About Weir Canyon Acura - New Acura and Used Car Dealership in Anaheim, CA
Weir Canyon Acura in greater the Anaheim is proud to serve the Orange County, Costa Mesa, Riverside, Corona and Mission Viejo communities with quality Acura vehicles. With the latest models like the ILX, MDX, RLX, RDX, NSX, and TLX, we carry a vehicle to fit everyone's needs. Come over and visit us at 8375 East La Palma Avenue and test drive a new Acura or used vehicle. Our customers leave our dealership 100% satisfied with our excellent customer service and our friendly salespeople.
We carry a variety of used luxury cars and SUVs in Anaheim for you to choose from, all of which have gone through our detailed quality inspection before made available on the lot. We offer car loans and Acura leasing in Anaheim so you can get into the new Acura or used vehicle you want without a problem. We at Weir Canyon Acura are not just your greater Anaheim Acura dealership, we have a full service repair and body shop so you can get the best care for your new Acura or used vehicle. Whether you need Acura auto repair, scheduled service maintenance or Acura auto parts, we are ready to be your first and only choice for quality work on your car.
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David W. Wilson
A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, David has been involved in the automobile industry for nearly 40 years. He was vice president /general manager of Covey Lincoln Mercury in Phoenix, Arizona, for five years before coming to Toyota of Orange in 1982. Before buying out the owner of Toyota of Orange in 1985, he was the vice president and general manager. Mr. Wilson is now the owner and president of nineteen automobile dealerships - employing nearly 2000 people. Sales for these corporations now total just under $2 billion annually, making the Wilson Automotive Group one of the ten largest dealership chains in the nation.
As a 1999 Governor Davis appointee, David continues to serve on the California New Motor Vehicle Board. as its immediate past president. Other Boards of Directors on which David has served are the American International Automobile Association, California Motor Car Dealers Association, Orange County Motor Car Dealers Association, and the Southern California Toyota Dealers Advertising Association. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Orange Chamber of Commerce and was selected Business Person of the Year by them for 1987. He received the Sports Illustrated Dealer of Distinction Award in 1988, and the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1991 and again in 2004. In 1998 he was presented with the A.I.A.D.A. All-Star Dealer Award for his commitment to the community and work with charitable organizations. A panel of community leaders named David one of 10 "Local Heroes" in 1998. In June 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Passkey Award for Business Ethics by the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics. Also in 2000 he received the Boy Scouts' "Good Scout Award" for exceptional community service. In 2001, Chapman University honored him as Orange County's Outstanding Corporate Citizen at their annual American Celebration. He was also named the YMCA Orange County Executive of the Year in 2005, and received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal in 2007. Most recently, he was presented with the General William Lyon Crystal Vision Philanthropy Award in October, 2007.
David is honored to have been elected to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. He was inducted into the Association at the Fifty-Eighth Annual Horatio Alger Awards and Induction Ceremony in Washington, DC in April 2005.
David and Toyota of Orange were the originators/sponsors of the 'Round Orange Race, a 10K/5K run with nearly 4,000 participants annually that raised over $250,000 for Orangewood Children's Foundation. That race has since become a signature homecoming event at Chapman University, the Chapman University/Toyota of Orange 'Round Orange Race, which raises scholarship funds for worthy Chapman students.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the prestigious Chapman University Board of Trustees. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and is the Chairman of their annual golf tournament, which raises nearly $200,000 annually for Scouting. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Orangewood Children's Foundation and was the honoree for their Orange Blossom Ball, which raised over $300,000 for the foundation. In appreciation for David's generosity to his employees and the community, the David Wilson Endowment Fund was established by his employees and friends to benefit Orangewood. This fund now contains nearly $1,000,000 and enables worthy former residents of the Children's Home to obtain a post-secondary education they would not otherwise be able to afford. Currently a number of Orangewood alumnae attend college and trade or technical schools as a result of this endowment. In 1999 David contributed $1,000,000 to his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa, to endow a Chair in Business Ethics. If you visit Chapman University in Orange, you will see Wilson Field, made possible by David & Holly's generous donation.
Wilson Automotive Group
The David Wilson Automotive Group is an organization of dealerships and related companies that specializes in the retail sales and service of vehicles. Included in these companies are nineteen automobile dealerships, a specialized automotive finance company, and a distributorship for aftermarket automotive products. The organization is characterized by its strong emphasis on customer loyalty and retention, as well as its excellent reputation in the automotive industry.
