“The dealers nominated for this award are community heroes, as well as economic and civic leaders, who have time and again shown their dedication to making a difference,” said Tim Russi, president of Auto Finance for Ally Financial. “Ally is pleased to once again be supporting these dealers in their efforts to create vibrant, thriving communities.”
Dave was nominated for this year’s award by Lou Vitantonio, president of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. Dave co-owners the Waikem Auto Family with Brothers Doug and Chip Waikem. His son Craig Waikem serves as Internet Manager for the dealership, and his nephews Deuce and Chris Waikem serve in upper management at the family business.
If you own a quality vehicle in this market, you are driving a gold mine.
There is a huge demand for quality used car vehicles in the market, and the Waikem Auto Family wants to buy your car.
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Many factors, including the recession and natural disasters in American and abroad, meant there were fewer cars available from 2007-2011. That means right now, the quality used cars demand is exceeding the supply. Waikem has to be creative to find these quality used cars, and in fact, Doug Waikem has been featured nationally in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Time Magazine and Fox Business News, discussing the demand for used cars.
Speaking on Market News, Doug Waikem said available used car inventories are down 20 percent across the country. He said programs like Cash for Clunkers, along with slow new car sales at the end of the 2000s decade, have dealers scrambling to find used cars. As Doug told Fox Business: “We’re out there right now trying to buy anything and everything we can in the used car market.”
Doug Waikem,. co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 21, 2013.
Doug Waikem’s innovative business strategy has again earned him a story in the Wall Street Journal.
Waikem, the co-owner of the Waikem Auto Family, was featured in the Feb. 21 edition of the Wall Street Journal, in a feature story about dealers coming up with new ways to find used cars. In general, the Wall Street Journal says it is a great time to be a consumer, and customers get more than ever for their trade.
“I am spending more time now trying to buy cars than sell them,” Doug Waikem tells the Wall Street Journal.