Frank Myers Auto Maxx Names To List Of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies By Inc. Magazine

inc awards frank myers autoFor the 5th Consecutive Year, Frank Myers Auto Maxx Appears on the Inc. 5000 list with Three-Year Sales Growth of 114%

Inc. magazine today ranked Frank Myers Auto Maxx  #3006 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“I’m grateful for the amazing Team Members who made this happen, I’m thankful for our community for allowing the Myers family to serve them for the past 85 years and I’m appreciative of the world’s most loyal customers…the customers of Frank Myers Auto Maxx…for allowing us to serve them and provide them both automotive service and repair as well as with nicer, newer cars,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “And while this recognition is humbling, my goal is to never lose sight of the fact that NONE of this would be possible without God because all things are possible through him.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

3 Things Every First Time Car Buyer Should Do

First Time Car Buyers

If you are new to the car buying scene you may have experienced some common feelings: Exhaustion, anxiety and confusion. Sound like you? It doesn’t have to be like this! With the help of a trusted automotive professional and a little research on your part, you can find the perfect vehicle for you and your needs without experiencing any of these seemingly terrible feelings! It can actually be quite an enjoyable experience for those who love to shop or are anxious to get behind the wheel of their very own vehicle. We’ve come up with a short list of the MUST do’s when considering buying your very first vehicle.

Research

Think you know what kind of car you’re looking for? Take the time to research features and models that are important to you. Doing a little research before stepping foot on the lot will help you find the best deals and know when to walk away. It can also empower you to make decisions and help calm your nerves. When you understand more about what you’re buying you will know exactly where you money is going and you may also lift the rose colored glasses on some features or add ons that can be costly. If you aren’t a big music lover, paying for that sound system really isn’t worth the extra speaker, maybe you don’t need the 8-way power adjustable seat but you would like leather detailing. Learn the value and assess what’s important to you before you’re overwhelmed by choice and price tags.

Build a Budget

When you are really excited about that big purchase it can get easy to get lost in all the features, add ons and new model upgrades thrown your way. To keep yourself from getting distracted by all the bells and whistles of a new vehicle, make a budget prior to heading to the dealership. If you have any shopping companions, tell them your budget and get them to help you stick with it! It’s easy to say yes to the added features when you see their seemingly small price next to the larger, overall price of your vehicle but these things add up quickly. Don’t let a $100 or $200 there throw off your finances. If you’ve done your research you know what kind of vehicle and the features that you can afford. Stick to it!

Shop Around

Now that you know what you want and you know how much you have to spend, you’re ready to shop! Take the time to cruise a couple different dealerships not just for pricing but for salespeople. Great sales staff will make a difference for you and your vehicle. If you walk on a lot and someone is pushing you into a vehicle you don’t really want, they might not have your best interest at heart. Shopping around will also allow you to find a trustworthy individual to help you find a payment plan that will work for you. Don’t worry, there are not sneaky sales people all over the place, trust your instincts and come armed with your knowledge of how much things cost, and how much you can spend.

If you are looking for your very first vehicle, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Using some of these points you can make the process a little smoother and even enjoy your experience! If you’re looking for a reputable financing department in North Carolina, you can contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston-Salem to learn more about automotive financing!

Blessed Experience At Frank Myers Auto Maxx In Winston-Salem

 

Frank Myers Auto Reviews“My experience as a first time car buyer at Frank Myers this weekend was awesome. I’m not saying it because I was able to get a car the overall customer care was incredible! When I first came into the dealership I will be honest I was afraid! Because I got so many “No’s and Denies” in the past because of my lack of credit establishment. So I stepped out on faith and set an appointment to come in. Before purchase I owned an old beat up ’95 Honda Accord. With no money in my pocket and payday days away I gave it a try. My sales representative was good ol’ Micheal Wagner. He’s very eager to make stuff happen even if it kills him. He’s friendly and tries his very best to satisfy. After had given all my info results came back I needed a co-signer or thousands down. So I called up my dad. He came, but was a little discouraged because his credit wasn’t in good shape either. So we gave it a try. With him too…nothing. So with a smile on my face I vowed to save and come back. Once I got on the other side of town Wagner called me back and had a deal!!! Before I knew it u was signing off on a 2013 Toyota Corolla!!! And I drove off that day!!! I don’t force religion on nobody but God has a way of turning things around and blessing you when you’re humble. And that I was! And everyday I get in my car I thank him!!! I also thank the Frank Myers crew and my father because without them none of it would be possible!” – Actual Frank Myers Auto Mxxx Customer Review From May 28, 2014

 

Picture Worth More Than A Thousand Words

The Frank Myers Auto Maxx Team has always considered themselves progressive and on the cutting edge of the automotive industry. However, they always find it fun to reflect on where they’ve been. That’s why they were extremely interested to find a stack of old photos featuring customer of the dealership and their cars.

“These photos are amazing,” said Tracy Myers, current owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “They definitely tell a story. Most were taken in front of the old, one room store in Dobson and not the Winston-Salem location but it doesn’t matter. There is still lots of history in those photos. Just look at the clothes the customers are wearing and the classic cars they’re buying.”

Myers Family Legacy In The Triad

Frank Myers Auto HistoryThe instant Polaroid photos were found in an old chest which had been tucked away for several years and represent just a small part of the Myers family legacy in the Triad. “I was fortunate to have been born into a family of entrepreneurs,” said Tracy. My family originally came to the US from Germany on a boat. All they had when they arrived were the clothes on their back on 2 hammers yet they managed to open a successful construction business. Then there’s my Great Grandpa Myers who opened the original Frank Myers store more than 85 years ago. My grandma Myers ran a successful tax preparation business from her home until she passed away and then there is my father. Most call him Uncle Frank but his family calls him Franklin and the friends he grew up with call him Fast Frank. The two of us built this dealership together until I bought it from him in 2006. Even now, he is still my mentor and is always available to assist my Team and I in the day to day operations when needed. We often enjoy reflecting back on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown. These newly found photos help us do that.”

So what’s next? Myers said they are going to continue going through the photos, posting them on their Facebook and Twitter pages and would like to find some of the people in the photographs. “Wouldn’t it be cool to recreate some of the photographs? Kind of a then and now?”

Anyone who recognizes anyone who appears in the photo may contact Tracy Myers at #336-831-0646.

About Frank Myers Auto Maxx

Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal and one of the fastest growing small businesses in America by INC magazine. Tracy is also the author of three number one books on Amazon.com, including “Uncle Frank Sez”. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com

History Of Uncle Frank/Part 2 – Uncle Frank The Frontiersman

 Uncle Frank The Frontiersman

This photo captures famed horse trader Uncle Frank Myers in 1887, somewhere on the trail in West Texas. As you can see, he’s showing off one of the prime vehicles from his lot – an early Ford Bronco, gently used, in excellent condition, and, as with all of Frank’s quality vehicles, complete with a lifetime warranty (“lifetime” meaning the life of the horse).

Uncle Frank became a fixture on the local horse trading scene, believing that every cowboy (and cowgirl) deserved a nicer, newer steed. He was known throughout the Wild West for his unforgettable catchphrase, “Everybody saddles up!”

About Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank has lived many lives and has many stories to share. He currently resides in Winston Salem, NC where he spends his days as the Frank Myers Auto Maxx Mascot.

Be sure to read History of Uncle Frank/Part 1 – Uncle Frank The Pioneer and check back for future editions later.

* Uncle Frank Sez: “All content in The History Of Uncle Frank is a mixture of parody, poor satire, and/or (very) lame humor. It is for entertainment purposes only.”