The Company had its beginnings in 1983 when David Wilson, the new general manager of Toyota of Orange, bought 25% of the dealership. Between 1983 and 1985, when Wilson purchased the dealership outright, sales volume increased from 2,500 vehicles per year and $30 million in sales to 8,000 vehicles per year and nearly $100 million in sales. Since that time the organization has grown from that one Toyota dealership with 90 employees to encompass a group of seven Toyota dealerships, three Lexus dealerships, three Honda dealerships, an Acura dealership, two Ford dealerships, a Volkswagen dealership, and a Mazda dealership supporting over 2000 employees and producing nearly $2 billion in retail sales annually, making the Wilson Automotive Group one of the largest privately held auto groups in the nation.
The Company attributes it success and growth to its strong emphasis on customer loyalty. A major percentage of the Company's business is due to return customers. The Wilson organization realizes the necessity of building a relationship with the customer so that he or she will return to the same dealership, and refer family and friends as well.
Of prime importance in obtaining customer loyalty is first creating and maintaining employee loyalty. Employee turnover throughout the Company is negligible. The majority of management has been with the organization a minimum of 5 years, many as long as 20 or 25 years. The philosophy of the Wilson Automotive Group is "treat employees as you want your customers to be treated." Satisfied employees create satisfied customers. This is a unique philosophy in the automotive industry. The result of this philosophy is that the Wilson Automotive Group is respected as a leader in the industry and has been able to expand rapidly while maintaining the personal relationships so important to employee and customer loyalty.
Marketing and Advertising:
One of the greatest assets of the Wilson Automotive Group is its continuity and economy of scale. In fact, one of its most unique assets is its carefully honed, highly successful advertising plan. Over the past 30 years the company has won awards for its media, including a "Golden Mike" award for its "You Won't Get a Lemon" jingle at Toyota of Orange. The tune and theme of that jingle have been carried over to other dealerships, along with the Company's proven formula for advertising success. The logo and marketing emphasis for a new dealership are usually in place before the dealership has closed escrow. One agency handles the advertising for all the company's various entities; and a dealership is easily recognizable as a David Wilson facility by its radio, television, newspaper and internet marketing. An additional advantage, of course, is the Company's ability to purchase large blocks of advertising at "economy of scale" pricing.
Unique in the automotive industry is the Wilson Automotive Group's emphasis on recruiting, training and retaining qualified professional employees. The Company's 401K plan and other extensive employee benefits are also unique within the industry. The Wilson organization's philosophy is "always promote from within." This emphasis on taking care of its valuable associates increases employee motivation and satisfaction, which in turn promotes customer satisfaction. Employee turnover is very low within our organization while turnover throughout the industry is notoriously high. These quality associates continue to grow in knowledge, experience and value to the Company. As a result, there is always a need for management-level positions in which to place these individuals. While many dealerships are constantly searching for qualified employees, the Wilson organization is searching for new dealerships in which to place its loyal, skilled, long-term employees.
As more and more customers return to the Company's group of dealerships, the organization has been forced to expand to meet customer demand. This has resulted in diversification to include a finance company, an aftermarket distributorship, and domestic as well as import auto dealerships. For instance, the Company realized that in a slow economy, when people are not buying new cars, they are spending more money maintaining their older vehicles. Therefore the dealerships expanded their service departments (Toyota of Orange, for example, increased service stalls from 18 to 44). Every dealership is equipped with Wi-Fi for customer use. And several of the dealerships have snack shops and shopping boutiques - one even features a putting green. These are just a few of the examples of the numerous methods implemented by the Company to become a full-service automotive organization and to expand to meet all the needs of their customers.
The Wilson Automotive Group is a leader in the automotive industry, well known for its quality employees, high customer retention and ethical business practices.
In the year 2011 the Wilson Automotive dealerships sold over 35,000 new and used retail units and achieved the highest manufacturer awards for customer satisfaction. As it continues to grow and provide ever-expanding services for its customers and growth opportunities for its employees, the Wilson Automotive Group is determined to remember that the customer is the lifeblood of any business, and that loyal employees and customers are any company's greatest assets.