987

Vernon Ingram

1986

Les Griffith

1985

Larry Hillsman

1984

Mac Ruddell

1983

Charlie Morris

1982

Bedford Brown

1981

Bob Galloway

1980

Bob Gemmill

1979

Vic Snyder

1978

Bill Parrish

1977

Joe Eikenberg, Sr.

1976
2021 NQD Winner Lee Cavender at NIADA Convention & Expo.